Planned Giving

What are the benefits of making a planned gift to Bassett?

Planned giving allows donors to make a thoughtful investment in health care and helps them ensure that their gifts will have a lasting impact on our community.

Donors can enjoy significant tax benefits. Gifts of cash, appreciated securities, or real properties can be tailored to a donor's specific estate planning needs.

Most donors discover they can give back to Bassett more substantially than they thought possible by making a planned gift.

How do I make a planned gift?

Structuring a bequest or deferred gift requires careful consideration and planning.

The Friends of Bassett offers the services of a knowledgeable, objective, and qualified professional planned-giving consultant to help those who are interested in making a charitable gift. A planned gift may include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Gifts of stock or appreciated assets

Can I enjoy any benefits now?

Donors who include Bassett Healthcare Network in a deferred gift plan are gratefully acknowledged through participation in the Cupola Society. The society was established to honor the foresight and generosity of donors who express their faith in Bassett's future through bequests and other planned gifts.

All donors in the Cupola Society receive special recognition, including listings in our Annual Report, and opportunities to participate in special events.

More Information?

Explore your options for making a deferred gift by visiting the planned giving section of our website.

To speak with someone about making a planned gift please call the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network office at (607) 547-3928.

Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network

Office Hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Address 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326