Planned Giving

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PLANNED GIFTS

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Legacy Society

There are many ways to support the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation during your lifetime and one particularly meaningful way is through your estate planning. Here are just a few ways to consider leaving a legacy to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation that will fund better treatments, therapies and cures for the 1-in-4 people diagnosed with a mental illness.

A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

Many people affected by mental illness—those diagnosed, their friends, partners and families—have a significant history of remembering the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in their estate plans. These gifts have been responsible for funding cutting edge research ranging from the work of Dr. Herbert Meltzer and the use of the antipsychotic drug, Clozapine, on treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients to the pioneering work of Dr. Helen Mayberg using Deep Brain Stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.

Why should I leave a bequest to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation?

How can I leave a bequest to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation?

How do I designate Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in my will?

PLANNING THROUGH BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS

Many estate assets are not transferred through a will. These include assets in living trusts, qualified retirement plans, and the proceeds from life insurance policies. You may name the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation as a beneficiary of any of these assets or as a contingent beneficiary in the event that the loved one you named as primary beneficiary is no longer living at the time of your death.

IRA, Keogh, or Other Qualified Retirement Plans

Life Insurance Policies

Gifts that Provide Income

We recommend that you consult an estate planning professional who can evaluate your individual circumstances and create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. The Development staff of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is always available to discuss your planned giving options with you or your estate planning professional.