JUNE B. HAMERSMA PLANNED GIVING SOCIETY
Since 1980, June B. Hamersma has been one of Arbor Hospice’s most devoted supporters. Recognizing the need to ensure that quality hospice care is available to all who need it, she established the Arbor Hospice Foundation in June 1994, serving as its first board president. One of the fundamental principles of the Arbor Hospice Foundation that June instituted was an intense focus on community support. Thus, the Arbor Hospice Foundation proudly ensures that money raised in a specific community can be directed to stay in that community, providing friends and neighbors support when they need it.
Making a planned gift to The Arbor Hospice Foundation is a great way to ensure income for your beneficiary, achieve tax benefits and help make certain that quality hospice care is available to our community for the future. Regardless of the amount, a planned gift has the power to change lives for generations to come.
What to consider
Arbor Hospice would be honored to be included in your long-range plans. When thoughtfully considered, a planned gift can enhance your own financial well-being while making a difference for those facing a terminal illness. There are a range of options that can provide immediate benefits, such as increasing current income or providing additional retirement income while reducing income and estate taxes. Some types of gifts can virtually eliminate estate taxes, while others can greatly reduce the amount of tax you are responsible for during your lifetime.
Gift planning possibilities:
- A gift of appreciated assets, such as stocks or securities
- A bequest to The Arbor Hospice Foundation in your existing will or living trust
- Naming The Arbor Hospice Foundation as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, retirement plan, or IRA
- A charitable gift annuity with The Arbor Hospice Foundation
- A donor-advised fund with your community foundation
- A charitable remainder trust, which may benefit you, your family and friends, and The Arbor Hospice Foundation
Bequest designations in a will, revocable trust, insurance policy or retirement plan are generally revocable and may be changed during your lifetime; however, charitable gift annuities and certain trusts are irrevocable, and funds may not be returned once transferred.
For more information about including Arbor Hospice in your estate plan or becoming a member of the June B. Hamersma Planned Giving Society, please call Stephanie Le, Director of Planned Giving, at 313.578.6302.