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A major gift to support the Take the Fight Forward initiative will transform cancer care today and for generations to come. Your generous donation will support the full continuum of care and positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families. With your support, we will realize our vision to become the destination cancer center for the Gulf South.

Want to get started?

Contact a member of our development team:
(225) 215-1224

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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Many major gifts are made through multi-year pledges or planned gifts. Gifts may take many forms, as described below. 

Through Current Investment

Annual support is an investment in cancer care today. By supporting the collaborative mission of Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center with a gift dedicated to current needs, you will provide immediate impact for so many fighting for their lives while helping build a destination cancer center for the Gulf South.

Through Long-Term Investment

A gift to endowment is an investment in the future of cancer care. Your gift will provide the long-term support and security of care in our community and will protect funding sources for the increased support and services patients will need for years to come. A gift to the endowment is powerful and the most important long-term investment a donor can make.

Through Planned Investment

A Planned Gift to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Foundation will ensure that leading-edge cancer care and research lives on. Planned gifts are an integral part of maintaining the standard of excellence our patients expect and deserve today and for generations to come. Your gift, your legacy, will help grow our endowment and transform cancer care for patients and their families.


Levels of Giving

Donors can provide major gifts for immediate needs or long-term investment. A gift can provide comprehensive support where the Cancer Center needs it most, priority support of core programs and services, or be designated to a specific program and/or diagnosis.


Types of Gifts

Current Gifts

  • Cash Gifts
  • Pledges
  • Matching Gifts
  • Appreciated Property
  • Property that has Lost Value
  • Real Estate
  • Closely Held Stock

Deferred Gifts

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Wealth Replacement Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Bequests

Get started and learn more about major and planned giving by visiting PlanYourLegacy or by contacting a member of our development team: (225) 215-1224 or development@marybird.com


Recognizing the vision and generosity of our donors is important. We acknowledge all donors by inclusion in donor listings on our website and on the annual and/or cumulative donor recognition wall within the Cancer Center.

View our available naming opportunities here.