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Living Today, Helping Tomorrow
Being remembered in a will is the most common form of planned giving. At Family Hospice, for example, Angie was an only child, a single woman and a patient with one wish: she wanted people to remember her. Thomas was grateful to Family Hospice for the care provided to his sister and Bernice simply wished to support our mission. These individuals never met, yet they share an important role within Family Hospice: each named us as beneficiaries in his or her will.
- Bequests, such as Angie's and Thomas', contributed toward the renovation of Family Hospice's Inpatient Center in Mt. Lebanon. Bernice's gift helps to sustain programs for patients and their families, and to provide free care to patients without insurance.
- A form of planned giving, bequests can be a specific amount of money, a percentage of an estate, a fixed asset, or a trust. Bequests can be unrestricted, like Bernice's, which go into our Annual Fund. Or, they can be restricted for or a specific need, such as a capital campaign.
- We also accept gifts of publicly traded stocks and bonds. These gifts are sold at fair-market value as soon as possible. Proceeds from the sale are added to the designated fund or project.
- Real estate is another popular planned gift. Sarah, for example, gifted Family Hospice with her house. She designated certain furniture and household items to individuals. The remainder was auctioned and the house was sold. Proceeds from the sale went into the Capital Campaign for the Inpatient Center in Mt. Lebanon. Before a gift of real estate is accepted, Family Hospice reviews the appropriateness of the gift and any expenses related to the property.
- Not all gifts are given posthumously. A charitable remainder trust, for example, offers income to the donor.
Your gift is tax deductible. There are many planned gift vehicles in which you may support Family Hospice. However, we urge you to consult your attorney or estate planner for a type of planned gift suitable to you. Family Hospice and Palliative Care will gladly assist your advisors and you with additional information, and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.
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For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Lynn Helbling Sirinek
Director of Development