Our mission is simple: to care for others as we would care for those we love. At Riverside, we seek to give those we serve the best care possible by providing excellence in treatment, support and quality of life. We invite you to join in our mission — to give your community the gift of remarkable care. Your ongoing support not only helps us to create a higher standard of care for your family, loved ones and community today, but also secures it for years to come. Through Riverside legacy giving, you share your good fortune in way that is both meaningful, and lasting.
“I firmly believe we should all leave our world a little bit better than we found it, and I can think of few more effective ways to do so than by helping to provide good health care for our citizens.”
– Caramine Kellam
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Legacy donations enable us to provide our region with a higher standard of care, even in the face of growing costs and challenges. Your gift funds support for those with limited means through financial assistance for appointment transportation, essential prescriptions, lifeline alert systems and nursing scholarships. Create a legacy that impacts your family and community, but will also touch the lives of those in need.
Make a lasting difference in the health and happiness of your community through our deferred gifts and living tributes. All of our bequest provisions remain in your control, and may be changed at your discretion at any time. If you choose to support us through any of these avenues, please notify the Riverside Foundation so we can give you the thanks your generosity deserves.We accommodate several types of legacy giving:
- Charitable Bequest
Charitable gifts can be contributed through will or trust in the form of a dollar amount, percentage of estate, portion of residuary estate or through an heir.
- Beneficiary Designation
Contributions may be made through your life insurance policy or retirement plan such as an Individual Retirement Account.
- Charitable Lead Trust
This giving strategy allows you to provide current or future gifts with substantial tax savings.
- Living Tributes
Support remarkable healthcare today through any of our Riverside Funds, such as the Make a Difference Funds, which allow you to support the area of healthcare that means the most to you personally. Unrestricted gifts are used to meet the greatest healthcare needs of our community, and can be designated to honor or memorialize someone you love.
Legacy Donor Recognition
The Riverside Health System Cornerstone Society celebrates estate donors through lifetime recognition. These remarkable individuals are acknowledged in our major publications, and invited to major openings and lectures as well as exclusive programs and events — including the annual Cornerstone Society Luncheon. When you become a Legacy Donor, you will receive a personalized tour to see how your donation will help improve the health and quality of life of those we serve. Though we show our appreciation in many ways, there is no honor greater than knowing you have helped secure the health and happiness of your community for years to come.
Together, we can care for others as we would care for those we love. We thank you for your interest in becoming a Riverside Legacy Donor. If you, or your financial advisor, would like any additional information about these or other gift strategies, please contact us.
To learn more about legacy giving, contact Debbie Atkinson at (757) 234-8740.