Choosing to include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in your will or trust is a great way to ensure that future generations have access to the best care available, right here in their own community.

There are many ways to ensure your legacy lives on through a planned gift to Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Bequests: Flexible and Simple

A bequest is a gift that is made through your will or trust. It is an easy way to increase your impact without affecting your current income. A bequest can be made by including a specific amount or stated percentage to LVHN in your will or trust document.

Retirement Funds: A Tax-smart Way to Give

Make Lehigh Valley Health Network a beneficiary of your retirement fund and we’ll receive 100% of your gift tax-free. Request a beneficiary designation form from your financial institution or plan administrator and contact us for information to help you complete the beneficiary designation form.

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA is a great way to give now if you are 70½ or older. The amount you distribute directly to Lehigh Valley Health Network isn’t taxed and it counts towards your required minimum distribution (RMD) if you are over age 72.

Life Income Gifts: Give and Receive

Gifts such as a Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Gift Annuity provide you, or another individual you name, with payments for the duration of your life and a deferred gift for Lehigh Valley Health Network. Different gift arrangements provide fixed or flexible rates and a tax deduction for a portion of your gift.

Your Advisor: A Partner in Philanthropy

We look forward to working with you and your attorney, financial advisor, CPA or other professional advisor to help create a charitable gift plan that maximizes your impact and tax savings.

For more information, please call The Office of Philanthropy at 484-884-6385.

How to Make a Gift

Contact us today to learn more about including Lehigh Valley Health Network in your estate plans.

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