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Ways to Give

Giving to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is easy, through The Foundation the following giving opportunities are available:

President's Circle of Friends

The President's Circle of Friends is an annual membership club comprised of esteemed individuals and businesses that give an outright gift of $1,000 or more to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in a calendar year.

Members' names appear on the Annual Recognition Plaque in the subsequent year. This plaque is located near the Emergency Department entrance on the second floor of the hospital.

Benefits of President's Circle of Friends Membership

  • Premier listing in the annual donor report;
  • Recognition on the Annual Giving Plaque located in the Hospital;
  • An invitation to the annual Donor - Thank You Dinner each Fall;
  • The popular crystal candy dish (with candy refills throughout the year!) will be given to gifts greater than $5,000 annually;
  • And newsletters, invitations, and other special information from the Foundation and the Hospital.

It's easy to become a member! A quarterly gift of $250 or a monthly gift of $83.50 will make you a member of President's Circle of Friends. The Foundation Office can send you reminders when your payment is due.

For more information on how you can become a member of the President's Circle of Friends, call the Foundation Office at 240-826-6570.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Commemorative Gifts

Gifts of Honor

Making a gift in honor of a family member, friend or colleague can be an ideal commemoration for almost any special occasion. The gift symbolizes a tribute to the individual for which it is given and can be used to recognize births, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, retirements, weddings, and professional or academic achievements.

Gifts in Memory

A memorial gift to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation for a deceased loved one, spouse, family member, friend, or valued associate becomes part of a living legacy through the services provided by the hospital.

If you wish to honor or remember a loved one in a more public and enduring way, Shady Grove offers a variety of naming opportunities for gifts of $5,000 and above. The Foundation Office can provide a list of opportunities.

Commemorative gifts may be made simply by including a note with your check to let us know who you wish to honor or memorialize. We will notify the family or loved one of your thoughtful gesture.

Make a Commemorative Gift Online

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are charitable giving decisions made during your lifetime that ultimately benefit the Hospital. Such gifts provide a financial contribution to the Hospital, can provide significant tax advantages to you, and in some instances, can provide a flow of lifetime income.

Examples of planned giving tools include Bequests by Wills, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Charitable Trusts.

A gift of $50,000 or more put into a Charitable Trust or a gift of $10,000 or more put into a Charitable Gift Annuity will benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and you or your family as well.

For more information, please call the Foundation Office at 240-826-6570.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Gifts of Stock

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center appreciates gifts of publicly traded stock. For detailed information on how to make a gift of stock, please contact the Foundation at 240-826-6570.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are charitable giving decisions made during your lifetime that ultimately benefit the Hospital. Such gifts provide a financial contribution to the Hospital, can provide significant tax advantages to you, and in some instances, can provide a flow of lifetime income.

Examples of planned giving tools include Bequests by Wills, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Charitable Trusts.

A gift of $50,000 or more put into a Charitable Trust or a gift of $10,000 or more put into a Charitable Gift Annuity will benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and you or your family as well.

For more information, please call the Foundation Office at 240-826-6570.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees as a benefit. With such a program, the company will match the employee's gifts to charitable organizations, such as Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Gift Matching procedures can vary from company to company. The following example is typical.

  • An employee gets a matching gift form from the employer, usually from the human resources department.
  • After completing the form, the employee sends it along with the donation to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.
  • The hospital certifies on the form that it has received the gift and meets the company's guidelines for receiving a matching gift.
  • The hospital returns the form to the company.
  • The company verifies eligibility of the employee and the hospital, and sends the check to the hospital.

At Shady Grove, it is our policy that the matching gift will be used for the same purpose for which the individual gift was given.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Charitable Gift Annuity

The Charitable Gift Annuity presents many benefits:

  • Income for life - at attractive payout rates for one or two lives (see the current payout rates above);
  • Tax-free income - a large part of your annual payment is a tax-free return of principal;
  • Tax deduction savings - a significant part of what you transfer will be a deductible charitable gift;
  • Capital gains tax savings - when you contribute securities for a charitable gift annuity you minimize any capital gains tax;
  • Support for Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center - by making a substantial gift you help ensure the Hospital’s future well-being.

For specific information on the Gift Annuity, you may telephone Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation at 240-826-6534 and request a personal illustration.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Bequests

Thank you for considering Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center as a (charitable) beneficiary in your estate planning. Please notify us (240) 826-6534 about your decision to remember the Hospital in your will, your retirement account, your insurance policy or trust. We will be very pleased to enlist you as a member of our Heritage Society. The Heritage Society recognizes and honors those individuals who include Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in their estate plans through bequests, gift annuities, life insurance, and/or trusts.

Types of Bequests

There are many types of bequests that you can make to the Hospital. Some types are:

  • Residuary Bequest
  • Percentage Bequest
  • Specific Bequest

Sample Bequest Wording

Sample wording for a “residuary bequest” (that is a gift made after all other heirs are remembered and all expenses and debts paid) could include: “All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate I give, devise, and bequeath to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, located in Rockville, Maryland.”

Sample wording for a “percentage request” could include: “I give, devise, and bequeath to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, an amount equal to ____________ percent (____%) of the net value of my estate as finally determined for Federal estate tax purposes.

Sample wording for a “specific bequest” could include: “I give, devise and bequeath to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, located in Rockville, Maryland, the sum of _______________ dollars ($_________________).”

Property That Passes Outside the Will

Examples of Property that passes outside one’s will are:

  • Property held in trust
  • Life insurance proceeds
  • Property held in an IRA or qualified retirement plan

You have the opportunity to name Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center as a beneficiary of these aforementioned properties.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Workplace Contributions

Since 1993, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has participated in the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and began participating in the United Way workplace campaigns several years later.

The campaigns are traditionally held in the Fall and offer employees working in the capital area the opportunity to contribute to the organization of their choice through payroll deduction.

In 2001, more than $6,000 was given to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center through workplace campaign gifts. Since 1993, more than $45,000 has been given to the Hospital through these campaigns.

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center will be listed in the contributor guides again this fall; our number is (240-826-8890.

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Additional Gift Options

Make an Online Gift Now

You may make a secure, online gift via credit card

Gifts of Cash

Cash gifts have immediate impact, supporting existing programs and services and helping to develop new ones.

Cash, checks, money orders and VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Send your gift to: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation, 14955 Shady Grove Road, Suite 165, Rockville, MD 20850.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets

Appreciated assets such as stock, real estate or property, and artwork can be gifts that also offer valuable tax advantages. For specifics on tax advantages, please consult your tax attorney or the Foundation Office at (240) 826-6570.

Named Funds

With a gift of $100,000 or more, you may establish an endowed or current-use Fund in the name of a loved one for a specific or undesignated use at Shady Grove. Foundation staff can provide details for you.

Other Gifts

If you have a particular gift idea or would like to learn more about giving opportunities, please call the Foundation Office at 240-826-6570 or write to:

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation
14955 Shady Grove Road, Suite 165
Rockville, MD 20850

All gifts received by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation benefit Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.