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How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

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 Diabetes Center to remain dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Begin a confidential, no-obligation conversation to get started.

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The Priscilla White Society

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.

We'd love to welcome YOU as our newest member! Below are several popular ways of supporting Joslin, and joining the others who understand the importance of our mission.

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.

Make a Lasting Difference in Diabetes for Generations to Come

Dr. Priscilla White 1900 - 1989 Co-Founder, Joslin Diabetes Center Dr. White joined Dr. 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.

Now is the time to directly affect the lives of those with diabetes and make a lasting difference in Joslin Diabetes Center's efforts towards a cure. You can continue Dr. White's legacy of care and hope by demonstrating your devotion to the ongoing efforts of Joslin by making a legacy gift and joining The Priscilla White Society today.

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.

How To Become a Member:

  • 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
  • Give a gift of real estate

Benefits of Membership:

  • Recognition in Joslin's annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Recognition in Joslin's donor plaque at One Joslin Place
  • Access to the Elliott P. Joslin Suite during scheduled Joslin appointments
  • Invitations to Joslin events and periodic Joslin publications
  • Knowledge that you are making an impact in the lives of those with diabetes and helping Joslin advance towards a cure

We want to hear from you.

For more information about how to include Joslin in your estate plans or how to join The Priscilla White Society, please fill out our confidential inquiry form.

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The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

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.

To make it straightforward and easy for you to begin writing your will, we've partnered with FreeWill. Click to learn more.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming Joslin Diabetes 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
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to Joslin that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Current Gift Options

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated 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
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Joslin Diabetes. 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
Real Estate and OtherValuables

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.

Let’s Talk

There are many giving options available to you, such as naming Joslin Diabetes Center as a beneficiary in your will and charitable gift annuities that provide steady income for you and your family during your lifetime. For more information, please find our contact info below, or submit this form.


Contact Us

Thomas Giddens
Planned Giving Advisor

 One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215

For Professional Advisors

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, here's a useful guide for including the Joslin Diabetes in a charitable estate plan.

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This site is informational and educational in nature. It is not offering professional tax, legal, or accounting advice. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.
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