Planned Giving

Providing for the health of your family, friends and neighbors, no matter what the future holds.

Planned giving may enable you to:
- set an example by demonstrating the values you hold dear
- provide for the future of the hospital, making a lasting impact on the care that it provides
- reduce your tax burden or that of your heirs

Here are some of the easiest and most common ways to begin planning your legacy:

A gift in your will

Maintain control of your assets during your lifetime with a gift to support HHF at your death – Designate HHF as a beneficiary of your estate by will, trust or other instrument.· Your legacy gift can be a specific asset, specific dollar amount, or a percentage of your estate.

A Gift Of Retirement Plan Assets

Have the satisfaction of knowing your hard-earned money will benefit others· while continuing to withdraw funds during your lifetime. Name HHF as primary, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement assets.

A Gift of Life Insurance

Make HHF the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, which can result in a significant gift.

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You may designate your gift as unrestricted so that it can be used to meet the areas of greatest need or you may direct it to a specific program or department.

Small monthly gift. Big impact.

By purchasing a life insurance policy for $50 a month and making the hospital the beneficiary, your eventual gift can total $250,000 or more.

Examples of impactful planned giving

Throughout the hospital’s history, visionary planned givers have made a variety of gifts to the hospital.

  • One supporter stipulated in her will that Huntsville Hospital would receive 10% of the proceeds from the sale of her residence.
  • Another left his entire estate in trust for his wife during her lifetime, with the remainder becoming property of the hospital after she passed away.
  • Some specified that after other gifts were made and all debts paid, the hospital receive the remainder, or a percentage of the remainder, of their estate.
  • Several specified gifts of stock. Many have made the hospital a beneficiary of their IRA, 401(k), or donor advised fund. Physicians have donated offices.
Huntsville madam Mollie Teal left her home to the City of Huntsville for use as a hospital, and she became the hospital’s first planned giver.


Planned givers are among the hospital’s most honored donors. Those who document their planned gifts become members of The Heritage Society. Click to learn more. 

Why give to Huntsville Hospital?

As you consider making a planned gift, we know that you have many options to choose from.
We hope you will give serious consideration to Huntsville Hospital because:

  • Huntsville Hospital’s vital importance is being demonstrated daily throughout the pandemic.
    Your support helps ensure we are ready for all health crises that befall our community.

  • Huntsville Hospital is the community’s only non-profit hospital, yet is financially independent and receives no tax revenue.

  • Huntsville Hospital is our community’s public health entity, providing $70 million in indigent care each year.

The staff at the Huntsville Hospital Foundation is available to talk with you about your wishes for your gift. They can help you determine where your gift could be most efficiently or visibly used. They can present you with many options and help you arrive at a decision that will be personally gratifying to you, something you can point to with joy, knowing you will be making a difference in the health of those who live in this community. 

As you consider a planned gift to Huntsville Hospital, please talk with your professional advisor – your attorney, your accountant, your financial advisor. The staff at the Huntsville Hospital Foundation is not qualified to provide you with financial guidance and they do not wish or need to know your personal financial information. 

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