Planned Giving

Together, we have the power to make a real impact. With planned giving to the ABTA, you can unite your commitment
to give back with your financial goals. The result: a life-changing legacy of hope for brain tumor families.

Michael Bittel

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Reach out now to our Development Director, Michael Bittel, CFRE. He’ll work with you to shape the most meaningful legacy possible. Want to direct your gift toward a specific purpose or focus area? Talk with us about flexible options. We’ll make the whole process easy and rewarding, from start to finish.

Michael Bittel, CFRE
ABTA, Development Director
773-577-8750

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Join Our Legacy Society

The ABTA established the Legacy Society to celebrate and thank those individuals who share our vision of a world where not one life is lost to a brain tumor. Should you choose to include the ABTA in your will or other estate plans, we would be honored to know of your intentions and invite you to become a member of our Legacy Society.

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IRA helps ABTA

Use Your IRA to Give to the ABTA

If you’re like many people, you’ve got an IRA or other retirement fund that represents a significant portion of your assets. Did you know that transferring some of these assets to charity may satisfy the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) age outlined in the SECURE Act? This can reduce or even eliminate any income taxes due on your RMD. Annually, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA.

Under the new SECURE Act, the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) age for your IRA has been raised from 70 1/2 to 72. That gives you more time to defer taxable withdrawals. You can still make tax-free qualified charitable donations (QCDs) from your IRA, starting when you reach the age of 70 1/2. But because there’s no age limit on contributions to your IRA, you can keep growing your retirement assets so long as you’re earning income. The key takeaway? IRA giving strategies may provide you with some measurable tax savings! Best of all, you’ll help the ABTA find more effective treatment options faster. It’s a powerful yet budget-friendly way to leave a lasting legacy.

Planned Giving Financial Advisor

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Find everything your financial advisor needs to know right here:

Our FEIN is: 23-7286648

American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631

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Planned Giving Estate Planning

Develop an Estate Plan

With a planned gift to the ABTA, you can combine your desire to give with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals.

An estate gift is a charitable donation that comes from assets left behind upon your passing. Whether you name the ABTA in your will or establish a revocable trust—there are many ways you can set up an estate gift. Please consult with your financial, tax, and legal advisors for a thorough analysis of your individual situation, then contact us. 

Michael Bittel, CFRE
ABTA, Development Director
773-577-8750