Gifts to the VNA And Hospice Foundation
Charitable support has never been as important to VNA & Hospice as it is today. Even though we are the leading hospice provider in our area, we are not immune to the challenges presented by insufficient reimbursement rates and times of economic downturn. Philanthropy allows us to rise above these challenges and continue to provide world-class care to our patients and their families.
Ways to Give
The Genesis Health Services Foundation accepts gifts on behalf of VNA & Hospice. It is a non-profit organization, so your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. There are several ways you can make a gift to VNA & Hospice. Your gift will allow us to continue to touch the lives of those in need regardless of their ability to pay. You may designate your contribution for the area of greatest need or you may direct it to a specific initiative (e.g. Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Pediatric Hospice). For more information, please call 563-421-5400 or 563-242-7165.
Check or Credit Card
Please make your check payable to the Genesis Foundation and mail it to the following address:
Genesis Health Services Foundation
1227 East Rusholme St.
Davenport, IA 52803
If you have questions, please call our office at 563-421-5400 or 563-242-7165 or download a Gift Reply Form to submit a credit card or check donation by mail.
Donating stock is an excellent way to provide hospice care. You may avoid capital gains tax by donating securities (individual stocks, bonds, mutual funds) and certain other types of property that have gained in value. With gifts of stock, you will receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
If you have paid-up insurance that you no longer need, you can transfer the ownership and beneficiary designation to the Genesis Health Services Foundation for hospice care. You will receive a charitable deduction for the cash value of the policy, and the policy has no income tax or estate tax implications for you.
Many companies will match employees’ charitable contributions. To learn more and receive a matching gift form, contact your company’s Human Resources Department.
Life Income Gifts
Charitable Gift Annuity – you may transfer cash or property to the Foundation in exchange for a guaranteed fixed income for your life or a period of years.
Charitable Remainder Trust – you may receive an income for life by establishing a CRT. You’ll receive an income tax deduction for the charitable portion of your gift and avoid capital gains tax if you use an appreciated asset to fund the trust. There are two forms of charitable remainder trusts:
Unitrust – pays you a set percentage of the trust’s value as determined each year.
Annuity – pays a fixed dollar amount determined on the first day of the trust. If the value of the trust goes up or down, the payment stays the same.
One of the easiest and most meaningful ways to impact hospice care is to make a provision for it in your will. After providing for your loved ones, you may leave a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, a certain property, or the remainder of your estate to the Genesis Foundation.
By making a bequest to Genesis, you qualify for membership in the Genesis 100. When making a bequest, we encourage you to consult with your attorney and a member of our staff.
Create your Legacy
When you include the Genesis Health Services Foundation in your estate plan, you become a member of the Genesis 100. Bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of life insurance and gift annuities are options available to you for membership.
Genesis 100 members enjoy regular communication about Genesis Medical Center programs and services; receive invitations to preview new programs and to attend special events and seminars; receive priority parking privileges; enjoy discounted food service in the hospital cafeterias; and benefit from a host of other inpatient care services at Genesis Medical Center facilities.
Members are also publicly recognized, with permission, on a permanent donor display in the Philip D. and Henrietta B. Adler Health Education Center. In addition, a listing of Genesis 100 members is included in Generations, an annual donor recognition publication.
Most importantly, Genesis 100 members are creating a legacy of support that will allow Genesis Medical Center to provide the same compassionate, quality health services to future generations that we enjoy today.
One of the easiest and most meaningful ways to impact the Foundation is to make a provision for it in your will. After providing for your loved ones, you may leave a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, a certain property, or the remainder of your estate to the Genesis Foundation.