Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are many easy ways to make a gift and support any organization in Bassett Healthcare Network.

You can designate your gift to a specific area or program or make an unrestricted gift to our annual fund, so that we can use your gift to address the greatest need.

Planned Giving

Planned giving, also known as legacy or deferred giving, refers to the type of gift that allows you to support a cause you care for even when you are gone—from a simple bequest to a charitable remainder unitrust.

Mail Your Donation

You can mail a check or money order made payable to Friends of Bassett to:

Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326

Corporate Partners

Local and national businesses enjoy partnering with Bassett in support of its mission and programs.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

Securities / Stock

Making a gift of appreciated securities can be a tax-efficient way to support Bassett Healthcare Network by helping you reduce or eliminate capital gains tax. For information on how you may make a gift of stock, please contact our office at (607) 547-3928. If you are ready to make your gift, contact your broker with the following information:

  • DTC # 0015
  • Transfer to Morgan Stanley-Smith Barney
  • Credit the account of Friends of Bassett Inc.: 849105886009.

Please contact the Friends if you do make a stock gift so that we are able to recognize you appropriately for your gift.

Deferred Gifts or Gifts from your Estate

The Friends can provide assistance for donors and their advisers on estate planning, including:

  • Income-Producing Gifts
    Creating a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity with Friends can provide you and/or your loved ones with income for the duration of your lives or for a term of years.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
    Establishing a charitable lead trust can provide an inheritance to loved ones at a minimal tax cost.
  • Bequests
    Naming Friends of Bassett in your will can allow you to make a more substantial gift than you might otherwise have thought possible.
  • Non-cash Assets
    Such assets as real estate and retirement plans can be turned into gifts with immediate tax benefits.

Visit our planned giving page for more information or call us to discuss options.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations offer to support their employees’ philanthropic interests by matching their giving. Check with your company’s HR department for its policy on matching gifts, and contact our office at (607) 547-3928 for additional assistance.

Payroll Deduction for Bassett Healthcare Network Employees

Employees anywhere in the Bassett Healthcare Network can make charitable contributions to the Friends by payroll deduction. To sign up, fill out this authorization form and return it to the Friends office.

Foundation Giving

National and regional, private and public, foundations are an important source of grants that help support Bassett's regional health-care programs and services.

For information on how you or your foundation can help Bassett continue to maintain good health throughout central New York, please contact (607) 547-3928.

Tribute Gifts

Honor or memorialize loved ones by designating your gift in their honor. All tribute gifts are listed in the Friends annual report publication and on our website. Notification of your gift is also sent to the honoree and/or their family members, as you specify.

Give your Time

If your resources do not support a financial gift right now, you may want to donate time. We welcome volunteers!

Bassett needs volunteers for a variety of tasks in a variety of settings.

Here are some examples of what you can do:

  • Read to pediatric patients (children)
  • Sit with patients, for companionship
  • Bring patients to surgery
  • Sit at the front desk of the clinic building, greet people, and help direct them
  • Sit at the front desk of the fieldstone hospital building, greet people, and help direct them
  • Sit at the lower-level back entrance of the clinic building, greet people, and help direct them

Please contact the Friends Office at (607) 547-3928, and we will put you in touch with the appropriate hospital volunteer coordinator. Thank you!

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The Friends is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing philanthropic support for Bassett Healthcare Network.