Thank you for considering a gift to help support St. John Medical Center. We know that if you make a contribution, it will be because you believe in what we do here and that you want to help make a difference in other people’s lives. But we want to make sure that you’ll benefit from giving a gift, too.
Some of the most common donations are outright gifts, such as cash or a check, which are received right away. But you may wish to retain your money and assets for the time being to ensure that you can meet your family's financial obligations. You may be pleased to learn that we offer financially sound alternatives that allow you to still make a gift. These are known as planned gifts.
Please read the summaries below to find out more about the benefits of some of the main types of charitable gifts St. John Medical Center makes available.
A Bequest is a gift to the hospital in your will.
An insurance policy can be given to the hospital as a gift by making the hospital owner and beneficiary of the policy.
A Gift Annuity is a contract between you and the hospital to pay you an income for life
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
A CRAT is an irrevocable trust that pays the donor a fixed income.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
A CRUT is an irrevocable trust that pays the donor a fixed percentage of the value of the trust
Charitable Lead Trust
A CLT is an irrevocable trust that pays income to the hospital for a fixed number of years
For questions regarding Planned Gifts, call Bob Smriga at 440-827-5066, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The information on this web site is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult an attorney.
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