Since 1981, GLMA has been on the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ+ health equity and the advancement of LGBTQ+ health professionals. With over 40 years of impact in LGBTQ+ health research, education, and advocacy, GLMA is proud to remain the oldest and largest association of LGBTQ+ and allied health professionals in the country.
Although LGBTQ+ health care has experienced significant strides since GLMA's founding, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is ongoing and ever-evolving. Equitable care is still out of reach for many LGBTQ+ communities—especially for trans and non-binary people, older adults, youth, BIPOC communities, and those living in rural areas—and the backlash to our community's gains is stronger and more coordinated than ever.
No matter the challenges to come, GLMA is committed to protecting the rights we've gained, advancing health equity for all LGBTQ+ people, and empowering LGBTQ+ health professionals for the next 40 years and beyond. But we can't do that without sustaining supporters like you.
Members of our Legacy Fund ensure that GLMA is resourced and ready to take on the challenges ahead and support LGBTQ+ health professionals following in your footsteps. You too can invest in your legacy and create a lasting impact on the healthcare industry and a better future for generations to come.
By joining GLMA's Legacy Fund, you are creating a legacy as impactful as you are. Whether your legacy lies in the affirming care you provided to LGBTQ+ patients or the barriers you broke down as an LGBTQ+ health professional or both, a legacy gift to GLMA is an investment in carrying that legacy forward for generations to come.
There are a number of different options to include GLMA in your estate planning, and your attorney or estate planner can give you more detailed information, but here are a few options to discuss:
There are two ways to incorporate GLMA in planned giving through your will or living trust.
Bequests: You can include GLMA in your will or living trust by making a bequest to the organization. You can choose to leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to support GLMA's mission. This is a simple and flexible way to make a lasting impact on the LGBTQ+ healthcare community while also ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of.
Charitable Remainder Trust: You can also establish a charitable remainder trust with GLMA as the beneficiary. This trust provides you with an income stream during your lifetime while also supporting GLMA's work. At the end of your life, the remaining assets in the trust are transferred to GLMA. This is a powerful way to make a significant contribution to GLMA's mission while also providing financial security for you and your loved ones during your lifetime.
In both cases, you should consult with their estate planning attorney to ensure that your wishes are properly documented and that your estate plan reflects your philanthropic goals. By incorporating GLMA in your planned giving through your will or living trust, you can leave a lasting legacy and make a meaningful impact on the next generation of LGBTQ+ health professionals.
You also have the option to name GLMA as a beneficiary of your retirement plan(s), such as 401(k)s, IRAs, and pensions. This designation can be made by completing a beneficiary designation form with your retirement plan administrator(s). By naming GLMA as a beneficiary, your can support the organization's work while also potentially reducing their taxable estate. This is an easy and efficient way to make a gift to GLMA while also planning for your future.
Finally, you can also name GLMA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. This designation can be made by completing a beneficiary designation form with their life insurance provider. Like with retirement plans, naming GLMA as a beneficiary of life insurance policies provides critical support to the organization's work while also potentially reducing your taxable estate. You can also choose to gift an existing life insurance policy to GLMA, which can result in an immediate tax deduction. This is a flexible and impactful way to support GLMA's mission and make a meaningful difference in the advancement of LGBTQ+ health equity.
I give ___% of my estate to the to GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality (aka: the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)), a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. GLMA is located at 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036.
After specific gifts are named:
I give ___ % of the residue of my estate to GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality (aka: the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)), a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. GLMA is located at 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036.
For planning purposes, your attorney may also need GLMA’s tax ID number. It is 94-2901694.
Your legacy deserves celebrating! Please let us know of your plans so that we can celebrate your generous contributions and encourage other leaders to join you.
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