Ways of Giving


Unrestricted Gifts

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.

Restricted Gifts

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.

Memorial Donations

A memorial gift is a deeply personal way to honor the lives and memories of loved ones we have lost.

Living Tributes

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.

Special Events

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.

Tangible Property

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.

Real Estate

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.

Matching Gifts

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.

Planned Giving

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. These donors also become members of the John L. Norris Society.

The Norris Society


Established in 2004 in honor and memory of Dr. John L. Norris, membership is a deeply personal reflection of each person’s thoughtful confidence in the work and mission of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Their vision, like that of Dr. Norris, inspires the confidence and resources vital to a strong future. Dr. Norris began his medical practice in New London, New Hampshire in 1932.

After a remarkable career, he returned to New London to retire in 1969 where he saw a growing need for home health services. Although some disputed this need, Dr. Norris remained steadfast. The result was the founding of the Kearsarge Visiting Nurse Association in 1970, now Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Dr. Norris had a vision for the future of home care in our region. Members of the society that bears his name are helping to ensure that his vision endures as a vital community resource for generations to come.