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Plan a brighter future for people with pancreatic cancer!
Create a legacy for you and your family by including PanCAN in your estate plans.

What is a Planned Gift?

A planned gift is a charitable donation for a nonprofit organization, such as Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, that is structured during a donor's lifetime as part of that donor's overall financial and/or estate planning. It is typically funded upon or after the donor's passing.

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Who can make a Planned Gift?

Everyone can make a planned gift; they are not exclusive to wealthy people. All kinds of people choose to include planned giving in their long-term financial strategies. It often enables them to fund a larger and more meaningful gift than they may have otherwise been able to do during their lifetime.

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Planning Your Legacy

Leaving a gift to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network through a bequest in your will or living trust. In doing so, you'll know that future generations will benefit from your thoughtful, planned generosity.

There are two basic types of bequests:

Specific bequests are used to make a gift of a specific dollar amount or specific assets, such as securities, real estate or personal property.

Residuary bequests are used to give all or a portion of the rest, residue and remainder of your estate, after payment of expenses and any specific amounts designated to other beneficiaries.

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Other Legacy Gift Options

  • Gifts that pay you income during your lifetime

  • Gifts that reduce income and/or estate taxes

  • Gifts that benefit heirs

  • Gifts that require no outlay now

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Join The Micki Love Society

Micki Love

The Micki Love Society is a group of committed supporters who have named Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as a beneficiary of an estate gift. As a member, your generous support will help advance our comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer.

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Legacy Donor Stories

Donors leave legacy gifts for many reasons. To pay it forward. To live on in the hearts and minds of their loved ones. To continue to support a cause important to them during their lives.

Maija Eerkes, Survivor

"My legacy gift could mean that one day, the organization's work is no longer needed. Can you imagine?"

— Maija Eerkes, survivor



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Barbara Maffett, Caregiver

"I'm leaving a portion of my estate to this cause in honor of my late husband. I'm proud to do this for him and future patients."

— Barbara Maffett, caregiver


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*This information is not intended as legal, accounting or other professional advice. For assistance in charitable planning, always engage the services of a qualified professional.

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