Contributions, fundraisers and community support provide important support to our mission. Charitable support allows us to provide more than just the minimum services required by Medicare, including music and art therapy. It allows us to provide care to patients and families of Chautauqua County regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.
Memorial gifts are especially important and are a thoughtful way to express sympathy and gratitude. If you wish to contribute, an acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the person(s) you designate without reference to the gift’s monetary value. Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is a 501(c)3 charitable enterprise, and your contribution is tax deductible.
If you would like to make a contribution by mail, please download our Donor Form.
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Planned giving is a win-win scenario for a donor and a charity. Just as there are many different types of investments, there are many ways to improve a person’s finances and reduce taxes while also providing valuable support to a charity like CHPC.
There are so many ways that investments and life insurance can be repurposed as an individual’s circumstances change in ways that better suit the person and greatly benefit an important organization.
Planned giving contributions can be made by transferring of appreciated securities, designating a gift in your will, designating CHPC as a beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy, and many other ways. Even the smallest amount can meaningfully benefit the mission of CHPC.
- A gift of appreciated assets, such as stocks or bonds, allows you to avoid capital gain taxes and receive a tax deduction.
- A bequest to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care in your will or living trust can be expressed as a certain amount or specific asset(s) and is not effective until after death.
- Naming Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement plan, or IRA requires a beneficiary designation to be with the company sponsoring the plan. These gifts are not effective until after death and are often expressed as a percentage.
If you would like to support CHPC through a planned gift, we would be happy to meet with you and your financial advisor. Please call if you have questions or would like to meet with us.
Donor Bill of Rights
Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights which was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provide by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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