Gift Annuity

Enjoy a Lifetime of Payments While Supporting Memorial Sloan Kettering

A gift annuity is a simple contract between you and MSK. You make a gift of cash or securities and we, in turn, provide you (and a second individual if you like) with fixed payments each year for life. When you create a gift annuity with MSK, you will also become a member of the Cullum Society. After your lifetime, the remaining balance is used to help us develop new and better therapies for cancer treatment. With this type of gift you can:

  • Receive fixed, dependable payments for life.
  • Qualify for an income tax charitable deduction for a portion of your gift's value, depending on your tax situation.
  • Provide long-term support for cancer research and care.


Gift Annuity Payout Rates
Your payout rate is based on your age and the number of people receiving payments. This rate is determined when you create the gift annuity and, because it is not tied to the stock market or interest rates, it will never change. If your rate is not listed below, use our interactive tool to calculate your potential benefits.

One Person Two People
Age Rate Ages Rate
90+ 9.5% 90/95+ 9.3%
85 8.3% 85/90 8.0%
80 7.3% 80/85 6.6%
75 6.2% 75/80 5.7%
70 5.6% 75/75 5.5%
65 5.1% 70/75 5.2%


  • We welcome gift annuities with an initial gift amount of $20,000 or more.
  • Up to two people, both at least 60 years of age, may receive lifetime payments.

See Your Benefits

Learn more about the gifts that pay you income.

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Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.

Next Steps

  1. Request a personal gift annuity illustration or additional information from our Office of Planned Giving staff. Toll free: 800-688-1827
  2. Seek the counsel of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. Complete the gift annuity application that was enclosed with your personal gift illustration and return it along with a check or notification that you will be transferring securities in exchange for a gift annuity.

Legal Name

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Federal Tax ID #


Contact Us

Our staff is available to help, in confidence and without obligation.

Toll free: 800-688-1827

If you have included MSK in your estate plans, please let us know.