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Gifts That Pay You Back

Did you know you can make a planned gift to the Epilepsy Foundation that returns payments to you? The IRS allows and encourages these creative plans that can stretch your giving ability.

Some of the best ways to support the Epilepsy Foundation are available through life-income gifts. These “gifts that pay you back” help you make a substantial contribution to us while increasing your income!

Charitable Remainder Trusts And Unitrusts

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A charitable remainder trust is a life-income arrangement that provides you and/or other beneficiaries with a stream of income for life or for a period of years. After the trust terminates, the remainder interest, will help support the Epilepsy Foundation.

Charitable Gift Annuities

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As a donor, you can make a sizable gift to the Epilepsy Foundation using cash, securities, or possibly other assets. In return, you become eligible to take a partial tax deduction for your donation, plus you receive a fixed stream of payments that are backed by the general resources of the Epilepsy Foundation for your lifetime.


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 $_____).

Gifts That Protect Your Assets

Some types of gifts can help you deal with highly appreciated property or a growing family business as your needs and lifestyle change. They can help protect against taxes that might consume much of the value you have worked so hard to grow.

Appreciated, non-cash assets can provide a unique opportunity to leverage your most valuable investments to achieve maximum impact with your charitable gift to the Epilepsy Foundation. We have several options that help you meet your personal planning goals, save taxes, and make a gift to the Epilepsy Foundation at the same time.


Charitable Lead Trusts

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A charitable lead trust provides support for the Epilepsy Foundation now—and helps your loved ones in the future with potential tax deductions and/or savings.

Retained Life Estate

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Your home is your biggest asset, but did you know can use it to make a gift to the Epilepsy Foundation and still live there? You can give us a significant asset but retain the security of using your property for the rest of your life and receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of the appraised value of your property.

Bargain Sale

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You can sell your residence or other property to the Epilepsy Foundation for a price below the appraised market value—a transaction that is part charitable gift and part sale.


Want to Connect Further?

Contact Us: Jeanette Stoltzfus at (301) 918-3753 or giving@efa.org

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!

Legal Name: Epilepsy Foundation of America

Tax ID Number: 52-0856660