Designated Donors Brochure

What legacy will you leave behind?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Designated Donor? A charitable bequest is a common and vital part of estate planning. Whether you prefer a bequest of cash or a plan that creates a trust that leaves behind assets, planning ahead makes for a smooth, often tax-deductible, transfer of property that that feels good and does good! To get started: • Contact your financial advisor today to begin your estate planning or to update existing plans. • Contact MADD if you’d like more detailed information on the types of charitable giving: call 877.ASK.MADD or visit madd.org/designateddonor • Let us know that we’ve been included in your plans. We’ll make sure you get important updates and invitations to Designated Donor events. How will my charitable contribution be used? We proudly invest 75% of all donations directly into our programs and services. Our donor relations team will be happy to work with you to ensure your gift is directed towards the areas of our mission that you care about the most. Charitable bequests can be as simple as including a statement of your intent to donate in your will. Your advisor can help you set up a donation without much difficulty. Some estate plans are more effective than others. What many of the best plans have in common, however, is a well-thought-out will that is designed to work in concert with other estate planning tools. Financial advisors as well as estate planning resource materials can help identify which path is best for you.

On a daily basis, we tend to display our values – what we believe in, the concepts we cherish and the goals we seek to achieve – through our words and actions. But what do our plans for tomorrow say? Supporters like you share Mother Against Drunk Driving’s® (MADD) commitment to ending drunk driving, fighting drugged driving, supporting the victims of these violent crimes, and preventing underage drinking. Thanks to your long-term support, you’ve helped shape and build a future of No More Victims® . Still, despite significant and measurable progress: One in two people will be impacted by drunk driving sometime in their lifetime We all share our roadways with potential tragedy, driving alongside more than 300,000 incidences of drunk driving every single day. The burgeoning and deadly opioid crisis continually puts more drugged drivers on the road, both from prescription and illegal drugs We here at MADD appreciate the heart, time, commitment, financial investment and trust that our supporters give us every day. And, by becoming a Designated Donor, you can create a legacy for our work together via a charitable gift in your will, trust, or other estate planning vehicle.

To learn more about our current programs, legislative initiatives and victims support services, please visit madd.org.

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