Make a Major or Legacy Gift

SBA’s work would not be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our major donors and those who leave a lasting legacy by making a planned gift. If you have questions about your giving options, please contact a member of our Development Department at 202-618-4754 or [email protected]

Major Gifts
You can make a major gift by making a one-time contribution of $1,000 or more to the Association. When you do, we’ll welcome you into our Blue & Teal Society. As a society member, you’ll receive invitations to special events such as our Cocktails & Conversation series, periodic organizational updates, and your name listed as a major donor, unless you request otherwise.

Gifts of Stock
Many donors opt to make their major gift by donating stock. Donating securities can be a tax-efficient way to support SBA. If you sold your own securities, you’d have to pay capital gains tax on your investment. By donating your securities to SBA instead, you can often avoid capital gains tax, and take a full income tax deduction based on your stock’s current market value on the date of transfer.

SBA accepts donations of stock via DTC electronic transfer. Please provide your broker with the following account information:

Organization Name: Spina Bifida Association of America, Inc
EIN: 58-1342181
Account: Edward Jones Account #685-22249-1-1
DTC: #0057

Please let our Development Department know when you are making a transfer, so that we can locate the shares, confirm receipt, and issue an acknowledgment directly to you or through your broker. We will need your name, contact information, e-mail address, stock name, and number of shares to acknowledge the gift.

Planned Gifts
You can 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 of planned gift is a charitable bequest. When creating or updating your will, you can choose to designate a specific amount, a percentage, or the remainder of your estate. We suggest using the following language:

I hereby bequeath to the Spina Bifida Association (EIN 58-1342181), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization,
with its principle offices at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22209, the sum of $_____, or ___%
of my estate, or the remainder or residuary of my estate, for its general purposes.

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.

If you inform us that you left SBA in your will or other estate plans, you’ll be invited to join The Valiant Society, a giving club that recognizes the generosity of those who have made planned gifts to SBA. It was formed in 2010 in honor of Bonnie Valiant and her son, Gary Marsh, and in memory of Bonnie’s husband (and one of SBA’s founders), Bill Valiant. As a Valiant Society member, you’ll receive periodic organizational updates, invitations to special events, and your name listed as a member, unless you request otherwise.