Planned Giving at AFTD

Choose to plan for a future free of FTD.

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Achieving a world without FTD is the focus of AFTD’s efforts every day – and that work requires a sustained commitment. Planned giving is a powerful way to ensure that AFTD is here in the future, to ensure the best help for families facing FTD today, and the best chances of treatment, prevention and a cure tomorrow. 

Setting up a planned gift can also benefit the donor by providing a significant tax benefit. There are several ways you can establish a planned gift that will benefit AFTD’s mission.

Bequests

The most frequent type of planned gift is a bequest through a will. Your gift to AFTD in your will can be a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after making provisions for your family and loved ones.

The following is sample bequest language, which may be adapted by your legal/financial advisor to fit your individual circumstances:

I hereby give to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), Federal Tax I.D. number 41-2073220, located at 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA, 19406, the sum of _____ or ____% of my estate, herein described, for the benefit of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration to be used by the Board of Directors as it may deem advisable.

Qualified Retirement Plans

You can make a charitable gift using the beneficiary designation of your IRA, 401(K) or other retirement plan. This type of gift avoids estate and income taxation on the assets accumulated tax-free during your lifetime.

Stocks

Securities (both publicly traded and closely held), bonds, and mutual funds can be used to make a gift to AFTD. A donor is entitled to a charitable tax deduction equal to the value of the securities on the date of the gift. AFTD is able to sell the securities and employ the proceeds, without reduction by capital gains taxes because of its status as a nonprofit organization.

Insurance

One of the simplest ways to make a significant contribution is to give a life insurance policy to AFTD. This can be done in a number of ways: you can give a policy you no longer need (change the ownership of the policy to AFTD), take out a new policy or name AFTD as a beneficiary of an existing policy.

Testimonials

AFTD is ensuring that the FTD community is represented, that we have a seat at the table and can participate in conversations about research, care strategies, education, and support for people and their families. The organization has been an extremely important part of my life, and because of my family’s being impacted by a mutation, I want to ensure there will be support systems for persons diagnosed and their families, researchers, and caregivers for the long term. Making a planned gift is a way of guaranteeing AFTD will be provided for and will thrive for many years to come. I would love to see FTD pushed to the forefront of public awareness and for research to continue making progress toward treatments and a cure.

We need to enable doctors to have tools necessary to identify this disease, and create a world that is supportive of people who face FTD.

I have made a planned gift to AFTD because I feel like I owe it to my husband – I want to ensure that help will always be there for others. My donation is a way that I can make sure no one else will experience anything close to what I did.

Having been involved with AFTD since nearly the beginning, I have seen how much we have grown. We’ve learned so much about how to drive research, to reach people with meaningful information, to provide support for people at every stage of this journey – but confronting FTD is not going to get any easier. There is more work to be done, and there are going to be new challenges. A planned gift demonstrates that you value the organization and what it has done for you, and what it can do for others. I want to continue doing good even when I am not here to see it.
Jary Larsen, AFTD Board member. His brother Peter was diagnosed with FTD in 2006, and died in 2013. Ruth W., former AFTD volunteer. Her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994. She learned it was FTD after his death in 1996. Beth Walter, AFTD Board alum. Her husband Mike was diagnosed with FTD in 2003, and died in 2006.

“AFTD is ensuring that the FTD community is represented, that we have a seat at the table and can participate in conversations about research, care strategies, education, and support for people and their families. The organization has been an extremely important part of my life, and because of my family’s being impacted by a mutation, I want to ensure there will be support systems for persons diagnosed and their families, researchers, and caregivers for the long term. Making a planned gift is a way of guaranteeing AFTD will be provided for and will thrive for many years to come.”

 

Jary Larsen, AFTD Board member. His brother Peter was diagnosed with FTD in 2006, and died in 2013.

I would love to see FTD pushed to the forefront of public awareness and for research to continue making progress toward treatments and a cure.

We need to enable doctors to have tools necessary to identify this disease, and create a world that is supportive of people who face FTD.

I have made a planned gift to AFTD because I feel like I owe it to my husband – I want to ensure that help will always be there for others. My donation is a way that I can make sure no one else will experience anything close to what I did.

 

Ruth W., former AFTD volunteer. Her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994. She learned it was FTD after his death in 1996.

Having been involved with AFTD since nearly the beginning, I have seen how much we have grown. We’ve learned so much about how to drive research, to reach people with meaningful information, to provide support for people at every stage of this journey – but confronting FTD is not going to get any easier. There is more work to be done, and there are going to be new challenges. A planned gift demonstrates that you value the organization and what it has done for you, and what it can do for others. I want to continue doing good even when I am not here to see it.

 

Beth Walter, AFTD Board alum. Her husband Mike was diagnosed with FTD in 2003, and died in 2006.

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If you would like to discuss planned giving with us, please contact Amanda Knight at 267-758-8648, or by e-mail at aknight@theaftd.org.