estate & planned giving

Have you considered leaving a gift to Park Ridge Health Foundation in your will or estate plan?


Are you interested in helping us with our mission but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today?  There are many reasons to make a planned gift to Park Ridge Health Foundation:

- Create a legacy by making a planned gift to support a program of significance to you.

- Show your gratitude to the hospital for the exceptional care you or a loved one received.

- Pay tribute to a special person, including a caregiver.

- Help ensure the continuation of quality healthcare for current and future generations cared for at Park Ridge Health.


Ways to make major and planned gifts in support of Park Ridge Health Foundation:


Bequests

A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is to give a gift in your will or living trust called a charitable bequest.  Gifts donated through wills and trusts can be made as a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate or a percentage of the residue of the estate.


Beneficiary Designations

Bank accounts, certificates of deposit, insurance, retirement plans (such as 401k, IRA, pension, profit sharing) are all great options for giving to charity.  By designating a charitable beneficiary on these assets, income and estate taxes can be avoided.  Simply name the Park Ridge Health Foundation as a beneficiary to receive assets after you’re gone.  Not only is this an easy way to give but it’s also flexible – you are not locked into choices made today.  You can review and adjust beneficiary designations at any time. 


In addition, gifts such as Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts allow you to support the Foundation’s work while receiving fixed payments for life, often with significant tax benefits to you. 


A planned gift offers you the opportunity to secure income for you and your family, benefit from current tax incentives and help the Foundation provide for patient care and programs at Park Ridge Health well into the future.


To learn more about legacy gift opportunities, please email us at heather.lance@ahss.org or call us at 828.681.2421.  ​