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The Visionary (Spring 2021, Vol. 11, No. 1)

Nominations for 2021 ROI Publication Award Now Open
Help ROI recognize an exceptional early career researcher who has published a practice-changing manuscript in the past year.
Fumiko Chino, MD
Fumiko Chino, MD, is an Assistant Attending at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Learn more about her passion for patient-centered research and why she joined the ROI President’s Circle.
Make Your Annual Gift to the ROI Endure Forever
When you leave a gift for the ROI in your will or other estate plans, it will be invested to provide a steady source of funding for making grants to researchers each year.
Investing in the Future of Radiation Oncology
Hear from new ROI Treasurer James P. Hoey, who is committed to building on the ROI’s research successes while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organization.
Look for Latest Results of ROI Research in the Red Journal
Two new manuscripts address geographic disparities in the treatment of prostate cancer and the cost effectiveness of SABR for oligometastatic cancer.
 
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Make Your Annual Gift to the ROI Endure Forever

The Radiation Oncology Institute appreciates your loyal support each year with annual gifts, both those made with ASTRO membership dues and those made directly to the ROI.

Did you know that you can make a commitment that will assure that your annual gift continues in perpetuity?

By including a planned gift of $5,000 or more for the ROI in your will or by naming the ROI a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, your retirement plan, or your donor-advised fund, you can continue to support radiation oncology research well into the future. For example, a planned gift of $5,000 designated for the ROI general endowment would be invested and, assuming a conservative 3% yield, would generate $150 per year. Of this, $100 could be used to help ROI researchers working to improve patient outcomes and the remaining $50 would be reinvested to keep your gift growing.

The ROI’s general endowment consists of donations made by supporters like you for the purpose of generating income to sustain the organization and to fund annual research grants in radiation oncology. The endowment keeps the dollars donated intact while using the investment income for operations and research. A portion of the investment income remains in the endowment to keep the permanent funds growing. Planned gifts to the ROI are typically designated for the general endowment to ensure the ROI remains a sustainable funding source for radiation oncology research.

Tim Guertin, a former ROI Board member and retired Varian executive, made a generous $25,000 gift to launch the Legacy Challenge to encourage you and other ASTRO members to leave a legacy to the ROI through a planned gift. During 2021, if you designate a future gift to the ROI through a provision in your will or through another estate planning vehicle, $2,500 from Mr. Guertin’s gift will be designated in your honor upon receipt of your completed intent form.

By participating in the Legacy Challenge, you become a member of the Legacy Circle, a recognition group for those who have informed the ROI of their plans for a legacy gift. When you have included the ROI in your future plans, you can notify the ROI using the planned gift intent form. As a Legacy Circle member, you may choose to be recognized on the ROI website and at the ROI Booth at the ASTRO Annual Meeting. You would also be invited to attend the exclusive ROI reception at the ASTRO Annual Meeting and have the opportunity to meet other donors and to talk with the ROI researchers whose work you would be helping to support. If you wish to remain anonymous and not receive recognition, that is an option as well.

Please continue to support the ROI today with your annual gifts and consider endowing your annual gift with a legacy gift to continue to support research in the years to come.

Investing in research is a way for you to have a permanent impact on the field of radiation oncology!