Grand View Health Foundation
In 1990, the Grand View Health Foundation was formed as a special place to hold charitable gifts, making it easy for donors to direct donations to intended programs within Grand View Hospital.
Since that time, the Foundation has grown steadily and has also become the repository for endowment funds and planned gifts that will continue to help Grand View enhance its programs for years to come.
The generosity and support of Grand View Health Foundation donors has helped to improve the quality of life for our community by ensuring that exceptional healthcare services are available right here, close to home.
There are many ways to help; Foundation gifts customarily come from individuals, local businesses and area companies as well as private foundations.
How to Give
Through the generosity of our donors, Grand View Health staff is able to enhance the quality of the healthcare services we provide to our community. In appreciation of these gifts, we are pleased to offer recognition opportunities. Donors of $1,000 or more are considered Lifetime Members and receive invitations to special events throughout the year, including the Annual Dinner in September. Lifetime Members also receive special courtesies should they be hospitalized. Naming opportunities and plaque recognition is available for larger gifts. Gifts of $100 and more are recognized in our Annual Report.
Ways of Giving
- By Mail (Check or Credit Card): You may choose to contribute by writing a check that will be put to work right away helping those who Grand View serves. Please make your check payable to “Grand View Health Foundation.” Download a gift form to return by mail along with your check or credit card information.
- Online (Credit Card): Using our secure website, you may use your credit card to make an immediate gift online. Donate now.
- Gifts of Appreciated Securities: Many people are holding stocks in their portfolio that have greatly appreciated since they were purchased. When you give a gift of appreciated stock to the Grand View Health Foundation, you avoid paying the 15% long-term capital gains tax that you would if you sold the stock. When you itemize your deductions, you are also entitled to receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time that you give it. This is a great strategy for donors who have held stocks for many years, especially when the dividends are low and you would be giving up very little cash flow to make the gift.
When filing your federal income taxes, your gifts to Grand View Hospital are fully deductible when you itemize your deductions. You may also make a gift to cover the medical expenses of another person without incurring gift taxes.
Grand View’s Visionary Society recognizes people who make a bequest or in some other way plan a gift to ensure that Grand View’s work will continue for generations to come. Visionaries are invited to special programs throughout the year, and their names are included on a Visionary Society plaque located in the main lobby of the hospital. For more information on how planned gifts and the benefits of planned giving, click here.
Honor and Memorial Tributes
Gifts made to honor or memorialize a loved one are gratefully accepted and acknowledged to the individual or family. For more info, click here.
For more information on the ways of giving or giving strategies described here, please contact:
David L. Alderfer, CFRE
Director of Development Grand View Health Foundation
Phone: 215-513-3935 or 215-453-GIFT (4438)