Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the life-changing work of Madonna. Just as our patients have many diverse needs friends of Madonna have equally diverse options of giving. If you would like more information about ways to give, please contact the Madonna Foundation office at (402) 413-4777 or at foundation@madonna.org.

Gifts of Cash
Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. It is easy and puts your gift to work for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital right way. Using our online donation option makes giving even easier.

Gifts of Securities
Stocks (as well as bonds and mutual funds) that have increased in value are one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving. Once it has been held for a minimum of a year, making a gift of securities offers you the chance to help Madonna while realizing positive income tax benefits.

Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
Like many people, a significant amount of your savings could be invested in your retirement plan to lessen the impact of possible tax liabilities to your heirs, the Madonna Foundation can be made the sole or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, Keogh, or employer-sponsored retirement plan. In addition, it may be possible to give gifts from qualified IRA accounts up to $100,000 without penalty if you are over age 70.

Gifts of Real Estate
Using real estate, such as your house, farm or commercial property allows you to make an exceptional gift to help fund Madonna's critical while offering you significant tax and income advantages. It may also allow you to make a larger charitable gift than anticipated while remaining in your home for life.

Gifts of Life Insurance
Donating your life insurance could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support our work. and expand your ability to make a significant gift. Gifts of a paid-up life insurance policies as well as naming the Madonna Foundation as the primary beneficiary of one or more policies could offer you tax advantages as well as make a significant gift to Madonna.

Employee Match
Many companies match employee giving to charitable organizations dollar-for-dollar, in effect doubling a gift. Please contact your personnel or human resources office for more information.

Income Producing Charitable Gifts
Deferred gifts enable you to give an asset to Madonna while retaining an income stream for yourself, for a loved one, or both. Because these plans are irrevocable, a current income tax charitable deduction is available if you itemize deductions. Charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, and charitable lead trusts can all be used to further these objectives.

Estate Gifts
For many friends of Madonna, the inclusion of a gift in a will or personal trust offers the best opportunity to provide philanthropic support. In this case, you could retain full control and use of assets during your lifetime. The most common estate gift is a bequest through a will. Bequests can be expressed as a percentage of the total estate, a specified sum in dollars, a specific asset, or a percentage of a particular asset. Bequests are revocable by an amendment to your will.

Naming Opportunities
When you choose to invest in the work of Nebraska's only free-standing rehabilitation hospital, you gain the personal satisfaction of knowing you are helping people with physical disabilities to realize their fullest potential. Naming opportunities are one more way for the Madonna Foundation to recognize visionary individuals like you who are able to make leadership level gifts.

The Madonna Foundation encourages you to seek professional advice from your attorneys, accountants, tax advisors, financial and/or estate planning advisors. This information is not intended to substitute for professional assistance.

Thank you so much for your generous donation! If you did not direct your gift to a particular area of the hospital, our Board of Directors will make sure that it funds the hospital’s greatest needs, which can include the ongoing critical work of raising funds.

If you specified a particular area of the hospital for your gift, part of that gift (no more than 22%) will support the costs of raising funds.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448