Gifts of all types, sizes and methods are welcome
There are many ways to support Carle. Some people make current gifts (annual giving) and others choose to satisfy their commitment over a period of time (planned & estate giving). Many do both, and yet others give away a family asset like a piece of property (farmland). Gifts may be unrestricted in use, or you may specify that your gift be used for a particular program or purpose.
Because Carle Center for Philanthropy is a non-profit organization, most gifts qualify for federal and often state income-tax deduction. As with all financial considerations, we encourage you to discuss potential tax advantages and other aspects of charitable giving with your attorney, tax advisor or financial consultant. However you choose to give, you can be assured that your generosity will help to secure the future of Carle.
Planned & Estate Giving is a service provided by Carle through an agreement with Crescendo Interactive who provides gift planning resources.
Annual gifts come in all types and sizes:
Outright gifts - gifts of cash, securities or other property - have an immediate impact on Carle’s services and programs because they can be used to support a variety of current needs.
A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to Carle. It may be followed by an immediate gift, or it may simply confirm your intention to make a gift in the future. Many donors choose to complete their gift pledge by making regular payments over a period of time. This method often allows donors to give more generously than they may have originally considered.
Memorial and Honorariums
An important way many people decide to donate money is in memory or honor or a special family member or friend. Gifts can be made in memory of a person who has passed away or in recognition of a birthday, anniversary, holiday or any other special occasion. A gift to Carle in this manner will have a lasting impact.
There are several ways to make an annual gift:
- Online (by credit card)
- By mail (credit card or check) - Checks should be made payable to Carle Center for Philanthropy. Gifts may be mailed to: 611 West Park Street, Urbana, IL 61801
- By telephone (credit card) - (217) 383-3021
Property & Farmland
It’s not every day you find a healthcare system like Carle in a community like ours, where nearly 20 percent of the population lives in the country and more than a half million acres are devoted to agriculture. Because of the hazardous nature of the agriculture industry, access to quality healthcare is invaluable.
While many rural residents throughout our country have limited access to healthcare and fewer doctors from which to choose, those living in east central Illinois have Carle. No other local healthcare provider offers a more advanced level of clinical expertise and technology.
For years, generations of rural residents have shown their gratitude for Carle through charitable giving. Giving the farm you’ve built your life around to an organization that has cared for you and your family through the years may be the answer. At Carle, honoring a family’s legacy by keeping the land and farming it in the family’s honor is important.
Carle Center for Philanthropy gratefully accepts farmland donated to the organization. Farmland is seen as an excellent asset that may increase in value and produce income for the hundreds of programs provided by Carle.
To learn more, call Carle Center for Philanthropy at (217) 383-3021 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willard Warrick loved his family farm, and he loved the care his family received at Carle. To show his gratitude, Willard donated his family farm to Carle through a charitable gift annuity. When Willard died in 2009, Carle became the owner of the Warrick Farm. Today, the farm is operated by an area farmer, and the income is used to support Carle's greatest needs. The sign recently erected on the land proudly announces the donation.
Recognizing donor generosity
Carle Center for Philanthropy has established giving clubs to honor those who make a gift to Carle. Gifts may be unrestricted, benefiting Carle’s greatest need at the time, or restricted to a particular area. Members of these giving clubs often serve as inspiration to others; however, we also understand that anonymity may be preferred. The reporting year for Carle’s giving clubs is January 1 to December 31.
Circle of Friends
Creating 365 days of innovation, inspiration and hope
You can’t time medical discoveries… or predict the moment when an air-lifted patient will arrive… or know when the family of a seriously injured patient will need a place to stay for the night. But that’s precisely why your annual gift to the Carle Circle of Friends is so important.
Because whether we’re in the forefront of research or working quietly in the background to help a family in need, our success is not measured in buildings, but in a thousand singular moments made possible by you.
If you believe that an exceptional community deserves exceptional healthcare, we invite you to join us today and make the one commitment that could make a world of change…for you, for your community and for future generations living throughout the greater central Illinois region. To make a difference, join the Carle Circle of Friends and enjoy the following member benefits:
Friends ($100 to $499 annually)
- Recognition in annual report and a thank you gift
- Invitation to annual member meeting
Partners ($500 to $999 annually)
All the benefits of Friends plus:
- Invitations to health-related events
Advocates ($1,000 to $9,999 annually)
All the benefits for Partners plus:
- Invitation to Circle of Friends holiday party
- In-hospital patient care bag
Leaders ($10,000 to $49,999 annually)
All the benefits of Advocates plus:
- In-hospital newspaper delivery
- In-hospital visit from Center for Philanthropy team member, if welcomed
Patrons ($50,000 or more annually)
All the benefits of Leaders plus:
- Complimentary parking during hospital stay
Your benefits are good for a full 12-month period, starting the day your gift is received. Benefits eligibility is determined by the amount donated each calendar year.
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Margaret Carle Morris Society
Investing in a healthier tomorrow
The Margaret Carle Morris Society is a group of people who are committed to making a difference by ensuring Carle’s future. Through their decision to make a future gift to Carle, these individuals have confirmed their commitment to being part of a longstanding tradition of giving that keeps Carle strong.
A commitment to make a future gift can be made in many ways. Examples include making a charitable bequest under a will, giving property to Carle or setting up a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity. Donors can even specify how they want their gift allocated.
Members share in the joy of knowing that they are making a significant impact by enhancing Carle’s facilities and programs in medical care, education and research. We honor these gifts to Carle by listing Margaret Carle Morris Society member names on special plaques on our donor wall and by offering special updates and invitations to society members.