Ways to Give
Cash, Check or Money Order
Cash is still the most popular way to give, and a cash gift could actually cost you much less at tax-filing time if you itemize deductions on your return.
If you own appreciated shares of stock that you have held for more than one year, it is often more tax-wise to contribute stock than cash if you itemize deductions on your return. This is because gifts of appreciated stocks generally offer a two-fold tax saving. In addition to receiving an income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of your appreciated security, you save a second time by avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stock.
A tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor or remember someone you love or admire. Such a gift is appropriate when someone has given birth, passed away, celebrated a special occasion or done something that deserves recognition. Very often, patients make a gift to express gratitude to a physician, nurse or staff member who has taken care of them.
If you make a tribute gift to the Foundation, we will send the family or honoree notification of the gift. All memorials and honorees are listed in our publication.
For detailed information on different planned gift options such as bequests, life insurance, real estate, trusts or annuities click here.
We would be pleased to provide you with more information and assist in any way as you consider making a gift. Our assistance is given without obligation and is completely confidential. Please call the Susquehanna Health Foundation office at (570) 320-7460.