How to Give

The opportunity to make a difference has never been greater. With your help, we will continue the Sisters of Mercy’s mission of compassionate healing, saving, and changing lives into Mercy’s new century of care. Your valued support of the One Mercy campaign will provide everyone who comes through our doors—your loved ones and neighbors—a choice to receive convenient, expert, compassionate care.

Recognition and Naming Opportunities

Share your name with Mercy’s unparalleled compassionate care and partner with our remarkable caregivers who heal, treat, and support our patients and their families.

Beyond their value as an expression of appreciation, commemorative gifts enrich the Mercy community with the names of those who exemplify selfless giving, perpetuate the memory of those honored and serve as an ongoing inspirational tribute to future generations.

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Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash and Multi-Year Pledge

The most common way to donate to the Fore River II capital campaign are gifts of cash or multi-year pledges of up to five years. Click here to donate online.

Checks should be made payable to Mercy Healthcare Foundation and mailed to:

Mercy Healthcare Foundation
Post Office Box 697
Portland, ME  04104

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Gift of Securities-Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Mercy gratefully accepts gifts of publicly traded securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. These types of gifts may be transferred electronically or delivered in certificate form. It is the general policy for all publicly traded securities to be sold upon receipt.

Charitable gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have been held for at least one year and have appreciated offer special tax advantages. You will receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift, but you will not have to pay capital gains tax on the appreciated amount. If you sell depreciated stock and contribute the proceeds, you will receive both a tax deduction for the charitable gift and a deduction for the capital loss.

Charitable gifts of securities instructions.

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Planned Gifts

Planned giving is the process of carefully selecting the best method and asset for making a charitable gift. A deferred gift through an estate plan or life income gift offers you the ability to support Mercy but retain the income from those assets during your lifetime. Such a gift can enable you to take full advantage of the tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals. Planned gifts can be made through:
  • Bequests by will or living trust
  • Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Beneficiary benefits from IRAs, pensions, or financial accounts
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Life Insurance

Mercy can be named as primary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Life insurance gifts are simple; just ask the insurance company for the appropriate forms to make Mercy the owner or beneficiary of a policy. Gifts of a policy are tax deductible, as are future premium payments.

The Mercy Healthcare Foundation staff or your tax advisor can provide more information about planned gifts option.

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Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Memorial and tribute gifts to Mercy’s Fore River II capital campaign can celebrate an occasion, honor a friend or caregiver, or remember a beloved friend or family member.

The Mercy Healthcare Foundation staff can provide you more information about how to make a memorial or tribute gift.
 
“Our community relies on us for care—and we rely on one another to provide this care.”
- Dr. Ben Russell, Chief of General Surgery and Jennifer Bayley, RN, Critical Care Nurse

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