Planned Giving

Make a Planned Gift to MRA


By making a bequest to MRA – a gift in your will or living trust that costs you nothing in your lifetime – you can ensure future funding for melanoma research for years to come. Bequests are flexible and may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your assets, specific assets, or what’s left after making certain other dispositions of your assets.

If you already have a will and would like to add the Melanoma Research Alliance as a beneficiary, you can do so by adding as little as one sentence to complete your gift:

“I give to the Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation, of Washington, DC, Tax ID #26-1636099 (all or ___ percent of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.” Or “I give to the Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation, of Washington, DC”, Tax ID 26-1636099, the sum of $______ for its general purpose.”


To make the process of writing a will and creating a bequest easy, we’ve partnered with FreeWill, a free, online tool that allows you to create a will or living trust from the comfort of your home.

Visit to start your legacy today.  If you have a more complicated estate or would prefer to finalize your will with an attorney, FreeWill can also be used to create a documented set of wishes to bring to your lawyer’s office.

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Beneficiary Gifts through Retirement Plans & Bank Accounts

You may designate the Melanoma Research Alliance as the primary or contingent beneficiary through your retirement plan such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b), life insurance policy or other account. This is a simple and powerful way to support lifesaving melanoma research without updating your will.

  • Contact your plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form.
  • On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like us to receive. Please list us as: 

Legal Name: Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation
Address: 730 15th St., NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
Federal Tax ID: 26-1636099

For questions or more information, please contact Janine Rauscher, Associate Director of Development & Information Management, or (202) 336-8944.

Yes, MRA is in My Plans

If you have already made a legacy gift to MRA, please let us know. We want to thank you and learn more about the research that matters to you.