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Creating a Legacy

A planned gift to LRGHealthcare in your will not only benefits the hospital and the quality of healthcare provided to our community, but it may also support your personal estate tax and financial goals. Planned gifts of the past have helped to create our strength of today and your gift of tomorrow will do the same for future generations.

Charitable Gift Planning
Charitable Gift Planning

  • Charitable Bequests: A gift by will to LRGHealthcare offers estate tax savings and creates a living legacy to ensure a stable future for LRGHealthcare and the health of the community. Donors may make a gift of specific assets, of a portion of their estate or of their residual estate after payment of other bequests. Bequests are entirely free from federal estate tax and therefore offer substantial estate tax savings.
 
  • Life Insurance:  Donors may make LRGHealthcare the owner and beneficiary of life insurance policies. An existing policy yields a current charitable income tax deduction approximately equal to the cash surrender value. A paid-up policy yields a charitable income tax deduction approximately equal to the policy’s replacement value. (The exact figure is available from the issuing company.) Whether it’s a new policy or an existing contract, donors continue to pay the premiums and take a charitable deduction for each additional premium payment.
     

  • Retirement or Pension Plans: These plans are treated as income to the beneficiaries when received and can result in a significant tax. No estate tax or income tax is owed on these plans by naming LRGHealthcare as the beneficiary of a retirement or pension plan.
 
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts: Charitable Remainder Trusts pay either a fixed percentage of the value of the trust (unitrust) or a fixed payment (annuity trust) annually for the life or a term of years. Cash, appreciated securities, real estate and other assets can be contributed to these trusts.
   
  • Charitable Lead Trusts: A Charitable Lead Trust pays a current stream of income to the charity for a lifetime or a set number of years which then reverts to the grantor of the trust or the grantor’s heirs. This payment can be set up as a percentage of the value of the trust or a fixed payment annually for life or a term of years. The trust can help reduce gift and estate taxes.

 

  • Stock Gifts:  Appreciated stock, bonds or mutual fund shares are a popular way to support the programs and services of LRGHealthcare, while providing tax advantages to you.

    If you choose to donate stocks to LRGHealthcare, please know that the value of the gift (for tax purposes) is based on the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Because of capital gains considerations, it is more beneficial to you to transfer appreciated securities directly to LRGHealthcare rather than sell them and donate the proceeds. Securities are sold by LRGHealthcare upon receipt.

    Our brokerage account is handled by Bank of New Hampshire

    The contact person is Deanna Guyer.
    Bank of New Hampshire
    62 Pleasant Street
    Laconia, NH 03246
    (603) 527-3260

    Account Name: Bank of New Hampshire
    FFC: LRGHealthcare
    DTC Participant #901
    Account # 205811

Make a Donation

  • Donate By Phone - To make a credit card contribution or pledge by phone, please call (603) 737-1042.
  • Donate By Mail - Please print and complete our donation form and mail it with your charge card information or check made payable to LRGHealthcare.

Mail to:
LRGHealthcare Office of Philanthropy
80 Highland Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Please consider LRGHealthcare in your will and help make a difference in the lives of countless people in the future. To make a gift or to discuss details about how to become a supporter, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (603) 737-1042 or philanthropy@lrgh.org.

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