Ways to Give

Gifts may be made through an outright contribution of cash, securities, real estate or other real or personal property, as well as through planned, annual giving, estate gifts such as bequests and trusts, and life income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. We also welcome your pledge. Pledges of more than $5,000 may be fulfilled over a multi-year period (up to five years).

Outright Gifts

Gifts may be made by check, money order or credit card.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to increase the value of your gift if your company or employer has a matching gift program. If you are not sure if there is a matching gift program, please contact us.

Monthly Giving

When you become a Stony Brook Cancer Center monthly donor, you help ensure that we have what’s needed to reach our philanthropic goals.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of appreciated securities may be an advantageous way for individuals to make a gift to Stony Brook Cancer Center by avoiding or reducing capital gains taxes. On the other hand, if you choose to use depreciated securities to make your gift, in most cases it will be more advantageous to sell the shares and give the proceeds to Stony Brook Cancer Center. To make a gift of stock shares, please contact us and we can assist you.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer an opportunity to help donors retain or receive income in addition to providing assets to Stony Brook Cancer Center. Please consult your legal and financial advisors to determine the tax advantages of making a planned gift to us. We would also be pleased to discuss with you the variety of ways that a planned gift can benefit you and your family as well as Stony Brook Cancer Center.

Endowed Funds

Endowments are perpetual and give donors the opportunity to support multiple generations of students and faculty, thereby making a lasting impact on Stony Brook Cancer Center. If you are interested in making a “gift that keeps on giving,” please contact us.

Please contact me with questions or to give.

Deborah Colgan, Associate Director for Advancement and Cause Marketing
Stony Brook Cancer Center

Office: (631) 216-2981   Cell: (631) 942-2431