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FMH Development Council Committees

The FMH Development Council is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to help the Hospital achieve its charitable giving goals. The Council consists of 5 committees: Annual Support, Business and Industry, Planned Gifts, Special Gifts and Signature Gifts. Each committee is responsible for providing healthcare service and education to the community, development of recognition programs for donors, and generating cash/deferred gifts from individuals, businesses, and foundations.

  • Annual Support Committee
    Builds a base of support through a variety of programs which encourage large numbers of gifts in relatively small dollar amounts, typically under $1,000.
  • ACE Club Committee
    Falls under the auspices of the Annual Support Committee and serves as the employee giving club for Frederick Memorial Hospital. 
  • Business and Industry Committee 
    Establishes a closer relationship with the corporate community in order to strengthen communication, service programs and charitable support.
  • Planned Gifts Committee
    Provides service and education on tax, estate and financial planning to cultivate an environment that encourages estate gifts to FMH.
  • Special Gifts Committee
    Identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts for membership in the Order of the Good Samaritan, starting with gifts/pledges of $10,000 or more payable over a period of up to 10 years. In addition, the committee organizes and sponsors two events; one focused on identifying the annual Good Samaritan of the Year while the other is an education program that features a pertinent medical topic for our community. 
  • Signature Gifts Committee
    Identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts/pledges of $25,000 or more payable over a period of up to five years. These gifts are recognized through naming opportunities.
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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Frederick Memorial Hospital 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

Bequest Language

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Frederick Regional Health System [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 FMH 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 FMH 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 FMH 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 FMH where you agree to make a gift to FMH 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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