Ways to Give

Cosmo Learning Center

Members of the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club present a donation check from the Cosmopolitan Diabetes Foundation to Crusader employees Sharon Mulhall, Diabetic Educator and Nancy Halverson, Chief Quality Officer. Local Cosmo Club members included (l to r) Tom Gustafson, Mike Spoden, John Schissel and Rich Schrom.

Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Crusader Community Health Foundation (CCHF)! Every dollar donated is used to impact our community’s health and well-being. We are grateful for your support!

Gifts of Cash

A cash gift is the most straight forward and common way to support CCHF. Cash gifts are deductible for federal income tax purposes up to a limit of 50 percent of your adjusted gross income if you itemize deductions. To the extent your cash gifts in a single year exceed this limit, you may carry over the excess for up to five additional years. Cash gifts may be pledged for payment over a period of years or in a lump sum.

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Cook and Millikin

Becky Cook-Kendall accepts a token of appreciation for her work as Chair of the Crusader Community Health Foundation Board from current Chair Jim Millikin.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock and Assets

Everybody wins when you make a gift of appreciated stock to CCHF. Your gains are put to good use. Your gift of stock is reinvested in your community, and it qualifies for an immediate tax deduction based on the full fair market value. Appreciated assets include securities, real estate and other properties held for more than one year.

Gifts through your Will or Living Trust

A gift through your will or living trust is a powerful statement of your support for Crusader Community Health’s mission. You can arrange a gift of a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or even part or all of the residue of your estate. We will be happy to provide sample language for your attorney to include in your will or living trust.

Cosmos at Dinner

Rockford Cosmopolitan Club members enjoy each other at the Annual Crusader Community Health Donor Recognition event in August 2013. The event, in part, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Cosmopolitan Club’s supportive relationship with Crusader.


Have you remembered Crusader in your will or living trust? You can do so by adding a simple codicil or amendments to your estate planning document. The following is suggested wording, but remember, always consult your attorney when making any change.

“I give ________% of my estate,” or “I give the sum of $________  to Crusader Community Health Foundation.”

If there are Crusader Community Health programs that are special to you, by adding these words to the above statement you can provide for them: “….to be used for the general purposes of the __________ program.

Your planning today will ensure Crusader’s future tomorrow!

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs)

These are trusts that you create during the lifetime of the beneficiaries’ (which can be you, another person, or the joint lives of you and another). The beneficiaries’ will receive annual income based on the percentage of the property either as valued at the date of the transfer or revalued each year. On the beneficiaries’ death, the amount remaining in the trust will be transferred to the CCHF.

Kiwanis Charities

Kiwanis Charities presents a check to Crusader Community Health for $25,000 for Crusader’s Baby Basics program which helps new moms and babies with needed essentials.

Gifts of Retirement, Annuity or Insurance Plan Beneficiary Designations

Naming CCHF as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy, annuity or retirement plan is a simple and smart way to help provide quality primary health care to those in need. It may also benefit your heirs through avoidance of substantial income and estate taxes.

To create a legacy for CCHF, you may name us as beneficiary of a retirement fund, annuity or insurance policy by simply completing a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator or annuity or insurance company.

Gifts of Real Estate

Giving a gift of real estate, such as a personal home, vacation home, undeveloped property, or a farm, can be a highly effective philanthropic and financial strategy. If you are considering a donation of real estate, please meet with the CCHF staff.

Crusader Community Health Foundation staff are pleased to discuss gift and planned giving opportunities with you and/or answer your questions.

Please contact:

Linda Niemiec, CFRE
Vice President Development
Crusader Community Health Foundation
1200 West State Street, Rockford, IL 61102

Phone: 815-490-1621
Email: lniemiec@crusaderhealth.org
Website: www.crusaderhealth.org

Download the Planned Giving Brochure PDF