Usually, a gift that is given once helps once. But the principal of an endowment gift remains intact, generating interest to help year after year. Quite simply, giving once through an endowment, is like giving forever.
Endowed gifts are donations given to Denver Health Foundation. The funds are invested and the income produced annually goes to the research work of the hospital. Since the principal itself is never spent, the support of medical research remains in perpetuity. And, through a responsible balance between expenditures and reinvestment of earnings, the value of a gift will increase over time. Significant gifts to an endowment can be named in honor of you, your family or a medical professional.
They provide financial stability
Endowments are critically important to Denver Health, as they provide a measure of stability that is especially important for research activities that cannot be easily started and stopped. Endowments at Denver Health:
Support ground-breaking clinical research to help reduce death rate or speed healing
Attracts the best and brightest doctors that will lead us to new levels of research
You benefit from giving, too
Many endowment donors qualify for tax advantages. Other benefits to consider include:
The knowledge that you’ve helped improve the lives of fellow citizens— and quite possibly your family— with ground-breaking research
The satisfaction of recognizing a physician who may have assisted you positively
The ability to assist in shaping the future of Denver Health by directing your gift to the department of your choice
Ways to give
Your gift to support endowments at Denver Health can take many forms. Make an outright gift of cash or securities, or a bequest. No matter the endowment gift, it helps fuel the research that ultimately saves patients’ lives.
We accept gifts of any amount to help reach the endowment minimum of $1,500,000. The Denver Health Foundation staff is available to assist you and your financial advisors in maximizing the impact of your donation for