Legacy Giving

Planned Giving

As an Easterseals Midwest supporter, you have demonstrated your personal commitment to our work through your generous annual giving. Now, we ask you to consider making a special gift–a Legacy Society gift made through your estate plans.

Families throughout our community depend on Easterseals Midwest to be there for their loved ones today and into the future. Your Legacy Society gift will ensure that your personal and philanthropic interests and wishes are recorded and protected.

Joining the Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes donors who ensure Easterseals Midwest's future by naming us in their will or estate plans. Legacy Society gifts provide a foundation of future support for the full range of Easterseals Midwest's services–from community living and autism services, to early childhood education and employment services.

Legacy Society donors receive quarterly updates from our CEO, Wendy Sullivan. They are also invited to all Easterseals Midwest major donor events and are given special recognition in our annual report.

Getting Started

Estate planning does not need to be cumbersome or complicated.

Here are four easy steps to help get you started.

1. Gather information about your assets, including any retirement funds, bank accounts, or real estate.

2. Think about the people and organizations that matter most to you and how you would like to provide for them.

3. Consider who can serve as your executor.

4. Meet with a professional. If you do not have an attorney in mind, the local chapter of the American Bar Association can make a referral.

Your Options

Most Legacy Society members make their gift through a will, but there are many ways to make a planned gift. Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts have immediate tax benefits, and can offer you, as the donor, income for life.

Another option is to name Easterseals Midwest as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account. Like a bequest, these gifts will help to ensure that Easterseals Midwest can meet the needs of future generations.

These gifts are easy to implement, and are often a tax-wise strategy for donors. Plus, you will enjoy the pride and peace of mind that comes with leaving a legacy gift that will benefit this and future generations. Contact your plan or policy administrator for a change of beneficiary form to name Easterseals Midwest in your retirement and life insurance accounts.

To name Easterseals Midwest in your estate plans, you will need the following information:

Legal Name: Easterseals Midwest
Address: 11933 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63146-3203
Telephone: 1.800.200.2119
Tax ID: 43-0979927

We are Counting on You

Your past support has helped us get to where we are today. Please join our Legacy Society by making a planned gift. It will make all the difference.

Legacy Society gifts ensure that Easterseals Midwest's services will be here for those we support for generations to come.

Thank you for your consideration.

Click here to download the Legacy Society Information Guide

If you have questions or would like to learn more,
please contact us at 314-394-7100 or friends@esmw.org


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