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What does leaving a legacy mean? For Anna, it meant a chance to continue to do good works that helped other people after she died. When her husband Ed was diagnosed with glaucoma, both their lives changed. Anna was grateful to the people who helped them adjust to a new reality. After Ed passed, she amended her will to bequest a grant to Glaucoma Research Foundation, as a way of giving back, and helping to find a cure. It was a gift of love to Ed, in his honor, and for everyone who came after. The work she did in life continued even after her passing. She made a difference.
You can, too.
Charitable bequests are a tax-free way to give to important foundations without impacting your current income. You can give generously to Glaucoma Research Foundation and lower the tax burdens on your heirs. It’s a great way to help others, protect your beneficiaries, and ensure your legacy.
As you review your estate plans, you may come across assets that will generate heavy tax burdens for your family. Such items may be subject to both income taxes and inheritance taxes.
These taxes can be lessened by a charitable donation set up through your estate. In most cases, bequests are deducted in full from any estate tax.
This allows you to make a donation that doesn’t impact your current income level. And it is good for Glaucoma Research Foundation, because it ensures that we have the ability to continue our important work for many years to come.
Everyone who wants to give has a different economic and social circumstance. We understand that, and want the bequest process to be as easy and as unburdensome on you as possible. Bequests, designated in your will for Glaucoma Research Foundation, may be structured in several ways.
Your generous bequest helps the Foundation in many ways. It allows us to continue our:
Together, we can make lives better and brighter. We thank you for your support, your care, and your gift of love.
For further assistance, please contact:
Nancy M. Graydon
Executive Director of Development, Glaucoma Research Foundation
(415) 986-3162, ext. 231
Last reviewed on October 29, 2017