CURE - Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy It's Time We Found a CURE CURE Epilepsy Research

Your gift truly does matter! Your generous support makes a difference in fulfilling CURE’s mission to advance new research and treatments for epilepsy—today and tomorrow.

  • Your gift helps CURE fund the most promising and innovative epilepsy research
  • Your gift sustains CURE’s reputation for excellence and transparency

How to Make a Planned Gift

Planned Gifts
Naming CURE as a beneficiary in your will, trust, or retirement account creates a lasting legacy. Planned gifts offer donors the opportunity to make more a more significant gift to CURE than possible in their lifetime. It is advisable to consult with your attorney, financial counselor or advisor when deciding on a Planned Gift. These professionals can help you address your specific goals and provide detailed information about the plan that best suits you, and any tax consequences.

If you would like to extend your support of CURE to make a lasting impact, there are several gift options from which to choose:

Charitable Bequest
A bequest is a disposition made in your will. A simple way to ensure that we can focus on our mission today while pursuing future research is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. If you have a current will, an amendment or codicil naming Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) must be added at your next revision. Giving through your will or trust offers a way to support CURE’s mission while meeting your current financial needs.

By naming CURE as a beneficiary of a portion of your assets, your estate may benefit from reduced estate tax. Your bequest may be:

  • A specific amount
  • A percentage of your estate
  • All or a part of the remains of your estate – “the residue”

If you name CURE in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID. Please see attachment for wording.

Your gift also entitles your estate to a limited federal estate tax charitable donation. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such counsel, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

Beneficiary Designation
If you would like to support CURE’s mission after your lifetime, it is easy to do with a beneficiary designation. You may name CURE as a beneficiary for assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—making this approach an easy and flexible way to give. You are not locked into the choices you make now, and you can review and adjust beneficiary designation anytime you want.

You can name CURE as beneficiary of the following assets:

  • IRA and Retirement Plans
    A retirement plan can be a tax-efficient and simple way of including CURE in your estate plans. The best method is to name “CURE” as a beneficiary on your plan’s beneficiary designation form. Most retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, are income tax-deferred, meaning that income tax is not paid until the funds are distributed to you in life or upon your death. This taxation makes retirement assets among the most costly assets to distribute to loved ones.

    Because they are subject to income taxes to your beneficiaries, retirement assets make ideal gifts to tax-exempt charitable organizations such as CURE. The naming of a charity as the beneficiary of retirement assets upon death generates no income or estate taxes on the distribution. As a 501(c)(3) organization, CURE is tax-exempt and eligible to receive the full value of what is distributed from your estate, supporting the purpose you designate.

    To name CURE as a beneficiary, you can obtain a beneficiary designation form from your IRA plan administrator. This will provide an unrestricted gift to CURE. If you would like to direct your future gift to a specific purpose, please contact CURE’s office at 312.255.1801 Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT for appropriate documentation.

    If you name CURE in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID

  • Life Insurance
    Gifts of life insurance offer a simple way to support CURE, especially if your family no longer needs the policy for financial security after your death. You can make a gift of life insurance by making CURE an owner of the existing policy or of a new policy. If the policy is paid up, your charitable contribution is generally the replacement value of your cost basis, whichever is less. If the policy is not paid up, your additional premiums may also qualify for charitable deductions.

    If you name CURE in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID
Please talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such counsel, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

Donor Advised Funds
An easy, cost-effective way to support CURE is through a donor-advised fund, which is similar to a charitable savings account. You can transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization, such as a public foundation. You can then recommend—but not direct—how much and how often money is granted to CURE and/or other charities. This step is sometimes completed as easily as using a web portal, and the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation are avoided.

In return, you receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account, and the power to make recommendations on which charities to support whenever you want. You centralize your giving and record-keeping in one location. Evaluate a prospective sponsoring organization to ensure that it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source. It is advisable to fully research the organization’s policies and fee structure.

If you name CURE in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such counsel, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.


For Professional Advisors
We understand that gifts to nonprofit organizations such as Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) can be an important part of your client’s overall financial and estate plans. We are committed to working with you to ensure that your clients find the charitable arrangements that best meet their needs. We believe that charitable planning is a process that involves the donor, professional advisors, and our staff, all working together to arrange the best gift possible.

Legal Name and Tax ID
Please be sure to use proper documentation in your plans.

Legal Name: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
Legal Address: 430 West Erie Street, Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60654
Tax ID Number: 36-4253176
Incorporated in: Chicago, IL

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice.

 


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CURE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Our tax identification number is 36-4253176.

 

 

CURE CURE is a nonprofit organization founded by mothers of children with epilepsy who joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure.


 


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