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There are many ways you can help support the lifesaving work of the Conemaugh Health System through tax-deductible contributions to the Conemaugh Health Foundation.

Major Gifts

Named Endowments
Your gift to the Conemaugh Health Foundation can make a great impact over a longer period of time by establishing an endowment for a specific area thus supporting the future of local healthcare. Starting with $10,000, your lifetime gift established as an endowed fund for a specific area of support preserves the principal and using only the income.

Real Estate
In some cases, property can be given outright to the Conemaugh Health Foundation and the donor receives a charitable tax deduction for the property's fair market value. In other cases, a donor can make a gift of real estate to fund a life income arrangement. If you choose to make a gift of your home, you could do so immediately but retain the right to live there during your lifetime. You would continue to pay taxes, insurance and maintenance costs, but would receive a substantial charitable tax deduction in the year the gift is made.


Planned Gifts

Bequests
Through your will, you can make a gift to the Conemaugh Health Foundation as a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. The advantage of such an arrangement is your ability to donate without depleting current assets, eliminate federal estate taxes and designate your gift in support of local healthcare.


Planned Giving Calculator
When you establish an annuity or trust to benefit Conemaugh Health System's many programs and services provided in our medical centers, you can be assured that your gift will have an enduring impact providing you with a guaranteed, fixed income for life while supporting our mission to ensure Excellence. Every Patient. Every Time.

The calculator is designed to provide you with an illustration of the income and tax benefits to which you may be entitled if you make a planned gift to benefit the Conemaugh Health Foundation. Simply enter the relevant information in the spaces provided and the calculator will estimate your benefits.

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If you have questions as you enter the relevant information in the Planning Giving Calculator (link above), please use the "Help" button at the bottom of the page.

Planned Giving Calculator calculations are for illustration only and are based on the information you provide. Your actual benefits may vary. The results do not obligate you in any way. Information contained in this website should not be considered legal, accounting or other professional advice.

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Other Planned Gifts

Tribute Gifts
Family and friends can make contributions to honor or memorialize a loved one. Contribute donations to the Conemaugh Health Foundation on special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries or memorialize a loved one.
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When loved ones choose to have donations benefit one of the many caring programs at Conemaugh Health System, local funeral homes assist clients by including the information in the printed obituary or perhaps by adding a web link to hte online obituary.

During a time of loss, sympathy from friends and loved ones can be expressed by families choosing to show their gratitude for the care received through a memorial contribution. Conemaugh Regional Hospice, Conemaugh Cancer Care Center or the Palliative Care Unit are just some of the areas that benefit from memorial donations. Sometimes a loved one desired donations benefit a specific area of need such as Cancer, Trauma, Heart, Neuroscience, School of Nursing or Graduate Medical Education.

If the web link is not provided, contact the Conemaugh Health Foundation for assistance at (814) 534-3133.

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Recurring Payments

The Conemaugh Health Foundation is now offering a more affordable way to make a gift by paying it over the course of a year or setting up monthly credit card deductions.

Life Insurance
Donors can use life insurance as a gift by naming the Conemaugh Health Foundation as the intended recipient as owner and beneficiary of policies. The donor receives a charitable tax deduction based on the lesser of the policy's fair market value or the net premiums paid. Donors may also wish to make gifts of paid-up policies whose proceeds equal the value of the gift, thus protecting the interests of family members.

Matching Gifts
You can double the impact of your gift to the Conemaugh Health Foundation by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program. Ask your company about their matching gift program.


Call the Conemaugh Health Foundation at (814) 534-3133 for more information on any of these opportunities to support the future of the Conemaugh Health System through your generosity.

Please note that tax laws are very complex and that tax benefits from a charitable contribution vary with individual circumstances. For this reason, we suggest that you seek the advice of a competent advisor.