Bank Accounts, Certificates of Deposit or Brokerage Accounts

Designating the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation as beneficiary of your bank accounts, certificates of deposit or brokerage accounts is a simple and straightforward way to support our work. There are two types of accounts you can gift to us:

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, to change the beneficiary or to close the account.

By setting up your bank account or certificate of deposit in this way, the estate planning and administration process is simplified. The executor or administrator of your estate will not have to take any action to ensure that your account transfers to whomever you designated. Simply ask your bank representative about the one or two easy steps you need to take in order to place a POD designation on your bank account or certificate of deposit.

A transfer on death (TOD) account. By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid over to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime. It is not necessary for the TOD designation to transfer all of the account solely to charity-you can designate a certain percentage of the account. Like a POD account, with a TOD account the beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you are free to use the money in the brokerage account, to change the beneficiary or to close the account.

A TOD account also simplifies the estate planning and administration process. The executor or administrator of your estate will not have to take any action to ensure that your securities transfer to whomever you designated. To set up the TOD endorsement, simply contact your investment advisor and provide instructions regarding the change.

  1. Contact Colleen Hughes at 202-470-1041 or chughes@pedaids.org for additional information.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
  4. You may decide to keep your planned gift anonymous during your lifetime. However, many planned giving donors enjoy letting us know that they have made this commitment so that they have the opportunity to meet senior leadership at annual luncheons and receive updates about our milestones and accomplishments. If you have designated EGPAF as a beneficiary, we look forward to welcoming you as a member of The Ariel Society at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Please ask your financial advisor to forward a copy of just the revocable or irrevocable paragraph in your will or trust document that references EGPAF to Joy Hallinan, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036 and you will receive your membership welcome packet for The Ariel Society in the return mail.

Legal Name: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Federal Tax ID Number: 95-4191698

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to EGPAF or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support ending pediatric HIV/AIDS.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to EGPAF as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to EGPAF as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and EGPAF where you agree to make a gift to EGPAF and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.