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Legacy Giving

For more than 90 years Easterseals Iowa has been providing services to support individuals with disabilities in our Iowa communities, ensuring the individuals we support live with independence and dignity, while supporting the entire family caring for a loved one with a disability. We invite you to join us by leaving a legacy of support for this important work. Thank you to our current Legacy Society donors.

Your Legacy Gift Supports

Why Make a Planned Gift

  1. Your planned gift to Easterseals Iowa expresses your commitment to individuals with disabilities and provides for the future as part of your legacy.
  2. As a member of the Legacy Society, you can show your personal passion by remembering Easterseals Iowa in your will, trust or other planned gift. No gift has more lasting impact.
  3. Planned gifts take $0 out of the bank account today, so it’s perfect for donors of all levels.
  4. In all situations, post-life estates go to either family, the government or charity. You can both provide for your family and then ensure your charitable wishes are honored by designating your gift to Easterseals Iowa.
  5. Planned gifts ensure a great future. According to Bryan Clontz, President and Co-Founder of Charitable Solutions, LLC, “By 2030 if your nonprofit does not have 20% of its operating budget covered by a 5% endowment distribution, it is probable it will cease to exist.”
  6. The impact of 400 Annual Gifts = the impact of 1 Planned Gift (Philanthropy 100 Performance Benchmarking Initiative)

Examples of Legacy Gifts Include

Suggested Language for Bequests

I give to the Easter Seals Society of Iowa, Inc., the sum of ____ dollars/ ____ percentage of my estate for its general purposes. The Easter Seal Society of Iowa, Inc. is an Iowa non-profit corporation, Tax ID# 42-0707100, whose principal office is currently located at 401 NE 66th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, or its successor in interest. My express intent is that this gift be made to and used exclusively by said organization, and not made to or used by, in whole or in part, any other Easter Seals-affiliated organization, whether local or national in nature.

Making your Gift to Easterseals Iowa

If you have already arranged for a planned gift, we would like to honor your support. If you are still considering a gift, please let us know so we can help you and your advisors complete your gift in a way that benefits your estate and makes clear your intention to support Easterseals Iowa. You can contact us at 515-309-9774.

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