As a non- profit organization, Summit Health relies on you. Your generosity and time helps our hospitals and services support our neighbors.
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Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital were both established through the generosity of area residents like you. As expansions and renovations became necessary, the communities again rose to the challenges of ensuring that state-of-the-art care would be available at their hospitals.
Other examples of selfless generosity include:
- A significant bequest to the Chambersburg Hospital created an endowment for physical rehabilitation services
- In 1989, contributions and pledges built the Cancer Treatment Center and brought radiation therapy to the region through an affiliation with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Financial gifts funded the 1993 Waynesboro Hospital addition to expand maternity, emergency, and outpatient services
- A charitable gift made possible the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center resource room
- A donation allowed us to enhance our cancer services at the John L. and Cora I. Grove Cancer Center in the Summit Health Center - Building 1
- A donation allows us to support RN nursing education through the Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship
Today, charitable gifts can be made to Summit Health or to either hospital to further their traditions of providing inpatient and emergency care for all who need it, without regard for their ability to pay. Some donors choose to support specific services, such as cancer care or cardiac services.
In the future, outpatient services will require substantial investment and financial support as:
- Sophisticated new diagnostic procedures
- A nurse-led initiative developed to help people manage chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, and asthma
- New programs intended to preserve health and prevent serious illness
Every donor has the satisfaction of knowing that he or she is making a difference in the lives of others.
How you choose to make a gift is important. A charitable gift can both benefit others and offer you a way to reduce income and estate taxes. Or it can create lifetime income for yourself or someone close to you. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney or tax advisor in considering the giving option that is right for you.
Our Grateful Patient Program is an opportunity to say thank you to a member of our care team, an area of care, or a program that made a difference in your life.
Bequests & Trusts
This is a gift through your Will that specifies an amount or percentage of your estate. This allows you to control your assets throughout your life and plan ahead to support our services at a later date.
Making bequests from IRAs and 401K retirement plans can be a shrewd financial strategy because those assets are often taxed very heavily in an estate. The Development Office can provide you with information to help you and your adviser in considering the merits of such a gift.
A charitable gift annuity pays you a fixed amount - based on your age - for the rest of your life. The donor receives a significant current tax deduction and a portion of the income may be tax-free.
For example, a gift of $20,000 made by a donor at age 78 will yield a current income tax deduction of $10,070 and annual income of $1,520 for life.
If you've reached a stage where you have a life insurance policy you no longer need, transferring that policy could be an easy way to make a significant gift.
Property that has increased in value, such as real estate, can make a wonderful gift. It is even possible to donate your home, receive a tax deduction, and continue to live there for the rest of your life.
A gift of stock that has grown in value can offer you very attractive tax advantages. If the stock has been owned for more than a year, you can deduct its full value and avoid capital gains taxes.