Ways to Give


Tribute Program

Honor or commemorate someone for years to come and help perpetuate Deborah's altruistic philosphy "There is no price on life" by purchasing one of Deborah's everlasting tributes. Donors can commemorate a special occasion, honor loved ones and remember family members or friends. We have several different types of tributes for you to choose from.

When you make a donation to Deborah Hospital Foundation, the person or family you are honoring is notified of your thoughtful gift. The amount of your gift is confidential and is only visible on your receipt. Contact Susan Samuels at 609-893-0100 if you have any questions regarding our tributes.


Memorial/In Honor Gifts

If you would like to make a heartfelt gift in honor or in memory of someone, the person or family member you designate is notified of your thoughtful gift.The amount of your gift is shown only on your receipt. Your donation to Deborah Hospital Foundation is truly appreciated.

We can also help you celebrate a special event, such as a Birthday, Anniversary, Bar Mitzvah, Baptism, Wedding, etc... happening in your life or in the life of a family member or friend through a gift to Deborah.


Yes, I would like to make a Memorial/In Honor Gift through Deborah Hospital Foundation!

No, I would like to use a Printable Donation form and mail in my gift.


Annual Giving

Annual Giving support is received from donors who give unrestricted financial gifts to Deborah Hospital Foundation. Through the continuous support of our donors, Annual Giving generates approximately $700,000 providing support for patient care.

Did you know you can "double" your personal gift to Deborah by utilizing your employers Matching Gifts Program? Please contact your company to see if they participate.

For more information contact the Foundation at development@deborahfoundation.org or call 609-893-0100.



Major Gifts

Contributions from grateful patients, area residents and generous philanthropists enhance and expand vital projects, programs and services here at Deborah. Each gift is deeply appreciated and helps our physicians, nurses and staff live out our mission of providing the highest quality inpatient and outpatient services for the diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung and vascular disease.

Gifts of cash, check or credit card are the easiest and most direct way to benefit the Deborah Hospital Foundation, and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gift of personal property and matured life insurance policies are also gratefully accepted.

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.

Please contact Tom Drotar, Major Gifts Officer via e-mail at 609-893-0100 or you can email him at tdrotar@deborahfoundation.org for more information about making a major gift of $5,000 or more and inquire about naming opportunities. 


The IRA Rollover - An Easy Gift Option

If you are 72 or older, you can make a gift to Deborah Hospital Foundation from your individual retirement account (IRA) or Roth IRA while enjoying a federal tax benefit.


When you make a gift to Deborah from your IRA, you do not recognize the transfer as income. Funds gifted from your IRA will NOT subject your Social Security income to higher tax levels and will count toward your annual minimum required distribution (MRD).  As such, no additional charitable deduction is given for your rollover.


The law allows up to $100,000 per IRA owner or beneficiary. (A husband and wife with separate IRAs could give up to $200,000 per year.) 


Checks must be made payable directly by your IRA administrator to Deborah Hospital Foundation. Please click here for a Request for Charitable Distribution Letter to send to your administrator.    


Please call Tom Drotar at 1-609-893-0100 or you can email him at tdrotar@deborahfoundation.org with any questions.


Create a Lasting Impact and Make Your Legacy Live on in Others with a Planned Gift

You have the ability to improve and save lives for generations to come, while unlocking your full charitable capacity. Regardless of your level of wealth today, you can make use of a planned giving technique to create your legacy at Deborah and to establish or enhance your estate plan, provide for wealth transfer, maintain control of your assets during your lifetime, and achieve your lifetime financial goals.

Please consider creating your legacy at Deborah through any of the planned giving options below. Contact Ellen Krivchenia at 1-609-893-0100 or e-mail her at ekrivchenia@deborahfoundation.org  to discuss any of the information below. Please consult your legal or financial advisor before taking any action.

Gift in Will/Living Trust

Your will or trust is the ultimate reflection of your values. It gives you the opportunity to provide for your loved ones and is one of the most common ways of making a legacy gift. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be a millionaire to leave a gift in your will or estate plans to a charitable organization.

There are many avenues for including Deborah Hospital Foundation in your will or trust. It takes a simple designation in your will or trust, and will not affect you’re your cash flow during your lifetime. It is easy to modify if your situation changes. Call or e-mail Ellen Krivchenia for sample bequest clauses or to speak with a staff member about your individual objectives.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities are a combination of a gift to Deborah and a fixed, quarterly, lifetime income to you. Your income payments may be much higher than on low-earning securities or CDs. The older you are, the higher your rate of return. You can choose one or two beneficiaries. Call or e-mail Ellen Krivchenia for a personalized, no-obligation illustration outlining your payments and tax benefits.

Codicil to a Will

If you have an existing, updated will, and wish to add Deborah Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary, a Codicil may be right for you.

A codicil is a document your attorney can prepare to amend your will without re-writing the entire document.  State law governs wills, codicils and trusts.  Further, any gift you make may have tax consequences under state and federal law.  You should consult an attorney experienced in tax and estate planning in the state where you live to prepare or amend a codicil or will.  Deborah Hospital Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice.  This sample codicil is provided to give general information about the form such a document may take and language that may be used to make a gift to Deborah. 



Various types of trusts are designed to convert large, highly-appreciated assets into a lifetime income stream without generating estate taxes and capital gains taxes on the transfer and sale of the appreciated assets. Ask your advisor about how a trust may benefit both you and Deborah. 


     Become a Member of Deborah’s
           Heritage Circle Society

When you support Deborah Hospital Foundation through a planned gift, we welcome you to our distinguished Heritage Circle Society. Heritage Circle members are honored at an annual Foundation luncheon and are listed in a special section of our Donor of Distinction Wall, prominently located at the front entrance of Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

For Financial Planners and Estate Attorneys

Thank you for visiting Deborah Hospital Foundation’s website.

If you are a trustee, financial planner or attorney assisting a client naming Deborah Hospital Foundation an estate beneficiary, please use this information to name us:

Legal name: Deborah Hospital Foundation

Address: 212 Trenton Rd, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Federal Tax ID number: 22-2049500

Phone number: (609) 893-0100

We hope you will encourage your client to let us know of his or her plans. We would like to say thank you, welcome him or her into our distinguished Heritage Circle Society, and, with permission, provide appropriate recognition for such generosity. Notifying us of an estate gift helps ensure that we receive the gift intended for us, and that the donor’s wishes are honored.


If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Krivchenia, Director, Legacy and Planned Gifts, at (609) 893-0100 or ekrivchenia@deborahfoundation.org.


Corporate and Foundation Gifts

Deborah Hospital Foundation’s annual revenues reflect gifts of all levels from corporations and foundations across the country. The trend of major corporations today encourages their employees to recommend their favorite charities for outright gifts. Corporate philanthropy not only provides funding for Deborah, but also enhances the company’s image in their community.

Deborah fits into the funding guidelines and interests of many foundations. Whether public, private, corporate or family foundations, they are all mandated by the Internal Revenue Service to donate a percentage of the foundation’s assets (earned income) to approved 501(c)3 organizations.

Many naming opportunities are available at various funding levels related to supporting a specific program, state-of-the-art equipment, or naming of a particular area or department. Please contact a member of our staff for more specific information and to arrange for a tour of the hospital.

For more information regarding how you can provide or obtain corporate or foundation support, please call Tom Drotar at 609-893-0100 or email him at tdrotar@deborahfoundation.org.

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