For nearly 20 years, MANNA has improved health and delivered nourishment to individuals and families living with cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. The need will not go away and, with your planned gift to MANNA, you will establish a legacy of health and nourishment for coming generations.
Here are a few planned giving opportunities:
Include MANNA in your will or trust. You can choose to leave a specific dollar amount, designate that a percentage of your estate be given through your will or living trust, or give only the remainder of your estate -that which remains after bequests to loved ones have been made. The following is a suggested form for such a bequest:
“I give and bequeath to MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance), a not-for-profit corporation, with offices presently located at 2323 Ranstead Street, Philadelphia, PA, the sum of $___, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes (or for a specific purpose, as indicated).”
Naming MANNA as a beneficiary of your life insurance. Life insurance policies are an easy and often overlooked way to make a meaningful charitable gift. This can be done by naming MANNA as the beneficiary of a current policy, transferring the ownership of a paid-up policy to MANNA, or by taking out a new policy that names MANNA as the owner and beneficiary.
Making a Gift of Retirement Assets. Retirement assets are one of the most mutually beneficial gifts you can give to MANNA. Contributions that have been made over the years to an IRA or other qualified plan have been growing tax-free within the plan. If left to an individual, these funds may be subject to both estate tax and income tax, which greatly reduces the value of the asset. If left to a charity, such taxes are usually avoided.
MANNA does not provide legal or financial advice, but we will work with you and your legal and financial advisers to make sure your planned giving goals are achieved. For more information, please contact MANNA’s Director of Development & Communications at (215)496-2662 x101.We encourage you to consult your attorney or financial planning adviser before making any type of planned gift.