Ways of Giving
When a gift is made to the general fund (i.e. “unrestricted”) you do not specify or direct how you wish your donation to be used. Rather, you allow our staff to allocate the gift to where most needed.
When making restricted gifts you may specify where you would like your gift to be used. Examples of specific programs include hospice, respite, computer technology, health screenings and continuing education.
A memorial gift is a deeply personal way to honor the lives and memories of loved ones we have lost.
Paying tribute to special people in our lives with a donation in their honor brings joy to both the donor and the individual being recognized.
Attending and/or sponsoring one of the agency’s special events is a more social way to show your support.
Types of Gifts
The simplest and most common way to give is with a check payable to LSRVNA. Credit cards are also accepted.
Gifting appreciated securities such as stock generally has a two-fold benefit: the tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the donated asset and capital gains is generally avoided.
Personal property such as art, jewelry, antiques, products, services and more can be donated. Our Renaissance Shoppe is a high quality resale shop that may be the perfect new home for items you no longer need or wish to donate.
A gift of real estate, such as a primary residence or vacation home, has many benefits. Donors generally enjoy a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the property and often avoid capital gains.
Many companies will match donations from current or retired employees. Please inquire at your company’s human resources office to learn about their specific guidelines and to obtain a matching gift form.
Through bequests, trusts and other legacy gifts donors help to ensure the future strength of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice by naming the agency as a beneficiary in their estate plans and becoming members of the John L. Norris Society.