Gifts from Donor-Advised Funds

You can recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund (DAF) today to impact lives through MD Anderson Cancer Center.

If you would like to make a gift now through your DAF, simply click the link below to find your fund:

Create Your Legacy of Philanthropy

The final distribution of contributions remaining in your DAF after your lifetime can be designated when you create or update your fund.

If you decide to change your beneficiary designation to include MD Anderson, would you let us know? We would like to recognize you for your generosity and ensure that your gift is used as you intend.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about setting up your legacy gift or if you need more information.

6 ways you can make an impact with your donor-advised fund

Memorialize, honor or commemorate a loved one or an event.


Avoid capital gains by first transferring appreciated stock to your DAF and then gifting it in minutes.


Teach your loved ones about charity and why you believe in giving back.

Build a sense of community (and make a bigger impact) by forming “giving circles” with other donor-advised fund owners including friends and family members.

Bundle your charitable gifts (doing so could result in an opportunity to itemize your deductions in the same year).

Leave all or a portion of your the account to charity simply by changing your beneficiary designation.

We hope you will consider naming MD Anderson Cancer Center as a beneficiary of your account. You may even designate MD Anderson to receive a portion of the account value, leaving the remaining funds for your children or grandchildren so that they may continue your legacy of philanthropy.

Your Giving Toolkit

Gifts from Donor-Advised Funds

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

Sample Beneficiary Designation

Sample Codicil

For Trustees and Advisors

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Cindy Atmar
Executive Director of Trusts
Estates and Gift Planning

Richard Bennett
Senior Director of Trusts
Estates and Gift Planning

Shelley Robson
Senior Director of Trusts
Estates and Gift Planning

Julie Bolton Falgout, MBA, PhD
Senior Associate Director of Trusts
Estates and Gift Planning

Paul Tatum
Senior Associate Director of Trusts
Estates and Gift Planning