Wills and Living Trusts
Your gift through a will or living trust supports the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania’s continued efforts to find the cause and the cure for Parkinson's disease and to reach out to the Parkinson community with information and support.
Many of the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania’s most generous commitments have been in the form of bequests. Gifts through a will or living trust provide a legacy that continues to do good for years to come.
You may choose to make an outright bequest to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania by leaving a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Some people leave the residue or part of the residue of their estate to us.
The process of including the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania in your will or trust is simple. The following is a sample of bequest language:
" I give (____ percent of my estate) or (the residue of my estate) or ($_______ specific dollar amount) to the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania, PFWPA, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, for its general use and purposes. The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is located at 575 Lincoln Avenue, (#101), Bellevue, PA 15202 ."
If you are considering a gift through a will or living trust, we encourage you to consult with an attorney who is familiar with estate planning.
Many individuals have life insurance policies whose benefits they no longer need. If this applies to you, you may want to consider naming the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania the beneficiary and assigning the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania ownership of the policy. You may also purchase a new policy with the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania as the beneficiary. You will receive a charitable deduction; and if you are removing the life insurance policy from your estate, you may also reduce your estate taxes. Please contact your insurance representative or attorney regarding donations of insurance policies.
Your gift will be used to improve programs and services which benefit Parkinson patients, their families and caregivers.
We are committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date information available on Parkinson's disease, its causes, treatments, and opportunities for optimal health.
Support groups share information and offer mutual support. Group members are often the sounding board in talking out fears, concerns, or set backs and celebrating victories along the way.