The Ellsworth Society is named in honor of Jane Dewey Ellsworth, our organization's founder. Ms. Ellsworth launched the MGFA in 1952 when her daughter Patricia was diagnosed. At that time, little was known about myasthenia gravis and there were few resources for patients and their families. Today, MGFA touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients, families, friends, and medical professionals across the country and around the globe.
An Invitation to Join The Ellsworth Society
Members of The Ellsworth Society have expressed their commitment to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America through a very special and important form of financial support.
These donors have named MGFA as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance.
Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in The Ellsworth Society.
Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.
Benefits of membership in The Ellsworth Society also include an invitation to an annual breakfast at the National Conference and other special events, and receive a commemorative Ellsworth Society pin.
The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining The Ellsworth Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.