Planning Your Year-end Gifts
It is the mission of Jane Phillips Medical Center to provide healthcare and related ministries for the people we serve, especially the sick, the poor, and the powerless. We are guided by our core values as we provide compassionate care to all of our patients. We ask God to provide us wisdom so that we exercise responsible stewardship in the use of our resources.
An additional component of our mission calls for us to successfully address unmet needs in our community and to anticipate future demands for healthcare. You will see that we have several areas that not only impact people’s lives, but are so crucial to meet the ever-increasing demands for care. As you contemplate your charitable giving plans for 2013, I would ask that you consider the value in supporting your local hospital. In doing so, your spirit of generosity and compassion will be multiplied many times as you help us provide medical care and services to each person who enters our doors.
David R. Stire, President/CEO
Where Your Help Is Needed:
Tax-deductible charitable donations to the Bluestem Medical Foundation continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and associates at Jane Phillips Medical Center. Founded in 1980 to support the mission of JPMC, the Foundation is venerated for its longevity and integrity as well as being a successful fundraising organization.
The following are just a few examples of how monetary donations as well as gifts of stock and real estate have greatly impacted caregivers and those who seek care at JPMC.
- Breast Cancer Awareness & Education: Through the MammaCare Program, JPMC has been able to provide area women with a certified Breast Self Exam (BSE) instructor for improved breast cancer awareness and early detection efforts. Also, DVDs, breast models, and informational materials have been made accessible to area women.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation: JPMC and BlueStem Cardiology have consistently received national recognition for heart care. Donations allow JPMC employees to keep abreast of the latest information in how to better care for cardiac patients. Donations also provide assistance to those in need of cardiac rehabilitation.
- Diabetes Education: Oklahoma is a national leader in people diagnosed with diabetes as well as diabetes mortality. Donations provide scholarships to patients who need important education about the disease and how to successfully manage it.
- Indigent Care: Often times, lower-income patients have special one-time needs such as a prescription or doctor’s visit to avoid further health complications.
- Capital Projects: Over the past several years, donations have resulted in many large improvements at JPMC including a new linear accelerator for the Cancer Center, renovation of the Emergency Room, and a new PET/CT scanner. However, there are also smaller, but critical capital needs to help with the delivery of patient care.
We are very grateful for each and every donation. The hospital, our caring employees, and our patients have all benefitted from your generosity. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.
- How To Help:
Simply Write a Check. There's no easier way to gain a charitable deduction and to support JPMC at the same time. Your gift is fully deductible on your federal return up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Gifts exceeding this threshold may be carried forward for tax purposes for up to five years.
- Gifts of Stock. You can receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Plus, you avoid paying capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock that may have occurred during its ownership.
- Gifts of Real Estate. An outright sale of a home, a commercial property or a farm would result in a capital gains tax, assuming the value has increased during ownership. A property gift to Bluestem Foundation could help you avoid capital gains taxes and to receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the property.
- Gifts Producing Life Income. You transfer the assets now in an irrevocable arrangement. Yet, you continue to receive income from the gift, such as cash, securities, or other property. Such a gift may allow you to receive a significant deduction for a charitable contribution. It may also allow you to increase your income stream from the asset; and, in the case of stock or property, you may avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value. Each individual's situation is unique, so consultation with your professional advisor is essential.
(This information is presented with the intent of providing accurate and authoritative material of general character only. Neither Jane Phillips Medical Center nor Bluestem Regional Medical Development Foundation is engaged in offering legal or tax advice. We would be pleased to provide you, your attorney, your trust officer, your accountant, or your financial advisor with additional information and assistance. Information in this publication is general in nature. We encourage you to contact your own professional financial advisor to learn how this general information may relate to your unique financial situation. All gifts may be subject t limits and restrictions. Each individual's situation is unique, so consultation with your professional advisor is essential.)
For more information, contact Mike Wilt, Executive Director, at 918/331-1431 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluestem Foundation Board Members:
Betty Dalrymple, Chairman
Kenneth G. Adams, Vice Chairman
Mark Denyer, Secretary
Bruce Brookby, MD, (Retired) Treasurer
Kenneth G. Adams
Bruce Brookby, MD (Retired)
Stan DeFehr, MD
Donald D. Doty
Charles H. Johnson, DDS
Maurice Krause, MD
David Oakley, Jr.