The Power of a Planned Legacy Gift to PCNA
Financial gifts to PCNA support our mission to promote nurses as leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and management across the lifespan. We represent nurses, advanced practice nurses, and healthcare professionals who play a key role in research, practice, and policy initiatives around cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management.
Make a Lasting Impact
With a planned legacy gift, you can nurture future generations of nurses and amplify the value of nurses as leaders in CVD prevention and management.
Your gift will support a collection of education initiatives for patients and clinicians that will:
- Improve patient adherence and health outcomes
- Create newer and better patient care systems
- Improve health and quality of life for those at risk for heart attack and stroke
- Reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease
- Address disparities in CV health care and risk reduction
Your gift will provide PCNA with a solid foundation to serve CVD health care professionals and help improve patient outcomes for years to come.
“PCNA has provided me the opportunity to participate in projects that have truly been the highlight of my career. Your volunteers are of the strongest level of nursing excellence and commitment that I have seen over my 25 years of working in healthcare, advocacy, and industry.
I provide this endowment in the name of my grandmother, Margaret Hughes, my father, Jack Hughes and my father-in-law, Ted Heim. All three died of massive heart attacks at ages 54, 61, and 53, respectively. Also, my Aunt Joan, 36, had died of major heart attack.”
- Meg Heim, on her endowment to PCNA
Giving Heart Society
PCNA thanks you for making us a part of your legacy. Members of the Giving Heart Society will receive the following benefits and recognition:
- PCNA pin
- Complimentary registration to the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
- Invitation to Leadership Cocktail Hour at Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
- Identifying name tag ribbon to wear at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
- Donor name(s) listed on the official Giving Heart Society Honor Roll (optional), including
- PCNA’s website
- Welcome slide deck at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
- Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
How to Make a Planned Legacy Gift
Contact Your Attorney
Let your attorney or financial advisor know you are considering a planned gift to PCNA. They can assist you in determining what type of gift best suits your personal and financial circumstances.
Fill out the Commitment Form
Make sure to connect with your attorney before pledging a gift.
Sample Gift Language
This is not professional legal or tax advice. Consult your legal and tax advisors regarding your specific situation. The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization. Contributions to PCNA are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
PERCENTAGE OF ESTATE FOR UNRESTRICTED PURPOSES
I give, devise, and bequeath to the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, a nonprofit organization located in Madison, Wisconsin, or its successor in interest, ____% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift to be used for the general purposes of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. I instruct that all my charitable gifts shall be made, to the extent possible, from property that constitutes “income in respect of a decedent” as that term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code.
SPECIFIC AMOUNT FOR UNRESTRICTED PURPOSES
I give, devise, and bequeath to the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, a nonprofit organization located in Madison, Wisconsin, or its successor in interest, $____ as an unrestricted gift to be used for the general purposes of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. I instruct that all my charitable gifts shall be made, to the extent possible, from property that constitutes “income in respect of a decedent” as that term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code.
Information about PCNA for your Will or Beneficiary Forms
Legal Name: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Address: 613 Williamson Street, Suite 205, Madison, WI 53703
Tax ID: 39-1804895