Think about your legacy. The values you taught your children. The good deeds you performed. The positive change you created. These are your imprints on others.
As you pause to reflect on your journey through life, consider a legacy gift to Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) through Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation - Dayton.
Everyone needs an estate plan. Your estate represents your life work. Spend a few hours directing your estate; it will be time well spent.
Charitable tax planning creates:
- More net income
- An equal or greater inheritance for heirs
- Philanthropy for which you will be remembered
||When planning a gift to benefit GSH, please name Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation - Dayton as the designated beneficiary; the Foundation will ensure your gift intentions are fulfilled. Legacy gifts come in all sizes; and each makes a lasting impression.
Avoid the IRS becoming one of your largest heirs; plan during your lifetime.
Bequest Gifts by Will
One of the best ways to leave a gift is through your will. If you have arranged a bequest to GSH, please let us know. Give us the opportunity to say “thank you” and include you as a Legacy Circle member. The Foundation honors the wishes of those who prefer to remain anonymous.
Request informational portfolios about wills and bequests.
Life Insurance Policy
Fully paid insurance policies make excellent charitable gifts. If the Foundation is the named owner and beneficiary of the policy, you may deduct the full cash surrender value as a charitable deduction.
Request informational portfolios about life insurance gift plans.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable gift annuities provide fixed income for life. Income amount and potential charitable deduction depend on your age, the annuity rate, and the gift amount.
Request informational portfolios about gift annuities.
Charitable Remainder Trust
Depending on the type of trust, you receive fixed or variable income. You receive a tax benefit because the remaining assets in the trust will benefit a charitable organization.
Request informational portfolios about charitable remainder trusts.
The Foundation archives a library of 32 informational portfolios to assist in designing a legacy plan. Contact the Foundation to request your choice of portfolios, or review items in the library online
Gratitude often leads to generosity. Giving Back – Three Donor Stories
“As I began to plan the disposition of my estate, the first thing I wanted to do was to show appreciation for my parents with some type of lasting remembrance. Over the years, my family and I have always received excellent care from our doctors at Good Samaritan and Samaritan North, and I worked at Good Samaritan doing surgical transcription in the 1960s.”
Susan’s attorney, Tony Lair, suggested she explore the advantages of establishing a charitable trust. This has been a gratifying experience. “I feel like I am making a lasting contribution.”
Thanks to Susan Gaul Hall’s generous gift to the Beachler Nursing University, William and Mildred Gaul will be remembered by many students as they benefit from her legacy.
Jerome Epstein, Jr.
His bequest gift to GSH is recognized in the Emergency Center in memory of his parents Rosella G. and Jerome Epstein, Sr. Jerome attended the University of Dayton and worked for his family’s business – Western Iron & Steel – until his father’s death in 1972. A lifelong Daytonian, Jerome wanted his philanthropy to stay in Dayton. His gift to Good Samaritan expanded emergency patient services.
Mary Kopf Gates
A member of the second graduating class at GSH in 1935, Mary Gates dedicated her life to caring for the sick and injured. As a hospital nurse and later an industrial nurse for General Motors, Mary lived the Good Samaritan values.
Thanks to a charitable gift annuity that benefited the Foundation upon her death in 2007, the Mary Gates Endovascular Suite in the Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital provides advanced medical care for cardiac patients.
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation-Dayton
2222 Philadelphia Drive
2200 Bldg. Suite 500
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 734-GIVE (4483)
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