Antoine Marfan was a groundbreaking French pediatrician who described the first cases of the syndrome that would later bear his name. Throughout his career, he created a long list of improvements in medical care that are the legacy of his dedication to helping mankind.
Because of his commitment to providing immediate help to his patients while furthering the long-term development of medicine, it is fitting that he is the namesake of the National Marfan Foundation’s planned giving donor society. The name also reflects NMF’s combination of immediate and long-term goals to improve the lives of people living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
The Antoine Marfan Legacy Society recognizes those who are building a personal legacy that reflects the priorities of their lives and funds those priorities far into the future. All planned giving donors receive membership in the Society.
The NMF can help individuals and families tailor current and planned gifts that will be appropriate for their personal estate planning needs and that will also benefit the Marfan syndrome and related disorders community, both today and for years to come.
Planned giving vehicles include:
WILLS AND BEQUESTS: Designate a specific amount of money, or a percentage of your estate to go to NMF. This type of gift benefits your heirs by reducing the taxable size of your estate.
LIFE INSURANCE: Name NMF as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or donate an asset to NMF and use the tax savings to purchase life insurance with a benefit for your heirs that’s equal to the amount of the donated asset.
APPRECIATED PROPERTY: If you have stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets that have increased in value, it may make sense to donate them rather than sell them and pay capital gains taxes. Gift acceptance subject to NMF review.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST: A donation of property or money to NMF that allows you to continue to use the property and/or receive income from it. You do not pay capital gains taxes on the donated assets and you receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the interest the trust earned. The charity receives the principal after a specified period of time, and the asset is removed from your estate, reducing subsequent estate taxes.
CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST: An asset is held in trust and NMF receives regular income based on its value for your lifetime. The asset then passes back to your heirs.
To view the NMF's Gift Acceptance Policy click here.
For more information contact Jennifer Grignoli, Director of Development at (516) 883-8712 ext 141 or email@example.com for detailed information and personalized assistance in designing a gift plan that will best meet the specific needs of you and your family.