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

The Mayo LegacyWays to Give

You can become a member of The Mayo Legacy through many planned giving options, such as:

  • Wills
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Trusts
  • Life insurance
  • Stock and real estate

Call us at 1-800-297-1185 (toll-free) to learn more.

Benefactor Stories

For more than a century, Mayo Clinic has been a worldwide leader in healthcare, helping transform the lives of patients with the latest innovations in medical care. Learn how others have strengthened their ties to Mayo and given back so that more patients can benefit in the future. Read more


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