Planned Giving

Planned and deferred gifts to the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation are important donations that provide a special way to continue a legacy of support and service to benefit forthcoming generations. They ensure that people with lupus and their families will have the help they need to cope with this devastating disease. Planned and deferred gifts also promise continued funding for research to prevent, treat, and cure lupus. Many of these gifts provide tax advantages and income benefits to the donors who make them.

Planned gifts typically come from a donor's assets rather than income, and can be either outright or deferred. Types of gifts include:

  • Bequests: including the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation in your Will
  • Charitable Trusts: either remainder or lead, which may be funded with highly appreciated securities
  • Special Gifts: appreciated securities; insurance policies; retirement plan assets; real estate holdings; and other real property

For more information, please contact us at 646.884.6000 or email

The Golick Family Legacy Society

Named for the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation’s founders, the Golick Family Legacy Society recognizes that special group of people who make a commitment to the future of our work by including the Foundation in their estate plans, most commonly through a bequest.

Friends who join The Golick Society will receive special recognition in Foundation publications, as well as exclusive invitations to events. Becoming a member of the society signifies that you share the vision, commitment, and leadership of the Golick family—to make Life Without Lupus a reality.

We highly recommend that donors consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift. For more information about gift-planning and how to become a member of The Golick Family Legacy Society, please contact us at 646.884.6000 or email