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A Surprise Gift
A surprise gift, left by a generous donor, will support Hospice of St. Tammany’s mission to provide quality and supportive care to their patients and their families for years to come. More

The Ultimate Gift...Ella Chance Remembers the Foundation in Her Will
Donor StoriesTo recognize the excellent care that her family received at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Ella Chance created a bequest in her will to honor the hospital. More


The "Beautiful Opportunity" of Charitable Gift Annuities
Donor storiesA charitable gift annuity offers you an opportunity to support St. Tammany Parish Hospital while providing you with a fixed source of lifelong, mostly tax-free payments in return. Plus, many donors find the rates that charitable gift annuities offer to be very attractive. More

  Legacy of Caring Society Welcomes Suthon and Strickland
Donor StoriesPlanned gift donors are invited to join the elite ranks of the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation Legacy of Caring Society. These special donors have remembered the Foundation in their estate plans by including a bequest to the Foundation in their wills. More


Did You Know You Can Provide for the Foundation and Receive Fixed Payments?
Donor StoriesRoland J. Hymel, Jr., nationally renowned retired insurance executive and Foundation donor, took the time to answer questions regarding charitable gift annuities from Charley Strickland, executive director of the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation. More


Generous Couple Funds Gift Annuity
Donor Stories Gene Lafitte has a unique perspective on St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The Mandeville attorney is a member of the board of trustees for the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation, a position that has allowed him to get to know many staff members on a personal basis. More


Gifted Attorney Plans Gift for the Future 
Donor Stories When Pierre Livaudais was a young boy attending Folsom Elementary School, he had no idea that he would one day after law school return to settle down in western St. Tammany. Nor did he dream the small, rural region would develop into the municipality it is evolving into today. More


Charitable Gift Annuity Rates Beat CD Rates and are Good for Life!
Donor Stories Charitable gift annuities are "win-win" gifts for both the donor and the nonprofit. The donor benefits by giving a gift that provides income for life. In addition, a large portion of the annuity is tax-deductible and the benefit can be spread over five additional years. More


Couple Funds Charitable Gift Annuity to Foundation
Donor Stories "In service to the healthcare community, I've learned that the public is often unclear about hospitals' unique financial needs," Adrian B. Cairns, Jr. MD, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation, said. Adrian and Cher Cairns, longtime hospital supporters, recently funded a charitable gift annuity to benefit. More


Healing Arts Initiative Appeals to Art Community
Donor Stories Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Knight have taken the initiative to expand the healing arts environment at St. Tammany Parish Hospital by donating an original Clementine Hunter to the foundation. Dick is secretary/treasurer of the foundation board of trustees and. More

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to St. Tammany Hospital Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

The official bequest language for St. Tammany Hospital Foundation is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to St. Tammany Hospital Foundation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to STH Foundation or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to STH Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to STH Foundation as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and STH Foundation where you agree to make a gift to STH Foundation and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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