“I don’t have enough to make a difference.”

“I wish I could do more.”

These are comments we often hear from volunteers, donors and patients of our hospitals and clinics. Inspired by the quality of care in our facilities, they want to help ensure healthcare in northern Colorado is supported for years to come.

What if we say, “You can do something extraordinary”? We’re talking about the opportunity you have to make a planned gift. Unlike a cash gift, a planned gift is typically made from the assets you own rather than disposable income, and the support comes to fruition after your lifetime.

It is a misconception that making a planned gift is only for the wealthy. The truth is, even people of modest means can make a big difference.

Strange as it may sound, a planned gift can be simple to do and cost very little. The most common way is to name the PVH and MCR Foundation as a beneficiary in your IRA, life insurance policy, financial account or in your will.

Please consider this information as a starting point. With all charitable gifts, it is important to consult with your attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you comply with state laws, receive maximum tax benefits, and that your wishes are accurately reflected in necessary legal documents.

Every gift – no matter the size – is helpful. By informing us of your intentions to make a planned gift, you become a member of our Circle of Caring Legacy Society. If you’ve already done this, please contact us so we can thank and recognize you!

For more information please contact Annette Geiselman at 970.237.7404 or annette.geiselman@uchealth.org