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Ways to give

The HSHS St. Elizabeth's Foundation welcomes the opportunity to assist those who wish to donate to the hospital through planned gifts, annual gifts, memorials and/or tribute gifts.

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Charitable Trusts
Charitable trusts are another option for donors who wish to make a current or deferred gift to St. Elizabeth's Hospital but are concerned about retaining an income from the asset. Charitable trusts can provide donors with regular cash payments, current charitable income tax deduction, avoidance or reduction of estate taxes and elimination of money-management concerns. *Giving through such arrangements can be a meaningful way to blend your philanthropic goals with your personal financial and tax-planning needs. Charitable trusts are set up through an outside advisor such as through a trust department of a bank. It is important that you let us know if St. Elizabeth's Hospital is a beneficiary of a trust agreement so we may thank you and recognize your gift appropriately.
Corporate and Foundation Gifts
If your company or foundation would like to contribute directly to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, please call our office at 618-234-2120, ext. 12728.
An endowment is an amount of money that is given to St. Elizabeth's Foundation with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings is used to support programs within St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. An endowment can be restricted to a specific department or unrestricted to be used for the greatest need. Named endowments are a gracious way to honor an individual loved one or a family name. A minimum of $10,000 is required to establish a named endowment. For more information on establishing an endowment, please call our office at 618-234-2120, ext. 12728.
Gifts Made Through a Will

Members of the Heritage Society have arranged for a charitable bequest – a gift made from an estate, after death, or as a result of instructions outlined in a will. Bequests can be of a specific dollar amount, a specific asset or assets or for a percentage of an estate. If you choose to give a gift to St. Elizabeth's Hospital through your will, you can make your bequest available for our immediate use or you may restrict it to endowment. With endowment gifts, a portion of the investment earnings are used to fulfill the stated purpose of the gift. Please contact the Foundation office for the proper way to list St. Elizabeth's Hospital in your estate.

If you have or are planning on including St. Elizabeth's Hospital in your will, you are eligible to become a member of our Heritage Society. Please call or write our office and let us know.
Honor Your Caregiver with a Gift of Gratitude

St. Elizabeth’s caregivers make a difference every day. They offer a hand to hold, give a reassuring smile, go an extra step and share encouraging words. Simple gestures of kindness often mean the most to us. A gift of gratitude or a donation to HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital can be made in honor of a physician, nurse or staff member who made a difference in your care or that of a family member. Gifts to St. Elizabeth’s Foundation allow us to provide high quality compassionate care to our patients. Download this form and tell us how your caregiver made a difference and that you would like to recognize them with a donation in their honor. For more information on ways to give, contact St. Elizabeth’s Foundation at 618-234-2120, ext. 12446.

*The information contained in this web site is for informational purposes. You should seek advice from your personal legal or tax advisor to determine your individual tax benefits."

Life insurance
Sometimes people no longer need a life insurance policy they purchased when they were younger to protect a growing family and/or they have accumulated ample assets necessary to meet day-to-day financial demands. In this case, the cash value of a life insurance policy as a charitable gift may make sense. Donors may also establish new cash value policies on themselves and deduct the premiums as long as St. Elizabeth's Hospital is named owner and beneficiary of the policy. For more information on making a charitable gift through life insurance, please call our office at 618-234-2120, ext. 12728.
Matching Gifts
Matching gifts occur when a Company matches the charitable contribution of an employee to a nonprofit organization. If you (or your spouse) work for a matching gift company, your gift may be doubled, or even tripled. The Matching gift procedure is very simple. The employee gets a matching gift form from their human resources department. After completing the form, the employee sends it along with their gift to St. Elizabeth's Foundation. (You may also send in the form after you have made the gift.) St. Elizabeth's Hospital confirms on the form that it has received the gift and meets the company’s guidelines for receiving a matching gift. St. Elizabeth's Hospital then returns the form to the company. The company verifies eligibility of the employee and sends a check to St. Elizabeth's Foundation. For more information, please call our office at 618-234-2120, ext. 12728.
Memorial and Honor Gifts
Gifts of any size to St. Elizabeth's Hospital can be made in honor or in memory of someone. Donors make gifts to remember a loved one, to recognize a physician or another caregiver at the hospital or to celebrate a special occasion. If you wish to make a gift in honor of someone, please include the name of the person as well as the contact information (name and address) for any person who we can notify of your thoughtfulness.
Stocks & Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities may offer you significant tax savings. For information how to transfer securities to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, please call our office at 618-234-2120, ext. 12728.

Tax ID: 37-1186514
Legal Name: Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc.
d/b/a HSHS St. Elizabeth's Foundation