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Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation

Legacy gifts, sometimes also called planned gifts, provide flexible options that allow donors to make more significant gifts than they might otherwise be able to make.

Donors often find legacy gifts enable them to use assets that might otherwise be lost to estate, income or capital gains tax.

Whether it's as straight-forward as including the SAE Foundation in your estate or more involved such as making a gift that pays you income for life, legacy gifts allow donors to take care of their families while leaving a legacy for a cause you believe in.

It’s never too early to consider making a planned gift. Make provisions now for the future and rest easy knowing that your wishes are known and will be honored.

Making a planned gift to the SAE Foundation automatically enrolls you in the Siegel Society for Legacy Giving which provides recognition to you now for a gift planned for the future (or you can remain anonymous).

Whatever gift you may choose, a legacy gift to the SAE Foundation is a lasting memorial to your values and interests.

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Siegel Society for Legacy Giving

The Siegels

The SAE Foundation established the Siegel Society for Legacy Giving to recognize our special benefactors who support the Foundation's mission by making provisions for planned gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities and trusts.

"Take a little, leave a little and we'll all have some."

That was the hand-printed request on the inside of into the pantry door of a cabin Arnold and Stephanie Siegel stumbled upon out hiking one day as a young couple. That message struck a chord with Arne and Steffi and became the cornerstone of their personal approach towards philanthropy.

Arne and Steffi have an unwavering commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and are passionate advocates of the SAE foundation's mission, providing leadership and inspiring others to give. The Siegel Society provides a way for you to leave a legacy and help provide a brighter future by including the SAE Foundation in your estate plans.

We invite you to join Arne and Steffi in furthering the education of young people and introducing them to the opportunities that exist in the world of science, technology, engineering and math.

Siegel Society Members

  • Anonymous
  • Richard C. Balmer
  • Tom and Wilma Black
  • Robert K. Catterson
  • Jay and Esther Eitel
  • C. Harold Helling
  • Norman Hoertz
  • Ralph P. Horan
  • Warren H. Krogstad
  • Joseph Langhauser and Lucia Kemennu
  • Edward T. Mabley Sr.
  • Phillip and Jean Myers
  • Ray and Ginger Morris
  • Donald S. Mozley, Jr.
  • Ronald G. Rath
  • Patricia A. Schneider
  • Arnold and Stephanie Siegel
  • Bob and Jean Spitzer
  • Kenneth C. and Jan Wolfgram

Joining the Siegel Society

To join the Siegel Society, the SAE Foundation requests documentation that you have included the SAE Foundation in your estate plans:

  • A bequest provision in your will or revocable trust and/or completion of a bequest intent form provided by the SAE Foundation
  • A life-income gift that names the SAE Foundation as a remainder beneficiary, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity
  • A charitable lead trust that provides income to the SAE Foundation for a donor's lifetime or a term of years
  • A gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets such as an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b)
  • A gift of life insurance
  • Certain other planned gifts

Your membership in the Siegel Society reflects your deep, personal commitment to helping provide for future generations and your belief in the critical importance of high-quality science, technology and math education.

When you join the Siegel Society, you will receive a welcome letter from the Foundation Board of Trustees Chair and the SAE President. With your permission, we will also recognize your generosity with:

  • Formal announcement of Siegel Society membership to current members;
  • Special recognition on the SAE Foundation website;
  • Special recognition in SAE Foundation Annual Report;
  • Invitation to special events; and
  • A Siegel Society Memento.

As a Siegel Society member, you will also receive timely information and tips regarding gift and estate planning from the SAE Foundation.

For more information, please contact:

Jamie Ferguson
Development Officer
office: +1.248.273.2472
mobile: +1.248.519.3241
e-mail: jamie.ferguson@sae.org

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