Why Should I Make a Planned Gift?

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Planned gifts are popular because of the financial flexibility and tax benefits they provide. There are several options to help you make wise and prudent gifts. You can support a cause that’s important to you or take advantage of the tax benefits all while supporting the American Heart Association.

Leave a Legacy for Future Generations
Leave a Legacy

How will you be remembered? Make a difference and leave a legacy for the ones you love.

Make a Gift of Your Retirement Plan to Us, Not the IRS!
IRAs & Retirement Plans

Avoid double taxation on IRA or retirement plan assets in your estate.

Your Gift Helps to Further Scientific Research

Do you have a family history of cardiovascular disease or stroke? The American Heart Association funds on-going research to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent.

Make a Gift of Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Fund Shares
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Fund Shares

Giving appreciated assets is one of the most tax-efficient ways to make charitable donations.

Give a Gift and Receive Income for Life!
Income for Life

Give yourself or someone you love income for life that may be more than your current investments are providing.

Find a Planned Gift Officer Near You!
Find Your Local Planned Giving Representative

A Planned Giving Director in your area is happy to sit down with you and your estate planning team to craft an Estate Plan that provides for your family, self, and favorite charities.

Meet Our Donors
Bob Schon
"..the reputation of the American Heart Association as a leader in heart and stroke research led Bob to become an active volunteer for the association."
Learn more about retirement funds or find the right charitable gift option for your financial goals.

Help Save Our Kids!

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It's crunch time for Childhood Obesity.
It's one of the most serious epidemics in the U.S., yet the unhealthy foods available to our kids and the lack of physical activity during the school day hinder their ability to make healthy choices to fight it. As the Senate continues to delay voting on the Child Nutrition Act, we need to make sure they know, too.

Send your message today!  
Paul Dudley White
Dr. Paul Dudley White was President Eisenhower's personal physician.  He guided the president's recovery from a heart attack in 1955. Due to his forward-thinking he played a role as a founder of the 
          American Heart Association.             
Learn how you can become a member.