Donating to the Foundation
Your contribution to the Osteopathic Foundation represents an investment in the future. Gifts of all sizes are valued and appreciated!
You may specify a purpose for your gift or if you prefer, leave it unrestricted for use where the need is the greatest.
Outright Gifts of Cash or Stock
Most people make outright gifts on an annual basis and enjoy being philanthropic throughout their lives. Such outright donations are generally in the form of cash or stock. This provides for immediate impact, and donors receive an income tax deduction in the year the contribution was made.
Endowment gifts are a great way for donors to ensure perpetual support. Annual investment income generated by an endowment fund covers program expenses while the principal remains intact to ensure future funding. Funds established become an enduring symbol of the donor’s generosity.
Opportunities to make significant charitable gifts occur most often when people make major business, personal, and financial decisions. Planned giving can significantly impact and benefit the community as well as the donor. Will you consider a gift to the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan when you are planning for retirement, revising a will, or contemplating the sale of a major asset or business?
Wills & Living Trusts
Charitable bequests are one of the easiest ways to include funds for the future of the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan. These bequests can be structured in a variety of ways:
- A specific sum of money
- A percentage of an estate
- A percentage of a certain piece of property
There is also an option for donors to designate the Osteopathic Foundation as a “contingent beneficiary.” Such designation is in the event other named beneficiaries do not outlive the donor. In addition, donors may name the Osteopathic Foundation as a “residuary beneficiary” for all or a portion of an estate. If you choose to include the Osteopathic Foundation in a Will or Living Trust, please use our full/legal name: “Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan.”