Endowment fund is essential

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The Editor:  
The Margaretville Health Foundation, now in its 6th year as a non-profit, renews its commitment to the vision of ensuring the Central Catskills community with access to the highest quality health care. To achieve this goal, the Foundation directs all of its resources to raising funds for the benefit of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. This year’s appeal is to help enrich the lives of the residents of Mountainside Residential Care Center by raising money to replace the old dressers and bedside tables with new ones.
Margaretville Health Foundation helps Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center maintain, expand and innovate thanks to generous donors who believe that having high quality health care and residential care facilities available in our home community is essential.
We implement our programs through three funds:
Facilities Fund: Provides continued improvements of hospital and residential care center facilities and grounds.
People’s Fund: Contributes to projects that enrich patient experience and provide knowledge building and continuing education for staff.
Technology Fund: Delivers innovation in technologies so that the hospital patients and residential care center residents continue to receive state of the art care.
Your contribution can be designated for a specific fund or to wherever the need is greatest. By making a gift, you will play a vital role in strengthening the safety net of compassionate, critical care for our community. Each gift has an impact as it reaches out to touch the lives of thousands of people in our community, visiting friends and family and vacationing travelers. A community with quality healthcare is a community with a future! and residential care services in Margaretville.
What many people may not realize is that in addition to the more visible fundraising events, the Foundation also provides significant avenues for donors to channel their supporting gifts to the Hospital and to Mountainside through the Margaretville Health Foundation Planned Giving program. Planned giving provides a unique means for supporters to ensure that the Foundation’s work will continue in the future and at the same time help the donors to fulfill their own charitable and financial objectives.
The types of planned gifts the Foundation accepts are outright gift(s) of appreciated assets, contributions which generate income or provide financial benefits to the donor, and gifts payable upon the donor’s death. Examples of planned gifts include bequests in wills, various types of trusts, gifts of life insurance, gift annuities and gifts of retirement plan assets. The stability of an Endowment Fund, for the future of our healthcare facility, is an essential goal of the Foundation.
To make a donation to the Margaretville Health Foundation, contact Iris Mead at 845-586-2631, ext. 3181 or visit www.margaretvillefoundation.org and click on the Donate Now button.

Iris Mead, Development Coordinator
Margaretville Health Foundation