Leave a Lasting Impact – Legacy Giving at the IOCDF

“From a tiny acorn grows the mighty oak.”

OakLike the acorn in this old maxim, regardless of the size of a bequest, it can grow into a lasting legacy.

There are many reasons that people donate to the International OCD Foundation. For many, it was a personal and positive experience with the Foundation; perhaps they called the office and found help through a provider listed in our treatment provider database. Or, they attended the Annual Conference and discovered that they were part of a larger community and found an important support network. Others choose to donate to the IOCDF to remember a friend or relative and to help others less fortunate, or because of a desire to give back to the community (and the extra bonus of a tax benefit!).

Whatever the reason, a gift to the IOCDF helps the Foundation continue to provide important resources for people living with OCD, their families, treatment providers, and others seeking to learn more about the disorder.

Donors have a wide range of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others through planned giving. This can mean an outright gift of cash or appreciated property; a deferred gift arrangement, such as a charitable bequest; or designating the IOCDF as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.  Sometimes donors choose to use a combination of gifts carefully planned to help support a program that is meaningful to them, such as the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI).

One of the easiest ways to leave a legacy and support the IOCDF in a truly significant way is to include us in your will. There is no immediate cost to you, you can change it at any time, and you will be making a critical impact on the IOCDF’s ability to serve the OCD community well into the future.

The IOCDF is pleased to announce the launch of The Legacy Society. The Society honors individuals who have made a provision for a future gift to the IOCDF through a bequest in their will or other arrangement such as a retirement plan or life insurance beneficiary designation. The Legacy Society affords the Foundation the opportunity to extend our warm appreciation to those who notify us of their thoughtful gift intentions. There are no dues or other obligations, but Society members will receive a certificate of membership and a small memento, as well as recognition in our annual donor listing, thus inspiring others to join the Society.

If you have included the IOCDF in your estate plan, please let us know!

I hope you will consider becoming a member of The Legacy Society. Taking this small step now will have an impact on future generations for years to come. Please contact Sam Bailey, Development Associate, if you would like to notify the IOCDF of your intent to include us in your estate plan, or if you would like further information about planned giving opportunities. You can reach Sam at sbailey@iocdf.org or by calling 617-973-5801.