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Create a legacy of support for children in need.

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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.

FIND OUT WHAT INSPIRED MORGAN TO JOIN THE SMILES FOR LIFE SOCIETY

Inspired by his father’s goodwill, Morgan began donating to Smile Train in 2004.

After years of continued support, Morgan decided to create a bequest to leave a lasting legacy.

JOIN MORGAN NOW

Give with confidence. More than a million children and families have counted on Smile Train. So can you.

 
  • Your bequest or beneficiary designation will sponsor cleft care for future generations of children with cleft.
  • Smile Train was awarded the platinum-level Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.  Smile Train is also a top-rated nonprofit on GreatNonprofits.
  • Anyone who makes a planned gift becomes a member of our Smiles for Life Society and receives a framed membership certificate. Significant gifts can be used with donor attribution for challenge grants, and can also be recognized with a plaque installed at a partner hospital in one of the 85+ countries where we work.

INFORMATION YOUR FINANCIAL OR LEGAL ADVISOR WILL NEED

Legal Name:

Smile Train, Inc.

Address:

633 Third Avenue, 9th Floor,
New York, NY 10017

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.

OUR PLANNED GIVING DONORS AND THEIR STORIES

Planned Giving

The following was written by Meg Hughes, after returning from visiting Smile Train’s local partners and...

Planned Giving

Morgan Humphries of New York City is a longtime Smile Train supporter. Originally from Arkansas,...

Planned Giving

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