Why We Give

Ida M. Clark
Ida M. Clark graduated from the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1936. She worked as a hospital nurse and was the only full-time nursing instructor in the summer of 1940 when she read in the American Journal of Nursing about the shortage of nurses in England.
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Claus and Thomas Frahm
For the first 50 years, Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare was maintained by funds from the Lanning estate and from Claus and Thomas Frahm.
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Rose Bednar
Rose Gertrude Bednar grew up in a farm family that valued their community and whose members looked out for each other.
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Mary Evelyn Ailes
Mary Evelyn Ailes, Evelyn to her friends and family, was born March 3, 1920 in Lawton, Okalahoma, raised in San Angelo, Texas and lived her adult life in central Nebraska and California.
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The Joyce Family
Sara and Tad Joyce expected their baby to arrive on Christmas of 2008, but Sara was admitted to Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare a couple of weeks before, dehydrated from stomach flu. Dr. Todd Pankratz and the OB nursing staff helped her bounce back.
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Sandy and Paul Ahlin
The Sandy and Paul Ahlin family experienced a warm welcome at the Home Away From Home when Sandy's mother was a Mary Lanning Healthcare patient.
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Jeane and Harold Klatt
Jeane and Harold Klatt were faithful friends of Mary Lanning Healthcare for more than 30 years, supporting capital campaigns to keep our independent hospital strong.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Mary Lanning Healthcare Foundation 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 [NAME], of [CITY, STATE, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Mary Lanning Healthcare Foundation (Federal Tax ID #47-0800042) [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 the Foundation 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 gift 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 receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 the Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. 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 the Foundation 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 the Foundation where you agree to make a gift to the Foundation 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.

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