Remember MDA

Legacies and Bequests

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’. Catholic Doctors have followed this call with Mission Doctors Association since 1959, by providing lifesaving care and training for local health professionals around the world. Today, MDA continues to be a tremendous witness through the partnerships of doctors and those like you who make their service possible.

We know this important work must continue. Your legacy can be a witness of faith and a gift of compassion.

 Discussing your plans

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.

 Bequests that honor a loved one

Simply add a phrase indicating that the bequest 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.


A will or living trust is very personal, and we understand if you prefer to keep your intentions private. However, if you do wish to let us know that you have named MDA in your will or living trust, we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you personally and keep you informed about the impact your gift will make.

Additional Ways to Give

Naming Mission Doctors Association in your will 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.

More about Planned Giving