Savings Account/Certificate of Deposit

Your Savings Can Help Save Lives

A savings account or certificate of deposit can provide immediate support to the Center after your lifetime, if you name the Center as a beneficiary on a payable-on-death account. Consider the advantages of this approach:

  • It's easy. Just ask your bank representative about the one or two easy steps you need to take.
  • Avoids delays or unnecessary expenses.
  • Allows you to maintain control of the assets throughout your lifetime. If your circumstances change, you may revoke the gift, withdraw the assets, or close the account.


A payable-on-death account is not available in all states. Please consult with a financial advisor.

Next Steps

  1. Contact your financial institution for the forms needed to change the ownership of your account or certificate of deposit.
  2. Name Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of the account's value.
  3. Return the updated form to your financial institution.
  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.