Planned Giving

With a planned gift to the Erie Cancer Wellness Center, you can combine your philanthropic values with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. You will help those touched by cancer — for now and for years to come. Whether you would like to put your gift to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support ECWC.

Choosing the right planned gift depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals.

Donor Advised Funds

Harness the giving power of a private foundation—without the complexity.

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Erie Cancer Wellness Center and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Advantages of a Donor-Advised Fund


  • Simplicity
  • Flexibility
  • Tax Efficiency
  • Family Legacy
  • No Start-up Costs
  • No Transaction Fees**
  • Privacy, if desired

**Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets of a DAF. These fees vary by organization.

Bequests and Estate Plan Gifts

You may make a bequest or gift through your estate by including a provision in your will or living trust or naming the Erie Cancer Wellness Center as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. The amount left to the Wellness Center can be expressed as a dollar amount or as a percentage of the assets to be given.

Other ways to give a lasting gift to the Erie Cancer Wellness Center include:


  • Trusts
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Real Estate
  • Endowed Gifts

Contact Executive Director, Sarah Humphrey at or 814.490.0663 to discuss your lifetime gift today.

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Supporting Wellness

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Erie Cancer Wellness Center relies on our friends, donors, partners, and community supporters. The organization is 100% privately funded, not receiving government monies or insurance reimbursement. Funding for The Erie Cancer Wellness Center is provided by tax-deductible donations from a caring community of individuals, families, foundations, and businesses.

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