Support for Speare Memorial Hospital comes in all shapes and sizes, so it is important that you choose the type of donation that best suits your circumstances. Charitable donations are a very personal, meaningful expression of gratitude, trust, and commitment to our hospital and the well-being of our community. Our Development Department is available to provide guidance as you determine the best way to make your contribution.
Annual giving refers to gifts made on a yearly basis to support the ongoing operations of the hospital. Gifts to Speare Memorial Hospital support the purchase of new equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, the underwriting of advanced training for clinical staff, and the funding of various other services and programs that ensure the highest quality of care for you and your family.
The Speare Memorial Hospital Evergreen Society recognizes our special donors who have given to the Annual Fund for four or more consecutive years.
By becoming a friend to Speare Memorial Hospital, you share in assuring the best care is available to all of us, right here, close to home. Annual gifts are recognized at the following levels:
|Philanthropist||$1,000 and above|
|Benefactor||$500 - $999|
|Founder||$ 250 - $499|
|Ambassador||$100 - $249|
|Steward||up to $99|
Including Speare Memorial Hospital in your will is a magnificent way to ensure that your children, children's children, neighbors and friends receive the best medical services for many years to come. Donating to the hospital in your will may also allow for estate tax benefits for you and your loved ones.
Tributes and Memorials
Giving to Speare Memorial Hospital in memory or in honor of a family member, a friend or caregiver offers comfort and solace for the hospital's patients and their loved ones. Tribute gifts provide a living remembrance by helping others. This type of giving helps families and friends pay their respects in a way that benefits countless individuals and the community as a whole. Our supportive and qualified Development staff offers assistance with obituaries and the facilitation of the giving process.
Endowments are among the most cherished way to leave a lasting impression on the hospital and indefinite support for the patients and families serviced by Speare Memorial. The principle of your endowment is left to accrue indefinitely, while a portion of the earned interest is used to support specific programs designated by the donors, providing lasting security and stability for the hospital and the community it serves.
Donations of Stock
Making a gift of appreciated securities is easy and may offer a number of added financial benefits. Your financial advisor or tax professional can help you determine what are your most tax-efficient methods for giving.
To transfer stocks directly from your brokerage to Speare Memorial Hospital, notify your broker in writing, and fax a copy of this correspondence to the Development Department at 603-536-4828. You may also call us directly at 603-238-2211 to notify us of your donation. Notifying us of your donation will allow us to record it in a timely manner and assure that the gift will be used as you intend.
Please Note: The donor's name does not always appear when stock is transferred electronically, so it is important to alert our Development Office of your transfer.
Your broker should transfer stocks to:
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Attn: Trade Settlements Receive Dept
New York, NY 10005