Foundation News

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Charitable Gift Annuities: Generosity meets security

12/01/2020

With a charitable give annuity, the concept is simple: You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. And now, if you make your gift by December 31, the gift annuity rates will be an estimated 0.3 to 0.5 percent higher than they will be beginning January 1.

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Tax advantages for charitable gifts raised by CARES Act

12/01/2020

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was signed into law in April and it allows taxpayers to take a larger deduction for charitable gifts than would normally be available.

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New skin test accurately diagnoses Parkinson’s disease

11/23/2020

New research out of Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) shows for the first time a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease. This is a real breakthrough since there is currently no reliable test for the disease.

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Chief Scientific Officer joins Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative

11/23/2020

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is pleased to welcome Robert Alexander, MD, as chief scientific officer for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API). Through charitable support, the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation will fund the first two years of this position.

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute leads new discoveries in prevention research

11/23/2020

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) researchers recently identified how a rare gene protected a woman from developing Alzheimer’s disease even though she was at high risk. In the study published this year, a woman who carried a gene mutation known to cause early-onset Alzheimer’s around the age of 40 did not develop signs of the disease until her 70s. The findings suggest there may be a new way to treat or prevent the disease.

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