Ways to Give

Type of Gift How It Works When to Set up the Gift
Cash Write a check or charge a credit card. Anytime: Tax breaks can help you each year.
Bequest Leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate to us through your will or living trust. Anytime: You can change the gift as your life circumstances require.
Appreciated Securities Give securities owned longer than one year, and receive a deduction and avoid capital gains tax. Anytime: Consider this gift whenever long-term capital gains taxes are an issue.
Retirement Plan Name us as primary or contingent beneficiary of part or all of your retirement plan. Anytime: This tax-heavy asset makes a great charitable gift after your lifetime.
Charitable Gift Annuities Make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life. Anytime: Benefit from a current tax deduction and augment potential retirement income on a tax-favored basis.
Memorials & Tributes Give a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one. Anytime: Realize tax benefits for your kindness.
Donor Advised Funds Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity. Anytime: This gift allows for easy record keeping as well as an immediate tax deduction.
Endowments Establish a fund to support a specific interest, leaving the principal intact in perpetuity.   Anytime: Gain a tax advantage and create a permanent and financially stable fund.
Retirement Assets Designate all or a portion of your retirement plan to HSP while retaining control and use of the funds during your lifetime. Anytime: Give the most-taxed asset in your estate to HSP, leaving more favorably taxed property to your heirs.
Life Insurance Name HSP owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Anytime: Make a significant gift from income instead of capital while qualifying for an income tax deduction.


If you wish to make a planned gift, we urge you to meet with your attorney, financial advisor, or estate-planning professional to discuss your options. If you would like further information on ways to give, please contact Mallory Burgan, at 215-732-6200 ext. 300 or e-mail mburgan@hsp.org