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Let us help you make the gift that's right for you

A planned gift enables you to preserve your assets during your lifetime and leave a valuable legacy to Joslin Diabetes Center. Your gift allows Joslin to remain dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.

Is Joslin already in your plans? Please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

The Priscilla White Society

​​​​​​Dr. Priscilla White (1900 – 1989) – Dr. White joined Dr. Elliott P. Joslin in his practice shortly after insulin became available in the 1920's to care for youth with diabetes. During her career she guided three generations of children to adulthood.

The Priscilla White Society honors those individuals who have chosen to leave a legacy to support Joslin's mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education and research that will lead to prevention and cure of the disease.

When you make a gift to Joslin from your will or trust, you'll be welcomed into The Priscilla White Society and join other patients and friends being honored for creating their Joslin legacies.

For more information about how to join The Priscilla White Society, fill out our confidential inquiry form.

  • Include Joslin in your will or trust
  • Name Joslin as a beneficiary of your retirement or insurance plan
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity with Joslin
  • Establish a charitable remainder trust with Joslin
  • Invitations to Joslin events
  • Receive special Joslin publications
  • Knowledge that you are making an impact in the lives of those with diabetes and helping Joslin advance towards a cure

Ways to Give

Below are the most popular planned gifts and our current gift options

Gifts From Your Will

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts

Naming Joslin as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts That Pay You

You can turn underperforming assets into a gift to Joslin that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Gifts of Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Joslin. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Join Now

​​​​​There are many giving options available to you. For more information, contact our Planned Giving Advisor at development [at] joslin.harvard.edu or submit this form.

For Professional Advisors

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, download our useful guide for including the Joslin in a charitable estate plan.