Leave a California Hospital Medical Center Legacy

Thank you for visiting the planned giving website for California Hospital Medical Center Foundation. It is our hope that these helpful pages will be beneficial to you and your family in learning about gift planning and the ways you can fulfill your philanthropic goals. We invite you to share this site with your own professional advisors as you discuss estate, retirement and philanthropic plans with them.

Explore gift planning by starting with Gifts Anyone Can Make and by taking advantage of tools such as the personal calculators and the Will Planning Wizard to help you achieve your philanthropic and financial goals.

For more information or to request a free, no-obligation personal gift illustration, please complete the request information form or contact Susan Shum at (213) 742-5662. Your information is strictly confidential.

Tip of the Day

You're never too young to plan before you give. Consider these giving methods that fit your circumstances now and maximize your philanthropy:

  • Include California Hospital Medical Center Foundation as the beneficiary of a contingent bequest, which provides a gift to the Foundation if the originally designated beneficiary cannot accept it.
  • Fund a life insurance policy from your annual income rather than a transfer of capital. It builds a substantial gift that will strengthen our endowment.
  • Alternately, you may be carrying a paid-up insurance policy whose coverage your family no longer needs. A gift of the policy will provide us immediate benefits and generate an immediate tax deduction for you.
  • Create a deferred gift annuity and receive a significant tax deduction now and lifetime payments when you need them most -- after you retire. You can create a deferred annuity each year during high-earnings years from dollars you've already earmarked for retirement saving, and schedule a combined payment from the annuities starting at a date you specify.

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