Memorial or Honorarium Gifts
Whether it is sorrow at the loss of a loved one, joy at the birth of a new life or appreciation for the care received at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, commemorative gifts silently speak volumes on your behalf. Notification of your gift will be sent to the person being honored, or the family of a loved one being remembered (no amount is mentioned). All tribute gifts are listed in our semi-annual report, Foundation Network. In addition, we publish all memorial gifts in the local newspaper three times each year.
Tree of Life Sculpture
When memorial funds reach a total of $1,000, the family of the loved one is notified that they may choose an engraving on the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life, a distinctive brass sculpture, is testimony to the overwhelming generosity of Foundation's supporters. The sculpture serves as a public "thank you" to contributors for their donations. Located in the main lobby of Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, the Tree of Life is readily visible to all who enter the hospital. Donor or memorial names are engraved upon brass plates for various levels of giving.
To make a memorial or honorary gift, please contact the Foundation or click the Donate Now button.
Types of Gifts
"It is the responsibility of every human being to aspire to do something worthwhile, to make this world a better place than the one he found." - Albert Einstein
Gifts to the area of greatest need or unrestricted gifts allow the Board of Directors to use funds to address any emerging needs of patients and/or their families at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital.
You may also restrict the gift given through your estate, and it will only be used for the area(s) it was restricted to. There are many areas of the hospital that you may choose from.
A bequest (a gift through will or trust), is a lasting tribute to your values and life. Anyone can leave a lasting legacy. No matter the amount, your gift through your estate will make a tremendous impact on improving care and advancing technology for patients at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital. We have listed below some information for you to consider before meeting with your attorney.
General bequest - gives set dollar amount. "I give to the Foundation of Saint Joseph's Hospital of Marshfield, Inc. the sum of $ ____ for it's unrestricted use or purpose."
Special bequest - gives a specific item. "I give (specify item of real estate / stock / personal property) to the Foundation of Saint Joseph's Hospital of Marshfield, Inc. for it's unrestricted use or purpose."
Residuary bequest - gives "rest of estate" or a set percentage of estate. "I give the residual (or ____ %) of my estate to the Foundation of Saint Joseph's Hospital of Marshfield for it's unrestricted use or purpose." This type of bequest is most common as the value of your estate changes over time. This insures that all individuals/charities in your estate are given the percentage you desire, regardless of your estate size.
The legal name for the hospital's foundation is the Foundation of Saint Joseph's Hospital of Marshfield. This name should be listed in your will/trust.
Endowed Bequest – gives annually. This bequest allows you to restrict the principal of your gift, while the investment income is utilized for either an unrestricted or restricted purpose. Creating an endowment in this manner means your gift can continue giving each year.
Please contact the Foundation if you have questions regarding what may be the best option for your gift.
Printable Donation Form