City of Hope Supporters, Act Now to Save on Taxes while Saving Lives

Did You Know?

City of Hope supporters like you can avoid some taxes while supporting lifesaving treatments and research. A variety of gifts can help reduce income, capital gains or estate taxes. Here are just two.

  1. Charitable gifts of appreciated stock or mutual funds are a smart tax strategy. You’ll save on taxes two ways if you donate stock to City of Hope:

    • Avoid capital gains and investment taxes.
    • Enjoy a charitable income tax deduction.

    Your gift can benefit you today and City of Hope patients for years to come.

    • Here’s an example >>

    • To qualify >>

    For assistance in making a charitable gift of appreciated stock or mutual fund, please contact Natalie Chavez at 800-667-5310 or
  2. Charitable IRA Rollover gifts offer you many benefits:

    • Use a portion of your Required Minimum Distribution to make a year-end gift to City of Hope and you don’t pay income taxes on the amount you donate.
    • Receive a quick and easy estate tax reduction.
    • Fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution for this year.
    • Reduce assets in your IRA account, up to a total of $100,000 each year or $200,000 for married couples
    • Advance lifesaving research and patient care.
      • For example >>

      • To qualify >>

For assistance in making a Charitable IRA Rollover gift, please contact Thelma Villafuerte at 800-232-3314 or We would greatly appreciate being informed of your generosity so that we can be prepared to provide a proper and timely IRS acknowledgment.

“I wanted to do something for City of Hope and because I save on taxes, my IRA Rollover donation enables me to make a larger gift than I would otherwise be able to make.”

Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., R.N., Professor,
Division of Cancer Etiology, City of Hope

The Wall Street Journal touted this method of giving, saying:

“While the taxpayer doesn’t get a deduction for the gift, neither does it count as income. This popular move can also help reduce a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income, which in turn can help minimize Medicare premiums or taxes on Social Security benefits.”