Leave a Legacy

Build your legacy, and make a difference in lives of children battling cancer.

As a nonprofit organization, you—our donors—are the driving force behind everything we do.

Through a planned gift to the ISCC, you can integrate philanthropy into your overall tax, estate and financial planning.

Giving Through a Will or Living Trust

In addition to fulfilling an important role in providing for the future financial security of your family and others, your will or living trust can offer a way to make thoughtful charitable gifts to charitable interests as part of your long-range estate and financial plans. It can be satisfying to know that a portion of your property will continue to fund your charitable priorities in the future.

A gift made through a will or living trust can be convenient to arrange. A simple provision or amendment prepared by your attorney at the time you make or update your will or trust is all that is necessary.

There is no limit on amounts deductible from federal gift and estate taxes for charitable gifts made by will or trust, so these taxes will not normally be due on assets given in this way.

If you decide to include a gift in your estate plans, our legal name is International Society for Children with Cancer and our tax ID number is 73-1712284.

In Loving Memory - Tajol Molok Ferdowsi

ISCC Supporter Tajol Molok Ferdowsi’s Legacy Gift Creates A New Home for ISCC

A long-time resident of New York City, where she worked as a nurse, Ms. Tajol Molok Ferdowsi passed away at the age of 80 . She cemented her legacy of commitment to ISCC and its mission of helping support children with cancer by remembering ISCC in her estate plan. January 2016, attorneys for Ms. Ferdowsi’s estate advised ISCC that Ms. Ferdowsi had bequeathed to ISCC her residence in Manhattan.

Upon receiving this news, Mrs. Tavakoli stated: “Ms. Ferdowsi called me in 2010, letting me know she was moved by the organization’s mission and the commitment of its volunteers. As a healthcare professional, she understood the nature of the disease and the integral role that ISCC and Mahak play in increasing access to treatment for underprivileged children. Knowing that ISCC is self-funded by donations, grants, and sponsorships, she asked about
including ISCC in her estate plan. We never expected this level of generosity.”

ISCC has used the proceeds from Ms. Ferdowsi’s gift and 10 members of ISCC Board of Directors and advisory Board to purchase a new office building in Irvine, California. This expanded permanent space will help ISCC continue its work of supporting children with cancer. The office will feature a plaque to commemorate Ms.  Ferdowsi’s altruism and recognize her passion for giving. Every morning that the office doors are opened it will be in memory of this altruistic philanthropist. ISCC is extraordinarily grateful to Ms. Ferdowsi.

If you are interested in providing now for a future gift to ISCC by
including a provision in your will or other estate plans, please
contact ISCC.