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The Priscilla White Society

Make a Lasting Difference in Diabetes for Generations to Come

Dr. Priscilla White

Dr. Priscilla White 1900 - 1989 Co-Founder, Joslin Diabetes Center Dr. White joined Dr. Joslin in his practice shortly after insulin became available in the 1920's, to care for youth with diabetes. During her career she guided three generations of children to adulthood.

Now is the time to directly affect the lives of those with diabetes and make a lasting difference in Joslin Diabetes Center's efforts towards a cure. You can continue Dr. White's legacy of care and hope by demonstrating your devotion to the ongoing efforts of Joslin by making a legacy gift and joining The Priscilla White Society today.

The Priscilla White Society honors those individuals who have chosen to leave a legacy to support Joslin's mission to improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education and research that will lead to prevention and cure of the disease.

How To Become a Member:

  • Include Joslin in your will or trust
  • Name Joslin as a beneficiary of your retirement or insurance plan
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity with Joslin
  • Establish a charitable remainder trust with Joslin
  • Give a gift of real estate


Benefits of Membership:

  • Recognition in Joslin's annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Recognition in Joslin's donor plaque at One Joslin Place
  • Access to the Elliott P. Joslin Suite during scheduled Joslin appointments
  • Invitations to Joslin events and periodic Joslin publications
  • Knowledge that you are making an impact in the lives of those with diabetes and helping Joslin advance towards a cure


We want to hear from you.

For more information about how to include Joslin in your estate plans or how to join The Priscilla White Society, please fill out our confidential inquiry form or contact:

Office of Philanthropy
617-309-2412
philanthropy@joslin.harvard.edu

To notify us that you have included Joslin in your estate plans, please fill out and return our enrollment form.

eBrochure Request Form

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Joslin Diabetes Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Joslin Diabetes Center [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Joslin Diabetes Center or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Joslin Diabetes Center as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Joslin Diabetes Center as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Joslin Diabetes Center where you agree to make a gift to Joslin Diabetes Center and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

Please provide the following information to view the materials for planning your estate.