Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now
Gifts in a will or by beneficiary designation are two easy ways to improve the lives of those living with Ataxia for years to come — and they don’t cost anything now.
Please let us know if you’ve included a gift for the National Ataxia Foundation in your will or through a beneficiary designation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.
Gifts in a Will
Making a legacy gift in your will or trust is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a lasting impact for the National Ataxia Foundation. Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider making working towards a cure for Ataxia part of your life story through a legacy gift.
A gift in your will is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy and offers the following benefits:
Your gift will create your legacy of uplifting the Ataxia community.
You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.
Costs you nothing now to give in this way.
Four simple, “no-cost-now” ways to give in your will
A general bequest is a gift of a specific amount.
You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to the National Ataxia Foundation contingent upon the survival of your spouse.
Gifts by Beneficiary Designation
It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in promoting exchanges of ideas and innovation in Ataxia discovery — and it costs you nothing now.
By naming the National Ataxia Foundation as a beneficiary of these assets, you can power our mission for years to come and establish your personal legacy of helping to achieve our vision of a world without Ataxia.
Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:
Reduce or eliminate taxes
Reduce or avoid probate fees
No cost to you now to give
Create your legacy with NAF
Types of Gifts
Retirement plan assets
You can simply name the National Ataxia Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan to provide a better quality of life for people with Ataxia.
Life insurance policies
You can name the National Ataxia Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy. With this gift arrangement, NAF will receive the proceeds of your policy after your lifetime. You can change your beneficiary at any time and may reduce your estate taxes.
Bank or brokerage accounts
This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name the National Ataxia Foundation (Tax ID:41-0832903) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward eliminating Ataxia for future generations.
Funds remaining in your donor-advised fund
What remains in a donor-advised fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. When you name the National Ataxia Foundation as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value, you enable vital programs and services for Ataxia families.
How to update a beneficiary designation:
Simply contact your bank, retirement plan administrator, insurance company, or other financial institution to request a beneficiary designation form. You may also be able to log in to your account and update your beneficiaries online.
Please use our legal name: National Ataxia Foundation
Include our tax identification number: 41-0832903