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What Is 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.

Create Your Legal Will and Legacy Gift

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 $_____).

Outright Gifts

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You can support the Epilepsy Foundation with outright gifts that do not impact the way you live and that cost nothing during your lifetime.

Gifts that Work for You

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Support the Epilepsy Foundation through life-income gifts that can stretch your giving ability. These gifts help you make a substantial contribution to us while increasing your income! Appreciated, non-cash assets can also provide a unique opportunity to leverage your most valuable investments to achieve maximum impact with your charitable gift to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Planned Giving Resources

We want to help make your planned giving experience and process as smooth and seamless as possible. Connect with us and learn more about the options available for how to plan your legacy with the Epilepsy Foundation.

Estate Planning

Anyone can create an estate plan. A person’s estate includes anything that they own, including tangible and intangible assets. Estate planning allows a person to designate who will receive their assets after they pass.

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

Donor Advised Fund


Want to Connect Further?

Contact Us: Jeanette Stoltzfus at (301) 918-3753 or

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!