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NVRH Legacy Circle

Your gift. Your legacy.

The NVRH Legacy Circle recognizes those who have remembered the hospital in their will or through a planned gift.

At times like this, many people are thinking about their future and have inquired about making a gift to NVRH through their estate. So thank you for your interest in learning more about the many benefits of making a planned gift.

Including charitable gifts in your estate and financial plans in support of NVRH is a powerful way to make a lasting impact that won’t cost you anything today. Certain types of gifts can even lessen the burden of taxes on you and your family. Below are some gift options that you may want to consider. The NVRH Philanthropy Office is happy to work with you to find the arrangement that works best for your circumstances, as well as leaves the legacy you want.


To learn more about any of the gift options below, or to speak with someone about your legacy giving plans, email or contact Emily Hutchison, Director of Philanthropy, at 802-748-7476.


A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. Simply include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to NVRH as part of your estate plan. Visit our Bequest page for more information and sample language to use.

Beneficiary Designations

Retirement-plan assets can be subject to both income taxes and estate taxes before they find their way to your heirs.  For this reason, they are particularly good assets to use to make a gift to NVRH. Adding NVRH as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, IRA, or insurance policy is a simple process that can be completed without an attorney.  Simply request the appropriate “Designation of Beneficiary” form from your retirement-plan administrator for the appropriate form.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate secure a charitable income tax deduction for you, based on the fair market value of the property, with no capital-gains tax liability on the transfer.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) involves a simple contract between you and NVRH.  In exchange for an up-front gift, NVRH agrees to make fixed payments to you (and someone else, if you choose) for life. The payout rate is a percentage based upon the age of the beneficiaries when the annuity is established.  In addition to payments for life, the CGA generates an immediate income-tax deduction.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust is a wonderful way to support NVRH if you have built up a sizeable estate and are looking for ways to receive reliable annual payments, while at the same time receiving potential tax benefits. The trust can be structured as an annuity trust (payments remain the same) or a unitrust (payments are variable based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust).

IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

Do you want to reduce your tax burden, while at the same time benefiting programs at NVRH? If you are 70½ or older, you can make an IRA distribution directly to NVRH (up to $100,000 each year) without the distribution being included as taxable income, but allowing it to count towards the annual required minimum distribution (RMD). To learn more or for a sample letter to send to your IRA administer requesting this distribution, visit our IRA Giving page.

Endowment Gifts

A permanent, self-sustaining endowment fund provides an on-going source of support for a purpose you designate.  With a minimum gift of $25,000, you can establish an endowment outright, over a five-year period, or in your estate plans.  Visit our Endowment page for more information.

To become a member of the NVRH Legacy Circle, simply notify the Philanthropy Department that you have included the hospital in a planned gift. All information shared is confidential. And of course, if so desired, membership can be anonymous.

This information does not provide legal or financial advice, nor is it a comprehensive review of the topics. You should consult your attorney and tax advisor before making or planning your gift. Certain types of gifts require prior approval from NVRH in order to be accepted. NVRH accepts all gifts through its parent company of Northeastern Vermont Regional Corp; 100% of gifts are transferred to NVRH for use in the way the donor has designated.