Create a Legacy of Smiles
Your Legacy. Millions of Smiles.
Help Provide Life-Saving Care - Even Beyond Your Lifetime
Smile Train's vision is to give every child with a cleft the opportunity for a healthy, productive life. Because of that, we partner directly with local hospitals to strengthen health systems and empower local medical professionals to offer surgical services and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities. With your planned gift to Smile Train, you ensure a brighter future for children around the world.
See how you can make Smile Train part of your legacy for years to come.
Why Planned Giving?
Making a planned gift to Smile Train can provide a number of benefits to you, your loved ones and most importantly, the children whose lives will be positively impacted by your generosity. Through a planned gift you can:
- Make a larger gift to Smile Train by helping create a lasting legacy of support
- Structure a gift that provides support for your future and that of your family
- Reduce estate costs of your heirs
- Reduce your current year income tax
- Avoid or minimize capital gains tax on appreciated assets
Ways to Give
A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Smile Train and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
A gift in your Will or Living Trust extends your support of children needing cleft treatment and often allows you to make an even bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Whether you give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, you can play a key role in positive outcomes for generations to come.
There's a way for you to support Smile Train and feel confident that you have dependable income in your retirement years. You can do this with a charitable gift annuity. This type of donation can provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
A gift in your Will or Living Trust extends your support of children needing cleft treatment-and often allows you to make an even bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Whether you give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, you can play a key role in positive outcomes for generations to come.
Resources to Help You Plan
We understand that its often hard to know where to start when creating your legacy. It’s why we offer a variety of tools to help inform you and your loved ones about the variety of options that will help you create an estate plan that meets your needs.
Please take advantage of the FREE resources we have designed to that allow you to make informed decisions as you look achieve your personal and charitable goals.
The Impact of Your Philanthropy
Smiles for Life Society
The impact of your philanthropy can be continued well beyond your lifetime. Learn more about the inspirational stories of donors, just like you, who have made arrangements in their estate plans to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible care to those who need it most.
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.
Interested in Learning More?
While it’s always in your best interest to consult with lawyer or financial profession, we are here to help provide details on how your gift can have the greatest impact. Please feel free to contact Dawn Ellwood, Director, Planned Giving at Planned Giving or 315-610-6966.
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.