Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA) and Your Support

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Planning to Make a Difference

Planned Giving is a way to support Ephrata Community Health Foundation in the future through arrangements you make today. Your gift ensures that we can continue to provide care to the communities we serve. Planning ahead allows you to support the things most important to you, continue to provide for your family and meet your current income needs, and take advantage of tax incentives.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Below are several popular ways of supporting Ephrata Community Health Foundation. You will also find information to share with your financial advisor or estate planner. When you are ready, please contact us to discuss options, share your plans, or start a confidential, no obligation conversation.

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Heritage Society

Join us. We are families, individuals, grateful patients, clinicians, and community members making an impact with gifts in our wills for the Heritage Society . Your commitment today is important because it enables us to prepare for the care of our community in the future.


Is Ephrata Community Health Foundation already in your plans? Thank you and welcome to the Heritage Society . Sharing your plans makes a statement about what matters most to you and your family, and inspires generosity from others who share your values. Naturally, the details of your gift are confidential, and we respect your decision should you want to remain anonymous.


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If you've already included Ephrata Community Health Foundation in your plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

Heritage Society History


Heritage Society Members

  • Frank Baier*
  • Earl and Bernetha Barnett*
  • Norman and Kathryn Bouder*
  • Paul and Evelyn Brubaker
  • Dorothy M. Bucher*
  • Donald and Leslie* Coldren
  • John Darras and Mary Mellinger-Darras*
  • Reuben DeLong*
  • Richard L. Ebersole
  • Margaret R. Eppihimer*
  • Robert and Romaine Fasnacht*
  • Harold and Geraldine Frankfort*
  • John and Maria Gerhard
  • Harry and Marguerite Gerhart*
  • Lloyd S. Gerhart*
  • Nelson and Gail Glatfelter
  • Noah and Kathryn Glatfelter*
  • Donald and Virginia Good
  • Arthur and MaryBelle Graybill
  • Ruth B. Graybill
  • Irvin and Grace Graybill*
  • Harry and Kathryn Gring*
  • Gerald Groff
  • Donald and Grace Hand*
  • Arlene M. Hartman*
  • Richard and Elizabeth Heisey*
  • E. Austin and Helen Hess*
  • J. Willard Hibshman*
  • Frances D. Hoover*
  • Edwin R. Horst*
  • Michael and Francine Kane
  • Florence C. Karam*
  • June E. Kissinger*
  • Jacob and Anna Kreider*
  • Marvin and Edith Kurtz*
  • Elias and Susan Landis*
  • H. Martin and Naomi Lausch*
  • Eleanor R. Lessley
  • Martha H. Ludwig*
  • Ammon S. Martin
  • Harvey and Laura Martin*
  • Charles and Jeanne McCachren*
  • Arthur and Annabel Mellinger*
  • A. Kathryn Messner*
  • Irvin and Ruth Ann Messner*
  • David and Rose Mull*
  • Jeff and Pam Musser
  • Titus and Mildred Musser*
  • Galen* and Norine Myer
  • Carl Herbert Myerley*
  • Charles and Ethel Rea*
  • Mae S. Reich*
  • Craig and Teresa Rineer
  • Ada S. Royer*
  • George H. Ruth
  • Gilbert and Esther Sager
  • Richard and Ethel Seiverling*
  • Jacob and Elizabeth Shaub*
  • Ronald and Jean Shober
  • Paul R. Shober*
  • Eva B. Snader*
  • Theodore and Emily Sprecher*
  • Mary I. Steinmetz
  • George R. Stief*
  • Leo and Anne Sweigart*
  • Paul and Ethel Sweigart*
  • Bart and Helen Vanberg*
  • Jacob and Elizabeth Weber*
  • Irene Weidman*
  • Harold* and Fay Weitzel
  • Robert* and Carolyn Wenger
  • Esther M. Withers*
  • Clair* and Evelyn Wolf
  • Norman and Pauline Wolfe*
  • Dr. Luke and Mary Youndt*


How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming Ephrata Community Health Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts That Pay You
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to Ephrata Community Health Foundation that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Giving Smarter Today

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Ephrata Community Health Foundation . While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Meet Our Donors

Donors just like you have made a real impact just by adding a few words to their will or using one of the many giving options available.


Let's Talk

Thank you for your interest in supporting Ephrata Community Health Foundation. There are many different ways that you can support the important work of our hospital, and we are happy to help you find a gift that has the impact you envision.

For more information, please find our contact information below or submit this form.

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