Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and Your Support

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How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

A legacy gift enables you to support Bethesda Health Group, secures the financial needs of your loved ones, and provides you with tax benefits. Legacy gifts of all sizes combine to help us meet our current goals and reach further into the future.

By including Bethesda Health Group in your will or trust, naming Bethesda as a beneficiary of all or part of a life insurance policy, or taking advantage of other giving opportunities, you can preserve your assets now and support us for years to come. Your gift will have a real, lasting impact.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Request a confidential, no-obligation conversation to get started.

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Bethesda Legacy Society


When you make a gift to Bethesda Health Group from your will or trust, you'll be welcomed as a Life Member into Legacy Society and join other supporters and friends of our important mission. Is Bethesda Health Group already in your plans? Please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

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How to Give: Videos

Supporting the Bethesda Foundation's "Lasting Heritage" Program.

Charlie Amen
Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters LLC

Joyce and Richard Ulrich

How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

Bethesda Entrance Fee/Deposit
Lasting Heritage program

Bethesda's Lasting Heritage program provides residents with an opportunity to leave a legacy by donating a portion of their refundable entrance fee or deposit.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Bethesda . While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts From Wills/Trusts
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Gift of Appreciated Securities
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Donor Advised Funds
Beneficiary Designation and Grants

Designate Bethesda as a beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the balance of your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through your fund administrator. You also can make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund.

Beneficiary Assets
Retirement Accounts

Naming Bethesda Health Group as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts of Life Insurance
Beneficiary Designation and Paid-Up Policies

Name Bethesda Health Group as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy; donate an existing, paid-up life insurance policy you no longer need; or purchase a new life insurance policy and name Bethesda Health Group as the owner and beneficiary.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Life Income Gifts
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to Bethesda that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Meet Our Donors

Donors just like you have made a real impact just by adding a few words to their will or using one of the many giving options available.

Contact Us

Use the form below to get in touch with the Bethesda Health Group Foundation staff.

Let us know how we can help you include Bethesda Health Group in your estate plans. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone - and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish.

Where are you on your planned giving journey?

Contact Bethesda Health Group Foundation

Linda Sanders
Corporate VP & Director of Development
(314) 800-1981