Planned giving

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Planned giving

Make ARVO part of your scientific legacy by including the ARVO Foundation in your estate plans. Extend your investment in eye and vision research beyond your lifetime by including the ARVO Foundation in your estate plans.  Planned gifts can accommodate your lifestyle now while securing a strong future for eye and vision research.

ARVO Foundation Legacy Society

When you include the ARVO Foundation in your estate plans, you join the ARVO Foundation's new Legacy Society. We request that all Legacy Society members sign a non-binding letter of intent to establish a record of your commitment. Legacy Society members will be listed on the ARVO Foundation website, in the ARVO Foundation Annual Report and receive special invitations to ARVO Foundation events. 

Types of planned gifts

Gifts through your will or revocable trust (bequest)
You can make a bequest to support the future of eye and vision research by leaving all or some of your estate to the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research in your will or revocable trust. Bequests allow you to retain control of your assets now while making a significant gift in the future. You can modify your bequest at any time to accommodate changes in your life circumstances.

Gifts through your retirement or life insurance plan
You can make a gift by listing the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan, including your 401K, 403B, or Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

You can designate the ARVO Foundation to receive all or a portion of your assets, and you may change your designation at any time should your circumstances change. To name the ARVO Foundation as a beneficiary, notify your plan administrator that you’d like to update the beneficiary on your account. This can often be done simply by updating the beneficiary designation form through your plan administrator. Contact your plan administator, or find this form on your plan's website.

Other types of planned gifts
To discuss other types of planeed gifts, please contact Amanda Johnson, ARVO Foundation Assistant Director, at ajohnson@arvo.org or +1.240.221.2950.

Legal name, address and Tax ID

The following information can be used in your bequest or designation form. For sample language that may be helpful to you and your estate planning attorney, please contact Amanda Johnson, ARVO Foundation Assistant Director, at ajohnson@arvo.org or +1.240.221.2950.

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research, Inc.
1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852 USA

Tax ID: 52-2322462

Contact

For more information and sample language that may be helpful to you and your estate planning attorney, please contact Amanda Johnson, ARVO Foundation Assistant Director, at ajohnson@arvo.org or +1.240.221.2950.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. Please consult with your own legal and financial advisors in developing an estate plan that is right for your circumstances. Laws and regulations vary by state.