Planned Giving


Whether you are taking your first steps toward drafting your will or considering an update to your estate plan, Transplant House of Cleveland is here to help you achieve your long-term charitable goals. By making these arrangements now, you help ensure a future where we can continue and expand our services to organ transplant patients and their families.

Types of Planned Gifts

We encourage you to discuss which giving option best fits your needs with your financial planner or estate planning attorney.* Types of gifts you may consider include:

  • Bequest in a will
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Retirement plan or IRA beneficiary designation
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Insurance beneficiary designation
  • Gift or real estate or other tangible property

Making a Planned Gift

To make a planned gift, here's some information to share with your financial planner or estate planning attorney:

Legal Name: Transplant House of Cleveland
Tax ID#: 27-2834616

If you have questions or would like more information, write to Elaine Turley, Executive Director, or call 440-340-3906.

Please let us know if you’ve included Transplant House in your will so that we can honor and thank you in your lifetime.

* If you do not have access to a financial planner or estate attorney, our partners at The Cleveland Foundation can educate you about planned giving options.  We would be happy to accompany you in a meeting with these partners or connect you so you can do the exploration yourself.



Friendships are central to the community at Transplant House. We see them develop over time at dinners or support gatherings. Sometimes they are instant - two caregivers talk across their patios and immediately understand each other, hold on, and don't let go.

Similarly, some of our most dedicated supporters come to us through friendships. One person's passionate advocacy, becomes his/her friends' great interest, as well.

John and Ann Kosco, of Piscataway, New Jersey, wouldn't know of Transplant House if not for their dear friend Brian Vitale. Brian was a House Trustee, philanthropist, and liver recipient who was dedicated to supporting and advocating for Transplant House, prior to his passing in 2020. Ann and John have been close friends of Brian and his wife Diane for over 20 years.  The couples enjoyed many dinners and vacations together, and Ann and John loved talking "investment strategy" with Brian.  "He was the maven, the connector, and the salesman, if you've read the book 'The Tipping Point,' " explains John, as he describes his admiration for his friend.

According to the Koscos, Brian was relentless in talking about the great work taking place at Transplant House and how much it needed philanthropic support so that others would have the same chance he did, to pursue organ transplant far from home.  Ann and John understood how their estate planning could have a very positive future impact on this mission, and they got to see their friend Brian's great delight by telling him of their decision.

We are honored to count the Koscos as supporters and friends and were thrilled to have them visit our campus for the first time at our 4th Annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, where we honored Brian's legacy.  The Koscos were among the event sponsors and were enthusiastic participants, with Ann being a medal winner!  The generosity of donors like Ann and John will help ensure that we are serving organ transplant patients and their families into the future.