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Ways to Give

The Foundation depends on the generosity of the entire community. Gifts from individuals are especially encouraged. Your tax-deductible donation supports the high level of health care we provide at Dameron Hospital.


General Donation

General donations are applied to the general fund and are used where most needed as determined by Hospital Executive Leadership and the Foundation Board of Directors. Funds will not be used to underwrite overhead costs.


Commemorative Gifts or Memorial Gifts

Honor your loved ones for a special occasion or as a memorial gift.


Restricted Gifts

Designate where you would like your gift to be applied. The Foundation staff will assist you in making your decision.


Pledges

A pledge is a statement of intention to make a gift to Dameron Hospital Foundation. Donors who seek to defer the bulk of their giving until a future date, or who want to give via installments over time, may use this giving strategy. Pledges are typically made in concert with a preliminary "first installment" gift and provide a source of consistent and dependable funding for the hospital.


Bequests/Wills

In writing a will or living trust, donors can specify that they would like their estate to benefit the Dameron Hospital Foundation. Donors who wish to have their gifts managed by the Foundation must specifically state in their wills or living trusts that their gifts be made to the Dameron Hospital Foundation. For information on how to include the Dameron Hospital Foundation in your estate plans, please contact the Foundation office at 209.461.7547.


Sample bequest language

The following are examples of three outright gift provisions. The sample language illustrates how a bequest or a gift through a living trust can be accomplished and is intended to be used for educational purposes rather than as advice. We encourage donors to share this information with their legal counsel and recommend that anyone undertaking estate planning do so with the consultation of an attorney. For more specific endowment language, please call the Foundation Office at 209.461.7547.

Specific bequest

A specific bequest gives a specific item or specific piece of property to Dameron Hospital Foundation. Such bequests are fulfilled first, before cash and residuary bequests. If the donor disposes of the specified property during his or her lifetime, there will be no bequest to the Dameron Hospital Foundation.

"I give ________________ (describe asset) to the Dameron Hospital Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, 525 W. Acacia St., Stockton, California, 95203, to support the mission of the Dameron Hospital Foundation."

Cash bequest

A cash bequest provides the Dameron Hospital Foundation with a specified sum of money from a donor's estate. These bequests are fulfilled second, after specific and before residuary bequests.

"I give _____ dollars ($_____) to the Dameron Hospital Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, 525 W. Acacia St., Stockton, California, 95203, to support the mission of the Dameron Hospital Foundation.

Residuary bequest

A residuary bequest is made from the residue, or what remains in a donor's estate after specific and cash bequests, taxes, settlement costs and debts are satisfied. This type of bequest is sensitive to changes in the size of the estate over time.

"I give the residue (or _____ percent of the residue) of my estate to the Dameron Hospital Foundation, a California nonprofit corporation, 525 W. Acacia St., Stockton, California, 95203, to further the mission of the Dameron Hospital Foundation (you may specify a particular department).

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