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Planned Giving

Planned giving can have a lasting impact. Join the Michael A. Hughes Planned Giving Society – and invest in the future of the Reeve Foundation – by including us in your will or financial and estate planning.

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Estate planning doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Since I have the opportunity, I will leave behind resources to help push ahead on issues that are important to me.

John E. McConnell

Chair, Executive Committee of the Reeve Foundation Board of Directors

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a bequest?
A charitable bequest can take many forms. It might be a sum of money or specific item of property (such as real estate, an automobile, or other physical asset) that you decide to leave to a charity. A contingent charitable bequest, meanwhile, can be made if an alternate beneficiary named in your trust or will was to be deceased.

Do I need to change my will to make a bequest?
You don’t need a will to make a charitable beneficiary designation, and you don’t need to change an existing will. You can simply name the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation as a beneficiary of your private and/or employer sponsored life insurance policy or policies. You may also name the Reeve Foundation as a beneficiary of any retirement accounts, or other savings, brokerage, annuity, or retirement accounts.

What is my estate?
Your personal estate is the sum of your assets, including real estate and all other property you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, bank accounts, cash on hand, etc. Regardless of your social status, and whatever your family and financial situation, there are many flexible, affordable ways to plan an estate gift that will have a profound impact on the people and causes closest to your heart for generations to come.

How do I designate the Reeve Foundation as a beneficiary?
To designate the Reeve Foundation as a beneficiary, simply request the appropriate beneficiary designation form from your employer, insurance company, bank or broker and provide them with the following information:

Beneficiary Name: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Beneficiary Address: 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Beneficiary Phone Number: 800-225-0292
Tax ID# of Beneficiary: 22-2939536

Can I only make a planned giving contribution after my death?
No. While you can make a provision in your will, you can arrange for the Reeve Foundation to become a beneficiary of your estate at any time. This is especially useful if you wish to include us in a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Making a donation through your estate assets enables you to make a contribution larger than you may be able to make from your income, and it may also be eligible for tax benefits.

Talk to Us About Your Planned Giving

Give us a call: Our team is available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ET. You can also leave a message, if you are calling after hours, at 1-800-225-0292.

Email us: Share with us details of your inquiry at [email protected]. We’ll be happy to get back to you with guidance and advice.

Planned Giving Inquiry

If you’d like to discuss planned giving with a Reeve Foundation staff member, simply complete the form below. Please let us know the most convenient method and time to contact you. Our team will be in touch soon.