Beverly W. Aisenbrey: Giving for Tomorrow 

Beverly W. Aisenbrey
Former AACR Foundation Trustee Beverly W. Aisenbrey

Beverly W. Aisenbrey is a breast cancer survivor, former member of the AACR Foundation Board of Trustees, and a member of the Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson Legacy Society.  

As Beverly approached retirement, she and her husband, Stuart, began to think about the legacy they wanted to leave behind. They decided that including the AACR in their wills would be an ideal way to make a lasting contribution to cancer research.

“I think the AACR is the most important organization in the cancer world,” said Beverly. “It’s got great stability, an amazing internal staff, and an amazing group of members. It not only funds a lot of basic research, but it also helps young investigators come into the field and stay in the field.”  

The AACR’s funding for early-career researchers was particularly important to Beverly, who often spoke with young investigators at the AACR scientific meetings she attended as a Trustee. She values the AACR’s commitment to supporting promising early-career scientists and helping them remain in the field, and she believes these scientists will be responsible for future cures and breakthroughs. 

“I hope by including the AACR in my estate plans, I will help fund the next breakthrough in the fight against the many forms of cancer that affect so many people,” Aisenbrey said. 

Like Beverly, you can designate the AACR in your will or living trust by incorporating language to describe your gift of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a piece of property. You can also consider naming the AACR as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a retirement plan.

When you include a provision in your will or living trust to benefit the AACR, you provide essential resources to sustain discovery and innovation in lifesaving cancer research for years to come. Your legacy will help to ensure the AACR’s ability to advance important scientific initiatives to treat and prevent cancer for future generations.

Bequests in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation cost you nothing now—you can hold on to your assets for as long as you need them—and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. To notify us of a gift or to discuss which gift option is best for you, contact us at [email protected].

Learn More About Estate Planning Return to Philanthropy Brief, Winter 2021 Issue