Types of Donations
We’ve provided you with many convenient ways to support us. The options are outlined below:
Cash & Securities
Use our secure page to make a gift online with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card.
A cash gift entitles you to a charitable deduction against income. The deduction is taken in the year in which you make a donation. If the amount of your gift exceeds 50 percent of adjusted gross income, you may carry over the excess of the contribution for up to five years. To make an outright gift, you may donate online or send a check payable to Stamford Hospital to:
Stamford Hospital Foundation
1351 Washington Blvd Ste 202
Stamford, CT 06902
By giving a gift of appreciated securities you can benefit in two ways:
- Income taxes are reduced because of the charitable donation
- The capital gains tax that would have applied had you sold the shares yourself is avoided
You can also make a larger gift than might have been possible with cash. If you have owned the appreciated securities for more than 12 months, you can claim as an income tax deduction up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year of the gift. You can apply unused deductions to as many as five future tax years.
For transfer instructions or further information, please email Belinda Foster or call at (203) 276-5995.
Please note: The value of your gift for tax purposes will be the mean value of the securities on the date that the securities are received.
You may double or even triple the size of your gift if you are affiliated with a company that matches employee gifts to the Stamford Hospital Foundation. Some companies will also match the gifts of spouses, retirees, and directors.
Check with your company's personnel office for more information and to obtain the appropriate forms. You’ll then return the completed form to us at Stamford Hospital Foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd Ste 202, Stamford, CT 06902 with your gift. You will receive credit for the entire amount of your personal gift, plus the match.
Here's a sample list of companies with a matching gift program.