Leave a Legacy

You can leave a legacy of hope for people affected by a brain tumor. The ABTA’s planned giving program helps you take control of your assets and make sure they’re used to support the causes that are most important to you.

Planned giving, also known as deferred giving, allows you to make a major gift or a commitment to give to the ABTA, over time or at death, as part of your overall financial and estate planning.

The ABTA is able to accept the following gift types:


Multi-Year Pledge

A multi-year pledge is a commitment between you and the ABTA that allows you to make a large gift payable over a number of years, usually two to five. To fulfill the gift, cash, publicly traded securities, or the proceeds of the sale of real property can be gifted. Pledges are paid during the life-time of the donor.

Estate Gifts

An estate gift is a charitable donation that comes from assets left behind upon your passing. You can set up an estate gift by naming the ABTA in your will, establishing a revocable trust, or designating the ABTA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA or other financial vehicle, or proceeds of the sale of real property. Your estate gift will have a significant impact on the brain tumor community in the future.

We welcome any discussions you would like to have regarding your financial support of the ABTA. To begin the conversation, please call 773-577-8784 or email legacy@abta.accelerantstudios.com

Before making a gift to the ABTA, please consult with your financial, tax, and legal advisors for a thorough analysis of your individual situation and the tax consequences as you make your giving decisions.

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.