Include the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter in your estate planning
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Join our legacy builders by making a bequest or other estate gift that assures the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter of future funding that will help us continue to provide free programs to Wisconsin's most critically injured veterans and enhance research and education to speed the development of treatments and new resources for paralysis. Give with confidence knowing that we are Wisconsin's only 4-Star Charity Navigator rated, 501(c)(3) Veteran Service Organization.
Commonly Asked Questions:
What is a bequest?
A charitable bequest can take many forms. It might be a sum of money or specific item of property (such as real estate, an automobile, or other physical asset) that you decide to leave to a charity. A contingent charitable bequest, meanwhile, can be made if an alternate beneficiary named in your trust or will was to be deceased.
Do I need to change my will to make a bequest?
You don’t need a will to make a charitable beneficiary designation, and you don’t need to change an existing will. You can simply name the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter as a beneficiary of your private and/or employer sponsored life insurance policy or policies. You may also name the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter as a beneficiary of any retirement accounts, or other savings, brokerage, annuity, or retirement accounts.
Bequests – Gifts from Your Will or Estate
Charitable bequests are made through a will, a legal document that specifies how an individual’s property is to be distributed after death. A bequest made through either a will can provide tax benefits to the donor and their heirs as well as providing needed resources for Paralyzed Veterans of America – Wisconsin Chapter’s mission. Contact your tax advisor for more information on how a bequest may benefit you and your family.
Through LifeLegacy’s platform you can support our nonprofit’s mission in minutes by leaving a charitable bequest in your free online will or supplementing your current donations with a legacy life insurance policy to ensure your impact is felt for generations.
Please see LifeLegacy’s website to begin writing your free will:
Gifts of Life Insurance
A Powerful and Simple Way to Support Paralyzed Veterans of America – Wisconsin Chapter
A planned gift of life insurance is one of the largest gifts that our organization receives, often 200 to 300 times the size of annual gifts. With this in mind, we have recently partnered with LifeLegacy, which has developed a platform to transform life insurance into a social good.
Through LifeLegacy’s platform you can support our nonprofit’s mission in minutes by supplementing your current donations with a legacy life insurance policy to ensure your impact is felt for generations. Please see LifeLegacy’s website for more information on how to make a difference:
What is my estate?
Your personal estate is the sum of your assets, including real estate and all other property you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, bank accounts, cash on hand, etc. Regardless of your social status, and whatever your family and financial situation, there are many flexible, affordable ways to plan an estate gift that will have a profound impact on the people and causes closest to your heart for generations to come.
How do I designate the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter as a beneficiary?
To designate the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter as a beneficiary, simply request the appropriate beneficiary designation form from your employer, insurance company, bank or broker and provide them with the following information:
- Beneficiary Name: Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter
- Beneficiary Address: 750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr., Ste 422, Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Beneficiary Phone Number: 414-328-8910
- Tax ID# of Beneficiary: 39-1393216
Can I only make a planned giving contribution after my death?
No. While you can, of course, make a provision in your will, you can arrange for the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter to become a beneficiary of your estate at any time. This is especially useful if you wish to include us in a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Making a donation through your estate assets enables you to make a contribution larger than you may be able to make from your income, and it may also be eligible for tax benefits.