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Why We Give

Discovering Giving Opportunities That Bring Gratification and Results

Ann and Richard Frankel

Dedicated philanthropists Ann and Richard Frankel are passionate about exploring different ways to support organizations, including planned giving. Compelled by the idea that a legacy gift benefits future generations for years to come, they decided to establish a charitable gift annuity supporting Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Read More

Ena Kane Finds Comfort in a Planned Gift That Memorializes Her Loved Ones

Ena Kane

More than 30 years ago, Ena and Robert Kane retired to Boca Raton, Florida, from New York. Not long after, in 1995, their daughter, Odette, joined them. The Kane family spent many wonderful years enjoying life together in the Sunshine State until tragedy stuck in 2010 when both Robert and Odette were killed in a car accident. Read More

Estate Gifts Help Secure the Future of Boca Raton Regional Hospital for Generations to Come

Barbara and Charlie Ackerman

Although the weather in Seattle is quite different, the once-permanent home of Barbara Clanton Ackerman and Charles (Charlie) Ackerman did share something in common with Boca Raton—they were surrounded by great healthcare facilities. Read More

Giving From the Heart Brings Peace and Gratification Worth Experiencing

Helene and Howard Cohen

After more than 35 years of hard work building a successful commercial flooring business in New York City and the metro area, Helene B. and Howard S. Cohen made their way to Boca Raton, Florida. The Cohens decided to retire to the warmer weather in 2003 after a lung surgery made it difficult for Howard to take the cold winters. Read More

Marilyn and Stanley Barry: Giving to a Cause You Believe In

Marilyn and Stanley Barry

For more than 30 years, Marilyn and Stanley Barry have had a wonderful life in Boca Raton. Having worked in property management and as investor developers in New York City, the Barrys were looking for more of a charming, uncrowded atmosphere for their life in Florida. Read More

New Arrivals to Our Family of Hospital Philanthropists

Melinda and David Friedman say positive healthcare experiences convinced them to give back to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Read More

A Good Life

Jerry Glassman

As a young boy, Jerry Glassman's grandfather told him, "if you give to charity, you will have a good life". This lesson stuck with Jerry and as his success grew, so did his support of area organizations. Read More

Fran Ferrara Gives to Enrich Patients' Lives

Fran Ferrara

Throughout her life, Fran Ferrara has cared about others. Her recent pledge to Boca Raton Regional Hospital illustrates just how true that is. Fran's hope is that others will experience some of the excellent programming offered through the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and the Christine E. Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute. Read More

Keeping the Promise

Drummond Children

On the day before Easter, April 21, 1962, a tragedy of profound magnitude occurred in Boca Raton when two of Robert and Gloria Drummond's children were poisoned by a neighbor boy and died at the closest hospital, which was then more than 30 minutes away. Read More

Barbara Matthews Inspires a Spirit of Independence and Giving

Barbara Matthew

When Barbara reminisces about her mother and father, Julia Knoxon and Eugene Hurley, she fondly remembers how her parents instilled a spirit of independence and a desire to do what she could to help others. Barbara’s father passed away when he was just 41 years old, so Barbara saw firsthand how important it is that women be able to take care of themselves. Read More

Mark Ritter: Dedicated to Giving Back to Make Our Community a Better Place for Everyone

Martk Ritter

Mark Ritter has been a successful businessman throughout his career in construction, real estate, and banking, but when he talks about what is most important to him, he wants to make a marked difference in the lives of his family and community. He views giving as an opportunity to make that difference in a meaningful way. Read More

Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute Established at Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Gloria Drummond

The Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute was established by Elaine J. Wold, left, in memory and tribute to her friend Gloria Drummond to help thousands of patients with the promise of recovery, renewal, and an improved quality of life. Read More

Fern and Manny Steinfeld Ensuring Lifesaving Care Close to Home

Fern and Manny Steinfeld

At age 91, Fern Steinfeld leads a full and active life. She plays bridge and golfs each week, has lunch with her girlfriends, and spends time with her husband, Manny, also 91. Read More

Community Leaders Set Example Through Giving

Thomas and Pamela Kaplan

Financial and estate planner Thomas Kaplan sees himself as a catalyst for planning. "I believe it is the professional's role to help determine what their clients care about. Philanthropy gets people to find their passion, and legacy giving promises a strong future for the charity to continue forever." Read More

Marcus Neuroscience Institute Revolutionizes Care for South Floridians

Marcus Neuroscience Institute building

The Marcus Neuroscience Institute is about to transform the landscape of neurological care in South Florida with its mission of providing excellent patient-centered care. The Institute fuses internationally renowned physicians with cuttingedge medicine and state-of-the-art technology. Read More

Marian Prince Continues Family Legacy and Paying It Forward

Marian Prince

Marian has an infectious way of making everyone around her strive for the very best, with the intent of making things as good as possible. She believes in treating everyone she meets with dignity and respect and is driven by a culture common in America in the 1940s and 50s—"one where everyone does everything they can to help out." Read More

Rhoda Sue and Henri Bertuch Providing a Legacy of Help, Strength, and Inspiration

Rhoda Sue and Henri Bertuch

"Our daughter, Cindy, was a take-charge person, even at the end of her life, and we wanted to help others who were embarking on their end-of-life journey." Read More

The Kriegers Share Their Time, Talent, and Resources

Rosemary and Ben Krieger

"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. Read More

Helene and Murray Brill Make Gift Plans, Both Now and Later

Helene and Murray Brill

In 2010, Helene and Murray Brill made a gift to Boca Raton Regional Hospital through a charitable gift annuity (CGA), which will eventually fund nursing scholarships. Recently, they made plans to fund technology needs at the Hospital through a bequest. Read More

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

Mary Ann and Harold Perper

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. Read More

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

Harvey and Phyllis 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. Read More

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 800 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 Boca Raton Regional Hospital 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 Boca Raton Regional Hospital 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 Boca Raton Regional Hospital 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 Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation where you agree to make a gift to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital 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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