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Houston Area Parkinson Society’s Legacy Circle is a membership of individuals who choose to invest in the future with a planned gift benefiting HAPS and our mission to ensure that no one faces a Parkinson’s diagnosis alone. Guided by compassion, fueled by optimism and driven to make an impact, we envision a world in which all affected by Parkinson’s have the hope, confidence and support to live life to its fullest. Because Parkinson’s can impact every aspect of life, HAPS takes a whole-human approach and addresses each person’s entire needs – from physical and emotional to spiritual, mental well-being, and family. HAPS Legacy Circle members, rooted in and connected to our community, are committed to seeing our mission and vision thrive–today, tomorrow, and forever.

Creating a legacy of giving beyond your lifetime requires wisdom, vision, and a plan tailored to your unique circumstances. It can be any of the following options:

  • Bequests through wills or codicils
  • IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance beneficiary
  • Appreciated assets such as stocks or other financial securities
  • Real estate
  • Charitable trusts

Including HAPS in your estate plan not only impacts those affected by Parkinson’s, but with wise planning it can reduce estate, gift, and income taxes, maximizing the benefits of your gift to your family and to HAPS. Consult your attorney or tax advisor for the option that works best for you. Regardless of the amount or type of giving you choose, you can improve the outlook for individuals with Parkinson’s and their families.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you into this honored circle of recognition. We would like to acknowledge your support of the Houston Area Parkinson Society Legacy Circle by extending the following benefits:

  • Invitation to an annual event celebrating the lasting philanthropic impact of our legacy giving family
  • Insider communication from HAPS leadership
  • Formal recognition in HAPS publications and at signature programs
  • Special invitation to select HAPS events

In addition to the potential personal benefits of making a planned gift, you are making a meaningful impact on the daily lives of thousands in our area who live with Parkinson’s. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. We hope you will be the next member of the HAPS Legacy Circle. Today’s planned gift makes tomorrow more hopeful.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of the HAPS Legacy Society, contact Catherine Lansdowne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713.313.1669. If you have already designated HAPS in your estate plans, please fill out the membership form here


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