Planning a Gift to Hospice

Planned-Giving

All of us want to leave something of ourselves behind, something of importance that reflects our beliefs and values. A planned gift from you to Hospice will allow the compassionate care we provide continue to benefit families in our community. Here are some ways you can help:

  • BEQUESTS
    A bequest is a gift included in your will or trust. A bequest can designate a specific monetary amount or a percentage of your trust or estate, or a specific piece of property. Contact your financial advisor for specific wording for your will.
  • STOCKS AND SECURITIES
    Using appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares to make your gift to Hospice of Humboldt will cost you less than the stock is currently worth. Your deduction is based on market value, but you incur no capital gains liability on the transfer of stock to us. It’s a valuable tax benefit, and we can work with your financial advisor to make it easy. Call our Executive Director Joe Rogers at 445-8443 for more information.
  • A GIFT FROM YOUR IRA
    If you are required to take a minimum distribution (you are over the age of 70 ½) a donation to Hospice from your IRA counts toward meeting your distribution obligation. Because it’s not a distribution to you but rather to your favorite charity, it can lower your Adjusted Gross Income, the basis for many tax calculations. Click here for more information.