Planned giving, also known as legacy giving, is a way for you to make a gift in your will, living trust, or other part of your estate plan that will benefit St. Luke’s for generations to come.
A bequest is a gift from your estate. It could be a transfer of cash, securities or other property. You can make a bequest to St. Luke’s Health Foundation by including language in your will or living trust, leaving a portion of your estate to St. Luke’s, or by designating St. Luke’s as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.
If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit St. Luke’s and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.
You can help support programs and services for future generations by establishing a named endowment fund to support a specific area or by giving to help grow an existing fund. St. Luke’s Endowments are monies held by St. Luke’s and invested to provide annual income for designated purposes. The “spending rate” represents a percentage of interest generated by the principal investment. The spending rate is set to permit the endowment to fund its stated objective while also growing the initial investment.Like an endowment, a named fund can be set up to support a program or service that is of interest to the donor. Special purpose funds can also be named and funded similar to an endowment. However, these funds are used as needed and can be fully expended over time rather than being held indefinitely. The minimum amount to start a named or endowed fund is $25,000.
Our team is available to guide you in considering giving options.
Members of our Legacy Society will have their names published in our Annual Report (unless they request anonymity) and will be invited to special events.