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Elms Society

We are pleased to offer you a membership in the Elms Society, as a special way for you to make a future gift to the Salina Regional Health Foundation.

To become a member of the Elms Society, you must include the Salina Regional Health Foundation in your estate plans either by will, life insurance, charitable trust or some other method of planned giving, and convey this intention to the Health Foundation.

Membership is not just designed for individuals who have considerable wealth. There is no dollar minimum required. Our hope is that those benefactors who include the Health Foundation in their estate plans will give to the best of their ability.

While it is helpful for planning purposes if we have a conservative estimate of the gift amount, such disclosure is not required for membership in the Elms Society.

The Elms Society was created in part so that we might recognize and honor our generous benefactors.

However, we understand that making a gift through your estate is a personal decision and we respect your right to disclose it as you wish. For this reason, the Elms Society also offers an anonymous category of membership.

Members of the Elms Society enjoy the following:

  • Elms Society Keepsake: A memento to express our appreciation.
  • Preview and mailings: The opportunity to see and read about new developments at the health center.
  • Invitations: The opportunity to attend special health center events.

But the most important benefit of your membership is the benefit your community and region will receive as the result of your commitment to enhance health care services for generations to come.

If you would like to give a gift, go to the Donation page or contact Tom Martin at 785-452-6088 or

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Salina Regional Health 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, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Salina Regional Health Foundation [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 Salina Regional Health 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 Salina Regional Health 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 Salina Regional Health 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 Salina Regional Health Foundation where you agree to make a gift to Salina Regional Health 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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