A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to
Washington County Hospital. It may be followed by an immediate
gift or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in
Bequests and Wills
Gifts can be made through your will. A will allows you to choose and name who will become the executor to implement the wishes and direction stated in your will. A will is also your customized estate plan that offers you the opportunity to make tax arrangements for your beneficiaries as a charitable bequest that will reduce the taxes that are due from your estate. Your will might include a charitable bequest to Washington County Hospital.
Gifts with Retained Interest
This option allows you to hold an interest in your gift for
your lifetime or for a specified number of years. After that
time, the funds become available to Washington County Hospital.
For example, you can select a charitable trust that allows
you to receive income from that trust for a specified period
of time or your lifetime. You can also donate your home to
WCH while retaining the right to live in it for life. When
you make your gift, you have the satisfaction of knowing that
plans you make today will help to support Washington County
Hospital in the future
A person can donate securities in a company that is not publicly
trades. These securities are known as closely-held securities.
When a donor makes a gift of these securities, the donor may
enjoy tax savings.
These are gifts of cash, securities or other property that has an immediate impact on Washington County Hospitalís services and programs because they can be used to support a variety of our immediate needs.
Memorial and Honor Gifts
An important way many people decide to donate money is in memory or honor of a family member or friend. Gifts can be made in memory of a person who has passed away in recognition of a birthday, anniversary, holiday or any other special occasion. A gift in this manner will have a lasting impact.
A gift of long-term appreciated marketable securities helps
you save taxes twice. Such gifts will provide an income-tax
charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings.
Gifts of Real Estate
When you give a gift of your home or real property, you may
claim an income tax charitable deduction based on the full
market value of the gift, avoid capital gains taxes and eliminate
certain costs associated with the transfer of real property.
The items listed above are just a few ways that you can help
to make a difference in the future of Washington County Hospital.
Many of these giving vehicles can afford significant income and
estate tax advantages to donors.