This summary will give you a quick overview of the planned giving options available. 
Please keep in mind that your individual circumstances need to be considered before taking any action. As with all tax and estate planning, consult your attorney or estate specialist. A primary question to consider first is “Have you made out a will?”. If you have not yet written a will, regardless of your charitable intent, please consider this.

Ways to Give



Avoid the twofold taxation on IRA or other

employee benefit plans.

Name us as the beneficiary of the remainder

of the retirement assets after your lifetime.

Benefit - this will allow you to  leave your family other assets that carry less tax liability.

Give real estate, but retain life use.

Create a charitable gift of future interest

called a retained life estate. This will give

you tax advantages plus use of the property.

Receive cash sales proceeds.

Make a bargain sale. This will allow you to receive

an income tax deduction for gift portion, receive

some cash and avoid capital gain tax on gift


Make a large gift at little cost.

Contribute a life insurance policy you no

longer need, and your benefits may include

current and possibly future income tax


Secure fixed payments for life while

avoiding market risks.

Create a charitable remainder annuity trust.

This gives you tax benefits and often

boosts your rate of return.

Give income from an asset for a period of

years but retain the asset for yourself or

your heirs.

Create a charitable lead trust. Benefit - the

asset is returned to the donor or heirs with

federal estate tax savings and income tax

deductions for income donated.

Receive payments for life with a hedge

against inflation over the long term.

Create a charitable remainder unitrust. And

your benefits may include variable payments

for life plus tax benefits.

Make a revocable gift during your lifetime.

Name us as the beneficiary of assets in a

living trust. Benefit - full control of the trust

terms for your lifetime.

If your goal is to...

Make a quick and easy gift.

Then you can simply write a check now or

give through our secure online process, and

your benefits may include an income tax

deduction and immediate impact for us.

Give unrestricted.

The LCHC Foundation encourages unrestricted giving, which enables the Board to respond to the most critical needs. After careful review of grants by the Board, many projects are funded that would not have been if the unrestricted funds were not available.

Give in tribute.

A gift of tribute to the LCHC Foundation is a meaningful way to say that you care. Through a gift of tribute, you can pay special tribute to a loving family member or friend. By commemorating a special event, celebrating a recovery, or remembering a loved one, you honor that special person through giving to community healthcare facilities, equipment and services.

Avoid tax on capital gains.

Contribute long-term appreciated stock

or other securities, and your benefits may

include a charitable deduction plus no capital

gains tax.

Defer a gift until after your lifetime.

Put a bequest in your will (give us cash,

specific property, or a share of the residue of

your estate). Benefit - your donations are fully

exempt from federal estate tax.

Receive guaranteed fixed income that is

partially tax-free.

Create a charitable gift annuity. And your

benefits may include current and future

savings on income taxes, plus fixed, stable


Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of a

home or other real estate.

Donate the real estate to us, or sell it to us

at a bargain price. And your benefits may

include a charitable tax deduction with the

possibility of reducing or eliminating capital

gains tax.

Make a gift of real property, such as coins,

stamps, antiques or art.

Donate tangible real property to us. And your benefits may include a charitable tax deduction and the possibility of income for life if done through a trust or to set up an annuity.