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LEAVING A LEGACY TO PWSA (USA)
THROUGH YOUR WILL OR ESTATE PLAN

Jess and Barb 2005Using Estate Gifts to Help Seek Brighter Horizons for Children and Adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome:

By including the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association in your will or estate plan, you are making an important commitment to the Association and all individuals who are impacted by PWS and related conditions.

Your bequest can play a major role in helping to secure the resources necessary to accomplish our goals including providing education designed to improve the quality of life for everyone with the syndrome and all the people who support them.

Your bequest will help support research on PWSA and related conditions, which will significantly impact the understanding of obesity and appetite regulation in the general population.

Finally, your bequest will support instilling compassion and understanding through our dedication and sensitivity in providing awareness and enlightened knowledge about the syndrome.

Types of Bequests:

Unrestricted Bequest: This bequest is used for general purposes such as the programs and services that PWSA offers.

Restricted Bequest: This bequest is used to support a specific program that PWSA offers such as research endeavors, education and awareness, bereavement or The Parent Mentoring Program. We welcome restricted gifts and would happy to assist you in choosing a program which best matches your intentions.

Ways of Making a Bequest:

Specific Bequest: This type of bequest is an asset/assets such as cash, securities, retirement plan benefits and IRA's. You may designate a specific amount or percentage of the property as the gift.

Residuary Bequest: This type of bequest is honored after all other bequests have been satisfied and all debts, expenses and taxes have been paid.

Contingent Bequest: This type of bequest is fulfilled if certain conditions are met. For instance, if your primary beneficiary does not survive you, you can indicate your next choice through a contingent designation.

Naming Us In Your Estate Plan: Language for Making a Bequest In Your Will:

Information provided on our Internet site is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please share the following suggested bequest language with your attorney when drafting a will or codicil that will achieve your charitable estate plans.

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA), a charitable corporation located at 8588 Potter Park Drive, Suite 500 in Sarasota, Florida 34238, (___% of my estate) or (the sum of $___) or (the following described property___) or (all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) for (the general use of the Prader-Willi Association) or (for the following use or purposes____).

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Bequests of cash, securities and other assets to PWSA (USA) entitle your estate to a charitable deduction that can reduce or eliminate estate tax liability.

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association is an IRS-qualified 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Copies of our tax-exempt letter are available upon request. The PWSA (USA) federal identification number is 41-1306908.

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Please call PWSA (USA) at (800) 926-4797 if you would like further information on making a bequest.

 

  Last Edited: 02/09/2012

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