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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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