To benefit all programs of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice

Monetary Gift 
A cash gift is the most common and simplest type of charitable gift. These gifts can be made with cash, check, payroll deduction, monthly bank draft or a major credit card. A monetary gift gives YOU an income tax deduction and VNA receives immediate financial support. Please make checks payable to VNA & Hospice.

Memorials and Tributes 
Remembering a loved one, a special person, or one who has passed away is a wonderful tribute to include with your monetary gift. These gifts say so much about your regard and love. Memorials lift the spirit of families when they have lost a loved one. Flowers fade, but memorials and honorariums have a lasting quality that they will never forget. The person or family you designate will receive notification of your contribution (with no amount mentioned) and you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible gift.

Marketable Securities
This is a popular type of donation. There are advantages to giving publicly traded stocks, shares in mutual funds and certain other assets. Many securities may be worth much more than what you paid for them in past years. As appreciated property, they can be a very attractive charitable gift. Our nation’s tax laws offer special incentives that reduce taxation of capital gains for these gifts.

Life Insurance
Consider donating a policy with cash surrender value that you no longer require for its original purpose. You may also have an employer-provided group life insurance policy — name VNA & Hospice as the beneficiary.

Real Estate or other Appreciated Assets
An outright gift of unencumbered real estate or other appreciated assets (i.e. art) can give substantial tax savings and save you the bother of selling. If property does have a mortgage, sometimes we can still structure the gift to give you certain tax advantages. Bargain sale — by arranging a sale of real property to VNA & Hospice below fair market value, you may secure a deduction for the gift portion while reducing potential capital gains tax.

Estate Gifts: Wills, Bequests, and the VNA Legacy Society
A bequest in your will is a very thoughtful and simple way to remember VNA. You may choose to designate VNA to receive a percentage of your estate, or a designated cash amount. VNA’s planned giving officer (without obligation) can help you prepare a thoughtful and clear accounting of your wants and wishes in regards to possible estate plan options that can then be discussed with your legal and/or financial council. For more information, contact the VNA Foundation Planned Giving Officer:

Call 831-298-5642 and ask for the Development Department.