Frankel Cardiovascular Center Estate & Planned Gifts

Many families who are sincerely touched by the Frankel Cardiovascular Center mission are making gifts through their estates or by beneficiary designation.

Types of Estate and Beneficiary Giving

Bequest: A bequest is a transfer of property, such as cash, securities or tangible property, to an individual or charitable organization by will or living trust. For many donors, a bequest offers the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than would be possible during the donor’s lifetime. Other donors view a bequest as an opportunity to put the finishing touches on a lifetime of giving with a lasting legacy to the FCVC. Bequests are a very popular, simple and impactful way to provide long-term support for our programs. Our staff can guide you through the many ways to be supportive, such as gifts that pay you an income for life or including the FCVC in your will or trust. We can help you determine which option best fits your personal situation. Estate and planned gifts create lasting commitments to advance a patient’s health beyond your lifetime. A charitable gift to the FCVC in your will, trust or through a beneficiary designation can help us provide more families with answers, breakthroughs and hope.

Beneficiary Designation: A beneficiary designation is a transfer of property, such as a retirement account, investment account or life insurance proceeds, at death to beneficiaries. Naming the FCVC as a beneficiary of an asset is also a popular, simple way to leave a lasting impact.

Charitable Gift Annuities: A charitable gift annuity can help you turn assets into a stable, lifetime income stream as you support our mission of education, research and patient care. A gift annuity is a simple contract that is easy to set up.

Charitable Remainder Trusts: A charitable remainder trust offers a number of financial planning benefits and a way to make a charitable gift which will provide annual payments to one or more beneficiaries for their lifetimes or for a specific term of years.

Contact Us

To learn more about planned gifts to the FCVC, contact Jane Langeland, director of planned giving, at 734-998-7587 or