Ways to Give to the Foundation

Some donors find comfort; other find joy in connecting to the community by giving to the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Listed below are the many gift-giving options that you may find meaningful. We thank you in advance for your consideration.


Outright Gifts

Often the easiest to arrange, many donors support us through gifts of cash, checks, credit cards, securities or stock, real estate, and in-kind gifts.


Life-Income Gifts

One of the following trust options may be the best fit for you:

  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust:  A trust that pays you a set income annually.
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust:  A trust that pays a fixed percentage of the trust’s assets.
  • Charitable Lead Trust:  A trust that pays a fixed or variable income to Memorial Hospital Foundation for a set term, and then passes to heirs.


Bequests in Wills

Please tell us if you have named Memorial Hospital Foundation in your will. We would love the opportunity to share our appreciation.

If you are considering this option, an example of bequest language for Memorial Hospital Foundation is:

“I, (name) give, devise and bequeath to Memorial Hospital Foundation (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) for its unrestricted (without conditions attached) use and purpose.”

Should you like to restrict your bequest, please consult with the Memorial Hospital Foundation when you make your will to be certain your intent can be accomplished.


Life Insurance

You may name Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County as the beneficiary for income tax deductions.


Retirement Plans

By naming Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County as the beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime, you can avoid leaving heavily taxed gifts to heirs.


Retained Life Estate

You can designate the ownership of your home to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County while you retain occupancy.


For more information on how you can support the mission of the Memorial Hospital Foundation, please contact Becky Ruthenbeck at (307) 352-8234 or bruthenbeck@minershospital.org. We will be honored to work with you to ensure your wishes are carried out in the manner that you request.

This information is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such counsel, please contact an attorney, tax or investment professional.