When you contribute to the Lima Memorial Foundation you are
making an investment in the good health of your family, friends and
neighbors. Large or small, your gift helps ensure that the Lima
Memorial Health System can continue to provide outstanding health
care as the frontiers of medicine expand and community needs
evolve. There are many ways you can help, whether by providing
immediate cash funds, a long-term planned gift or a product or
service auction donation.
You may contribute an immediate gift using a
personal check, cash or your credit card, or pledge a gift over an
extended period. You may also make an outright gift of stock, bonds
and/or mutual fund shares that have appreciated. This is an
especially attractive option, as you enjoy significant tax savings
by contributing securities that you have held for at least one
year. Any gift may be directed to a particular program or we can
apply it to our most immediate need.
For more information on making a gift to our Annual Fund Appeal,
please contact Mike Swick at (419) 226-5122.
Many employers will match cash gifts that their employees make
to nonprofit organizations. Such programs can double or even triple
the value of your gift. Check with your employer to see if a
matching gift program exists.
Our endowment is built through charitable bequests, gift
annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other financial
vehicles. Some donors choose to structure a life-income gift. This
allows you to make a gift of an asset that produces little or no
income and receive payments back for the rest of your life. Best of
all, you may be able to avoid some or all of the capital gains tax
on appreciated assets. Life-income gift arrangements are managed
professionally by outside investment experts at no cost to you. We
provide you with all the information you need to report your
charitable tax deductions and the income you receive from a
life-income gift. We will be happy to meet with you and your
financial advisors to discuss how best to structure a plan that
meets your needs.
For more information about planning a gift, please contact Mike
Swick at (419) 226-5122.
Named gift opportunities are available to recognize significant
gifts that are made for specific hospital programs or facilities.
They may be named in honor of the donor, a loved one or a member of
our medical staff.