Thank you for your compassion and generosity in remembering the needs of children and adults with life-threatening heart and lung disease. And thank you for your interest in Planned and Major Gifts. If you would like to learn more about ways to make a Planned or Major Gift, we invite you to read the information provided here and to contact the Planned and Major Gifts Department at (800) 388-0380.
Choose the complete menu of Less Taxing Ways to Help Deborah continue its Lifesaving Work or select your specific area of interest:
Donate cash, appreciated financial assets or tangible personal property. Get a charitable deduction for an outright gift of cash. Avoid capital gains tax by donating appreciated stock. Consider giving paid-up life insurance policies or donating tangible personal property. You can personalize your philanthropy through Deborah's Directed Gift Opportunities program which lets you choose whether you want your gift to support general operations of the hospital or be directed to a specific department or program.
Make a Gift to the "President's Club,..." Thre President's Club, our newest recognition society, was formed to thank friends who donate between $1,000 and $9,999 in a year. Silver members donate between $1,000 and $4,999. Gold Members donate between $5,000 and $9,999. President's Club members are recognized at a donor appreciation event where they are presented with a special token of our appreciation.
Join the 21st Century Society. To help Deborah plan more efficiently for the future, make a five-year pledge and receive significant tax benefits. The Deborah 21st Century Society has four membership categories named in honor of significant leaders in Deborah's history.
Dr. Charles Bailey - $25,000 to $49,999
Dr. Vladir Maranhao - $10,000 to $24,999
Establish a Charitable Lead Trust. Donate the income from the trust to Deborah for a specified period of time. When the trust terminates, the principal returns to you, your heirs or another beneficiary. A Lead Trust can be a particularly efficient way to transfer wealth to a younger generation.
Make a contribution to our Charitable Gift Annuity program. A Charitable Gift Annuity pays an annual lifetime income in exchange for an irrevocable gift of cash or securities. Annuity Rates are based on age and are fixed. Charitable Gift Annuities can be established for one-life or two-lives and can pay income immediately or be deferred. Two-life Charitable Gift Annuities pay income to a second beneficiary (usually a surviving spouse) after the death of the primary beneficiary.
Deferred Charitable Gift Annuities. Provide a larger annual income starting at a later date and can be an excellent retirement planning tool.
Contribute to the Pooled Life Income Fund. Your gift is pooled with other contributions and you receive a variable lifetime income in proportion to the number of shares you hold in the fund. If you give appreciated securities, you will completely avoid capital gains tax. When you make a gift through Deborah's Pooled Life Income Fund, you become a LIFE INCOME BENEFACTOR. Your name is listed in our annual report. You receive a certificate and you are invited to an annual recognition event.
Set Up a Charitable Remainder Trust. Secure an income stream for you, your spouse or your heirs and receive significant tax advantages as well. A unitrust provides a life income based on a fixed percentage of trust assets. An annuity trust provides annual lifetime income at a fixed dollar amount.
Make a Bequest to Deborah Hospital Foundation. Providing for Deborah in your will is a foresighted way of making a charitable gift and should be evaluated as the first step in gift planning. An outright bequest lets you designate specific amounts of cash or securities, specify assets or state a percentage of your estate for Deborah. A contingent bequest lets your estate pass to Deborah provided some other condition is not met. A residuary bequest lets you make provisions for others while Deborah receives the remainder of the estate.
List Deborah Hospital Foundation as a Beneficiary. You can designate Deborah Hospital Foundation the beneficiary on a certificate of deposit, life insurance policy, commercial annuity or retirement plan. You also can open a bank account in trust for Deborah by simply filling out a card at your local bank.
Unlock Your Full Charitable Capability. Make effective use of Planned Giving techniques to help achieve your lifetime financial goals, provide for wealth transfer, do your estate planning, and fulfill your philanthropic goals. Consult your legal or financial advisors before taking any action. For more information or for an in-depth exchange of Planned and Major Gifts ideas, please contact Planned and Major Gifts at (800) 388-0380.