Michael Ortman, Arthritis Foundation board chair, knows all too well how juvenile arthritis (JA) can impact a family for a lifetime.
When his son, Daniel, was 11 years old, he began complaining of pain in his foot and ankle. The Ortmans took Daniel to numerous doctors to determine the cause, and after he was diagnosed with a bone scan, Mike and his wife, Kate, were told that Daniel had JA – and that it was spreading to other joints in his body. His parents watched as Daniel went from an active, tree-climbing, independent child to a boy who needed a wheelchair and assistance performing everyday tasks.
Now 27, Daniel continues to struggle with mobility, and has spent most of the last three years homebound. Although he has experienced some recent victories, he still struggles from the ongoing physical and mental challenges of arthritis.
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Help us champion the fight against arthritis with planned giving! In our past posts in the Planned Giving Series, we discussed the type of planned gifts we accept and an overview of planned giving to help you better understand how planned gifts differ from other types of donations to the Arthritis Foundation.
In our last post about how to give (part one), we talked about several types of gift models we accept that have multiple benefits for you and your loved ones, including bequests, beneficiary designation gifts, charitable gift annuities and more. Below, we’ll discuss additional alternate types of planned gifts you can make, which will help make a difference in the lives of those with arthritis for years to come!
Continue reading Planned Giving Options: How to Give – Part Two
When you leave a planned gift with the Arthritis Foundation, you’ll help us improve the lives of those with arthritis – and you’ll leave a lasting legacy that will help us make a difference in the arthritis community for years to come.
So far, in our planned giving series, we’ve discussed how planned giving can benefit you and your loved ones both during your lifetime and after you leave your legacy with the Arthritis Foundation – no matter what type of gift you make!
In this post, we’ll discuss the various types of planned giving that might provide tax benefits, additional income, and even more. Read more about the types of gift models you can donate below.
Continue reading Planned Giving Options: How to Give – Part One
Leaving your legacy with the Arthritis Foundation allows us to continue our fight against arthritis, so you’ll know that you’ve made a difference in the arthritis community for years to come. Planned giving is one of the most flexible, beneficial ways you can help us improve lives and conquer America’s leading cause of disability.
In our last post introducing you to planned giving, you learned about some of the high-level benefits you could experience when you donate a planned gift. Now we’ll differentiate the benefits you (and your loved ones) can realize depending on the type of planned gift you make.
Read a brief overview of the many types of donations you can make below.
Continue reading So Many Ways to Give: Your Planned Giving Options
How do you want to leave your legacy? Some people have shaped history, leaving behind memorable works of art, monuments and landmarks; others have helped to enact lasting political and historical change. By donating a planned gift to the Arthritis Foundation, you too can leave an impact – by providing much-needed support for people living with arthritis, helping us to find a cure and to help families say Yes, day after day.
What is a Planned Gift?
A planned gift is a donation (usually to charities) that occurs at a later date, whether after your death or after the death of your last beneficiary. You and your financial advisor will decide what assets are distributed and how they are gifted. These donations can take place in a variety of forms, including:
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