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Serving Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for Four Decades…and Beyond

Gary Gregory and his daughter, Taylor PeñaWhat can you say about a man who has served Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for four decades? You could say he is caring, selfless, wants to leave his community and the world a better place, or he derives great satisfaction from giving back.
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A Patient's Appreciation After 67 Years

Tim AnagnostIn 1951, a 7-year-old boy was admitted to Variety Children's Hospital to be treated for polio. The Hospital was known in that era as the "polio hospital" built to treat the youngest patients for weeks and months at a time.
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Making the Patients of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Her Grandchildren

Rita Auerbach WallachRita Auerbach Wallach was born in the Borough of the Bronx, New York, and moved with her family at a young age to Miami where she attended the University of Miami. She was a woman who loved her family, music, the arts and education.
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A Gift From the Heart

Eleanor SweetGladys Stewart came to this country from Cuba as a young woman in 1948 to join members of her family and to seek a bright future. At the age of 75, Mrs. Stewart married and she and her husband shared a happy life together.
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A Legacy of Hope for Children

Eleanor SweetEleanor B. "Ellie" Sweet lived a long and prosperous life. True to her name, she was known to be sweet to all who came in to contact with her.
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Grand Dame Leaves a Legacy

Florence Frank Florence Groover Frank was born and raised in Ohio. She later married, moved to Colorado, and after successfully operating her own fur store for 22 years, retired in Florida in the 1980s.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Nicklaus Children’s 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 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit corporation currently located at Miami, FL, 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 NCHFoundation 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 NCHFoundation 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 NCHFoundation 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 NCHFoundation where you agree to make a gift to NCHFoundation 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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