Outright gifts are gifts that are given in the present time. Whether cash, check, or stock, their value is transferred in the present.
Annual Giving is the foundation of our development efforts. It is the yearly giving that supports the day to day work of BMH. These gifts help to provide the hospital with unrestricted dollars, new technology and equipment, and assist in upgrading existing facilities. These gifts can be made in honor, memory, or celebration of someone.
The hospital has established a “Grateful Patient” Fund as a means for individuals who have had a good healthcare experience to help support the hospital caretakers who are responsible for it.
New parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles now have a different way to celebrate the latest addition in their lives. Introducing a Brattleboro Memorial Hospital recognition opportunity called, a Star is Born! With a commemorative gift of $50 to BMH, an engraved star will be hung just outside of the Birthing Center with the child’s name and birth date for one year.
Commemorative Gifts: Commemorative gifts are an excellent way to celebrate life, to recognize those whose kindness has touched you, or honor/memorialize a special person in your life. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or you are struggling with how to express your sorrow and want to honor a passing life, these gifts are a wonderful way to share.
The Development Office will send an acknowledgement of each commemorative gift to the person or family in whose name the gift is made. Donors will also receive acknowledgement with the amount of their gift for tax purposes.
Matching Gifts: Many companies match employees’ and retirees’ charitable gifts. Donors need to check with their company and fill out the necessary paperwork. This is a wonderful way to increase your charitable support for BMH.
For many reasons, a primary one being tax advantages, individuals choose to make their charitable gifts with stock. When making a stock gift, please make sure to notify the Director of Development, Ellen Smith at 802-257-8314. Unless you notify Ellen, we will not know the name of the generous supporter and will be unable to recognize their generosity.