The Thomas Legacy Society at Fred Hutch is a special group of supporters who have made a commitment through a gift in their will, trust or other planned gift to drive lifesaving cancer research and improve the lives of patients in the years to come.
As a member of the Thomas Legacy Society, you take your place at the forefront of cancer research with luminaries like Dr. E. Donnall Thomas and Dottie Thomas, the Society’s namesakes. Don Thomas developed bone marrow transplantation as a cure for leukemia, an achievement that earned him a Nobel Prize. Through a gift in their estate, Don and Dottie left a legacy not only of lifesaving scientific discoveries, but also of their spirit of generosity.
Your legacy gift is one of the most significant gifts you can make. Your support will make a difference in the lives of those fighting cancer and related diseases for many years to come.
More than 50,000 patients worldwide receive blood stem cell transplants annually, all tracing back to Don Thomas’ pioneering work.
More than 750 individuals have made a commitment to eliminating cancer by including Fred Hutch in their estate plans.
You can join the Thomas Legacy Society at any age! Members range in age from 29 to 106.
Thanks to our generous donors' foresight, planned gifts contributed nearly $16 million to Fred Hutch’s lifesaving research in 2022.
Thomas Legacy Society members feel deeply that cancer must be stopped. They are devoted to inspiring our world-renowned scientists and powering the groundbreaking research that will create new insights and treatments, translate discoveries into cures and transform the lives of millions. Here are stories of people like you who are committed to curing cancer.
We are deeply grateful for your generosity. When you notify us of your intended gift to Fred Hutch, you become a member of the Thomas Legacy Society and receive the following benefits and recognition opportunities:
*We respect the privacy of members who choose to remain anonymous.