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Donor Recognition

The Hospital for Special Care Foundation recognizes donors who show a special commitment and interest in supporting Hospital for Special Care and its affiliates. Hospital for Special Care's most generous donors are named on our beautiful Donor Wall near the hospital main entrance, and in the Annual Report. A donor appreciation reception is held each spring for our most generous annual donors.

We sincerely appreciate all of our donors. Your generosity enables us to provide extra special care, and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you!

Leave a LegacyLegacy Society
The Hospital for Special Care Legacy Society recognizes and thanks individuals who have made bequests and other legacy gifts to the Hospital. Including the Hospital for Special Care in your estate plan is the ultimate selfless act that speaks volumes. It says you believe in the magnificent healing work of the Hospital for Special Care, and you wish for this unique regional resource to be here for generations to come. Your legacy choice should be a reflection of your personal vision and values. For a confidential discussion about including HSC in your estate plan, contact Linda Glovna at 860.612.6312 or

75th Anniversary Sponsors
Hospital for Special Care’s 75th Anniversary Sponsors contributed a total of $112,000 to HSC’s 75th Anniversary Gala honoring the retirement of Dr. John J. Votto. We are most grateful for this generous outpouring of support.

PaversTribute Pavers
For memorial and honorary gifts totaling $1,000 or more, a tribute paver will be placed on the beautiful grounds of Hospital for Special Care.

Employee Giving Campaign
Hospital for Special Care's generous employee donors.

Corporate Partners
Hospital for Special Care Foundation's most generous corporate and business donors.


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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

The official bequest language for Hospital for Special Care Foundation to share with your attorney is:

"I give to Hospital for Special Care Foundation, Inc. a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, in New Britain, Connecticut, (insert here a percentage of the estate or an amount in dollars), for its general uses and purposes."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and the Hospital for Special Care Foundation where you agree to make a gift to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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