Planned Giving FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a planned gift?

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A planned gift is a donation that is arranged in the present and given at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away.

Why do people make planned gifts?

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Planned gifts allow you to make a meaningful gift to The Assistance Fund that reflects your beliefs and values while leaving a unique legacy to memorialize those values and beliefs. Making a planned gift allows donors to make a larger gift with more impact than many can afford to give during their lifetimes.

What are the benefits of planned giving?

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Planned gifts can provide tax advantages today or reduce tax burdens to the beneficiaries of your estate, depending on how the gift is structured. Even with the increased standard deduction in the tax law that became effective January 1, 2018, an immediate income tax charitable deduction resulting from a planned gift may lead to itemizing deductions and greater tax savings.

How do planned gifts help people who rely on The Assistance Fund?

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Planned gifts ensure that we always have the funding needed to support patients who turn to us for assistance. When you make a commitment today to donate in the future, you help to ensure we have the funding to continue supporting patients living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases who cannot afford the cost of their critical treatment.

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