Planned Giving & Bequests

Planned giving options include bequests, whereby donors name The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation in their wills. Larger bequests can be designated to create Endowed Research Grants, a Center of Excellence, special programs, such as the annual Think Tank and Symposium. In each area, these specially endowed initiatives are listed in our annual report in perpetuity and memorialize and pay tribute to a donor or donor designee. Friends can also use current assets to create annuities and trusts that provide important tax benefits and life-long annual income for themselves and a loved one.


Your financial and legal advisors, in consultation with the Foundation and our Planned Giving consultants, can design gift arrangements suited to your individual circumstances. 


To discuss these options, please contact Rachelle Robert at (212) 682-9900 or by email at


Are you thinking about donating to science?  You can support neurological research in finding treatments and cures for the future by donating to a Brain Bank.


Click here to go to our "Brain Bank" resource page.

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