Smiles For Life

By joining the Smiles for Life Society with your planned gift, you will create a legacy of caring and support for children in the developing world impacted by cleft


PLANNED GIVING IN SUPPORT OF SMILE TRAIN

The giving options that allow you as a Smile Train donor to consider larger gifts than you might make from your regular income are collectively called planned giving. Some planned gifts provide life-long income to the donor and their heirs, while others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor's estate. What they have in common is that they are ideal ways for you to continue and possibly increase your support of Smile Train, and help even more of the world’s poorest children suffering from unrepaired clefts.

Our Smiles for Life Society recognizes benefactors who have created a legacy of support for Smile Train through a bequest provision in their will or other planned gift to sustain and enhance Smile Train’s lifesaving and life-changing cleft repair programs around the world.


PLANNED GIFTS MAY ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Make a larger charitable gift to Smile Train than you thought possible and create a legacy of support.
  • Structure a gift that provides for your future financial support and that of your spouse and family.
  • Reduce estate costs of your heirs.
  • Reduce your current year income tax.
  • Avoid or minimize capital gains tax on appreciated assets.

INFORMATION YOUR FINANCIAL OR LEGAL ADVISOR WILL NEED

Organization:

Smile Train, Inc.

Address:

41 Madison Ave, 28th Floor,
New York, NY 10010

Phone:

212-689-9199

Fax:

212-689-9299

Federal Tax ID#:

13-3661416

Status:

Smile Train is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the Federal government and within each State.

For any additional information please contact us at 212-689-9199 or email us at plannedgiving@smiletrain.org.

OUR PLANNED GIVING DONORS AND THEIR STORIES

Peggy's Story

- Peggy was a generous and caring donor to Smile Train. Born with a cleft, she had a special affinity for the children and families around the world impacted by cleft lips and palates.

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Jean's Story

- Jean, a Smile Train donor since 2009, recently called to tell us that she has provided for Smile Train in her estate plans.

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Creating an Enduring Legacy: Randy's Story

Hot Springs Village, AR - Smile Train supporter Lee H. Solomon recently wrote us a letter about his personal experience with cleft. Lee’s son, Randy, was born with a cleft, but with comprehensive care available to him, he grew to be a happy and healthy child.

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