A Great Way to Support Care As It Should Be

Since 1951, Meeker Memorial Hospital has been providing state-of-the-art health care services to residents of Meeker County and surrounding areas. Philanthropy plays a key role in helping the hospital deliver on the promise of its mission and for that reason, the Meeker Memorial Foundation was established in 2005.

You can help preserve the legacy of care we provide here with a planned gift today! Your gift will sustain Meeker Memorial Hospital and ensure Care as it should be for generations to come.

For more information about how you can support the mission Meeker Memorial Foundation and Hospital with a planned gift, contact Marc Vaillancourt, CFRE at 320-693-4584 or email the foundation at foundation@meekermemorial.org.

Ways to Make a Planned Gifts

Beneficiary Designation

Including Meeker Memorial Foundation in your will is a good option for people who are not able to give immediately or for people who want to continue to help make a difference for future generations. Donors who make planned gifts will be recognized as members of the Meeker Memorial Foundation’s Legacy Circle.

You can name Meeker Memorial Foundation as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan or life insurance policy. Our Federal Tax ID number is 16-1738379.

Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:

I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Meeker Memorial Foundation, Litchfield, Minnesota, to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.

Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:

I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Meeker Memorial Foundation, Litchfield, Minnesota, to be [used to support ______] or [to be added to the Meeker Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund].

Contact us for instructions on making Meeker Memorial Foundation a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Gifts from IRA Distribution

A popular, tax-smart option for giving is through a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). To take advantage of this special opportunity, contact your IRA administrator today.

Here are some important notes and highlights of the law:

  • The distribution must be made from a traditional or Roth IRA. Other retirement accounts, such as those under 401(k), 403(b), or 401(a) plans, are not eligible.
  • You must be at least 70-1/2 years of age when the distribution is made.
  • You can give up to $100,000 per year without including the distribution in your gross income. Married couples may be able to give up to $200,000. Amounts given count toward your annual required minimum distribution.
  • Distributions cannot be made to private foundations or donor advised funds under this provision. Recipients must be qualified public charities like Meeker Memorial Foundation.
  • The distribution must be made directly from the IRA administrator to Meeker Memorial Foundation or other qualified public charity (rather than to you).
  • Gifts under this provision must be made outright, and cannot be used for any quid pro quo benefits or to establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

Because circumstances may vary from person to person, donors should discuss plans with a professional tax advisor.

Gifts of Stock

You can give to the Meeker Memorial Foundation by transferring stocks, assets or investments, or by donating personal property and/or real estate. Closely held stocks (in a private business) can also be converted to a gift with possible tax benefits.

Corporate and Matching Gifts

If you own a business, you can make a gift on behalf of your company. Some companies also develop matching gift funds to give employees an added incentive to participate in charitable giving.

Businesses also can sponsor a Meeker Memorial Foundation event.

Call Us Today

For more information about how you can support the Meeker Memorial Foundation mission with a planned gift, make a corporate gift or sponsor an event, contact Marc Vaillancourt, CFRE at 320-693-4584 or email the foundation at foundation@meekermemorial.org.