Baker Institute for Animal Health

DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF VETERINARY INFECTIOUS DISEASES, IMMUNOLOGY, CANCER, REPRODUCTION, GENOMICS AND EPIGENOMICS

Giving to the Baker Institute

The Baker Institute for Animal Health has had a special relationship with animal lovers ever since its founding in 1950. The advances and discoveries made at the Institute that have benefitted millions of animals would not have been possible without help from people like you who want to realize and promote innovative solutions to problems in animal health.

Read more about how your donations help our scientists achieve landmark discoveries that make a real difference in the lives of animals.

Making your donation is easy, and we offer choices tailored to your preferences.

Gifts may be charged using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card.

For information on making a gift by mail or phone, please call Sheila Reakes, Director, Annual Giving to the Baker Institute: (607) 256-5604 or email us.

Planned Gifts
Unlike cash gifts, planned gifts provide financial resources for the Institute's future while you receive immediate tax benefits and/or income based on the investment type you choose. If you would like to discuss any of these options below, please contact the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at 607.256.5604.

Bequests - You can help ensure better health for future generations of animals by naming the Institute as a beneficiary in your will.

If you decide to bequeath money or property to the Baker Institute for Animal Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine, you and your lawyer may find the following examples of language helpful:

  1. An unrestricted bequest for general purposes:
    I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Cornell University, an educational corporation in Ithaca, New York, for the benefit of the Baker Institute for Animal Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine {.... Dollars} {.... Percent} {all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate}.
  2. A bequest for endowment:
    I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Cornell University, an educational corporation in Ithaca, New York, for the benefit of the Baker Institute for Animal Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine {.... Dollars} {.... Percent} {all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate} to establish and endowment fund to be known as the {(name of) Fund}, the income from which shall support the research, education and outreach programs of the Baker Institute for Animal Health.

Gifts to establish a permanent endowed fund are subject to minimum gift amounts established by the Cornell University Board of Trustees. The current minimum for unrestricted endowment funds is $100,000.

Life Income Agreements - This option allows you to make the Center the remainder beneficiary of a trust you create during your lifetime while retaining income for yourself and /or that of a second beneficiary. You receive an immediate tax deduction when you create your trust.

Trusts - By establishing a trust, donors either name the Center as the trust beneficiary or place assets in a trust fund that will generate income for the Institute over a specified term.

Stocks - Through your gift of appreciated securities, stocks, or bonds to the Institute, you may avoid some or all of the capital gains tax by deducting their full current market value as a charitable contribution.

We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity.

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