Leave a Legacy
Do you want to “Leave a Legacy” by supporting the profession of radiation oncology in perpetuity? You can by making a gift to the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) through your will, a retirement plan, a life insurance policy or in a way that provides income to you and a family member.
To include the ROI in your will does not require changing your will. You can make a provision through a codicil to your will. See this suggested wording for a bequest to ROI if you are considering a provision in your will.
You may find it advantageous to make a gift by naming the ROI as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. The process is simple. You just let the administrator of your retirement plan know that you want to give a specific amount or specific percentage of your retirement plan to the ROI upon your death. The advantage to using a retirement plan is that a non-profit like ROI would not pay income tax on the funds, while a loved one would, since no income tax was paid when you put the money into the plan. This means more of the dollars will flow to the ROI and other charitable organizations. Learn more about giving through your will or giving through a retirement plan.
One of the advantages about these types of gifts is the opportunity to change your mind. If for some reason, you need to change your will and/or the beneficiaries of your retirement plan, you always have that option.
If you make a gift through your will or through your retirement plan, please complete the gift intention form and return to the ROI so we can acknowledge you as a member of the ROI Legacy Circle, a special group of individuals who have made long-term provisions for the Institute to support research and education that enhances patient outcomes and advances the field of radiation oncology.
Watch for more information on ways to “Leave a Legacy” in future issues of The Visionary.