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Planned Giving

CSHL’s Harbor Society honors generous friends who inform us of their commitment to the future of CSHL through provisions in their wills, or through other kinds of planned gifts. Members are recognized in Laboratory publications and invited to special events for the Laboratory’s most dedicated friends.

Bequests by members of the Harbor Society provide hope for millions of people affected by disorders including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and schizophrenia; and from cancers including brain, breast, cervical, colon, kidney, liver, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate, as well as leukemia and lymphomas.

CSHL offers a variety of gift planning options designed to meet your needs, from providing a steady source of income now to reducing estate taxes later.  Options you may wish to consider:

Appreciated Property
Earn an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes with a gift of appreciated securities or real property.

Retain full control and use of your property during your lifetime and reduce your taxable estate by including CSHL in your will or living trust.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Provide a lifetime income to you and/or a designated loved one and earn a current income tax deduction with a gift of cash or property.

Charitable Remainder Trust
Consider an irrevocable gift of appreciated assets that pays income to you and your beneficiaries and allows you to reduce your taxable estate.

Retained Life Estate
Lower your taxable estate and take a current tax deduction by giving CSHL full or partial interest in your home while residing in it for as long as you choose.

Retirement Plan
Name CSHL as the beneficiary of your retirement account, such as a 401(k) or IRA and reduce your taxable estate.

For more information on how you can join the Harbor Society, please contact Charlie Prizzi, 516-367-6961 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it