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Charitable Gift Annuity: The gift that gives back


Charitable Gift Annuities: The gift that gives back

There's a way for you to support the Banner Health Foundation and/or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation and feel confident that you also have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity.

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Passport to Music connects music and memory


Passport to Music with BAI and MIM

Passport to Music is a life enrichment program by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in partnership with the Musical Instrument Museum.

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Groundbreaking investigational therapies, collaborative studies are changing the fight


Banner MD Anderson clinical trials

Many generous donors choose to help in the pursuit of tomorrow's cures by supporting research with their gifts to the Banner Health Foundation. Among the most promising areas of research supported by these gifts is the clinical trials program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Since its inception, the Clinical Trials Division at Banner MD Anderson has opened over 190 research studies with over 680 patients participating in research.

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Support your favorite hospital or program with a tax-free gift from your IRA


Gift of an IRA to Banner Health

If you’re at least age 70½, you can use the IRA Charitable Rollover to make a tax-free gift to the Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. This law allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 directly to a qualified charitable organization—without paying income tax on the distribution.

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Artificial heart assists a patient awaiting transplant


Banner - University Medicine Institutes

With his chances of survival dwindling, Trent Lunsford suddenly had new hope when he became the first patient to receive an artificial heart in a rare procedure. He still needed a new heart, but this technological innovation, performed at the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute, gave him the gift of time: 127 days, to be exact. Trent received his heart transplant on December 22, 2018, and today, feels better than ever.

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