The Mayo Legacy
The Mayo Legacy is a benefactor recognition program for Mayo Clinic patients, staff and benefactors who have included Mayo Clinic in their estate plans or have made another type of future gift in support of advancing Mayo's humanitarian mission.
The Mayo Legacy preserves the ideals of Drs. William J. and Charles H. Mayo, who donated their life savings to form the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research to benefit future generations. We welcome gifts of any amount for The Mayo Legacy.
Currently more than 3,500 members have made a commitment to inspire hope and healing for patients. To become a member, simply verify that you have made a qualifying planned gift to Mayo Clinic.
Benefits of Membership
Becoming a member of The Mayo Legacy demonstrates your belief in Mayo Clinic to ensure patients and people everywhere reap the benefits of innovative medical research. Legacy members share a bond of fellowship knowing their gifts will further Mayo's mission for generations to come.
As a member of The Mayo Legacy you will receive:
- Recognition in print, electronic and interactive media
- Invitations to exclusive Mayo Clinic events
- Publications highlighting the latest Mayo Clinic research discoveries, education news, and patient care advances
- A monthly subscription to Mayo Clinic Health Letter—featuring expert commentary, wellness tips, medical reports healthy recipes, and much more
- Gifts honoring your membership
Ways to Give
You can become a member of The Mayo Legacy through many planned giving options, such as:
- Charitable gift annuities
- Life insurance
- Stock and real estate
Call us at 1-800-297-1185 (toll-free) to learn more.
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