Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA) and Your Support

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Planning to Make a Difference

Planned Giving is a way to support Gettysburg Hospital Foundation in the future through arrangements you make today. Your gift ensures that we can continue to provide care to the communities we serve. Planning ahead allows you to support the things most important to you, continue to provide for your family and meet your current income needs, and take advantage of tax incentives.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Below are several popular ways of supporting Gettysburg Hospital Foundation. You will also find information to share with your financial advisor or estate planner. When you are ready, please contact us to discuss options, share your plans, or start a confidential, no obligation conversation.

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Legacy Society

1919 Legacy Society

Join us. We are families, individuals, grateful patients, clinicians, and community members making an impact with gifts in our wills for the 1919 Legacy Society . Your commitment today is important because it enables us to prepare for the care of our community in the future.


Is Gettysburg Hospital Foundation already in your plans? Thank you and welcome to our Legacy Society. Sharing your plans makes a statement about what matters most to you and your family, and inspires generosity from others who share your values. Naturally, the details of your gift are confidential, and we respect your decision should you want to remain anonymous.


Join Now History Members View our Legacy booklet

If you've already included Gettysburg Hospital Foundation in your plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

1919 Legacy Society History

Located in historic Gettysburg, PA, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital has been serving the communities of Adams County and northern Maryland for 100 years. The 1919 Legacy Society was established in honor of the year two philanthropic visionaries made an impact on the community's future health care. In 1919, John and Annie Warner broke ground to build a hospital for the people of Adams County after an outbreak of the Spanish flu killed more than 250 individuals. John Warner, a Gettysburg native and son of German immigrants, held various jobs in the community as a teacher, banker, merchant and chief of the fire company. He married Annie Bream and while they had no children of their own, both John and Annie were very community minded. Donating six acres of pastureland and $25,000 toward the establishment of the hospital, Mr. Warner laid the cornerstone of the structure on July 1, 1919 in honor of his wife, Annie. While the building did not admit its first patient until 1921, these two community members saw a need, and they even inspired their friends and neighbors to join them in their charitable endeavors. While the needs of the community have evolved and advancements in health care have been made, philanthropic giving and leaving a legacy is still a part of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's identity as we provide the best quality care, right in your backyard.


1919 Legacy Society Members

  • Lena Arnold*
  • Dr. Edward and Georgine Baranski
  • Richard Bigham
  • Philip Bikle*
  • Grace Bittinger*
  • Ralph D. Bole*
  • Jay* and Mary Brown
  • Peter and Delila Brown
  • Esther D. Cessna*
  • John P. Cessna*
  • William M. Cleveland
  • Jack and Bertha Davis
  • Kermit and Mary Deardorff
  • Mildred Dunn*
  • Joseph and Deborah Edgar
  • Lee and Dr. Bettina Ellsworth
  • Robert and Betty Fair
  • R.M. Hoffman Family
  • Glenna S. Fiscel*
  • Vernon and Margie Flickinger
  • Ryan and Megan Fox
  • The M.C. Jones Hospital Fund
  • Mary Gilmore*
  • Elmer M. and Samantha B. Gruver
  • Ann K. Hanson*
  • Caroline C. Hendrickson*
  • J. Kermit Hereter*
  • Phebe Catherine Hess
  • Mildred Lovina Hess*
  • Lucille D. Hill*
  • Helen Hoke*
  • Dr. Scott and Patricia Jaeger
  • Paul and Hatty Ketterman
  • George W. Koser*
  • Jean LeGros
  • Charles* and Jessie Little
  • Esther Little*
  • Drs. Franklin* and Christine Loveland
  • Jacob Ross King and Etta King Mahoney*
  • Leah A. Maitland
  • Dr. Charles Marley
  • Esther Marshman*
  • Dr. H. Fred and Kathy Martin
  • Dr. Orville and Arla McBeth
  • Phil and Roseann McGlade
  • John H. Menges and Edna C. Menges
  • Thomas and Florence Metz*
  • Dorothy E. Miller
  • Dr. Magdalena Mondejar
  • Annie C. Murray
  • Eva M. Pape*
  • Luella Paul
  • Donald* and Ethel Peters
  • Mildred F. Phreaner*
  • Clarence and Edna Reck
  • Judith and Daniel Redding
  • Bishop-Noel Reinecker
  • Steven and Linda Renner
  • Helen D. Rex*
  • Ruth Sachs*
  • Arlene J. Sandstedt*
  • Mary Sharrah
  • Raymond F. Sheely*
  • Edith V. Smith*
  • George B. Sneeringer*
  • George Steckert
  • Dr. William and Suzanne Steinour
  • Raymond* and Mary Tait
  • Leighton C. Taylor*
  • Michael and Patricia VanBuskirk
  • Walter* and Vesta Waybright
  • Hank* and Phyllis Whitfield
  • Elmer Yoder*


How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming Gettysburg Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts That Pay You
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to Gettysburg Hospital Foundation that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Giving Smarter Today

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Gettysburg Hospital Foundation . While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Meet Our Donors

Donors just like you have made a real impact just by adding a few words to their will or using one of the many giving options available.

Let's Talk

Thank you for your interest in supporting Gettysburg Hospital Foundation. There are many different ways that you can support the important work of our hospital, and we are happy to help you find a gift that has the impact you envision.

For more information, please find our contact information below or submit this form.

Contact a Gift Officer

Kristin Vought

Kristin Vought
Regional Executive Director
(717) 337-4154