Ways to Give

2015 MDRT Top of the Table Charity Partner: Pencils of Promise
2015 MDRT Top of the Table Charity Partner: Pencils of Promise
Donation Opportunities

The Power of Giving

Invest today in a diverse range of organizations and make a global impact. Donations received are reinvested through the global grant programs. Everything from youth leadership and education to medical research and community development, the MDRT Foundation’s grant programs build stronger families and communities worldwide.


The MDRT Foundation Phonathon continues to be a vital part of the Foundation’s annual fundraising. During this two-day event, up to 20 committed MDRT members collectively make hundreds of calls reaching out to fellow members to ask for their support, to engage members and to reacquaint members the unique member benefit

To donate to the Phonathon or wish to be a caller for this event, please reach out to Caryn Henning at chenning@mdrt.org for more information.

Promise Appeal

During the MDRT Annual Meeting and the Top of the Table Annual Meeting, the MDRT Foundation partners with a charity to raise funds and awareness for their respective causes. In recent years, through generous donations from meeting attendees, the MDRT Foundation has awarded grants to charity partners to help alleviate extreme poverty, provide education, support youth leadership and many other worthy charitable causes worldwide.


MDRT Gives Day is an online, one-day fundraising event that unites the MDRT community to Give Back. The investments from the MDRT community will directly benefit the global grant programs that are essential in funding a diverse range of charitable programs around the globe.

MDRT Gives Day will take place on October 12, 2021.

For more information, visit [https://mdrtgivesday.mightycause.com/giving-events/mdrt21


Consider making a year-end contribution to continue the impact of the MDRT Foundation’s exclusive member benefit, the global grant programs.

Support a diverse range of organizations that improve the lives of many individuals who are in need of support.


Including the MDRT Foundation in your will enables you to create a lasting legacy that will help people in need throughout the world for many years to come.

  • Bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes
  • Update an existing will by adding language or a codicil


The Gift of Life Insurance Program provides a meaningful opportunity for you to have a significant philanthropic impact using the product that you sell and service: life insurance. Your gift will ensure the grant-making future of the Foundation while establishing your own legacy of charitable giving.

  • Use the carrier of your choice to gift an existing policy or a new policy with a face value of USD 50,000 or more
  • Identify additional charitable beneficiaries when you donate a policy in excess of USD 50,000
  • Receive charitable deductions for your gift based on the cash value of the policy and premiums*


Global Gift Fund is a donor-advised service of the Renaissance Charitable Foundation and endorsed by the MDRT Foundation. Global Gift Fund is a charitable planning tool that allows donors to support charitable causes with a minimum initial contribution of USD 5,000. Your fund is designed by you for the purpose of supporting charitable causes that align with your family’s personal philanthropic goals.

  • Combine your charitable giving in a single, well-managed account
  • Give your fund your family name or choose another symbolic title
  • Receive an immediate tax deduction at the time of contributions to your fund
  • For more information, visit www.globalgiftfund.org


Stocks and securities are a convenient way to support the life-changing work of the MDRT Foundation.

  • Obtain tax deductions for the fair market value of the stock on the day it is received by the MDRT Foundation
  • Minimize capital gains liability by contributing appreciated securities
  • Deduct up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year of your gift


Naming the MDRT Foundation as a beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust can provide you with substantial financial and tax benefits while supporting the grant programs of the MDRT Foundation.

  • Choose from a variety of unitrusts
  • Take advantage of lifetime income, tax reductions, avoidance of capital gains and reduction of estate tax*

*To the extent allowed by law.


Gifts made to the MDRT Foundation help us improve the quality of life for those less fortunate throughout the world. You can support the MDRT Foundation while also sharing your passion for philanthropy with your clients and loved ones by making a gift in their honor or memory.

When you a make a Tribute gift, the MDRT Foundation will send an acknowledgment card to the person honored (the amount of the Tribute gift is kept private).

All Tribute gifts count toward your MDRT Foundation Knight status, and you will receive a letter for your tax purposes.


Corporate Sponsorship helps us achieve our mission of building stronger families and communities worldwide by funding a diverse range of charitable causes. Signature recognition at the MDRT Annual Meeting includes logo placement and verbal recognition on Main Platform and logo recognition at the MDRT Foundation Booth. For more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact MDRT Foundation Executive Director, Michele Stauff, at mstauff@mdrt.org


The following companies support their agents’ charitable efforts by matching individual gifts made to the MDRT Foundation. We thank them for allowing us to promote their involvement. However, this list is not exhaustive. Thousands of dollars are received each year from other companies that also match gifts made to the MDRT Foundation. Please contact your home office to see if you can double the impact of your gift.

Beneficial Life
Guardian Life Insurance
Massachusetts Mutual Life
Thrivent Financial
ValMark Securities


MDRT members who are booked to speak at industry events can have their speaking fee directed to the MDRT Foundation to support its global grant programs.

MDRT members who choose this option waive their speaking fee and an honor gift is sent to the Foundation in their name.

Corporate Sponsorship

Our Valued Partners

As our membership and the need for the grant programs continue to grow, it is corporate sponsorship that allows us to expand the global impact of MDRT and our industry. The support from our partners has made an immediate impact in providing hope, empowerment, and improvement in the quality of life in communities worldwide.

Silver Sponsors
Donor Recognition

Our Valued Donors

The MDRT Foundation is grateful for the generosity of our donors, who enabled us to help children and communities worldwide in 2017. These donor connections are vital to our global grant programs.

Become an agent of change.