Leave a Legacy
When you leave a legacy to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, you make sure that the agency’s programs continue to help those who need it!
Your Gift is a Lasting Tribute
Since 1953, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati has played an important role in the lives of thousands of individuals with seizures by offering unique programs to counter the often devastating effects of epilepsy. From a therapeutic camping program and school support for children to education, job training, support groups, counseling, group homes for adults with epilepsy, advocacy and public awareness initiatives, the Foundation helps people with epilepsy and their families enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
In order to continue these vital programs, the Epilepsy Foundation needs financial assistance from you. When you leave a legacy to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, you make sure that the vitality of these programs remains uncompromised for generations to come!
Frequently Asked Questions. . .
How do I leave a gift for the Epilepsy Foundation?
You can arrange a gift in several ways, the most common being through a will. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount, others leave a percentage of their estate or assets left over after their family has been provided for. Some people give something they own, such as a car or their home; still others leave a paid-up life insurance policy.
Must I have an estate in order to leave a legacy to the Epilepsy Foundation?
An estate is simply a word used to describe any property, money or personal belongings that one has at the time of their death. Most people leave an estate when they die, even though they may not have a great deal of wealth. Anyone can arrange to leave a charitable gift from their estate when they pass away.
Who can help arrange for a gift?
You can call the Executive Director at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati for help in arranging for you to leave a legacy.
You can also contact your financial planner, lawyer, accountant or insurance agent about leaving a gift to the foundation. If you do not have a relationship with a professional, you can find referral numbers on the back of this brochure.
Do I have to include my gift to the Epilepsy Foundation in my will?
To be certain that the Epilepsy Foundation receives your intended gift, you should state your intention in your will. Without a will, you lose control over your belongings after your death. Your property and finances are settled according to state laws whether or not they coincide with your intentions or your family’s wishes.
How can I leave a legacy in memory of a person or for a specific purpose at the Foundation?
A gift is a wonderful way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life. You may also want to consider restricting your gift for specific use, such as research or for building a new facility. This kind of memorial gift can be made in your will, the same way that you would leave a personal gift from your estate. You just need to make clear that the gift is in memory of a particular person or for a specific use.
Should I inform the Epilepsy Foundation when I leave a legacy?
This is a decision that is entirely yours to make. If you inform the Epilepsy Foundation in advance, then we can recognize your generosity. We can also talk to you about specific opportunities for giving.