Supporting Mission Hospice

Your gifts make care possible. When you give to Mission Hospice, you help provide comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual support for local residents, as well as bereavement services for family members. Your gift stays in our local community, providing critical support for patients not covered by insurance, or when insurance doesn’t cover the actual costs of delivering quality care – which is often the case.

Donations
Your gifts, whether via check, credit card, or cash, will help Mission Hospice serve our community right away. You can make a gift online now or mail your gift by printing our donation form and mailing it to us with your check or credit card information. You may also want to consider a recurring monthly gift, which is an easy way to make a significant gift that provides continuing support for our patients.

Memorial and honorary gifts
You can make a special tribute to a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Mission Hospice. An honorary or memorial gift is a lasting way to share your commitment to compassionate care. Make a tribute gift now.

Gifts of stock or real estate
Donating stock to Mission Hospice may offer you significant tax benefits. With a donation of appreciated securities, you avoid paying capital gains taxes and can deduct the fair market value of the stock at the time of your contribution.

Your broker can transfer shares electronically to our brokerage account. Please contact us prior to transferring stock so we can anticipate and acknowledge your gift promptly. Our brokerage account:

Merrill Lynch
Charles A. Phelps, Financial Advisor
101 South Ellsworth Avenue, 4th floor
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650.579.3091
Account No. 632-02139, DTC-5198

For assistance, call Financial Advisor Charles Phelps at 650.579.3091.

Matching gifts
As an employee, retiree, or board member, you may qualify for a corporate matching gift program. This can be an easy way to double or even triple your donation. Check with your employer to find out if they will match your gift to Mission Hospice.

Special events
By sponsoring or attending one of our many special events such as the Mission Hospice Auxiliary Fall Gala and our Anniversary Celebrations, you are helping raise awareness of our services and supporting quality care in our community. To find out more about our events, contact Development Director Marsha Eddleman at 650.554.1000.

Planned gifts
When you make a planned gift to Mission Hospice, you help ensure a future of compassionate care and comfort for our local community. Gifts from our Legacy Society members help provide comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual support for local residents, as well as bereavement services for family members. Remembering Mission Hospice in your estate is one of the most meaningful ways that you can support the future of hospice care here in the San Mateo County area.

A planned gift may allow you to make a significant contribution while providing tax benefits and other advantages such as life income. We recommend you discuss with your financial advisor or attorney how best to structure your estate to provide for loved ones and fulfill your philanthropic wishes.

With a planned gift, you can donate cash, stock, real estate, or other assets through your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, trust, or life income gift. We would be happy to give you more information or discuss with you how a planned gift can help you meet both your financial and philanthropic objectives. For more information about making a planned gift, please contact Development Director Marsha Eddleman at 650.554.1000.

Wills and living trusts
Your will or living trust affirms and honors what matters most to you. Through a specific bequest, you can specify a dollar amount, a percent of your estate, or a specific asset such as real estate or stock, to benefit Mission Hospice. Your financial advisor or attorney may wish to include language similar to the following:

I give, devise and bequeath (choose one: _______ dollars  ______ percent of my estate  _____ specific assets  ______ percent of the residue of my estate) to Mission Hospice of San Mateo County (Tax ID #94-2567162), a California nonprofit corporation, to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Mission Hospice shall, in its discretion, determine.

Retirement plans and life insurance policies
You might also consider naming Mission Hospice as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, insurance policy, or bank and investment accounts. Your beneficiary designation form may require some of the following information:

Legal name: Mission Hospice of San Mateo County
Tax ID #: 94-2567162

Income for life
Other planned giving options can provide you with payments for the rest of your life, with the remaining funds passing to Mission Hospice. These gift options, which may provide significant tax benefits, include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds. We would be happy to provide you with more information, or to refer you to a professional estate planner – contact Development Director Marsha Eddleman at 650.554.1000.

Donate a vehicle
We partner with Redwood City-based Vehicles for Charity to accept vehicle donations. You may call them directly at (650)367-7788 to begin the donation process, or simply complete the online form. Please contact Cathy McDermott at 650.532.2562 prior to donating your vehicle so we can anticipate and acknowledge your gift promptly. Following the sale of your car, you will receive a tax receipt and gift acknowledgment letter for your donation.