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Make a Big Impact with a Future Gift

Planned gifts ensure that Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience can continue to conduct groundbreaking research and provide training for the next generation of exceptional scientists. The world is counting on bold scientific discovery— and scientists are counting on you.
 
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Gifts from your Will or Trust

Remembering MPFI in Your Estate Plans

A bequest is a gift through your will or living trust that costs you nothing now but provides support to MPFI after your lifetime. Bequests offer flexibility and can be structured to fit your personal situation. The gift is revocable, so you can change your mind at any time should your circumstances change.

If You Don’t Currently Have a Will

MPFI partners with FreeWill: a free online estate planning resource. Through this website, it takes 20 minutes to protect what matters most, and you can choose to create a planned gift that will significantly impact tomorrow’s neuroscience research.
 

Sample Bequest Wording

Although legal consultation is advisable before you establish any type of will provision, you can make your gift in as little as one sentence. Click here for sample bequest language.
 

Next Steps

  1. Obtain legal help before establishing any type of will provision.
  2. Contact giving@mpfi.org for information or assistance. Notifying us of your intended bequest allows us to thank you and make sure we have a clear understanding of your plans and to thank you for your generosity. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.
  3. Please use our legal name, address, and Federal Tax ID if incorporating MPFI into your plans:
    Legal name: Max Planck Florida Corporation
    Federal tax ID number: 26-2117502
    Address: 1 Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 33458

Beneficiary Designations

Ways to Make a Big Impact Beyond Your Will

Not everyone wants to make a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using:

  • Life insurance policies
  • Savings accounts/certificates of deposit
  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Donor Advised Funds

By naming Max Planck Florida Institute as a beneficiary on your accounts, you can continue your legacy of fueling research progress and training program. Your generous gift will ensure that your name and your values live on for generations to come. Be sure to check with your financial advisor to determine whether these gifts are right for you.
 

Your Next Steps

  1. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider’s website.
  2. Name Max Planck Florida Corporation as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of the account, plan, or policy.
  3. Return the updated form to your financial institution.
  4. Contact our Advancement Department at Giving@mpfi.org or call (561) 972-9027. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

Please use our legal name, address, and Federal Tax ID if incorporating MPFI into your plans:
Legal name: Max Planck Florida Corporation
Federal tax ID number: 26-2117502
Address: 1 Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 33458
 

“No one goes into science because it’s easy. We want to leave our mark and make a difference. Progress depends on the next researcher picking it up and building on our knowledge. Discovery happens when we support each other and ignite that spark of curiosity.” - Carolyn Von Walter, Bolton Lab

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Talk to the Advancement Team

Mail: One Max Planck Way, Jupiter Florida, 33458

Phone: (561) 972-9027

Email: giving@mpfi.org

Tax ID: 26-2117502

Information for advisors

THE MAX PLANCK FLORIDA CORPORATION, DBA MAX PLANCK FLORIDA INSTITUTE, DBA MAX PLANCK FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR NEUROSCIENCE, IS A REGISTERED 501(C)3 NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH 30971) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE TO (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.