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Mary Ann and Harold Perper: A Passion for Giving and Serving Their Community


The Perpers

The Perpers' generosity is evident throughout the hospital, as their giving has made a significant difference in each of our centers of excellence, including the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute, the Christine E. Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute, and in the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute.

While every gift the Perpers have given has made a difference to the patients we serve, one that stands out as a visionary gift is the charitable remainder unitrust of which they named Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation as one of the beneficiaries. Through their planned gift, Mary Ann and Harold will fund cutting-edge equipment for the Neuroscience Center. The Perpers have a vision for what we will be able to accomplish in the neuroscience field right here in Boca Raton and have made a plan to make that vision a reality. Once again, they have shown in a very tangible way how much they care for our community.

Mary Ann is a longtime hospital volunteer and a lifetime member of the Debbie Rand Memorial Service League. She has served on the committee for the Hospital Ball, which will celebrate its 50th year on Jan. 21, 2012, at the hospital's Golden Gala. Mary Ann also serves on Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation's Go Pink Luncheon committee.

Mary Ann and Harold were recently honored by the Boca Raton Historical Society as recipients of the Boca Walk of Recognition Award, which recognizes outstanding members of the community. Their care and concern for others are clearly demonstrated through the time they have given in service and by the generous gifts they have made to Boca Raton Regional Hospital and other local organizations including Lynn University, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Florence Fuller Child Development Center.

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital 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 give to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 745 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486, or its successor thereto, ______________* [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 BRRH 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 potential 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 may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 BRRH Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. 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 BRRH 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 BRRH Foundation where you agree to make a gift to the BRRH 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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