Leave a Legacy

Jesus had great compassion for those who were sick. He healed many and instructed his followers to ‘heal the sick, and say to them the kingdom of God is at hand.’

Since 1959 Mission Doctors Association has followed this call and provided lifesaving care and training for local health professionals in Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and Asia.

Our goal has always been sustainable healthcare around the world. Click here to read about just a couple of our success stories, places where we worked ourselves out of a job.

Gift from your Will

Today, MDA continues to be a tremendous witness through the partnerships of doctors and those like you who make their service possible. Your legacy can continue to answer Jesus’ call to heal the sick, providing compassionate lifesaving medical care to Christ’s poor around the world. When you notify us of your intentions to name MDA in your will or living trust, we will invite you to become part of the Legacy Society.

Legacy Society

Membership in the Legacy Society is voluntary, carries no obligation and is confidential. When you join the Legacy Society, it gives us the opportunity to recognize and thank you.

As a member of the Legacy Society:

  • You will be invited to Mission Doctors events in your area
  • You will receive our popular newsletter, Missions of Healing
  • Your name will be inscribed in the MDA Legacy Memorial Book, and you will be remembered at Mass at our Mission House in Los Angeles

 

Why give a gift to Mission Doctors through my will or trust?

Your bequest is not payable until after your lifetime, so it does not affect your assets or savings during your lifetime.  Your bequest is private. Your gift is known only to you, your attorney, and the people you choose to inform of your plans.  You can change or revoke your bequest at any time.

How do I include MDA in my Will or Trust?

There are several ways to include MDA and in your will or living trust. You and your attorney can discuss the way that best fits your circumstances.

The following language and legal address may be helpful to your attorney:
I give, devise and bequeath to
Mission Doctors Association
3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1940
Los Angeles, CA 90010
the sum of $___; or the following described property, to wit: _____; or ____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.
Tax identification #95-6110132

If you are considering leaving a gift to Mission Doctors in your will, we would be happy to discuss your intentions. We cannot offer legal advice but would be happy to answer general questions. Please contact Elise Frederick, on her direct line 213-368-1875 or email her at director@missiondoctors.org.

Can I make this gift in honor of a loved one?

Simply add a phrase indicating that the gift from your will is “in honor of/in memory of (name).” By notifying our office of your intentions, that individual’s name along with your own can be included in all recognition through the MDA Legacy Society.

Additional Ways to Give

Naming Mission Doctors Association in your will or trust is not the only way to make a gift. You can also name Mission Doctors Association as secondary beneficiary (after a spouse) of an IRA or an insurance policy no longer needed for its original purpose.  Making MDA the beneficiary of an IRA may have additional tax benefits.  For more information about these additional ways to give, contact Elise Frederick, on her direct line 213-368-1875 or email her at director@missiondoctors.org.

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