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Eternal Flame Society

Eternal Flame SocietyThousands of years ago, caring individuals assured the safety and well-being of their villages and communities by tending the fire overnight. The light from the fire kept enemies and foes at bay while the people of the village quietly slept through the night. Many generations later, it is no longer necessary for individuals or families to keep the fire burning all night. But there are still people who help protect and support the future. The TS Alliance community has its own "Keepers of the Flame" designation for those individuals and families that have designated a planned gift through their wills or estate plans to the TS Alliance Endowment Fund or the TS Alliance. We are pleased to honor the following distinguished members of the Eternal Flame Society:

Michael and Millicent Augustine
Jeffery and Gloria* Benham
Matt Bolger
Treasa Bolger
Scott and Jan Burton
Marguerite Cleveland
John and Katherine Conrad
Will and Kay Cooper
Richard and Reiko Donato
Cindy Fowler
David and Laura Grimes
Robert and Kathryn Groves, III
Shannon Hackley
Jeffrey and Lisa Hargreaves
Clara Harwell
James and Amy Hobbs
Ken and Shonnie Johnson
Arnold and Carol Kamm
Steve and Laura Kozisek
David and Cathy Krinsky
Mark Leal
Craig T. Lewis*
Doug and Linda Loftus
James Lynch
Donna McGaha
David and Jan Mintz
Maria Shanon Munoz-Chargoy
David and Penney Parkes
Jeffrey and Bonnie Rickert
Pat and Jennifer Rolfes
Kari Luther Rosbeck
Dave and Nancy Scott
Robert and Mary Ellen Scott
Fred and Ilse Smith
John and Janine Steenman
Kathy Trapp
Alma A. Tutrone*
Jim and Nancy Weir
Philip and Marion Winsor
Barbara K. Witten and William R. Bradley
Frieda K. Zimmerman*

Named Funds:
For gifts of $25,000 or more (with a pledge payable over five years), a donor has the opportunity to name a fund in honor of someone. We are deeply grateful for the following named funds:

Augustine Family Fund
Megan Augustine Fund
John A. Conrad Jr. Memorial Fund
Carrie Cooper Memorial Fund
Matthew J. Fox Fund
Lauren E. Krinsky Fund
The Lawler Fund
Cade Scott Fund
Jen Ward Legacy Fund

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 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 give to Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, a nonprofit corporation currently located at Silver Spring, MD, or its successor thereto, ______________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

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.

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 TS Alliance 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 our mission.

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.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

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 potential 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 may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 TS Alliance as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 TS Alliance 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 TS Alliance where you agree to make a gift to TS Alliance 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.

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