Most of us want to do good deeds, many of which will leave a lasting impression on our loved ones. And if the good that we do includes supporting causes we’re passionate about, then we’ve applied our good deeds to a wider purpose by helping these organizations reach out more broadly for the benefit of many.
Indeed, The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter exists to do good deeds. More specifically, to create a world without ALS. But we cannot do this alone. We rely on you. You who values our mission and what we aim to accomplish. You are an important partner in our work, and we are grateful for your commitment to our mission.
Did you know that there’s a way to continue your good deeds after your lifetime?
By leaving a legacy of support through your will, trust or other gift plan, you will leave a final, important impact on The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter and our ability to further our mission in the future.
These “legacy” gifts, also known as “planned gifts,” include a gift in your will or living trust, a beneficiary designation on your life insurance policy or retirement plan, or through a charitable gift annuity which is an impactful gift that also provides a steady stream of income for you for life.
Each carries tax and financial benefits for you or your estate and you have the flexibility with each option to direct your gift to a specific program or area you wish to support. In all cases, you will help us secure our future and our ability to continue serving those living with ALS and their families and to find treatments and a cure for ALS.
What does a planned gift to The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter do?
It signals to family and friends the strength of your commitment to our mission.
It tells them that it was important to you to leave a final gift to carry on your belief in our work.
It also shows them that you trust us to carry out our mission in an efficient and effective way.
Perhaps they, too, will be inspired to follow in your footsteps by leaving a legacy of support to a cause that means something special to them when the time comes.
Of course, your gift also provides important support to The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter. Planned gifts arrive at unexpected times, but they are always important and welcome contributions to our mission. These gifts are particularly special to us because we know it takes thoughtfulness, planning, and dedication for someone to remember us through a planned gift, and we are truly grateful.
Your planned gift can inspire others.
What better way to expand your good deeds more broadly than you might have imagined possible? Raising your hand and declaring that you have made a planned gift to The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter will encourage others to make their own gift to us or to another cause that’s important to them.
If you have already included our work in your will, trust or other gift plan, thank you. It would be our honor to express our gratitude to you personally, so we encourage you to let us know if you have indeed remembered us in this unique and meaningful way.
Telling us about the gift you made will not bind you in any way, but it will give us the opportunity to tell you how much it means to us and help us plan for our future.
If you’re interested in how you can make your own planned gift, we encourage you to contact us. Our staff is knowledgeable about the various types of gifts that can create your future legacy, and we would be honored to talk with you about your personal, family and financial goals and recommend appropriate gift options.
Please contact us to find out more. We’re here to help.
Amy Sugimoto, Executive Director
This publication is intended to provide general gift planning information. Our organization is not qualified to provide specific legal, tax or investment advice, and this publication should not be looked to or relied upon as a source for such advice. Consult with your own legal and financial advisors before making any gift