Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

After family and loved ones have been provided for, many generous individuals and couples remember their favorite charities in their estate plans.  By planning, people find they can make a larger gift through their estate than their annual or special gifts.

Planned gifts include bequests in a will or trust, life insurance gifts, gifts of real estate or personal property, and gifts of retirement pension assets.

For Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, gifts made through estate plans represent our future.  They help build endowment and assure the future and growth of Cancer Support Community's programs and services.

The Cancer Support Community is please to recognize those who have made an estate gift provision for the Cancer Support Community through the Remshardt Legacy Circle.

Because we are affiliated with a national organization, we ask donors and their professional advisors to be certain to include our full legal name in their estate documents.  This is information to include:

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
1058 Old Des Peres Road
St. Louis, MO 63131

Legacy Giving options include:

  • Bequests: You can include the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis in your will and specify an asset, amount of money, percentage of our estate, or other designation.
  • Trusts: There are many types of trusts your attorney can help you establish. Many people choose to establish a trust in order to shield their estate from the public scrutiny of probate and/or to resolve investment and custodial issues in the event of incapacitation.
  • Insurance Policies: Gift an existing life insurance policy or purchase a new life insurance policy naming the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis as a beneficiary.
  • Real Estate: No gift of real property shall be accepted without first being appraised and examined for potential liability under environmental impact laws. Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis reserves the right to reject any gifts of real property.
  • Personal Property: During your lifetime, you may have collected artwork, important collectibles, antiques, jewelry, or even vehicles. A gift of these important items of personal property to the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis can put your mind at ease on how best to dispose of them. You may choose to continue enjoying your special treasures and make a bequest to Cancer Support Community through your estate. Again, the taxation rules vary by the type of gift. The attorney assisting with your bequest will be able to assist you.
  • Retirement Assets: You can name the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement or pension plan.
  • Remshardt Legacy Circle: The Remshardt Legacy Circle is a group of friends of Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis who recognizes the importance of Cancer Support Community’s mission for future generations. Accordingly, they have each made a provision in their estate plan to remember Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis through a bequest or trust, charitable life insurance policy, as the beneficiary of an IRA or other pension plan, or through some other form of deferred gift.

    Named in honor of Tony and Leta Remshardt, the first (and to date, largest) bequest donors to the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis, the Remshardt Legacy Circle honors their memory while gently reminding others of the opportunity to make a similar legacy gift. Leta was served by Cancer Support Community programs and Tony was forever grateful.

    Those who have advised the Cancer Support Community of their bequest intentions are recognized in the Annual Report and on the Donor Wall. Members are included in all mailings and invitations.

    All members of the Remshardt Legacy Circle share the satisfaction of knowing they have helped ensure the future mission of the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis.

More Information on Legacy Giving

For more information on legacy giving and how your gift could be used, please reach out to Tricia Hendricks, Development Director, at 314-238-2000 extension, 226, or thendricks@cancersupportstl.org.

Because we are affiliated with a national organization, we ask donors and their professional advisors to be certain to include our full legal name in their estate documents.  This is information to include:

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
1058 Old Des Peres Road
St. Louis, MO 63131

If you’re considering a legacy gift, we recommend speaking with an accountant or financial adviser to understand all your legacy giving options, their tax implications, and other benefits.

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