Ways To Give
We serve Children - Some financial contributions serve 30,000 children each year who depend on St. Mary's for their care. Some need the healing touch of our newborn intensive care unit, while others need our Center For Children, where specialists from around the Midwest provide local diagnosis and treatment. Contributed dollars support these and other valuable ministries.
We heal Families - You can give your financial gift to help heal people with cancer, heart, or other serious diseases. You may want to adopt families who cannot afford treatments, or you may want your contribution to purchase life saving technologies that will benefit all of our patients.
Honor a Caregiver - Many people contribute to St. Mary's in the name of a nurse, physician or other caregiver. These dollars (unless otherwise specified) are invested in nursing education.
Need an Income? - Retired donors can give a charitable gift annuity to St. Mary's, and get paid an income from the gift. For example, a 75 year old donor who gives $10,000 can earn 5.8% interest, receiving quarterly payments for life, and also
enjoying generous tax deductions.
Ways to Give
There are several ways you can give, including:
Investing in a Charitable Gift Annuity has several advantages:
- It guarantees you a generous income for life.
- It provides you with immediate tax benefits.
- Over half of your annuity income is tax free!
- You are supporting the mission of St. Mary's.
- You can purchase your first annuity for $10,000 or more.
Leaving a gift to St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation in a will or final estate is a simple thing to do. Please call us if you would like a recommendation for a qualified professional. It is important that you notify the Foundation if you have left a gift to St. Mary's in your will.
A Charitable Remainder Trust is a flexible investment for more complicated circumstances. If the trust is irrevocable, there are several tax benefits. If the trust is established as revocable, there are no immediate tax benefits, but it could reduce estate taxes.
With a charitable trust:
- You can make regular payments to the account.
- Some circumstances allow you to place property in a trust, yet still receive an income from that property.
- The interest rate may fluctuate, but can never fall below 5%.
The Foundation's Annual Campaign for Excellence (FACE) gives every associate an opportunity to make a financial contribution to the mission of St. Mary's. St. Mary's associates are very committed to the medical center's ministry and, in a recent campaign, committed over $178,000 to the special programs and services at St. Mary's.