The Legacy Society Program of Dysphonia International is a meaningful way for you to make a lasting impact on an organization that you care about. A bequest designated today is a simple yet impactful way to ensure that your passions live on.

Empower Your Giving | By including Dysphonia International in your estate plan, you have the opportunity to make a significant contribution that may not have been possible during your lifetime. This will enable you to support programs that matter most to you.

Customize Your Legacy | You have the flexibility to specify how your bequest will be used, whether to fund research or contribute to a specific initiative. Your wishes will be honored, ensuring your legacy reflects your values and priorities.

Ensure Long-Term Sustainability | Your gift will help fund critical resources that enable us to continue to serve our community and expand our reach to help even more people. Your support will allow us to navigate challenges and seize opportunities for positive change.

Leave a Lasting Impact | By making a bequest, you join a community of individuals who are dedicated to making a difference, not just today but for generations to come. Your legacy will inspire others to follow in your footsteps and continue the tradition of giving back.

As a Dysphonia International Legacy Society member, you will have the comfort of knowing your gift will ensure the ongoing viability of our organization, which is dedicated to leading the effort to eradicate spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions.

We understand that estate planning is a deeply personal and thoughtful process, and we appreciate you considering Dysphonia International as a possible beneficiary. Your support is a beacon of hope, and your legacy will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those we serve.

The next time you review your estate plan we would like to ask you to consider Dysphonia International!


Donating retirement assets to charity as part of your estate plan can offer significant tax advantages. When you name a charity as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of your IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) assets upon death, the benefits will multiply. Neither your heirs nor your estate will pay income taxes on the charitable distribution. Moreover, since charities are tax-exempt, the entirety of your gift will directly support the programs of Dysphonia International.

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a valuable tool to ensure your philanthropy wishes, enabling you to contribute during and after your lifetime. You can ensure that Dysphonia International will continue to be supported by naming it the beneficiary of the entire account or designating it to receive a percentage of the fund through annual grants until your DAF assets are depleted. The DAF can be funded in many ways, including securities and real estate, which can provide tax advantages. Please get in touch with your financial advisor, who manages your DAF, to discuss options.

Life insurance is an excellent way to make a charitable gift. You can leave a portion of the policy to Dysphonia International and still benefit your family. However, you can also transfer the policy to the charity. When you do, you are entitled to immediate charitable deductions for income tax purposes and the policy is removed from the estate. To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your insurance provider, request a beneficiary form and add Dysphonia International as a beneficiary on your policy.

When creating your will or revocable trust, you can designate a percentage or fixed amount of your assets to be gifted to Dysphonia International. To enable a gift through your will or trust, please consult with your lawyer.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s important to contact your tax advisor to go review all your options to maximize what you leave while minimizing the tax implications, then contact your attorney to formalize your estate plan. Dysphonia International is a 501(c)3 organization. Our tax ID is 86-3907079


Being active in making decisions about how your estate is distributed will ensure that what’s important to you is honored.

1. Contact Dysphonia International for more information about your options. We can provide you with sample language for bequests. You can contact us at 630-250-4504, email us at, use the form below, or download the Bequest Intention Form. This will not only inform us of your intentions, but gives us the opportunity to thank you and recognize your generous gift.

2. Contact your attorney or financial advisor. Let them know you are considering a planned gift to Dysphonia International. They can assist you in determining what type of gift best suits your personal and financial circumstances.

3. Be sure to talk to your family and friends about your plans and personal wishes in addressing family needs as well as your legacy gifts.

4. Know you have made a lasting gift that will impact future generations!

Thank you for considering Dysphonia International as part of your legacy!