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The Kriegers Share Their Time, Talent, and Resources


Rosemary and Ben Krieger pledged their long-term support for the Hospital through a planned gift.

"People don't usually think about the Hospital until they need it, or a loved one needs the care of a hospital. If everyone does what they can to keep our Hospital strong, everyone benefits," Rosemary Krieger says. She and her husband, Ben, have been doing what they can to keep the Hospital strong, including giving to the Hospital for the last 15 years.

But their service doesn't stop there. The Kriegers are ambassadors of good will throughout Boca Raton, actively serving as members of numerous nonprofits that help the community and those in need. The Kriegers have received many honors and awards, such as the 2012 Friends of the Seminary Award, the 2011 March of Dimes Award, and the 2009 Opal Award from the Boca Raton Rotary.

They are tireless in their efforts to support their parish, St. Jude's, and Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, where in recent years they have dedicated two rooms at the shelter for women and children. Rosemary was recently recognized as a Portrait of a Woman Honoree in 2013 by Quantum House, and during her career was honored as the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year. These recognitions, and many others, demonstrate how much Rosemary and Ben believe in giving back to the community.

The Kriegers feel Boca Raton Regional Hospital is superior today because members of the community give what they can to ensure the Hospital is successful. They admire the Hospital's leadership team for the guidance they have brought to what they refer to as "our Hospital." Rosemary and Ben hope their planned gift commitment to Boca Raton Regional Hospital will encourage others to give what they can to make a difference.

"I want our Hospital to be there for us when we need it most, both for Ben and me, and for our family," Rosemary says. "We have used the Hospital through the years and we are always thankful for its excellence." The Kriegers want to see the Hospital continue to move forward and remain strong in the future.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital continuously aspires to reach new goals, obtain higher levels of service and offer patients the latest breakthroughs in medicine. To achieve these goals, community support has been invaluable. As a not-for-profit health care facility,the Hospital has been fortunate from its beginning to serve an extremely generous community. Philanthropic support has been a hallmark throughout the Hospital's history. For this, patients, physicians and the entire staff are forever grateful.

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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