Congratulations on taking the first steps in learning more about how you can leave a bequest with the Acoustic Neuroma Legacy Society. Your thoughtful gift will have a lasting impact on the Acoustic Neuroma Association, acoustic neuroma patients and the communities that we serve.
We know that there is much to consider and a lot of information to understand. We are here to answer any questions that you may have when it comes to leaving a legacy to ANA and are happy to help you navigate the process.
What is your legacy?
When you include a gift to ANA in your estate plans, you become a part of an instrumental group of individuals whose donations further enable us to make certain that our most innovative and effective programs continue in the future.
A bequest can designate a specific dollar amount or a percentage, proportionate to your estate size, of the remainder of your estate after others have received their share.
Jeffrey D. Barr
Make a Bequest
We encourage you to discuss these strategies with your estate planning attorney as you prepare to create or update your estate plans.
1. Specific bequest. This is an outright bequest that is a gift of a certain item to a particular beneficiary. If the item has been disposed of before death, the bequest is not effective and no claim can be made to another property.
2. General bequest. This is an outright bequest and is usually a gift of a stated sum of money. It remains effective even if there is not sufficient cash to make the bequest; other estate assets must be sold to meet the bequest.
3. Residuary bequest. This is an outright bequest of the "rest, residue and remainder" of your estate after all other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid. Your estate is divided according to percentages of the residue to ensure that beneficiaries receive the proportions you desire.
4. Contingent bequest. This is a bequest made on the condition that a certain event must occur before distribution to the beneficiary. This bequest is specific in nature and is not effective if the condition is not met.
If your will is current, all that is needed is the addition of a one page codicil (a legal instrument made to modify an earlier will) to make a bequest and provide a lasting legacy, helping you to make a difference today for future generations. Click here for bequest language to share with your attorney.
QUESTIONS? We're Here To Help
Please contact us if you have any questions about including Acoustic Neuroma Association in your estate plans.
Thank you for your support! Your gift, large or small, is important to ANA and helps us fulfill our mission.
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Programs and Development