Each of us holds an opportunity to make an impact – during our lifetime and thereafter. Gift and estate planning allows us to build a legacy today that grows into a lasting gift benefitting generations beyond our own. We are here to serve you with expertise and partnership as you explore charitable gift and estate planning options to support Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The Foundation works closely with UT Southwestern to support its mission. Your generosity can leave a lasting legacy that supports groundbreaking research, exceptional patient care, and innovative medical education.

Benefits of Charitable Gift and Estate Planning

Planned giving is a win-win for both you and UT Southwestern. For donors, it offers opportunities to:

  • Secure their financial future through tax benefits and potential income streams.
  • Create a lasting legacy that reflects their values and priorities.
  • Make a significant impact on the future of health care and medical research.

For UT Southwestern, planned giving provides:

  • Critical support for groundbreaking research, innovative programs, and patient care initiatives.
  • Long-term financial stability that enables it to continue its mission of advancing medicine and improving lives.
  • The opportunity to honor and recognize the generosity of our donors through membership in The Wildenthal Society and other special acknowledgments.
Dr. Kern Wildenthal and Southwestern Medical Foundation president and CEO, Michael McMahan pose for a picture.

The Wildenthal Society

Make a Commitment to Medical Progress

When you pledge a planned gift to Southwestern Medical Foundation in support of UT Southwestern, you become a cherished member of The Wildenthal Society. Named in honor of our esteemed President Emeritus, Dr. Kern Wildenthal, this society recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing medicine through planned giving. As a member, you’ll receive special recognition and invitations to exclusive events, where you can connect with fellow supporters and learn more about the impact of your generosity.

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Estate Planning Council

Resources to Help You Fulfill Your Vision

Navigating the complexities of estate planning can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our Estate Planning Council can provide guidance and support every step of the way. Whether you’re considering a bequest, charitable remainder trust, or other planned giving vehicle, our network of experienced estate planning professionals can help you create a personalized plan that aligns with your financial goals and philanthropic aspirations.

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Start Planning Your Legacy Today

Ready to leave a lasting impact on the future of health care? Learn more about your charitable gift and estate planning options below. Contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page when you are ready to connect with a charitable gift and estate planning professional. Together, we can shape a healthier future for generations to come.