Make a Planned Gift

Leave a lasting legacy and ensure a brighter future for those living with and impacted by Spina Bifida by making a planned gift today. The most popular type is a charitable bequest. Whether you choose to designate a specific amount, a percentage, or the remainder of your estate, we suggest using the following language in your will:

I hereby bequeath to the Spina Bifida Association (EIN 58-1342181), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, with its principle offices at PO Box 17427 Arlington, VA 22216, the sum of $_____, or ___% of my estate, or the remainder or residuary of my estate, for its general purposes.

NOTE: If you wish to restrict your bequest to a specific program, please contact our Development Office before finalizing your will to ensure that your charitable wishes and intent can be accommodated.

Other types of planned gifts include gifts of insurance, retirement accounts, and trusts. Each comes with its own tax incentives. Please contact your attorney or tax advisor for more information.

The Valiant Society

The Valiant Society is a giving club that recognizes the generosity of those who have made planed gifts to SBA. It was formed in 2010 by Bonnie Valiant and her son, Gary Marsh, in memory of Bonnie’s husband (and one of SBA’s founders), Bill Valiant.

Valiant Society members receive quarterly updates from the President, invitations to special events, and their names listed in various publications such as SBA’s annual report. Download the brochure here.

It is never too early to secure your family’s future and to consider leaving a legacy for families with a connection to Spina Bifida just like yours. For more information on planned giving options, please contact our Development office at development@sbaa.org or 800-621-3141 ext. 11.




When you make a donation to SBA, you can rest assured that your donation is being used wisely. SBA consistently receives high marks from charity watchdog agencies and has again been recognized by the National Health Council, having met its Standards of Excellence, and the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, having met its 20 Standards of Charity Accountability. For SBA’s statement regarding Charity Navigator’s ratings, please click here.