Supporting your VNA

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"The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have"
- Leonard Nimoy

The Vital Role of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is vital to the success of virtually every not for profit organization in this country. Throughout the history of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, the generosity of patients, families and friends has supported our work and mission in countless ways and helped to ensure that home care, hospice and community health programs are available to all who need them. Today, the challenges of providing care are greater than ever and thoughtfully planned charitable gifts have never been more needed or appreciated. It is our belief that few investments yield as significant a return as a charitable contribution to the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, which touches and changes the lives of your friends and neighbors every day.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE VNA?

Every donor is an individual with unique interests and needs. There are many ways to support Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice with a charitable gift.

UNRESTRICTED GIFTS

When a gift is made to the general fund (i.e. “unrestricted”), donors do not specify or direct how they wish their contribution to be used. Rather, they entrust the VNA to use the gift where it is most needed.

GIFTS TO SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

When making a restricted gift, donors specifically state where they would like their gift to be used. Some examples of specific VNA programs include hospice, pediatrics, telemedicine, computer technology, continuing education and community programs.

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

A memorial gift is a deeply personal way to honor and remember loved ones. Many donors contribute in this important way each year.

LIVING TRIBUTES

Paying tribute to special people in our lives with a charitable donation in their honor brings special joy to the donor as well as to the individual being recognized.


TYPES OF GIFTS

CASH

Perhaps the most common way to give is simply writing a check payable to: LSRVNA. Credit cards are also accepted.

SECURITIES

Using appreciated securities such as stock has a two-fold benefit. The tax deduction enjoyed is equal to the fair market value of the donated asset, and capital gains is generally avoided.

TANGIBLE PROPERTY

Personal property such as art, collectibles, jewelry, antiques and more can be donated. The Renaissance Shoppe at the VNA is a high quality re-sale shop that may be the perfect new home for your special item. Please call the shop directly at 603.526.6711 for more information.

REAL ESTATE

With a gift of real estate, such as a primary residence or vacation home, the donor enjoys a tax deduction for the fair market value of the property and generally avoids capital gains. The donor may also choose to retain the right of the use of the donated property for their lifetime.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies will match the donation of a current or retired employee. Please inquire at your company’s human resources office to learn about their specific guidelines and to obtain a matching gift form, which is completed by the donor and sent along with a gift to the VNA.


PLANNED GIVING

Established in 2004 in honor and memory of Dr. John L. Norris, this society recognizes individuals who name the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice as a beneficiary of their estate plans. Membership is a deeply personal reflection of each person’s thoughtful planning and confidence in the work and mission of the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Through bequests, trusts and other legacy gifts, members help to ensure the availability of exceptional home health care to all who need these services. Their vision, like that of Dr. Norris, inspires the confidence and support which is vital to a strong future. Dr. John began his medical practice in New London, New Hampshire in 1932. After a remarkable career, he returned to New London to retire in 1969 where he saw a growing need for home health care services. Although some disputed this need, Dr. Norris remained steadfast. The result was the founding of the Kearsarge Visiting Nurse Association in 1970, now the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Dr. Norris had a vision for the future of home heath care in the Lake Sunapee region. Members of the society that bears his name are helping to ensure that this vision, now a reality, endures as a vital community resource for generations to come.

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Most charitable contributions to the agency qualify for a tax deduction as allowed by state and federal law. Because a well-planned gift that meets the needs of the donor as well as the recipient is the most rewarding gift, we suggest you consult with your financial advisor or attorney when considering your philanthropic priorities.

Gifts can be mailed or brought to:

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice
107 Newport Road, PO Box 2209
New London, NH 03257

Please email Catherine Raymond at craymond@lakesunapeevna.org or call 603.526.4077 to request a giving envelope, make a credit card donation or obtain further information.
Thank you for caring!

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Donor Profile
Bruce Burdett of Sunapee considers himself a very fortunate man. Of his life with his late wife of 57 years he says, "We were a lucky couple in many ways. We were always healthy, our children and grandchildren are healthy and we had a good life."



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Donor Profile
Bruce Burdett of Sunapee considers himself a very fortunate man. Of his life with his late wife of 57 years he says, "We were a lucky couple in many ways. We were always healthy, our children and grandchildren are healthy and we had a good life."





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Phone: 603-526-4077
Fax: 603-526-4272
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