Legacy Giving

Your Gift Can Touch Millions

LEAVE A LEGACY that will make a difference for millions of vestibular patients, not just to today, but for years to come. When you make a planned gift to VeDA, you're making a pledge to promote awareness and improve care for vestibular disorders now and into the future.

Talk to your attorney or financial advisor about including VeDA in your will or estate planning.


Here are just a few ways you can include VeDA in your estate planning:

Designate VeDA as a charitable beneficiary in a will, trust or bequest.

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
  • There is no upper limit on the estate tax deductions that can be taken for charitable bequests.
  • You can have the satisfaction of knowing that your bequest will support VeDA in the way you intended when you plan for your estate.

Donate stocks, bonds or mutual funds or name VeDA as owner and/or beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan account.

  • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.
  • In some cases you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.
  • You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift to VeDA now without adversely affecting your cash flow.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the securities you donate.

Designate VeDA as the beneficiary of an investment or other financial account.

  • Contact your attorney or financial advisor and let them know you are considering a planned gift to VeDA. They can assist you in determining what type of gift best suits your personal and financial circumstances.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You may transfer assets to a charitable remainder unitrust that provides a distribution at least annually to one or more beneficiaries for life or a term of up to 20 years. After the lifetime or term ends, the remainder is paid to charity.

  • Minimum age of income beneficiary is 55 years.
  • Payout percentage to the income beneficiary is typically 5-7%.
  • Gift asset is typically cash, real estate or securities.

Planned giving inspires

Through a planned gift you can enhance your own and your family's financial well-being while supporting VeDA and the vestibular community. And because planned gifts typically are arranged now and paid out later, your gift ensures that VeDA will have the financial resources to build a community of support for those who suffer from vestibular disorders for years to come.

Sample Language For Your Will Or Trust

I, _______________ give, devise and bequeath to the Vestibular Disorders Association, Tax ID #93-0914340:

  1. the sum of $______________
  2. ____% of my estate
  3. ______ shares of stock in ________company
  4. my real property, parcel # ___, located at______________________.
  5. all or a percentage of the residue of my estate (Residue is defined as that which remains after debts and expenses of administration, legacies, and all other devices have been satisfied)
  6. should my designated beneficiary not survive.

For more information or to sign up for VeDA's Legacy Society planned giving program, contact us at (503) 294-9085 or via email at [email protected].

Legacy Pledge Form

If you have decided to leave a legacy gift to the Vestibular Disorders Association, you can let us know by filling out the legacy pledge form.