“It is a comfort to know that there is a place like Calvary that helps patients and families with the transition that happens at the end of life”
Rose Helen Accardi
One of the easiest and most enduring ways to support Calvary is through an Estate gift. Giving, serving and planning for the future make for good stewardship. A planned gift to Calvary Hospital allows us to continue to provide comfort, care, and compassion for over 6,000 patients and families every year as well as secure support for the future.
For more information about planned giving opportunities including bequests, please call Elizabeth Edds Kougasian, Esq., Director of Major and Planned Gifts at 718-518-2080, or email email@example.com.
A planned gift can enable you to support Calvary Hospital while providing income and tax benefits to you and your family.
About the Society of 1899
Calvary Hospital was founded in 1899 by dedicated volunteers with the supporting gifts and bequests dating back to the turn of the century.
Over the years, estate gifts have made it possible for Calvary Hospital to extend its unique care beyond its location in the Bronx, to serve patients who require the Calvary’s expertise and assistance through Calvary’s Brooklyn Campus, The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan as well as Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home. These generous legacy gifts ensure that Calvary’s core values—non-abandonment and death without physical pain and suffering—will extend to future generations when they need this critical care.
Planned gifts help to help fund:
- Bereavement Programs
- Pastoral Care Programs
- Family Care programs and On-Site Family Care center
Your gift will enable us to plan and fund strategic expansions and improvements as well extend our reach to more patients through Calvary@Home, our home care, home hospice and nursing home hospice programs.
Society of 1899 Membership Benefits
Calvary established The Society of 1899 to honor individuals who have made a bequest or planned gift to the Hospital.
- Invitation to annual Society recognition reception
- Invitations to special presentations on estate and tax issues
- Invitations to Hospital lectures and special events
- Recognition in the Calvary Hospital Annual Report, newsletter, and other publications
- Invitations to meet with the President, Executive Medical Director and other Hospital officers
- Society recognition pin
- The knowledge your gift will directly benefit the patients at Calvary Hospital
Bequests and Wills
Many people choose to do this using their wills. This special gift is called a bequest.
There are many reasons to make a bequest. A bequest allows you to honor a loved one while providing critical support to the Calvary Hospital. Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on.
Your bequest may also have estate planning benefits. A bequest can be made in the body of the will or in a codicil.
- Savings account gifts
- Life insurance
- Retirement plans can be used as a substitute for a bequest
There are several bequests options to choose from and one of the ways of making a planned gift is through a will or a living trust. For more information about planned giving opportunities including bequests, please call Elizabeth Edds Kougasian, Esq., Director of Major and Planned Gifts at 718-518-2080, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Bequests
Note: If you already have a will and you want to add bequest to Calvary, this modification can be accomplished with a codicil. A codicil is a written amendment that revises your will.
For more information about planned giving opportunities including bequests, please call Elizabeth Edds Kougasian, Esq., Director of Major and Planned Gifts at (718) 518-2080, or email email@example.com.
The Professional Advisors Council (PAC)
The Professional Advisors Council (PAC) was established in 2001 to assist the Board of Directors and the staff of the Hospital to secure the financial support required to operate the nation’s only acute care hospital dedicated solely to the palliative care of adult advanced cancer patients. PAC members are volunteers from the legal, investment, accounting, insurance and banking professions.
The PAC helps to sponsor and plan two events every year Spring Planned Giving Donor Program and Reception and the Calvary Hospital Attorney Conference.
Charitable Contributions for Your IRA to Calvary Hospital
Did You Know That You Can Make A Tax Free Donation From Your IRA!
4 basic requirements are:
- The donor must be 70 ½ or older;
- The gift must be made directly from the IRA to an eligible charity, such as Calvary Fund, Inc.;
- Gifts to all charities combined cannot exceed $100,000 per taxpayer per the calendar year;
- The gift must be made outright – the donor cannot receive any material benefit from the charity in exchange for the gift.
It’s simple as 1-2-3:
- Contact your IRA custodian (“the Fund Manager”);
- Instruct the Fund Manager that you want your distribution — or a portion of your distribution — to be a charitable rollover gift to Calvary Fund, Inc.;
- Advise the Fund Manager to include your name and your address on the check or transmittal document;
- Please notify Calvary of the gift by contacting Elizabeth Edds Kougasian, Esq., Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 718-518-2080.