Planned Giving

Making a donation through a planned gift is a great way to create a legacy of support for SOMO while providing for your own future. Your gift will also go a long way toward changing views about people with intellectual disabilities. Planned Giving options include bequests in a will, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance policies, and charitable trusts. You can even make a pledge to include us in your will

Depending upon the assets and the gift arrangement selected, a donor can expect to obtain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Fulfill philanthropic goals
  • Reduce income tax through a deduction for the gift
  • Avoid capital gain tax on the gifts of long-term appreciated property
  • Retain a stream of payments for life for the donor and other beneficiaries
  • Increase disposable income
  • Eliminate federal estate tax on property passing to charity upon donor’s death
  • Reduce cost and time in estate settlement

To learn more about the various options in planned giving, please visit this website. We encourage you to consult with your own tax and legal advisors regarding the tax implications of particular gifts. Visit to learn more about the planned Training for Life Campus and ways you can create a legacy of support .

More Information For more information or questions on donating to Special Olympics Missouri, contact:

Laurie Shadoan

Legal Language & Tax ID

Please feel free to contact us directly for information or assistance on a confidential basis.

Legal Name: Special Olympics Missouri
Tax I.D. Number: 23-7328374 Incorporated In: Missouri 

Legal Name: SOMO Endowment Fund (A supporting organization for the long-term financial support of Special Olympics Missouri)
Tax I.D. Number: 20-1295769 
Incorporated In: Missouri 

Bequest Language
To make a bequest to Special Olympics Missouri, for the programming within Missouri, we recommend the following language:
"I give, devise and bequeath_____percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (or the sum of $_______) to Special Olympics Missouri, headquarters Jefferson City, MO for its unrestricted use and purpose.”


Details on a Transfer of Stock

In order for a donor to make a donation of appreciated securities, the donor should provide their broker or financial advisor the following wiring instructions:
Broker’s Name:Central Bank
DTC Number:0725
Donee Account Title:Special Olympics Missouri
Donee Account Number:30901881
Donee SS#/TIN:23-7328374
Broker Contact Name:Joanne Scheperle
Broker Contact Number:573-634-1114

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