Foundation for Firelands

Estate & Planned Gifts

Gift planning is a gift that can change lives and a way for you to help advance local healthcare and achieve your retirement and estate planning goals at the same time. Gift planning is an art that combines financial, estate, and tax planning to enable our friends to make gifts of remarkable significance—often with surprising tax and financial rewards. Opportunities include:

Endowed Gifts

Endowed gifts grow throughout the years and will continue to support Firelands Regional Medical Center for generations to come. They are invaluable in providing a consistent stream of revenue to support our medical center programs, medical education programs and the School of Nursing. You may choose to designate your favorite medical center program to endow, or benefit all programs

Charitable Trusts

A charitable remainder trust is one of the most valuable investment and estate planning strategies available to donors today. A charitable remainder trust enables you to:

  • Avoid capital gains taxes
  • Enjoy a charitable income tax deduction
  • Convert highly appreciated assets into an income stream
  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Diversify your investment portfolio

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity allows you to make a contribution to The Foundation for Firelands and receive, in turn, guaranteed payments for life. Charitable gift annuities allow you to make a substantial gift and still receive ongoing income from assets.

In addition to guaranteed payments, benefits of a charitable gift annuity include:

  • A charitable deduction in the year of the gift
  • An annuity rate often higher than the interest paid on current fixed investments
  • Capital gains tax savings
  • A tax-free portion of the payments
  • The satisfaction of helping those in need in our community

Our donors have found that opportunities which benefit themselves and their families can also help fund capital improvements and special programs for Firelands Regional Medical Center and the greater community we all serve. We invite you to share this site with your professional advisers as you discuss your estate, retirement and philanthropic plans with them. For more information, please call Alice Springer, director of development, at 419-557-7151.

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