LegacyLeave a Legacy to Diabetes Action

Give a gift today that will continue to help others for many years to come

For additional information
e-mail Pat DeVoe at info@diabetesaction.org or call 202-333-4520

Why leave a bequest?

Bequests are an essential part of Diabetes Action’s annual income. By leaving a bequest to Diabetes Action in your will or revocable trust, you help ensure our long-term survival so that we may continue to fund research, education, and prevention programs to improve the lives of millions of people living with diabetes.

Because bequests are not payable until death, it costs you nothing during your lifetime. In addition, bequests are revocable - you can change the provisions in your will or trust at any time until death.

How do I make a bequest?

Proper legal and tax counsel is important to help decide what type of bequest best meets your long-term personal goals. Under current tax law, all gifts to charities are entirely exempt from inheritance tax. This means that a bequest to Diabetes Action will decrease the inheritance tax liability of your estate.

Types of bequests

Specific (or pecuniary) bequest allows you to determine a specific dollar amount or asset that you want to donate to charity.

Residual bequest allows you to donate all or a stated percentage of the value of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones and any estate debts are paid. For example: “I give (all) or (a stated percentage of) the residue of my estate to Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation for its general purposes.”

Contingent bequest provides for a conditional donation only in the event of the death of other beneficiaries.

If you wish to name Diabetes Action in your will or estate plan, we should be named as: Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, with principal business address of 426 C. Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002.

Tax Identification number: 52-1714027

Diabetes Action is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For additional information
e-mail Pat DeVoe at info@diabetesaction.org or call 202-333-4520