If you are a loyal supporter of the Society, you can ensure that your gifts continue by making a planned gift to the Society. If you have not yet made an annual gift, a planned gift can be a wonderful way to support us. With planned gifts, the Pacific South Coast Chapter provides critical programs and services and funds research to forward our mission.
If you would like your planned gift to benefit your local chapter please use the Chapter’s legal name, address and Tax ID#.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Pacific South Coast Chapter
12121 Scripps Summit Drive Suite 190
San Diego, CA 92131
Our Tax ID # is 95-26332000
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Deferred gifts are the ultimate expression of confidence in the National MS Society. Because all deferred gifts represent an expression of lifetime commitment to the Society, there are no minimum gift levels and membership is for life.
Deferred gifts include:
- Charitable gift annuities
- Charitable lead trusts
- Charitable remainder trust
- Life insurance
- Real estate
- Retirement plan assets
- Savings bonds
Sylvia Lawry founded the National MS Society in 1946, hoping to cure her brother Bernard’s MS, and led the Society as chief executive until 1982. Bernard passed away in 1973 and Sylvia died in 2001. While the cure eluded her, Lawry’s legacy is a national movement that aggressively funds research, advocates for change, and provides programs and services that help all Americans affected by MS move their lives forward.
The Lawry Circle is comprised of generous and caring individuals who know that the quest for a world free of MS must continue. It honors donors who have informed the Society of their intention to help create a better future for the MS community through a gift in their will, trust or estate plan. The Lawry Circle recognizes and honors people who have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the lives of those with MS by establishing a deferred gift for the Society. Due to their generosity, a lasting legacy of hope and support is given to thousands of individuals and families living with multiple sclerosis.
Benefits of Membership
The most significant benefit of belonging to the Lawry Circle for most people is the feeling of personal satisfaction they enjoy when they have demonstrated their commitment to the continuation of essential Pacific South Coast Chapter programs and vital national MS research efforts.
For many, the substantial tax benefits allowed by the IRS for such commitments are also important and allow our benefactors to give much more than would otherwise be possible. When members leave bequests to the MS Society in their wills, their estates pay no estate taxes on the amounts passing to us. Other special benefits include: recognition in appropriate publications, invitations to special events and research symposia, and subscriptions to the MS Connections newsletter.