Why Giving Matters

Why Giving Matters

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Across the country, non-profit hospitals are moving from a nice-to-have relationship with their hospital foundation to a more structured, must-have partnership. These are challenging times in healthcare and having a successful fundraising partner is now a critical component for the non-profit community hospital, and for Ridgecrest.

Your gift is an opportunity to affect the lives around you. Whether you are remembering a loved one, showing your gratitude for a hard-working caregiver, or putting state-of-the-art equipment into the hands of a local physician, your gift to the RRH Development Foundation and your gratitude will make a lasting impression! We are honored to serve as the community’s philanthropic partner in providing the support necessary to ensure that Ridgecrest Regional Hospital remains a center of excellence in our community.

Our gift is extremely important because it provides resources that make a meaningful difference to our patients and their families, as well as to our physicians, nurses, and staff – to everyone that cares for you. Thank you for doing what you can to help us help you, your family and friends.

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In Cash

When you make a cash donation, you qualify for a tax deduction of up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Excess deductions can be carried over for up to five years after the year of the gift.

Appreciated Stock or Mutual Fund Shares

Charitable gifts of stock provide you with a tax deduction of the full market value (for shares held more than one year), and capital gains taxes on the appreciated asset are avoided. For gifts of appreciated securities, you may qualify for a charitable deduction of 30% of your adjusted gross income.

Bequests in a Will or Living Trust

To provide for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Development Foundation through your will, living trust or charitable remainder trust, you will need the tax identification number, legal name and mailing address. This information will be provided by contacting the RRH Development Foundation office.

Retirement Accounts or U.S. Savings Bonds

By naming Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Development Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA or savings bonds, income taxes are avoided and the value of the gift qualifies as an estate tax deduction.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts provide a means to receive an immediate income tax deduction, income for life and a meaningful gift to the Development Foundation at death or at the end of the term of the trust.

Matching Gifts

Some employers have matching gift programs that will match your gift to the RRH Development Foundation. Please check with your employer.

Grateful Patient and Tribute Giving

Scientific research is now showing that expressing gratitude promotes greater emotional well-being and physical health. Our Grateful Patient Program is a one way to express your gratitude and say thank you to a doctor, nurse, technician or volunteer who cared for you in a time of need. Through this program, you can make a difference at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital while recognizing someone that made a difference in your life, or the life of a loved one.

A tribute gift in honor or in memory of a loved one or special friend is an especially meaningful way to remember the past while creating a better future for healthcare at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Memorial gifts are always unique tribute that may be considered in lieu of flowers.

Tribute gifts made in honor of an RRH employee are acknowledged with a keepsake "angel" wing charm for a gift of $35.00 or more. This charm can be worn proudly by the employee on their name badge. Also, no matter the amount of the donation, a card is sent to the person or the family of the person whose name the gift is made. Our notifications never include the amount of the gift. Donations that provide opportunities to place names on the Tree of Life and Children's Kingdom displays in the hospital continue to be available as long as space remains.

Our most recent tribute gift is to honor a person or family that may be touched by our hospice and home health care facility. Any gift made of $125.00 or more can be memorialized in our "Paving the Way to Hope" campaign wherein an inscribed brick will be set in the pathway to the garden and gazebo of anticipated hospice house.

Annual Fund Giving

The Annual Fund is an opportunity to donate to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Development Foundation to provide sustained, ongoing support for Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Establishing an affordable, regular donation schedule can enable the Development Foundation and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital to fulfill their missions. Please feel free to contact us for information about our current Annual Fund campaign.

Ridgecrest Regional Hospice is committed to providing a team of professionals for caring support, pain and symptom management, and assistance with final preparations related to a terminal illness. A gift designated to support Ridgecrest Regional Hospice Services will that these services will always be available whenever and for whomever they are needed. Your gift will provide hope, care, help, and comfort to the families of our community.