Monthly Gift Program
A monthly contribution – automatically withdrawn from your bank account or charged to your credit card – is a convenient way to make regular gifts to support the work of Ionia Area Hospice. To take advantage of an electronic gift transfer please contact the Fund Development Office at (517) 882-4500 ext 31 during the week, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org informing us of the best time to contact you.
To sign up, you will need to provide a signed authorization form along with avoided check or voided deposit slip. Once activated, transfers will appear on your bank or credit card statement depending upon the option you choose. You may make changes to this arrangement or monthly amount at any time by notifying the Ionia Area Hospice Fund Development Office in writing.
Honoring your Loved One: Naming Opportunities
Over the years Ionia Area Hospice has received many wonderful gifts from donors who wanted to honor someone. Some of these have included rose bushes, trees, shrubs, and plants for Stoneleigh Residence gardens, works of art in all our locations, a new stove in the Stoneleigh Residence kitchen, ornamental quilts, an upright piano, a Lift Aid to move patients, computer equipment, and a number of specially named rooms at the Stoneleigh Residence.
Legacy & Planned Gifts
Leaving a legacy or planned gift allows you to make a lasting impact on the lives of patients and families, while taking advantage of unique tax savings and/or income benefits. The following are the most common types of planned gifts. Donors should consult with their own professional advisors regarding a legacy or planned gift.
A bequest through a will or living trust does not reduce your current income, yet enables you to provide substantial future support for a cause you care about. You may specify that Ionia Area Hospice receives:
- A specific dollar amount,
- A percentage of your estate,
- Certain assets, such as real estate, residence, vacation home, commercial or undeveloped property
- Or a remainder of your estate after everyone else is provided for.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A Charitable Remainder Trust is a special tax exempt trust to which you can give appreciated stock or real estate. The trust then provides you with an income stream for life, and upon your death, all assets remaining in the trust pass directly to Ionia Area Hospice. You also bypass all capital gains taxes on the appreciated property, and further receive a current charitable income tax deduction.
A gift of life insurance enables you to make a substantial future gift to Ionia Area Hospice. You can donate a policy you already own that no longer serves its original purpose, a policy you buy to specifically benefit Ionia Area Hospice or a policy in which you name Ionia Area Hospice as a contingent beneficiary.
Qualified Retirement Plan Assets
Using a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, TIAA/CREF or other pension plan may provide another gift option. Qualified retirement plan assets are different from most other assets a person owns. At death, most retirement plans are subject to an estate tax and income tax. Because of the income tax levied on most retirement plan assets when they are transferred, those assets are ideal to fund a charitable gift at death.
Please Note: For all types of legacy or planned gifts, we encourage you to discuss your options with your financial advisor or attorney.
Please be sure to use our legal name and address in your estate planning needs. This will help your executor and attorney with the distribution you have planned.
Ionia Area Hospice & Hospice of Lansing
3186 Pine Tree Road, Lansing, MI 48911
Did you know that many area employers will double, or even triple, the generous gifts their employees or retirees make to Ionia Area Hospice? To find out if your employer matches your gift, please contact your human resources department. If your employer does match philanthropic donations, please send your company’s matching gift form along with your gift to Hospice. We will confirm receipt of your gift by signing the form and sending it back to your employer. We will also send you an acknowledgment of your personal gift.
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