Planned and Legacy Gifts

Planned and Legacy Gifts

What is a Planned Gift?


A planned gift is a way to support the CDC Foundation in the future through arrangements you make today. Planned giving allows you to make charitable gifts, continue to meet your current income needs and take advantage of current tax incentives.

These pages are designed to make it easy for you to get the information you need when considering a planned gift. You will also find information to share with your financial advisor and estate planner. When you are ready, you can use the links to reach out to us to share your plans, let us know what you are considering, or just to start a confidential, no-obligation conversation about what's possible.

The CDC Foundation is committed to helping you accomplish your charitable and financial goals through planned giving. Your gift will be met with attentive, personal service by staff members who seek to match your commitment to your philanthropic wishes. Learn about our most popular planned giving vehicles below or contact us for more information.


What is the Healthy Futures Society?

This honorary society recognizes individuals and families that have included the CDC Foundation in their will or other estate plans. The generosity and foresight of these donors to leave a lasting legacy enables the CDC Foundation to continue the lifesaving work in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If you already have included the CDC Foundation in your estate plans through a will, a trust or as a designated beneficiary, we encourage you to let us know. This way, we ensure that your legacy gift honors your philanthropic intentions while achieving your financial and tax planning goals.

Public health might be the greatest measure of kindness, the greatest measure of how to treat each other.

—Dr. William Foege, Epidemiology Intelligence Service Class of 1962 and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from May 1977 TO 1983 who led the successful eradication campaign of smallpox in the late 1970s.

This quote pays tribute to all the CDC Foundation donors who have invested in helping others. While the CDC Foundation works every day to make the world a healthier and safer place for all by extending and enhancing the impact of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can only do this work because of you—our partners and donors. 

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Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Charitable giving vehicles described herein are offered only in areas where permitted by law. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.