Gift Planning at Karmanos Cancer Institute

Wills, Trusts and Estate Gifts

Create your legacy by remembering the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute with a planned gift through your will, trust or estate plan or list Karmanos as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Why should I consider a planned gift to Karmanos?

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos scientists focus solely on cancer and are at the forefront of developing and translating scientific knowledge from promising laboratory discoveries into new therapies to fight cancer and also improve the quality of life for patients during treatment.

Estate gifts help make our progress possible. Every gift has a collective impact toward preventing, detecting and eradicating all forms of cancer.

Bequest Language

The following language can be used to designate Karmanos Cancer Institute in your will, trust or estate plan. 

I bequeath (the sum of $_____________) or (________% residue of my estate) to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, located at 4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan, 48201.  

Federal Tax Identification Number: 38-1613280

The bequest language above denotes an unrestricted gift, which allows Karmanos Cancer Institute to apply your gift where it is most needed within the Institute. You may also designate your gift to support an area of special interest such as numerous patient care initiatives, specific cancer research, education, etc.

Intention Form

Help us with our planning and kindly notify us if you have included Karmanos Cancer Institute in your will or estate plan by completing and mailing the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Bequest Intention form. For more information contact Britta Riashi, Foundation Specialist at 248-226-2158, or, or Denise Lowe, Annual Fund Officer at 248-226-2163, or

Types of planned gifts

There are a number of options for making a gift through planned giving. Depending on your resources and preferences, you can select the one that fits your lifestyle.

Planned Giving Newsletters

To view the archives of our Legacy of Hope planned giving newsletter, please view our Planned Giving Newsletters

We invite you to become a member of our Dr. Vee Legacy of Hope Planned Giving Society.

Just notify us that you are including Karmanos in your estate plan and that you would like to be member. There is no minimum gift amount to join and disclosure of the gift amount is not required. You may also choose to remain anonymous. Just complete and mail this form. For more information, please contact Britta Riashi, Foundation Specialist at 248-226-2158, or