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Planned Giving

The WDS Legacy Fund is grateful for gifts made through planned giving. Your gift will ensure the future and support the society’s mission of cultivating personal and professional development of dermatologists dedicated to excellence in patient care, mentorship, volunteerism, and leadership.  

BEQUEST

Leave a legacy when you remember the WDS Legacy Fund in your will.

A gift to the WDS Legacy Fund through a will shows a clear commitment to the future of the society. A gift of this sort is revocable and will not inhibit your cash flow or standard of living during your lifetime. To include the WDS Legacy Fund in your will, we suggest that your attorney draft a codicil to your existing will. The decision about how to make your bequest commitment is left to you and your attorney.

Consider the following language:

Gift for Specific Purpose – A Designated Gift:

“I give to the Women’s Dermatologic Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, (Tax ID#: 20-0084052), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the sum of $_____ to be used for (state purpose).”

Unrestricted Gift – To Be Used for the Area of Greatest Need:

“I give to the Women’s Dermatologic Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, (Tax ID#: 20-0084052), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the sum of $_____ for its general purposes.”

A Gift of a Percentage of Your Estate:

“I give to the Women’s Dermatologic Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, (Tax ID#: 20-0084052), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ____ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes/to be used for (state purpose).”

Please let us know your plans by confirming your intention to make a bequest. This ensures that your wishes will be carried out, and allows the WDS Legacy Fund to recognize your future gift and discuss your intentions for its designation. Of course, we will honor your request regarding anonymity as desired.

OTHER PLANNED GIFT TYPES

The WDS Legacy Fund gratefully accepts gifts made through retirement plans, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts and other options. Please contact Missy Zagroba at mzagroba@womensderm.org or by calling (414) 918-9887 to discuss a gift of this nature.

DAISY ORLEMAN ROBINSON SOCIETY

Daisy Orleman Robinson was the first American woman to become a dermatologist. Her achievements included being the first woman dermatologist to present a case at a dermatologic meeting, to publish a scholarly paper in dermatology, to present a case at an international dermatology meeting, and to have a documented clinical practice in dermatology in the United States.

A 1916 publication listed her as the best known woman dermatologist in the world. After service in the US Army Medical Corps during World War I, she had a distinguished career in the US Public Health Service, where she devoted her career to the eradication of venereal diseases and the development of sex education programs, particularly for young women.

To recognize her as a pioneer for women pursuing a career in dermatology and acknowledge those who share in the WDS mission, the WDS Legacy Society has established the Daisy Orleman Robinson Society to honor individuals who have made a legacy gift.

By including a gift to the WDS Legacy Fund in your estate plan by providing a written statement, you will be enrolled for a lifetime membership in the Daisy Orleman Robinson Society. 

Members of the Daisy Orleman Robinson Society receive:

  • A distinctive pin to show their commitment to the Legacy Fund
  • Recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors
  • An invitation to attend an invitation only pre-event reception prior to the Legacy Celebration with the Legacy Awardee

To become a member, please Contact WDS and let us know that you have made an estate gift to the Foundation. Examples of such gifts are:

  • Designating the WDS as a charitable beneficiary in a will or trust;
  • Naming WDS as owner and/or beneficiary of a life insurance plan;
  • Indicating WDS as a beneficiary of a retirement plan account; and
  • Funding a life-income gift with WDS as the charitable beneficiary.