Life Insurance

Make a Major Gift With Ease

A life insurance policy may provide a way for you to make a much larger contribution to cancer research and patient care than you ever thought possible. As your life evolves, so may your need for life insurance. You may now be in a position to:

  • Name the Center as the recipient of all or part of the proceeds of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for family protection.
  • Contribute a paid-up policy during your lifetime, resulting in a charitable deduction if you itemize for an amount approximately equal to your policy's cash surrender value.
  • Depending on state law, purchase a new life insurance policy in which you name the Center as owner and beneficiary or co-beneficiary.

Next Steps

  1. Contact your life insurance company to request a change-of-beneficiary form.
  2. Name Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of the policy’s value.
  3. Return the updated form to your insurance company.
  4. Contact our Office of Planned Giving staff for information or assistance. Notifying us of a gift intention allows us to thank you and make sure we have a clear understanding of your plans. It also gives us an opportunity to welcome you into the Cullum Society. Your notification will be treated confidentially, if you so desire. Toll free: 800-688-1827
  5. Please use our legal name, address, and Federal Tax ID if incorporating the Center into your plans:

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.