Types of Gifts
There are many rewarding and innovative ways that you can support Hallmark Health. Your generous gift may be designated specifically to any of our hospitals, hospital programs and departments, or designated unrestricted where it will be applied to the areas of greatest need.
Gifts of cash are the most common and immediate ways of showing support. Donors may also make gifts of appreciated securities - including stocks, mutual funds and bonds. In addition, our Development Office would be pleased to speak with you about making a gift to Hallmark Health with assets such as life insurance, real estate, tangible personal property and retirement plans.
Gifts of cash
A gift by check is the most common and convenient way to give to Hallmark Health. Gifts may be made outright or pledged over a period of up to five years. Checks should be made payable to Hallmark Health. If you prefer, you may charge your gift through MasterCard or Visa. If you itemize your tax deductions, your gift is fully deductible up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Any excess may be carried forward for up to five additional years. If you wish to designate the use of your gift, you may do so at the time you make the gift by enclosing a brief note.
Life income gifts
Donors can make a gift to Hallmark Health and receive immediate financial benefits, including a lifetime stream of income and a charitable income tax deduction. There are several gift vehicles to choose from, such as charitable gift annuities, deferred charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and pooled income funds.
Annual fund appeal
Many caring friends choose to support the work of Hallmark Health by making gifts to the Annual Fund. Gifts made to the annual fund are of great importance to Hallmark Health because as unrestricted support they may be used, under the direction of the Board of Trustees, to help fund projects that currently have the most significant need or potential.
One of the most meaningful ways to remember loved ones, to honor family and friends or to thank a special caregiver is to make a gift to Hallmark Health. When a gift is received, the development office will send a notification of the gift to the honoree, or in the case of a memorial gift, a designated family member.
Each year, Hallmark Health receives bequests from the estates of thoughtful individuals who had the foresight to provide for Hallmark Health in their will. Bequests represent an important source of philanthropy for Hallmark Health and are an effective way for donors to make a meaningful gift to the hospital without depleting lifetime assets. Hallmark Health's Development Office can provide donors with suggested language that they can include in their wills or trusts to support Hallmark Health.
Gifts made through bequest may be designated to any department/division, program or project within Hallmark that holds special meaning for the donor, or may be made unrestricted to be used where most needed.
Hallmark encourages donors to notify the Development Office of their plans to remember Hallmark in their estate plan as Hallmark is honored to recognize donors for such thoughtful support. Naming opportunities, including named endowment funds and capital naming opportunities, are also available for those who have named Hallmark in their estate plan.
Our commitment to the communities in which we serve extends to corporation and businesses as well. Hallmark needs the generous support of our business community to provide continued outstanding community programs and services. Corporate sponsorships of charitable events and community outreach programs are vital to our success and a great way for your company or business to gain exposure as a valued friend of the Hallmark community. If you would like to help with sponsoring or would like to know more about upcoming Hallmark events, please contact the Development Office.
Company matching gifts
When making a gift to Hallmark, some donors may be able to maximize their giving by taking advantage of an employer's corporate matching gift program. Many corporations have matching gift programs, which allow employees to direct corporate gift money to Hallmark.
Donors should contact their employer's human resources or benefits office to learn if there is a matching gift program. Donors may also qualify under the matching gift program of a company from which they retired, at which their spouse works, or where they serve as a member of the board.
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