Ways of Giving

Your gift will help sustain CHI Health Good Samaritan's service to patients and families. Gifts of all size are welcome and needed.

Resources may be contributed in several ways to help further Good Samaritan's mission of providing quality, holistic care to all who are in need in a way that makes the story of the Good Samaritan a living reality. Some giving methods may provide significant lifetime income and/or tax advantages.

  • Memorials or honoraria
  • Cash and Securities
  • Bequests
  • Appreciated property and other personal property
  • IRAs
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Real estate
  • Corporate matching gifts
  • Life insurance

Giving Club

The ability of CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation to provide health-related assistance for patients, innovate community programs for families, and charity care for those with limited financial resources is dependent to a great extent on the generosity of volunteers and individual charitable gifts.

Every gift we receive is appreciated and goes directly to support our programs and services – programs dedicated to improving the health of those we serve in Central Nebraska. The Good Samaritan’s Giving Club was created in 1998 to recognize our generous donors. Donors at various levels are listed in the Hospital's Hall of Donors display or acknowledged in Foundation publications as members in the following giving clubs.

We are especially grateful to those charitable donors who have made a commitment to the future of our community through their estates. These life-time gifts entrusted to the stewardship of the Foundation facilitate long-term goals and build facilities that will help meet health care needs well into the 21st century.

Planned gifts such as wills, trusts, insurance and annuities, all of which could benefit donors with increased lifetime income and/or tax advantages.

Planned & Annual Giving

A variety of planned giving opportunities are available through the Good Samaritan Foundation. Each offers meaningful benefits for donors, their families and CHI Health Good Samaritan. Because we recognize everyone's situation is unique, planned gifts vary depending on your individual circumstance. All contacts with the Good Samaritan Foundation are confidential, and we advise you to consult your professional advisors when making plans that affect your financial and estate situation.

Planned giving opportunities include, but are not limited, to the following:

Bequests — Gifts made through wills are the best way for many donors to make substantial contributions to Good Samaritan Foundation. As a donor, you may leave a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to the hospital. If you would consider a bequest to Good Samaritan, our legal name is: CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation — Kearney, Nebraska.

Charitable Gift Annuity — Through a Charitable Gift Annuity you can make a gift for Good Samaritan's future and retain fixed lifetime annuity payments for yourself and/or other beneficiaries. A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract between a donor and Good Samaritan Foundation. Cash can be used to fund the Charitable Gift Annuity. If you would like to take advantage of the tax deduction for a charitable contribution and bypass partial capital gain too, gift annuities can be funded with appreciated assets.

Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity — A Deferred Gift Annuity is similar to a Charitable Gift Annuity, except the payments are deferred to a future date (such as retirement or when a child enters college. The donor also will obtain a charitable income tax deduction in the year the gift is made, possibly when the donor is in a higher tax bracket.

Charitable Reminder Unitrust — A Charitable Remainder Unitrust is like a combination of a gift and an investment plan. You place assets in trust and you (an/or another beneficiary) receive lifetime income from them, then Good Samaritan Foundation will receive the remainder. With a unitrust, the amount you receive as income is a set percentage (usually between 5 and 7 percent).

Real Estate — A charitable contribution of real estate—whether it's your personal residence, a vacation home, a farm, commercial real estate, or vacant land will give you numerous advantages.

Life Insurance — By naming Good Samaritan Foundation as the owner and beneficiary you will receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the lesser of the policy's fair market value or the net premiums paid.

Annual Giving — It is a major source of support for current operations. It represents the base of the traditional giving pyramid, for it consists of many donors giving smaller gifts. All constituent groups should be given the opportunity to provide a charitable investment at least once each year at a level commensurate with their ability. Typically, funds will be raised for both unrestricted and restricted purposes. No development program can reach its full potential without both an annual giving program and a planned giving program.


To learn more about planned giving opportunities, please email cindi.richter@commonspirit.org or phone (308) 865-2700.  We will be happy to visit with you about your needs and provide a confidential personal illustration with no obligation.  The illustration will provide you with detailed information on payout, taxable and non-taxable income and charitable deductions.