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.Get in Touch with Us
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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If you are working with a professional advisor, or advising a donor, here's a practical guide for including Gettysburg Hospital Foundation in a charitable estate plan.