A Hispanic older man with his Joslin doctor during an exam.

Make an investment in the fight against diabetes and create a lasting legacy at Joslin

The power of a planned gift is significant. Making a planned gift to Joslin Diabetes Center can give you the satisfaction of knowing your legacy will support generations of individuals living with diabetes. Through planned giving, you are building two legacies – one for your family and another for Joslin, solidifying our future of helping patients and advancing our work toward a cure. When you make Joslin part of your estate plan, you leave a lasting impact.

The Priscilla White Society

​​​​​​Dr. Priscilla 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 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 care, education and research. 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 The Priscilla White Society, submit this 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

Choosing the right gift depends on your personal circumstances and goals. Below are planned gift options. For more information, submit this form.

Gifts After Your Lifetime

A bequest is a gift made through a will or living trust. It’s the most popular planned gift and the easiest to make. A bequest can be included in a new will or added to an existing will or living trust

Retirement Plans

You can name Joslin as the beneficiary of your retirement plans, such as an IRA or 401(k)

Gifts That Provide Income

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) allows you to provide a gift to Joslin in exchange for a fixed income payment for life

Gifts of Stock

Appreciated securities can be donated to Joslin. By donating appreciated stock, you will receive an income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value while also avoiding capital gains

Charitable IRA Rollover

An IRA rollover allows individuals 70 ½ or older to made tax-free IRA charitable rollover gifts directly from their retirement accounts to Joslin

Gifts of Real Estate and Property

You can make a gift of real estate or other items of personal property to Joslin and benefit by receiving a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value

Join The Priscilla White Society

​​​​​For more information, contact our Planned Giving Advisor at development [at] joslin.harvard.edu or submit this form.