Memorial and Honorary Gifts: A Special Tribute

August 09, 2012

Did you know you can honor a family member, friend or colleague whose life has been touched by GI research through a gift to the AGA Research Foundation? Your gift will honor a loved one and support the AGA Research Awards Program while giving you a tax benefit; any charitable gift can be made in honor or memory of someone.

A gift today — an outright gift will help fund the AGA Research Awards Program. Your gift will assist in furthering basic digestive disease research, which can ultimately advance research into all digestive diseases. The financial benefits include an income tax deduction and possible elimination of capital gains tax. A cash gift of $25,000 or more qualifies for membership in the AGA Legacy Society, which recognizes the foundation’s most generous individual donors.

A gift through your will or living trust — you can include a bequest in your will or living trust stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or — more commonly — a percentage of your estate will pass to the AGA Research Foundation at your death in honor of your loved one. A bequest gift of $50,000 or more qualifies for membership in the AGA Legacy Society.

For more information on how to give to recognize your loved one, visit www.gastro.org/contribute or contact Stacey Hinton Tuneski at 301-222-4005 or stuneski@gastro.org.

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