Making a bequest to Whitehead Institute

“Breakthrough discoveries at Whitehead have contributed to a better understanding of human disease ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. I have been fortunate enough to have witnessed the evolution of Whitehead from its infancy to the special position in the world of science it has earned today. Both my wife, Carol Tobin, and I consider bequests made in our wills, as well as lifetime gifts, to be the very best investments of any kind we’ve ever made. We would encourage others to consider making Whitehead a cornerstone of their estate planning.”

— Arthur W. Brill and Carol Tobin

The future of biomedical science depends increasingly on people who, like you, recognize the importance of basic scientific research and potential cures for our most troubling diseases.

There are many ways to include Whitehead Institute in your estate plans:

  • Leaving a percentage of your residuary estate or a specific dollar amount
  • Naming Whitehead Institute as a beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • Including Whitehead Institute as a beneficiary of your testamentary trust
  • Naming Whitehead Institute as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Designating a particular asset to Whitehead Institute (painting, securities, land etc.)
  • Naming Whitehead Institute as a beneficiary of your donor advised fund

Whitehead Institute can provide you with tax-efficient and creative alternatives to benefit you and your estate with gifts made during life or at death. Discussing your charitable goals with us helps to make sure that your gift will be designated according to your wishes. For more information about how we might help you, please contact Sharon Stanczak, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at or 617-258-5103.