Planned Giving

What legacy will you leave behind?

On a daily basis, we tend to display our values – what we believe in, the concepts we cherish and the goals we seek to achieve – through our words and actions. But what do our plans for tomorrow say?

Supporters like you share Mother Against Drunk Driving’s commitment to ending drunk driving, fighting drugged driving and preventing underage drinking. Thanks to your long-term support, you’ve helped shape and build a future of No More Victims®.

We here at MADD appreciate the heart, time, commitment, financial investment and trust that our supporters give us every day. And, by joining the Designated Donors Circle, you can create a legacy for our work together via a charitable gift in your will, trust, or other estate planning vehicle.

Being one MADD’s Designated Donors signifies you’ve made a lifesaving commitment to saving lives well beyond your own life. By making MADD a part of your estate plan, you provide mission critical funds to take drunk and drugged drivers off the roads.

Designated Donors make it possible for MADD to:

Serve the growing number of victims and survivors: We’ve served more than one million people at no charge, and thanks to you, we can extend our reach even further.

Making a long-lasting legislative change: Before MADD, drinking and driving was seen as a non-preventable road hazard, we’ve demanded and enacted laws and stricter law enforcement across the country, saving thousands of lives.

Change the way we all drive: Tomorrow’s automotive technology can be a partner to the human-led efforts to prevent drunk driving. Your Designated Donor investment in MADD will help us advocate to achieve this vision faster.

There are several different types of planned gifts, allowing you choose the specifics of how your estate treats your donation. You can give set amount, a percentage, or even set up a trust.

  • Securities
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Real estate
  • Retained life estate**
  • Bargain sales**
  • Life insurance policies**

*MADD’s gift acceptance policy is available at

**Some gifts have specific requirements. Please call 877.ASK.MADD  (1-877-275-6233) to speak to a donor concierge for more information.

How do I become a Designated Donor?

A charitable bequest is a common and vital part of estate planning. Whether you prefer a bequest of cash or a plan that creates a trust that leaves behind assets, planning ahead makes for a smooth, often tax-deductible, transfer of property that that feels good and does good!

We proudly invest 3/4 of all donations directly into our programs and services. Our donor relations team will be happy to work with you to ensure your gift is directed towards the areas of our mission that you care the most about.  Charitable bequests can be as simple as including a statement of your intent to donate in your will. Your advisor can help you set up a donation without much difficulty.

Some estate plans are more effective than others. What many of the best plans have in common, however, is a well-thought-out will that is designed to work in concert with other estate planning tools.

Financial advisors as well as estate planning resource materials can help identify which path is best for you.


  1. Contact MADD below using the form or at 877-ASK-MADD  (1-877-275-6233) or for additional information on planned giving.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include MADD in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.

Legal Name: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Address: Irving, TX
Federal Tax ID Number: #94-2707273

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax adviser. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under this agreement, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.




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