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Bequests and Planned Giving

Discover the many ways you can support Special Olympics through your estate plans and leave a legacy of acceptance, inclusion and tolerance.

Anyone can give a legacy gift through their estate plans. More
Everyone needs a good estate plan. More
Include your family AND Special Olympics in your plans. More
How to name Special Olympics in your will. More

Legal Language and Tax ID

You can print our suggested language for naming Special Olympics in your will and bring it with you when you meet with your attorney.


Gifts Anyone Can Afford

Bequest program at the Special Olympic
Wills, Bequests, Retirement Plans and Life Insurance: these are the most popular types of planned gift programs. Many don't cost anything during your lifetime.


Gifts That Pay You Income

Charitable Gift Annuities and remainder trusts help you save taxes and increase your income.


Don't have an estate plan?

Check out our Will Planning Wizard to guide you through the process and help get you started. 


The Champion's Society

Become a member of our legacy society and join our donors who have already included Special Olympics in their estate plans.


Meet Planned Giving Donors

Planned giving program at the Special Olympics
Kathryn Clark believes that Special Olympics "deserves the support of everyone." Read more about some of the planned giving donors who help make our future work possible!


Donate Now

Help us reach more people with intellectual disabilities and bring them the power of sport to build confidence and good health.


Take the First Step

Get in touch with Special Olympics near you and see what you can do to help. It's fun and can be life-changing.


It was so easy, and cost me nothing! I just told them [the administrator] that I wanted to do a specific amount for my godparents, Special Olympics, and another charity. They said ‘Okay’ and it was done.”

Kristine Hughes 
Special Olympics donor

Other Helpful Links

Have you already included Special Olympics in your estate plans? Then you are eligible to become a member of The Champion’s Society. Contact us

 Prefer to mail your member form? Download a printable Mail-In Membership Form (PDF).

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October 2014 (PDF)
March 2014 (PDF) 
September 2013 (PDF) 
March 2013 (PDF)
April 2012 (PDF)
September 2012 (PDF)

Gifts from your Will or Trust

An illustration of how the gift giving process works.

Spending Wisely

We are committed to responsible stewardship of your support and are proud of our high standards.


Special Olympics - Become a Fan

Your Donation Helps Transform Lives Through Sports!

Become a Sustaining Partner today - monthly giving is an easy and convenient way to support trainings and competitions all year long.

For a limited time, when you become a Sustaining Partner a generous donor will match your generosity with an additional $50 gift to Special Olympics.