Bequests Through a Will or Trust

A charitable bequest to Samaritan Healthcare Foundation can leave a legacy that will help countless people through many hospital programs and projects. Think of it as a tool that will help provide essential help wherever needed in our hospital district.

With a bequest, you may give specific property, a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Or you may be interested in a residual bequest, meaning that the Samaritan Healthcare Foundation would receive any property remaining in your estate after all specific bequests (such as to family and friends) have been fulfilled.

No matter which method you choose, bequests to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of current law and will benefit people close to home. Federal estate tax laws encourage charitable bequests by allowing an estate tax deduction for the full value of the charitable donation. There is no limit on the amount that can be left to charity and deducted from your estate.

Unless you request that your bequest support a particular program or project, bequests are added to our Greatest Need Endowment Fund. With an endowment fund, the principal is invested and only the income from the fund is spent on an annual basis. Donations to our endowment fund give donors the satisfaction of knowing their contributions will help the community for years to come.

For a no-obligation, confidential meeting held at your convenience, please call our office at 509.793.9647.

Consult your professional advisers for individual legal and technical information pertaining to planned gifts, such as bequests, to charitable organizations.

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Samaritan Healthcare Foundation
801 E. Wheeler Road
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Fax: 509.764.3277

Gretchen Youngren,
Director of Development and Communications

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