Learn About Wills and Bequests

What are the benefits of making a bequest?

  1. You leave a lasting legacy for a cause important to you
  2. You may reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  3. You may receive estate tax charitable deduction

How can I learn more?

How do I make a bequest?

A bequest provides a significant gift to continue to defeat brain disease made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can make a legacy gift. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family friends or the the American Brain Foundation as part of your estate plan, or through a beneficiary designation form.

What are my options?

A bequest can be made in several ways:
  1. You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset
  2. You can gift a percentage of your estate
  3. You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate
  4. You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets

How do I get started?