Planned Giving



Planned giving, also known as legacy planning or giving, is a form of charitable donation of one’s estate or assets that an individual makes to a nonprofit organization by way of will or other designation. These gifts are typically made by an individual to a cause that is important to them with the assistance of a financial planner. Learn more below about the smart ways to make a difference and leave a legacy.

Build a Legacy with Us

Legacy planning does not require great wealth. What it does require is generosity of spirit – the desire to share what you have for the benefit of others. The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to ensuring that your planned gift makes a real and enduring impact. Every donation touches the life of an individual living with epilepsy.

With the help of generous supporters, the Epilepsy Foundation provides essential programs and services to the 3.4 million Americans who live with epilepsy, as well as their families. By extending support through a planned gift, you make a solemn promise to help us lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

Sample, Non-Binding Bequest Language

I give to the Epilepsy Foundation of America, located in Bowie, MD federal tax identification number 52-0856660, ________% of my total estate (or $_____).

2.) Make your transfer manually.
If you’d like to donate stocks through your broker, they can make a transfer with your approval online. For a manual transfer, you can make a direct donation by using the account information listed below:

A/C Name: Epilepsy Foundation – Contingency Account
A/C#: 072-106453
DTC#: 0015
Epilepsy Foundation Tax ID #: 52-0856660

Donor Advised Fund

Resources for Financial Advisors

As a nonprofit organization, we share your values and take the same care when it comes to helping our donors plan charitable gifts to the Epilepsy Foundation. Please use these tools as you help your clients with their charitable plans, and feel free to contact us for more information or assistance. We believe that charitable planning is a process that ideally involves the donor, professional advisors and our gift planning staff—all working together to arrange the best gift possible.

Legal Name: Epilepsy Foundation of America
Tax ID Number: 52-0856660

Want to Connect Further?

Contact us at 1-800-213-5821 or [email protected]

For all planned gifts, consult your legal and/or financial advisor as you consider your options.

Let us know if the Epilepsy Foundation is in your plans!


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