Make A Gift
The Mount Vernon Hospital (MVH) welcomes and appreciates gifts from caring and generous individuals, companies, foundations, clubs, organizations and corporations. Contributions may take many forms. Gifts of stock, bonds, and real property, as well as annual giving donations, benefit both the Hospital and the giver since they are tax deductible. Philanthropic support strengthens our ability to provide high quality healthcare to people throughout the region. For more than a century, a caring family of friends and donors has given generously to:
• Build, renovate, and maintain clinical facilities;
• Acquire state-of-the-art technology;
• Develop and maintain programs and support services
• Provide vital health and medical care to needy individuals and families.
The Mount Vernon Hospital provides many gift opportunities which are outlined below. If you have any questions or require further information, please call the Development Office at 914.361.6195 or email Geneva Jermin, Director of Public Relations & Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a Gift of Cash
Making a gift of cash is one of the simplest ways to give to the Hospital. You can make a gift using a check, money order, or credit card. You may print the form to send with your check or money order, or fax or mail it in with your credit card number.
Many employers are willing to provide matching funds for their employees’ gifts, increasing the magnitude of the gift. We suggest you ask your employer for more information.
Gifts may be designated in memory or in honor of a friend or family member. The Hospital will inform the designated family of your thoughtfulness and generosity.
For many donors a gift made through their will is the best way to make a substantial contribution to the hospital. Donors can leave specific dollar amounts or a percentage of their estate. Through a bequest, a donor can make a gift without depleting current assets and eliminate or reduce federal estate taxes. Depending on the type, each bequest should be adapted to the donors’ individual situation by legal counsel. The easiest way to make a bequest to the Hospital is to have your attorney insert a sentence into your will which reads: (I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $________ (or ___% of the residue of my estate) to the Mount Vernon Hospital located in Mount Vernon, New York.
Gifts of Stock
The Mount Vernon Hospital is pleased to accept gifts of appreciated or depreciated stock. Most securities are held by your bank or broker, in which case you may provide verbal or written instructions regarding your charitable intentions. Gifts of stock can yield excellent tax benefits for the donor, if they have been held for more than 12 months. Not only are such gifts generally deductible from income tax at their full value, but they also avoid capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on a sale.
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