Outright Gifts

There are many ways to support Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican and the team at the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation is committed to working with you to identify a way for you to support our life saving mission in a manner that makes the best sense for you.

Cash, Check or Credit Card
An outright cash gift is the simplest form of giving and may be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. These contributions may be made online, mailed or delivered in person to the Foundation office.  Please make checks payable to the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation. Details about how you would like your gift used should be enclosed along with your contribution.  This information can be in the form of a personal note, a reference on the memo line of your check or indicated on a Foundation gift envelope. Tax payers who itemize deductions are able to secure a charitable tax deduction. Pledges over a period of time are welcomed and encouraged (see pledges below). 

Closely Held Stock
Closely held stock (S Corp. and C Corp.) can be contributed for charitable purposes. The donor receives a charitable deduction based on the appraised value of the stock and incurs no capital gains tax liability on the share’s appreciation.

Life Insurance
Donors may make Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican the owner and beneficiary of life insurance policies. An existing policy yields a current charitable income tax deduction approximately equal to the cash surrender value. A paid-up policy yields a charitable tax deduction approximately equal to the policy’s replacement value the exact figure is available from the issuing company. Whether it’s a new policy or an existing contract, donors continue to pay the premiums and take a charitable deduction for each additional premium payment.

Matching Gifts
Many companies match employees’ charitable contributions through a formalized matching gifts program. Donors are encouraged to contact your employer directly to see if you can make your gift to Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican go even further through a corporate matching gift.

Personal Property
Gifts of personal property such as art, jewelry and equipment, may be donated to the Foundation. The charitable tax deduction for gifts of personal property is dependent on the ultimate use of the property donated.

Pledges
Most donors who pledge support to Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican will fulfill their commitments through quarterly, semi-annually or annual pledge payments of cash or marketable securities. For gifts of cash or stock, donors are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the contribution paid within the tax year, provided they itemize deductions on their tax returns within IRS limits and guideline. 

Real Estate
Gifts of real estate, including residential, commercial and undeveloped land, may be deeded to the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation. Real estate gifts entitle the donor to a charitable income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property transferred to the Foundation.

Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds provide distinct tax advantages. The donor incurs no capital gains tax on appreciated securities given for charitable purposes. A gift of securities is easy to make, and donors receive credit based on the fair market value of the securities donated.

Please note that the above is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice. Donors should consult their personal financial advisor prior to making a gift to the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and/or Dignity Health –St. Rose Dominican.