Frequently Asked Questions

Sarasota Memorial and the community are always in need of funds to enhance the level of patient services, provide more advanced training for healthcare providers, and support initiatives to educate the Sarasota community about healthcare issues.

Questions:

What type of gifts can be given?

Commonly, gifts of checks (cash) or stocks are given. Many people choose to provide a most personal and thoughtful gift by including the Healthcare Foundation in their will or estate plans. There are other avenues available through annuity programs and trusts. Gifts may also be made online.

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Is my gift tax deductible?

Generally, yes. However, the IRS has instituted a gift substantiation rule that requires disclosure if you receive any goods or services in return for your contribution. Click here for Charitable Gift Substantiation Requirements.

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Is someone available to answer my questions regarding making a gift?

Yes. The Healthcare Foundation office is open Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Our telephone number is (941) 917-1286, or you may e-mail President Mason Ayres, CFRE, at mason-ayres@smh.com.
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Where is the Healthcare Foundation's office?

1515 South Osprey Avenue - Building B in the Pine Tree Center at the northeast corner of Waldemere Street and South Osprey Avenue.

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How is the Foundation's Board of Trustees appointed?

The Governance Committee solicits and receives recommendations directly from the Trustees. These recommendations are then voted on at that time. Those selected serve an initial three-year term.

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