Planned Giving Information

A will is the easiest and most effective means to ensure that you fully provide for your family and that your assets are distributed as you wish. Gifts by will, or bequests, both large and small, are important to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter. A gift to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter through your will has several advantages:

  • Charitable gifts made through your will are 100% deductible for estate tax purposes.
  • A charitable bequest may place your estate in a lower estate tax bracket.

You may specify that your bequest is used for general purposes of the Foundation or for a particular area of interest.

Here is an example of how a bequest to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter can be worded:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter for its general purposes all (or state fraction or percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real or personal."

Or:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter the sum of $_________ to be used for the general purposes of the Foundation."

Lupus Foundation of America,
DC/MD/VA Chapter
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 415 Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 787-5384
Fax: (202) 787-5399
Email: bwachtel@lupusdmv.org