Make a Planned Legacy Gift

Make a bequest to SBA in your will or other estate plans.

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 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.

The Valiant Society

The Valiant Society is 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. Valiant Society members receive a special gift upon notifying SBA of their planned gift, invitations to special events, and periodic SBA updates.


For more information on planned giving options or if you have named SBA in your will, please contact our Development Office at 1-800-621-3141 x23 or

Make a Gift of Stocks

Not ready to make a Legacy Gift? Donating securities can be a tax-efficient way to support SBA.

Learn more about stock giving