Estate Planning at Via Christi
Leave a legacy in healthcare
You can do your part to help fulfill our mission of serving as a healing presence with a special concern for our neighbors who are vulnerable through a variety of gift planning options.
By making a gift today or supporting us after your lifetime, you can still provide for your family, while enabling Ascension Via Christi’s preventative care, medical treatment, research, education and special mission projects to continue for future generations. We can help you find a charitable plan that fits your goals.
The Via Christi Legacy Society recognizes people who are establishing estate gifts now, to allow us to continue to fulfill our mission into the future. These gifts may take the form of will or trust bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance or other types of charitable planned gifts.
Sometimes such gifts go unrecognized because they come at the end of the donor's life. The Via Christi Legacy Society provides a way to recognize and thank our donors during their lifetimes.
How to become a Legacy Society member
You are already a member of the Legacy Society if you have made arrangements in your will, or through some other form of deferred giving, for a gift to Ascension Via Christi. Please contact us so that we can document and recognize your gift appropriately. If you have a desire to include Via Christi in your estate plans but haven’t structured your gift yet, Via Christi Philanthropy can help!
Personalizing your gift
Once we know your intentions, we can help you make more precise arrangements for Ascension Via Christi will use your gift if you so choose. Unrestricted funds are always valued, but perhaps you want to create an endowment for heart research. Or set aside funds for nurses to pursue higher education. Or designate dollars for capital improvements. We work with you and your adviser and/or family members to structure a gift that can be transformational for Ascension Via Christi’s future.
Other ways to give through estate planning
- Gift of stock, real estate, personal property or other tangible item
- Wills and living trusts
- Beneficiary designations (retirement plans/insurance)
- Gifts that provide income (charitable gift annuities/remainder trusts)
- Charitable lead trusts