| Grace Cottage Foundation provides an opportunity for generous and
caring individuals to enable Vermont’s smallest hospital, Grace
Cottage, to provide medical care to the people living in, working
and visiting the hills and valleys of southern Vermont. Established
in 1994, Grace Cottage Foundation is responsible for fund raising
and fund management for the sole benefit of Grace Cottage Hospital
& the Otis Health Care Center. Prudent management, cost containment,
and private gifts have enabled Grace Cottage to survive while hundreds
of small rural hospitals nationwide have been forced to close due
to financial shortfalls.
Rock Solid Foundations for the Future
a Gift to Grace Cottage
Your generosity ensures that Grace Cottage is here to meet your needs
and the needs of your family, friends and neighbors. The joys of philanthropy
are as varied as the types of donations that can be made. You can
invest in the health of Grace Cottage now or in the future. To discuss
your philanthropic ideas or to gather more information, please contact
Andrea Seaton via
or phone (802) 365-9109.
Letter of Appeal
by Andrea Seaton,
Executive Director, Grace Cottage Foundation
- Gifts of
all sizes can be made by mailing a check to the address below.
- Credit card
donations may be made by calling Andrea at (802) 365-9109.
You may like to specify a timetable, such as monthly or quarterly,
for Grace Cottage to charge your credit card.
- If you prefer
to transfer appreciated stocks or bonds, we will be happy to supply
you or your broker with the necessary transfer information.
Matching Gift Programs are available to employees, directors and
retirees of corporations offering these programs. Some corporations
will also financially match volunteer hours. Forms are available
from participating corporations and mailed to Grace Cottage with
the accompanying donation from the employee, director or retiree.
- Gifts to
Grace Cottage such as personal property, real estate, IRAs, life
insurance policies, and various other capital assets are welcomed
once you have had a detailed discussion with your financial advisors.
- A charitable
gift annuity is a simple way to ensure a lifetime income for you,
while supporting the healthcare that Grace Cottage provides in
southern Vermont. In return for your gift of cash or securities,
you receive a fixed annual income for life based on age and the
- Trusts of
many types can benefit Grace Cottage with income and/or principal,
during your lifetime or afterwards. Legal assistance is recommended
to ensure that your intent is expressed in legal terms.
- Bequests, made in a Last Will & Testament, can benefit
Grace Cottage once you have provided for the people you love.
The wording is very important, so we recommend that an attorney
be consulted, to be sure that your intent is clearly defined in
Many people choose named gifts: a room, a building, an endowed program;
hospital equipment; a garden, a tree or a rose bush. Your gift can
be a lasting way to honor or remember a family member, friend, you,
or an organization or corporation.
of the noblest things a person can do is to plant a tree
that will some day give shade to people they will never know.”
Seaton will be happy to discuss,
in complete confidentiality, your wishes for a
Grace Cottage Foundation
PO Box 1, Townshend VT 05353
Phone (802) 365-9109 - Fax (802) 365-9500
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