Make a Gift

Whitehead Institute’s groundbreaking research into cancer, Parkinson’s and other intractable human diseases is made possible by the generous support of our donors. Please consider making a gift today.

Make a gift now

You can make your gift securely online with Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Alternatively, please print and complete the giving form (PDF) and return to: Whitehead Institute Advancement Office, 455 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Make a gift of securities

If you have appreciated securities, donating them is a great way to support Whitehead while potentially avoiding capital gains taxes. Donating securities is easy and best accomplished by electronic transfer via a broker. Download our electronic transfer instructions (PDF), or feel free to contact us for additional details.

Make a tribute gift

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to remember a loved one, honor someone special, or celebrate a special occasion. Whitehead Institute will send notification of your gift to the honoree, or in the case of memorial gifts, a loved one or family member. You can make tribute gifts online or by mailing the giving form (PDF) to: Whitehead Institute Advancement Office, 455 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Make a planned gift

Planned gifts can provide long-term support to Whitehead Institute's research programs while potentially providing financial benefits to you and your family. Whitehead Institute accepts bequests, retirement assets (such as IRAs) and life insurance; we can also work with you to set up charitable gift annuities, lead trusts or remainder trusts. Please contact Judy Sager at for a personalized gift illustration or for more information about ways to support Whitehead with a planned gift.


Whitehead Institute welcomes gifts through your will or estate plan. Testamentary gifts are an important source of support for Whitehead’s research programs. A bequest allows you to retain control of your assets, leaving them unencumbered during your lifetime. It costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for the institute in the future. These gifts are not subject to federal estate taxes.


Please feel free to contact us for additional information about giving or gift designations.

Whitehead Office of Advancement
455 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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