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Become part of the ASCF Legacy

Through a legacy gift, you can ensure that the doors of A Shelter for Cancer Families are open wide for years to come for the families who without our free short-term housing may not have the ability to receive the, often, lifesaving cancer care they need in the Texas Medical Center. 
By designating a part of your estate to ASCF you are creating a powerful impact the lives of cancer families who travel from across the U.S. and who deserve a "home away from home" and support so that they can focus on care.

Planned Giving Opportunities Can Include: 

Bequests – a gift made through a will or a living trust
Life Insurance Policy – a donor can designate a charity as a life insurance policy beneficiary
Retirement Plan Beneficiary – like a gift of life insurance, a donor can name a nonprofit as the beneficiary of a portion or all of his/her IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plans
IRA Rollover – a Charitable IRA Rollover (also referred to as a QCD — a qualified charitable distribution) allows donors 70½ or older to make tax-free IRA charitable rollover gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from their IRA’s to eligible nonprofits
Charitable Gift Annuity – allows the donor to transfer an irrevocable gift of cash or securities to a nonprofit in exchange for a fixed income payment for life
Charitable Remainder Trust – allows a donor to contribute appreciated assets to the trust, generate a fixed income stream, defer or eliminate gains, and reduce estate taxes

Donors wishing to leave a planned gift to ASCF should consult with their attorney, financial advisor or accountant. Contact us at for questions or to notify us of your planned giving decision. 

Sample language for your will: “I give to A Shelter for Cancer Families, EIN: 76-0674858 a Texas not-for-profit organization that is recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with its principal office located at 4115 Drake Street, Houston, Texas 77005 ___ percent of the total value of my estate to be used for its general purposes.”

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