Gift Planning

To show her gratitude, Marie Ann Labrie, Legacy Society member, updated her will to include a bequest gifting half of her estate to the Watkins Cardiovascular Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

What You Can Give


Stocks and Bonds

Giving long-term appreciated stock is one of the most tax advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Brigham and Women's Hospital.

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 1/2 or over, the IRA charitable rollover is a terrific way to make a tax-free gift to the Brigham.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield your heirs from taxes while funding the Brigham's future.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to the Brigham.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support the Brigham.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle.