Lipsey Legacy Society Members

  • Robelynn H. Abadie
  • Lisa and Tom Adamek
  • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Barton, Jr.
  • Sybil A. Bateman *
  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bernhard, Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Billings III Fund
    • Susan and Frederic Billings
  • Kim A. Boudreaux
  • Mrs. Jane Thibaut Boyce *
  • Mr. and Mrs. John C. Boyce Family Fund
    • Melanie and John Boyce
  • Kate and Tee Brown
  • Renee Hebert Bryant Memorial Fund *
  • Joan* and Herbert H. Butt
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell, Jr.
  • Robert R. Casey *
  • The Ella Chance Family
  • Pat Cheramie
  • The Coates Family Fund
    • Beverly and Dudley* Coates
  • Jess Willard Cockerham *
  • Charles Newsam Conner *
  • Violet T. Crum *
  • Jean H. and Louis D. Curet Family Fund *
  • Mr. D. Cecil Delaune *
  • Ms. Elaine T. Delaune *
  • Leonard Boyd Delaune *
  • Wilbon "W. T." Doughty *
  • Hazel Ewing *
  • Isiah J. Ewing *
  • The Favre Family Fund for Innovation
    • Art E. Favre
  • William A. Ferguson *
  • Dr. Robert Fields Patient Care Fund
  • The Raymond and Mary Gettier Fund *
  • Charlie V. Giambelluca *
  • Devera and Jerry Goss Research Fund
    • Devera and Jerry Goss
  • Isaac and Florence* Gregorie
  • Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Griffin
  • Davis A. Gueymard *
  • David S. Hanson, MD and Jolene K. Johnson, MD
  • Mrs. Cecile B. Harrell *
  • Heart of a Hero Fund
  • The D. Jensen Holliday Family Fund
    • Estelle and Jensen Holliday
  • Jeanne and David James
  • Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon A. Johnson
  • Donna and J. Gerard Jolly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Jones
  • Esther Kent *
  • The Shirley C. and J. Barker Killgore Research Fund *
  • Wojciech Antoni Krotoski *
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Kurlas Family Fund
    • Ginger and Tony Kurlas
  • L. Perrie Lambert Memorial Fund *
  • Hillary Lanaux Endowment Fund *
    • Mr. Hilaire Dubertrand* and Mrs. Ethel Langenstein Lanaux
  • Mary Alicia and Bettye Lauret *
  • Marianne and R. Upton Lea, Jr. Memorial Fund *
  • Clifton J. LeBlanc *
  • Richard A. Lipsey and Susan Haspel Lipsey Family Fund
    • Susan and Richard Lipsey
    • Laurie Lipsey Aronson
    • Wendy Lipsey
  • Pat and Don Lyle
  • Kathy and Frank McArthur
  • Lady Katharine McLaurin *
  • Anne and Tom Meek Endowed Fund
    • Anne and Tom Meek
  • Marguerite H. Mills *
  • T.J. Moran Fund
    • Mr. Thomas J. Moran *
  • Suzanne Motion *
  • Rosalie Moyse *
  • Stephen R. Musso *
  • Ron and Corinne Helm Ness
  • Mrs. Eleanor P. Newman *
  • Virginia B. and John Noland
  • Evelyn and Paul Nowacki
  • Cindy and Craig Nuckolls
  • The Lauren Savoy Olinde Endowment Fund *
  • Robins-O'Quin Endowed Family Fund
    • Gail and Bill O'Quin
  • The Phillips Family Fund
    • Claudia and Gary Phillips
  • The David C.* and Jeannie Price Fund
  • Barbara Virginia Rathbone
  • The Rathbone Family Fund
    • Barbara Rathbone
    • Randee and Jack Rathbone IV
    • Michele and Richard Rathbone
    • Shawnee and Steve McCord
  • Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Rathbone, Jr. *
  • Michele and Richard Rathbone
  • The Sarah Madison Romero Endowment Fund *
  • Allison and Blanchard Sanchez
  • Marjorie H. Sanders *
  • H. N. Saurage IV Family Fund
    • Laurie and Hank Saurage
  • The Saurage Family Fund
    • Donna M. Saurage
  • Ellen C. Sessions
  • Ms. Ruth C. Sessions
  • The Simmons Family Fund
    • Betty Jean Simmons
    • Jean and Will Wilcox
  • Beverly Carson Smiley
  • Dr. Charles M. Smith
  • Bernice* and Edward Spiess
  • Kelli and Todd Stevens
  • Emily C. Stich
  • Mr. Robert M. Stuart, Sr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. O. M. Thompson, Jr.
  • Ann Wilkinson
  • Drs. Charles and Brooke Wood
  • Anonymous (8)


A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation 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 give to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, or its successor thereto, ______________ [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 the Foundation 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.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

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 potential 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 may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 the Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 the Foundation 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 the Foundation where you agree to make a gift to the Foundation 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.

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