Leave a Legacy 

A legacy gift comes from sources other than current expendable income and is based on total assets. It is generally part of a total estate plan and may take effect during the donor's life or after death. 

You can help sustain current and ensure new American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation programs by offering a planned gift. These types of gifts can provide the donor with substantial tax savings and deductions and, at the same time, make an everlasting impact on the future of the ASHFoundation—and the field of communication sciences and disorders. 

Because every person's financial and charitable objectives differ, a plan should be customized to meet your specific needs. Explore your planned giving options by working with a qualified attorney, certified financial planner, or other professional financial planner. 

Gifts by Will 

Gifts by will are the simplest kind of planned gift. In his or her will, an individual can choose to leave to a specified recipient a certain sum of money, specific property, or a specified part or percentage of his or her estate remaining after wishes regarding gifts to family and others have been satisfied. 

As you plan for your future and that of your family and loved ones, please remember the role the ASHFoundation has played in your professional and personal lives. 

If you choose to include the ASHFoundation in your will, please let us know so that we can officially welcome you to our Legacy Leaders, a group of people who have chosen to donate to the ASHFoundation through a legacy gift. (You will also be included in the Legacy Leaders annual roster of donors, unless you request otherwise.)  

Other Forms of Planned Giving 

There are many other avenues to making a planned gift, including:  

  • Securities (including stocks and bonds) 
  • Bank account or certificate of deposit 
  • Life insurance 
  • Real estate 
  • Retirement plans  
  • Life income funds  

These types of gifts can be made during your lifetime or planned for in your will. Due to the complexity of these giving types, the Foundation recommends consulting an attorney or qualified estate planner to determine the approach that best meets your needs and intent.  

Endowment Funds

The  ASHFoundation’s endowment funds—another way to make a planned gift—commemorate the contributions of exceptional researchers and clinicians in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Each ASHFoundation endowment fund serves a special purpose. An endowment fund may be established with a minimum gift of $100,000 or more, depending on the nature of the proposed fund. 

How to Make a Planned Gift 

Legal documents should be prepared by an attorney. Please use our legal name, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, when planning a gift to us.  

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to the ASHFoundation, please contact Nancy J. Minghetti, ASHFoundation executive director, at 301-296-8701 or [email protected]. (A request for information is not considered an obligation to the ASHFoundation. All communication will be held in strict confidence.)