Planned Giving

Many people who would like to make a special gift to the Siteman Cancer Center need to retain current income and may be planning for future expenses. Making a planned gift to Siteman ensures a legacy of support for advances in cancer research and patient care while allowing the donor to receive benefits back and potentially give more than they thought possible.

Planned gifts may be made with cash, appreciated securities or property. Types of planned gifts include gifts made by will, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance and bargain sales. The benefits of these options vary but include the following:

  • Regular income payments for you and/or your spouse or another beneficiary for life
  • Charitable income tax deductions
  • Gift and/or estate tax deductions or reductions
  • Reducing, postponing or relieving capital gains tax

If you would like more information about how to include Siteman in your will or on the other opportunities available through planned giving, please contact K. Mark Weinrich, director of planned giving at Washington University, at 314-935-5203 or e-mail If you have already made arrangements to include Siteman in your estate plans, we would appreciate hearing from you so we may ensure your wishes are fulfilled. Please contact us at 314-935-8249 (877-552-1506 toll free) or e-mail