Giving to Bethany

Your Gift to Bethany
Gifts to Bethany Health Care Center may be made in any number of ways, including by credit card, check, stock, or electronic funds transfer.

Tribute & Memorial Giving
You can honor a special teacher or nurse, pay tribute to a friend or Bethany staff member who went above and beyond caring for your family member, celebrate a special occasion, or remember a loved one with your gift to Bethany Health Care Center.

We will provide a personalized card to your honoree or family member notifying them of your gift.

Many families request donations in memory of a loved one in lieu of flowers.  You may wish to include the following language in the obituary:

“In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Bethany Health Care Center in (name’s) memory.  Donations may be made at  Checks should be mailed to Bethany Health Care Center/ Advancement Department/97 Bethany Road/Framingham, MA 01702.  Please include the honoree’s name on the memo line.”

Matching Gifts
Did you know that you can make your gift to Bethany go further if your employer offers a matching gift program?  Many companies will match dollar-for-dollar your gift to a registered 501c3 charity, doubling the impact of your gift!

Use our searchable matching gift tool to discover if your company has a matching gift program, and double your donation to Bethany!

Gifts of Securities
Donating appreciated securities, such as stock or mutual funds – is an easy way to make a big difference in the lives of Bethany Residents.

Gifts of publicly traded securities – The value of a publicly traded securities gift is the mean of the high and low market price of the stock or bond on the date of the donor’s gift. The donor is entitled to deduct the gift value of the securities in accordance with IRS regulations and should seek advice from their tax advisor.

Gifts of closely held securities – Donors may give shares of closely held corporate securities in the same manner as publicly traded securities. A qualified independent appraiser, as required by the IRS, will determine the value of a closely held security in excess of $10,000. Gifts of $10,000 or less may be valued at the per share cash purchase price of the most recent transaction.

Gifts of privately held stock – Giving stocks and bonds that have increased in value (and that the donor has owned for more than one year) provides even greater tax benefits than giving cash. The value of gifts of stock is the appraised value at the time it was the stock transferred.

Planned Giving
Planned giving is a way to support Bethany that enables philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts than they could make from ordinary income.  Some planned gifts provide life-long income to donor. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.

  • Charitable Bequests – a gift made as part of a will or trust.
  • Life Insurance Policies – By either gifting a policy outright or naming Bethany Health Care Center as beneficiary, donors can provide Bethany with a large sum of money and provide a lasting legacy for a cause they believe in.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) – The establishment of such an irrevocable trust for the benefit of Bethany will be credited at the fair market value of the assets received. Donors should contact the Development office to obtain current policy in this area
  • Charitable Gift Annuities – The donor receives a guaranteed fixed income for life, which is calculated to take into consideration both the size of the gift and the donor’s age at the time of the gift. Upon the donor’s death, the assets of the trust are passed on to Bethany. Charitable Gift Annuities should be funded initially with assets of at least $25,000.

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Contact our development staff at 508-271-2324 or [email protected] to discuss your Legacy gift.

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