Annual benefactor gift support of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation enables the Hospital to provide the highest quality, award-winning patient care daily. Your generous gift today to the Annual Fund truly makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
- Annual Gifts
Unrestricted gifts from individuals, businesses and charitable gift making foundations are the most desired source of support for the Foundation. Annual gifts are used for general purposes and areas of greatest need within the hospital. All hospital patients benefit from annual gift support.
- Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Transferring or assigning gifts of appreciated stock that otherwise would result in heavy capital gains tax liability if sold may be the most tax beneficial way of making a gift to the Foundation. In most situations a tax credit for the full current value of your contribution may be realized. Please contact your accountant or financial advisor for information regarding tax law prior to making your gift. The value of a stock gift is credited as the mean value of your shares on the day of your gift.
Gifts of appreciated stock may be made either by electronic transfer from your broker to the Foundation/Hospital broker, or they may be hand delivered to the Foundation along with a signed stock power. Please contact the Foundation for more information.
- Corporate Matching Gifts
Many corporations donate a dollar gift amount that equals, or in some cases, doubles or triples the dollar gift amount given by corporation employees and retirees or their spouses. If your employer offers this benefit, or if you are unsure if your employer offers this benefit, contact your Human Resources Office for information and/or to obtain a matching gifts application form. Complete Part One of the form and send it to the Foundation along with your gift to the Annual Fund. The Foundation will process your application and forward it to the address specified by your employer.
- Memorial/Honor Gifts
Gifts to the Foundation's Tree of Life recognition program offers a unique way of memorializing or honoring loved ones or those closest to you.
- Legacy Gifts
Bequests are charitable gifts planned through a person's will. They are visionary by nature and are a thoughtful means of providing for beneficiaries, including charities supported during a benefactor's lifetime, after the death of a benefactor. A bequest is usually a gift of cash, however, tangible property such as real estate, securities, works of art and other collectibles, etc., may be made also.
Naming Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation as a beneficiary in your will is a particularly personal way of continuing your lifetime annual support. The wording used may be direct and simple, listing the Foundation as a beneficiary. A specific amount may be indicated, or you may specify that a fixed percentage of your estate is left after final expenses and special gifts are made. Sample wording is included for your convenience in the Planned Giving pages. You should consult your attorney or financial planner before taking any action.