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Planned Giving

Cindy Pickel,
Manager of Planned Giving

A variety of planned giving opportunities are available through the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Each offers meaningful benefits for donors, their families and Good Samaritan Health Systems. Because we recognize everyone's situation is unique, planned gifts vary depending on your individual circumstance. All contacts with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation are confidential, and we advise you to consult your professional advisors when making plans that affect your financial and estate situation.

Planned giving opportunities include, but are not limited, to the following:

Bequests — Gifts made through wills are the best way for many donors to make substantial contributions to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. As a donor, you may leave a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to the hospital. If you would consider a bequest to Good Samaritan Hospital, our legal name is: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation — Kearney, Nebraska.

Charitable Gift Annuity — Through a Charitable Gift Annuity you can make a gift for Good Samaritan Hospital's future and retain fixed lifetime annuity payments for yourself and/or other beneficiaries. A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract between a donor and Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Cash can be used to fund the Charitable Gift Annuity. If you would like to take advantage of the tax deduction for a charitable contribution and bypass partial capital gain too, gift annuities can be funded with appreciated assets.

Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity — A Deferred Gift Annuity is similar to a Charitable Gift Annuity, except the payments are deferred to a future date (such as retirement or when a child enters college. The donor also will obtain a charitable income tax deduction in the year the gift is made, possibly when the donor is in a higher tax bracket.

Charitable Reminder Unitrust — A Charitable Remainder Unitrust is like a combination of a gift and an investment plan. You place assets in trust and you (an/or another beneficiary) receive lifetime income from them, then Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation will receive the remainder. With a unitrust, the amount you receive as income is a set percentage (usually between 5% and 7%).

Real Estate — A charitable contribution of real estate—whether it's your personal residence, a vacation home, a farm, commercial real estate, or vacant land will give you numerous advantages.

Life Insurance — By naming Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation as the owner and beneficiary you will receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the lesser of the policy's fair market value or the net premiums paid.

To learn more about planned giving opportunities, please e-mail us or phone (308) 865-2705. We will be happy to visit with you about your needs and provide a confidential personal illustration with no obligation. The illustration will provide you with detailed information on payout, taxable and non-taxable income and charitable deductions.