Support Continued Excellence at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

There is no force more powerful than the committed generosity of an individual donor when it comes to advancing innovation and securing change at Mount Sinai. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is at the forefront of innovation in the field of medical education, designing programs and curricula to ensure that our physicians-in-training are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing field.

At Icahn Mount Sinai, we believe in the transformative power of community and the impact of collective support. Thanks to your generous contributions, we've been able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and the future of health care.

  1. Empowering Deserving Individuals: Your support has enabled us to provide medical education to deserving individuals who might not have had the opportunity otherwise. You've helped pave the way for the next generation of compassionate and skilled healthcare professionals.

  2. Nourishing Our Community: Through your generosity, we've funded the Student Food Pantry, ensuring that our students have access to nutritious meals and can focus on their studies without the burden of food insecurity.

  3. Investing in Our Future: Your contributions have gone towards important school improvements that will benefit generations of students to come. From cutting-edge research facilities to enhanced learning environments, your support creates a legacy of excellence.

Your belief in our mission and your commitment to our institution have a lasting impact on Mount Sinai and the broader community. We extend our heartfelt thanks for your dedication to the betterment of medical education, student well-being, and the future of healthcare. Together, we continue to make a profound difference.

Make a Gift

Making a planned gift to the Icahn School of Medicine is a thoughtful and impactful way to support our institution's mission and leave a lasting legacy. Planned gifts are contributions that are arranged in advance and typically realized after a donor's lifetime. Here's some information about making a planned gift:

  1. Types of Planned Gifts: There are various ways to make a planned gift, including bequests in wills, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gifts of life insurance, and more. Each type of planned gift offers unique benefits and tax advantages.
  2. Wills and Bequests: A bequest in your will is one of the simplest ways to make a planned gift. You can designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or even specific assets to support the Icahn School of Medicine.
  3. Charitable Remainder Trusts: These trusts allow you to receive income during your lifetime while ultimately benefiting the School. After your lifetime, the trust assets are transferred to the institution.
  4. Charitable Lead Trusts: This type of trust provides income to the School for a specified period, after which the assets are returned to you or your heirs.
  5. Life Insurance: You can designate the Icahn School of Medicine as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, allowing for a substantial future gift.
  6. Tax Benefits: Planned giving often comes with significant tax advantages, such as reduced estate taxes, potential income tax deductions, and more. Consult with a financial advisor or attorney to explore the benefits specific to your situation.
  7. Impact: Your planned gift can be directed toward areas of the School that matter most to you, whether it's scholarships, medical research, faculty support, or facility enhancements.
  8. Recognition: Donors making planned gifts are often recognized as members of a legacy society, which may include exclusive events and other special acknowledgments.
  9. Consultation: It's advisable to consult with an estate planning professional to ensure that your planned gift aligns with your financial goals and that it complies with applicable laws.
  10. Documentation: Be sure to document your planned gift intentions in writing, and notify the Icahn School of Medicine to ensure your wishes are carried out as intended.

By making a planned gift to the Icahn School of Medicine, you can leave a significant and lasting impact on our institution and contribute to the advancement of medical education, research, and healthcare for generations to come.

To discuss planned giving, contact:

Nora Nasif Rahaim
Senior Director of Development, Legacy Gifts
Office of Development/Planned Giving, Mount Sinai Health System
Email:  nora.rahaim [at] mountsinai.org (nora[dot]rahaim[at]mountsinai[dot]org)