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Donor Makes Special Gift as Tribute to Associates
Asan Tejwani wants the people who work at Le Bonheur to know someone appreciates them. Tejwani recently made a gift to the hospital as a tribute to all Le Bonheur nurses, doctors and other medical professionals. An asthma treatment room in the Emergency Department was named in recognition of his special donation. More

Grateful Grandparents Designate Gift for Future Generations
"I don't think anyone can truly appreciate how state-of-the-art Le Bonheur is now unless they had been in the old facility," said Le Bonheur donor Phoebe Miller. "The new hospital, especially the cardiac unit, is just incredible." More

Simple but Significant
Bequest Benefits Countless Children

Mary Ann Ford loved children and admired Le Bonheur's dedication to serving children. After a lifetime of involvement with Le Bonheur, Mary Ann's support continues even after her lifetime through a gift in her will. More

Giving From the Heart: Dr. M. Cecil Gray and Joan Gray
Eight years ago, Dr. M. Cecil Gray and his wife, Joan, moved from their home in Florida to the quiet, rural community of Arlington, located 20 minutes east of Memphis. Cecil, a retired veterinarian, had lived in Florida for 75 years, but after visiting Tennessee, he loved the idea of moving here and enjoying four seasons. More

Giving From the Heart
"I absolutely adore children," Mary Alice Quinn says. "All shapes, sizes and colors. To me, they are gifts from God." More

For the Love of Children
Tom and Kathleen Elam grew up during the Great Depression, and like most of their generation, it made a profound influence on them for the rest of their lives. More

Ellen Powell Puts "Trust" in Le Bonheur
When Ellen Powell died in 1988, both Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and her niece, Betty Barker, were beneficiaries of her charitable remainder trust. More

Physician Gets Creative With Contribution
When Dr. Martin Herman arrived at Le Bonheur Children's in 1994, he enrolled in the hospital's retirement plan where his contributions were matched by Le Bonheur. More

Ellen Powell
Ellen Powell's charitable remainder trust was all about families-the donor's family and the families of Le Bonheur. More

Clint Trusty
"To see the children come in fighting for life, and to see them go home healthy, is very satisfying. To think you had a little something to do with it, that's extreme satisfaction." More

Linda and Ernie Mannerino
"Le Bonheur is the greatest story never told." More

Gloria McPhillips Andereck
"When I think of what Le Bonheur has done in the past, and reflect upon its future, I know it will be wonderful." More

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 850 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where you agree to make a gift to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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