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Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence.

As a nonprofit hospice organization, we rely on and are deeply grateful for charitable and tax-deductible donations. Since 1979, Hospice of Lansing has been Lansing’s leader and original hospice with over 40 years of experience. We provide kindness, respect, and quality care to the end-of-life for all patients and families in the mid-Michigan area. As your community’s hospice, we are not affiliated with any health care system and provide care for all who seek our services, regardless of ability to pay. That means 100% of your gift will benefit the organization or a project you specify.

Whatever gift of money or time you are able to contribute to Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence, it will be used to help your community to experience care, comfort and support at the end-of-life. Patients and families on our program report their deep satisfaction and gratitude, which is due not only to the excellent care and support they receive but to the many additional services your gifts can provide.

For more information about ways you can make a gift, or how your gift helps hospice make a difference, feel free to contact a member of our Development staff directly. Call, email or contact us anytime. We are here to help!

For your convenience, our taxpayer identification number (TIN) is 38-2306757

Nancy Kapp
Fund Development Coordinator
nkapp@hospiceoflansing.org
(517) 882-4500 ext. 2031

Heather Vida, CFRE
Director of Fund Development
hvida@hospiceoflansing.org
(517) 882-4500 ext. 2018

More ways to give

Leaving a legacy or planned gift allows you to make a lasting impact on the lives of patients and families while taking advantage of unique tax savings and/or income benefits. The following are the most common types of planned gifts. Donors should consult with their own professional advisors regarding a legacy or planned gift.

The 1979 Legacy Society: Bequests

A bequest through a will or living trust does not reduce your current income yet enables you to provide substantial future support for a cause you care about. To find out more, click here to learn how to become a member of The 1979 Legacy Society.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust is a special tax-exempt trust to which you can give appreciated stock or real estate. The trust then provides you with an income stream for life, and upon your death, all assets remaining in the trust pass directly to Hospice of Lansing. You also bypass all capital gains taxes on the appreciated property and further receive a current charitable income tax deduction.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance enables you to make a substantial future gift to Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence. You can donate a policy you already own that no longer serves its original purpose, a policy you buy to specifically benefit Hospice of Lansing or a policy in which you name Hospice of Lansing and/or Stoneleigh Residence as a contingent beneficiary.

Qualified Retirement Plan Assets

Using a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, TIAA/CREF or other pension plans may provide another gift option. Qualified retirement plan assets are different from most other assets a person owns. At death, most retirement plans are subject to an estate tax and income tax. Because of the income tax levied on most retirement plan assets when they are transferred, those assets are ideal to fund a charitable gift at death. Please Note: For all types of legacy or planned gifts, we encourage you to discuss your options with your financial advisor or attorney.

Please be sure to use our legal name and address in your estate planning needs. This will help your executor and attorney with the distribution you have planned. For assistance, download our end-of-life planning newsletter: A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime.

Capital Area United Way

Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residences is honored to be recognized as a Capital Area United Way active partner and Affiliate throughout the tri-county area. As a CAUW Affiliate, our organization is eligible to receive donor designations because we meet the accountability standards, provide services locally, and work together to improve services for people in need.

Honoring your Loved One: Naming Opportunities

Over the years Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence has received many wonderful gifts from donors who wanted to honor someone. Some of these have included rose bushes, trees, shrubs, and plants for Hospice of Lansing’s Stoneleigh Residence gardens, works of art in all our locations, a new stove in the Stoneleigh Residence kitchen, ornamental quilts, an upright piano, a Lift Aid to move patients, computer equipment, and a number of specially named rooms at the Stoneleigh Residence.

Making a donation in someone’s memory is a beautiful way the honor that person. We have many needs for special gifts and many opportunities for donors. If you would like to make this kind of donation, please contact our Development staff. You can also email us today.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many area employers will double, or even triple, the generous gifts their employees or retirees make to Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence? To find out if your employer matches your gift, please contact your human resources department. If your employer does match philanthropic donations, please send your company’s matching gift form along with your gift to Hospice. We will confirm receipt of your gift by signing the form and sending it back to your employer. We will also send you an acknowledgment of your personal gift.

Amazon Smile & Kroger Community Rewards

Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence is a proud member of both Amazon Smile & Kroger Community Rewards.

Amazon Smile
Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon app to generate donations.

Amazon Smile

Use Amazon Smile when shopping online and select Hospice of Lansing as your charity of choice. Amazon will make a donation to us!

To register with Amazon, sign in on Amazon Smile, then visit your account and choose “Change your Amazon Smile charity

AmazonSmile customers can now support Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh Residence & Ionia Area Hospice in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.
Kroger

Kroger Community Rewards

Register at Kroger Community Rewards and choose Hospice of Lansing (ID #KJ506) as your preferred charity. Kroger will donate a percentage of their charitable budget back to us!

Memorial Giving Tree &
Memorial Labyrinth

Looking for a way to honor your loved one?  Leafs, bricks, benches and other items are personalized and available for purchase in memory of your loved one.

The Memorial Labyrinth is located on Stoneleigh Residence’s property in Lansing and open to all members of the community. See the progress being made in the pictures below.  The Giving Tree is located inside of Stoneleigh Residence and is also open to all members of the community.

Memorial Giving Tree

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Progress over the years

GIving Tuesday Logo

Give to Hopsice of Lansing on #GivingTuesday

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.

Why not kick off the giving season with a day of its own?

#GivingTuesday was created as a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. Help us celebrate on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, by making a gift Hospice of Lansing & Stoneleigh Residence. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. Together, we can raise money and awareness and showcase Lansing as a “City that Gives Back.”