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Popular gifts for the future

See what types of gifts many people choose to make. Many people make these to honor a loved one, to show what’s important in their life.

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Gifts in a will or trust

Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will or trust – for free!

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Beneficiary designations

Gifting assets not covered by your will — like 401(k) or IRA accounts — may help your heirs avoid unwanted taxes, even if you’re below the estate tax threshold.

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Popular gifts for today

Many people love these donation options because they fit with their personal circumstances and financial goals.

Retirement Giving through your QCDs (Qualified Charitable Distributions)

Use your IRA to make tax-free gifts that benefit you and our mission.

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Gifts that pay you back

Give assets while providing yourself or others with income for a period of time or distributions at a later date through Charitable Gift Annuities or Trusts.

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Donor Advised Funds

Easily recommend grants to American Diabetes Association® for tax-efficient giving.

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Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more to save on taxes and make a big impact.

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Stocks and securities

Many people love donating stock or mutual funds because it may help them avoid paying capital gains taxes.

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A Time for Planning

We are halfway through the year! If you made a new year resolution to get your financial affairs in order, it is not too late to get organized and ensure you and your loved ones can find all the paperwork needed. As a thank you to our friends, contact us and we will send along a free record.

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Please let us know if you’ve already included us in your estate plans!

Letting us know is incredibly helpful to our team and helps to make sure your gift is used the way you want it to be.

You can leave a legacy to cure diabetes

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) donors have helped fuel notable achievements including scientific advances and pioneering discoveries for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. The ADA has helped people impacted by natural disasters gain access to medicine, empowered diabetes advocates and supported unparalleled research projects. Your generosity makes an impact for people living with diabetes.

ADA-funded researcher Ling Yang, MD, PhD

ADA-funded researcher Ling Yang, MD, PhD

Alan Altschuler

Alan Altschuler’s Story

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes over 50 years ago. Back then, I knew nothing about diabetes and believed it was a death sentence. So much progress has been made in diabetes care and treatment since then. I had the honor of volunteering in leadership roles at the American Diabetes Association and learning so much about the research work of the organization. My support for the ADA has never wavered and never will.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please let us know so that we can thank you! By including the ADA, you are among a group of wonderful and forward thinking people who want to contribute to the fight to end diabetes.

Yes! Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Many people choose to leave a percentage of their estate, which scales up or down with your estate size.

Yes, we would love to welcome you to our Legacy Society and thank you for your generosity.

Yes! Knowing in advance about your plans is quite helpful. We will fully respect your wishes and not share your name or intentions as requested.

We’re here to help you meet your goals!

Our team would be happy to speak with you in confidence about your giving goals, with no obligation.

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Phone: 888-700-7029


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