American Heart Association

Wills, Trusts and Annuities

Consider including us in you will, trust or estate plan. It's a simple way to make an impact and leave a lasting legacy.

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The generosity of donors like you is why we're able to fund life-saving research. Research that contributes to programs that ensure all patients have the same access to quality healthcare. Science and research on heart diseases and stroke are the core of everything the association does, but we couldn't achieve our goals without the commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge of our supporters.

A gift through your estate plan can benefit you and your loved ones and help save lives. You can enhance your family's financial well-being while continuing to support a cause that is near and dear to your heart.

Selecting the right charitable estate planning vehicle allows you to reduce your estate and income taxes. It can help you maximize the financial and tax benefits of your gift, and create a larger gift than you thought possible.

Estate planning gifts make up 15% of our annual contributions

Compare Gift Plans

There are a variety of gift options that can help you reach your charitable goals.

Donor Advised Fund

Make a difference with a donor advised fund.  Designating a grant is easy and can be made directly from our website.

Gifts That Everyone Can Afford

You don't have to use cash to make your gift. There are many gift options that everyone can afford.

Gifts That Pay You Income

Your gift to the association goes into an account that pays income to you and/or other beneficiaries for life.

Gifts That Protect Your Assests

Plans that help you control your assets or transfer them at a lesser cost.

Bernie Savransky

"I give the money to charity because it keeps people alive. We figured why not give now through gift annuities. It's something I can do in my lifetime."
Meet Our Donors

Leaving a lasting legacy

Our will and estate planning guide is your first step to creating a legacy that will make a difference in the lives of future generations.

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Are We in Your Estate Plan?

Please let us know so that we can thank you appropriately for your planned gift.

Have Questions For Us?

Contact your Charitable Estate Planning Representative to discuss your many giving options.

Professional Advisors & Trustees

Information to help you and your clients with their estate plans or the settlement of their estate.

Client Planning

We work with professional advisors to ensure your client's personal and professional goals are met.

Donor Advised Funds Resources

Create a charitable checking account for your client in one simple fund.

Estate Settlement

We're here to help you execute your client's final estate plan and make sure their wishes are followed.