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Plan a gift in your will

A gift in your will is one of the most powerful ways to help underinsured people get the medication and treatment they need.

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No matter your age or wealth, a will is the most popular way to leave your legacy. It’s also the most popular way to make a planned gift to the PAN Foundation. This allows you to: 

  • Direct your assets to what matters most to you 
  • Provide life-saving treatment for those who need it most 
  • Contribute to important work of lowering out of pocket healthcare costs 

Create your free will

PAN has partnered with our friends at FreeWill to give you a step-by-step online tool where you can write a free, legal will in less than 20 minutes. 

FreeWill is not compatible with Internet Explorer. For the best experience, we recommend accessing FreeWill through Google Chrome or Apple Safari.

I have cancer myself. The medication I need to take is very expensive. PAN has helped me with a grant a few times. I left a gift to PAN in my will to help others with chronic diseases to be able to get their medication & other needs.

Kathleen Anne Watkins, Connecticut, PAN grant recipient and planned gift donor

Update your existing will

Including the PAN Foundation in your existing will is simple. Just talk to your legal advisor about adding a few sentences. Below are a few examples to help you get started.  

Use PAN’s official language below in your will: 

“I give, bequeath, and devise (a percentage of my estate, or a dollar amount) to the Patient Access Network Foundation to be used for (general purposes, or fund name).” 

Savings clause 

If your gift is only for a specific fund or purpose within the PAN Foundation, we encourage you to add a savings clause to your will in the event that the fund or purpose is no longer offered by PAN in the future. This clause allows PAN to direct your gift for a different purpose later, if needed.  

Use PAN’s official savings clause language below:  

“In the event that such use shall, in the judgment of the President of the Patient Access Network Foundation, become unnecessary or impracticable, I direct that my gift shall be devoted to such purposes as the President, in their sole discretion, shall determine, keeping such use as close to my intent as possible.” 

We also invite you to include PAN’s legal information in your will. This will help your executor know exactly where to send your gift.  

Our legal name: Patient Access Network Foundation 
Our address: 1032 15th Street NW, Suite 413, Washington DC 20005
EIN: 20-1184743 

Frequently asked questions for planned gifts 

Here are some of the commonly asked questions we receive about FreeWill, making a will, leaving a bequest and more. 

  • We know how difficult making a will can be, but it’s still an important task to protect the people and causes you love. We wanted to make sure that our community has access to an intuitive and easy-to-use tool that can help you complete this important life task. If you’d like, this tool also helps you stand with PAN through the creation of a legacy gift. Including a gift in your will makes a lasting impact and helps PAN plan for the future.

  • The last will and testament you make with FreeWill was designed (with help from top trusts and estates experts from across the country) to comply with the legal requirements of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. When you complete the online questionnaire and print out your will, a set of easy-to-follow instructions are provided. Those instructions explain how to finalize your document, whether witnesses and/or a notary will be required, and any other steps you will need to take to make it legally valid.

  • Currently, FreeWill is only offered in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but FreeWill is always looking to understand where users might its tool helpfulPlease contact to request your location be added.

  • Trust and estate experts generally recommend that you create your will under the laws of the state where you maintain your primary residency (for example, where you file your taxes). 

    Where you live matters for your will because each state has different statutory rules about estate planning.  

    The good news is that FreeWill makes it easy to update your will if you move. If you log back in and change your address, the tool will automatically update your final will document to reflect the laws of that particular state. Then, all you have to do is print it out, re-execute it, and destroy your old will. 

  • We’re glad to know you’ve taken care of this important task. If you decide to make any changes in the future you can easilycreate and execute a new will using FreeWill, and destroy the earlier version. 

  • Yes! Simply create and execute a new will using FreeWill, and destroy the earlier version. 

  • Sometimes Acrobat Pro has difficulties printing a document. Try opening and printing the file from either Mac’s Preview software, or Adobe Reader instead of Acrobat Pro. You can also try printing the document directly from your web browser. Each browser is different, and one might work better than others depending on what kind of computer you have. You can always opt to have the online tool send you your will via email so you can print it at an alternative location. 

  • Unfortunately, FreeWill does not offer joint wills. That said, you can make mirrored wills on FreeWill. FreeWill wrote an article about the difference between these options, and why they don’t offer joint wills. 

  • Be sure to leave it in a safe, secure place and make sure the person you’ve chosen as your executor knows exactly where it is.