Leaving a Legacy Through Planned Giving

Many people would like to make a large gift to the Buck Institute to ensure healthier lives for generations to follow, but are uncertain if they will need these funds in their lifetime. Remembering the Buck in your estate planning could be the answer.

The Buck Institute welcomes the generosity of donors and invites you to consider including the Institute in your will or trust. It was just such a gift from Beryl Buck that led to the founding of the Buck Institute, meeting her desire “to extend help toward the problems of the aged,” by creating a research organization that is committed to extending the healthy years of life.

Your gift represents a thoughtful decision that will allow Buck Institute scientists to continue their work to address the needs of the world’s aging population and create a healthier future for generations to come.

We invite you to make your bequest personal and meaningful by choosing a specific area of research that is important to you and your family. You may also allow the Buck Institute to utilize your gift where it is most needed. Together we can discuss the option best for you.

Once you decide to make a bequest to the Buck Institute, just a sentence in your will or trust is all that is required:

“I bequeath $_______ or _______% or my estate to the
Buck Institute for Research on Aging,
8001 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945.
Federal Tax I.D. 94-3030609”

Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime and you have the peace of mind of knowing you can modify your bequest if your financial situation changes. Also, there are many tax benefits of a bequest of which your attorney or accountant can advise you.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and provide more information.

Please contact:

Carlotta Duncan, PhD
Director of Scientific Advancement
(415) 209-2267

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