Planned Giving

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Leave your legacy with dignity.

Leaving a gift for future generations is one of the most significant acts of gratitude you can perform. Individuals have the opportunity to leave a legacy for their family and their community by participating in the Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley Legacy Society.

There are several ways to become part of our legacy society, including creating or contributing to an endowment or making a planned gift including a gift in your will, bequest or trust.

An endowment is an investment fund set up within the foundation from a gift or bequest where the principal is maintained intact and then invested to create a source of perpetual income to support the program identified by the donor. We would like to acknowledge the founding members of our Builders of Excellence Endowment Society: Alexis and Garrett Richards in honor of Dr. Terry Happel, Jane Hanson in memory of Suzanne More Shelton, The Apodaca Family, The Butson Family, The Mortenson Family, The Rayhons Family, Terry Miller in memory of Mark Lee Miller.

There are more details about planned gifts in the pages on this site. We encourage anyone wishing to make a planned gift to seek the counsel of a legal or tax advisor to discuss your ideas. Donors who are considering making a planned gift are also encouraged to contact the foundation early in the process with their intent, to help ensure we are prepared to accept the gift and that your wishes can be honored.