What will your legacy be?

By taking steps now to decide how your hard-earned assets are distributed, you can make sure what is truly important you is honored when you’re no longer here to guide them.

Since its inception in 1989, the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, now Dysphonia International, has become a robust association made up of individuals living with spasmodic dysphonia and related voice disorders, healthcare professionals, as well as family members and friends of those living with the disorder. Built by a community of caring people, the organization has become a place where those who are newly diagnosed can get answers, those living with a voice condition can find camaraderie, and those treating the disorder can find the latest information on research and treatment options.

Your bequest is an investment in Dysphonia International. It is a simple way to ensure that important work can continue for years to come. Your generosity continues to:

  • Fund research on spasmodic dysphonia, with the hope that one day, it can be cured.
  • Provide additional support services to those with SD and related vocal conditions.
  • Increase awareness of the challenges for those living with vocal disorders..
  • Increase awareness of medical professionals to ensure speedy diagnosis and treatment.
  • Advocate for those who do not have a voice.
  • Provide tools for healthcare professionals, HR professionals and others who come in contact with someone with a vocal disorder.

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

Ways to include Dysphonia International in Your Bequest

There are three primary ways to leave a bequest to the Dysphonia International:

1. Include a bequest to Dysphonia International in in your will or revocable trust.
2. Designate Dysphonia International as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension).
3. Name Dysphonia International as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Download sample language here.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s important that you to contact your tax advisor to go through all your options to maximize what you leave while minimizing the tax implications, then contact your attorney to formalize your estate plan.

Take these Steps When Making a Planned Gift

Being active in making the 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 voice@dysphonia.org, or use the form below. 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 the determining what type of gift best suites 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 in your bequest!

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