Estate Planning

Two Family Legacies

Read how the Geczik family created a lasting legacy to support PNH research. The Gecziks sought to use the proceeds of their life’s work to help “eradicate PNH.”

Learn how Dr. Michael Greenberg honors the memory of his daughter, Alexandra Jane with a gift that is “a reflection of the need going forward and the continuing research that must follow."

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. Every day, AA&MDSIF provides answers, support, and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world. With a planned gift, you can help AA&MDSIF provide education and support services, medical research, advocacy, and public awareness for generations to come. 

Planned gifts offer many ways to enhance your financial security and fulfill your charitable goals, including bequests in wills or trusts, designating the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation as a beneficiary of IRA/retirement plan accounts or life insurance policies. Some planned gifts provide a lifetime income to the donor and/or others.  Always rely on your attorney or other qualified advisors to guide you through the estate planning process.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift.  In doing so, you may avoid paying capital gains tax, receive a charitable tax deduction, and enjoy possible increased income while furthering Planned Givingthe AA&MDSIF mission.  Make your gift by electronic transfer.  Please contact us for delivery instructions to make a transfer from your brokerage account to us. 

Sample Bequest Language

Bequests may be made to provide a specific gift amount, a percentage of your estate, or a percentage of your estate that is left over (the residue) after all other charitable or non-charitable gifts have been made.    Bequests can support a specific program or general purposes by AA&MDSIF and can also be made in tribute of a loved one.

I give, devise, and bequeath $________(amount) or _____% (percentage or residue of my estate) to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF), 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, MD, 20850, a not-for-profit corporation for (specific fund or purpose or) its charitable uses as directed by its Board of Directors.  [optional language – This gift is made in memory/honor of PERSON's NAME.]

IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2013

If you are 70½ or older, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 to AA&MDSIF from your IRA to meet your annual distribution requirement. By making an IRA charitable rollover gift, you are able to avoid taxes on the IRA distribution while supporting our charitable mission.

Contact your IRA custodian to make a gift from your IRA for 2013. The IRS will treat the amount of the cash gift as if you had made a direct rollover to charity, and you can then avoid federal tax on the amount of the gift.

Contact AA&MDSIF to learn more about how you can convert your taxable IRA distribution and potentially reduce your taxes.

Request a FREE Personal Estate Planning Record

This booklet helps you record important information, titles, certificates, your will, and other documents.  To receive a FREE copy, contact Pamela Spears, Senior Director of Resource Development  by email or phone (301) 279-7202 x122.

You can also learn more about how to support the work of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation through a gift from your will or estate.  

AA&MDSIF is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Members of the Guardians of Hope Society have established planned gifts for AA&MDSIF in their estate plans.