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Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.

Cash

One of the most common ways to make a gift to Blythedale Children’s Hospital is to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.

Stocks & Bonds

Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Blythedale Children’s Hospital.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield your heirs from taxes while funding Blythedale's future.

Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm or a second home to Blythedale and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes. If you cannot use your entire deduction in the year of your gift, you may carry forward all unused deduction for up to five additional years if you are able to itemize in each of those years.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to Blythedale.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Blythedale.

Bargain Sale

Receive immediate cash and make a gift to Blythedale Children’s Hospital by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.