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The Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Pavilion—a Place of Healing and Hope


Phyllis and Harvey Sandler

Phyllis Sandler is a visionary; she believes that "If we dream it, if we think it, we can make it happen." She and Harvey envisioned a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that would provide a worthy home for the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute—a place where those who suffer cancer might find hope, a place close to home where the finest medical care is readily available.

The Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, opened in 2008, is a magnificent facility, with soaring spaces and natural light, yet is warmly inviting and comforting. It now houses the Lynn Cancer Institute, one of the largest cancer centers in Florida, and The Imaging Center, boasting some of the world's most advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases.

It is because of the Sandler's vision, imagination, gracious generosity, and planned gift to our hospital that the Sandler Pavilion is available to all who need it. Providing this beautiful place of healing and hope has been a joyful experience for the Sandlers. Phyllis and Harvey have given something that means so much to so many: Phyllis explains that the feeling is "indescribable, exhilarating, and as bringing great happiness." Harvey says, "Everyone should give and give and give until it feels good."

Giving is a core value in the Sandler family. Learning from example, all of the Sandler children are continuing to live a philanthropic lifestyle. The Sandlers are proud of their children for many things, but they are proudest of them because they are great managers with philanthropic hearts—destined to leave a legacy of their own in our world. Thank you, Phyllis and Harvey, for making hope and healing available to so many in the Sandler Pavilion, and for instilling a spirit of giving in your children, grandchildren, and in our community! Your philanthropy is helping to transform healthcare in our region.

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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