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Planned Giving

Over the course of any person’s life, the opportunity to truly change our world is rare. By including CURE in your will or other estate planning documents, you can make a substantial difference in the lives of the 65 million people touched by epilepsy worldwide. Each of us has an opportunity—through our generosity—to leave the world a little better than we found it. This is your legacy. And the lives CURE touches can be part of it.

Your gift will not cost you anything during your lifetime or impact your lifestyle. If you are concerned about your heirs, simply provide for your loved ones first and include CURE as a contingent or residual beneficiary.

If you decide to include CURE in your will, you may wish to share the following language with your attorney:

“I hereby devise and bequeath (insert a sum, percentage, or residue/remainder) to Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), federal tax ID # 36-4253176 a non-profit corporation in Chicago, Illinois, for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Decisions about legacy gifts are some of the most important choices you will ever make. We would be deeply honored if you chose to help create a future where no one has to suffer the debilitating effects of epilepsy. 

For more information about how you can make the lives touched by CURE part of your lasting legacy, please contact us at (312) 255-1801 or

Note: The information provided in this material is presented solely as general education information and is not intended to be a substitute for professional estate planning or legal advice. As the laws regarding the validity and enforcement of wills or living trusts vary from state to state, you should seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to make certain a specific gift under consideration is compatible with your financial goals and needs and your estate plan. It is important to seek legal counsel in preparing these instruments. Any tax information contained in this document is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid any penalties imposed under the internal Revenue Code.

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