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Donor stories.

  • Donald J. Gaspard, MD
    Donald J. Gaspard, MD
    Donald Gaspard, MD, has contributed to Huntington Hospital for many years, and in many ways. A trauma surgeon who served on our medical staff for four decades...
  • John and Bonnie DeWitt
    John and Bonnie DeWitt
    "We feel a strong connection with the hospital and we're glad to support it," says Bonnie DeWitt. "We trust them to use our dollars in exactly the way they promise." John and Bonnie...
  • Chuck Waterman
    Chuck Waterman
    While working as a stockbroker, Clarence (Chuck) Waterman planned thoughtfully for retirement and philanthropy. He and his late wife, Pam, created a charitable gift annuity...
  • Jeanne Mignard
    Jeanne Mignard
    From the moment she retired, Jeanne Mignard knew she wanted to help Huntington Hospital, and she began volunteering...
  • Sucy and David Stevenson, DDS
    Sucy and David Stevenson, DDS
    Susana M. and David Stevenson, DDS, have supported Huntington Hospital for more than four decades. Their involvement...
  • Syd Mead
    Syd Mead
    Over the course of a successful career, Sydney Mead has designed everything from theme parks to super yachts. He has...
  • Rod Shingu
    Rod Shingu
    Rod Shingu feels comfortable in the hospital environment. He worked as a senior administrator at Los Angeles County...
  • Mike Horner
    Mike Horner
    Over the years, Michael and Sally Horner have experienced Huntington Memorial Hospital's high-quality care firsthand...

Gift examples.

  • Bequests.
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
  • Fixed income for retirement.
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
  • Tax-free sale.
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Capital gains tax bypassed.
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
  • Peace of mind gift annuity.
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
  • Endowment gift.
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They had both been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
  • Sale and unitrust.
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The retirement unitrust.
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property turns into income.
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
  • Flexible deferred gift annuity.
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
  • Part gift and part sale.
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current gifts.
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • A bequest to further good work.
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • What will you do with your unspent retirement savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
  • Gift annuity for real estate.
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
  • A bequest to save taxes.
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work, Thomas wanted to thank us with a gift from his estate.
  • Leading for the future.
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.