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Planned Giving Options

Help Guarantee the Continued Vitality of
ACS Programs for Years to Come

When it comes to making a long-term impact on the American College of Surgeons, there are many giving options to choose from besides simply writing a check. So how do you know which method of support is right for you? To find a charitable gift that best meets your family's needs and supports the College for years to come, you need a plan—and we're here to help! Explore this site to learn about the many charitable giving opportunities you can use to support the American College of Surgeons.

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Gifts through wills, known as bequests, are one of the easiest ways to make a planned gift to the College. Simply — Ask your estate planning attorney to add this suggested wording to your will or living trust:

"I give to the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Ill., (the sum of $--- or --- percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) for its general purposes."

Next, notify the American College of Surgeons Foundation to ensure that your intentions as a benefactor are confirmed and recognized, or if you prefer, kept anonymous.