Why We Give

Myra BrookfieldMyra Brookfield
For 125 years, Morristown Medical Center has focused on providing exceptional care close to home. That vision began with the generosity of one inspirational supporter: Miss Myra Brookfield. More

Elaine AndrecovichElaine Andrecovich
Elaine Andrecovich became one of the youngest Brookfield Legacy Society members by including a gift in her will to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. More

Dr. Anthony ZangaraDr. Anthony Zangara
Pediatrician Anthony Zangara, MD, is so enthusiastic about being a member of the Brookfield Legacy Society that he shares its pamphlets with his Morristown Medical Center colleagues. More

Andrew BruenAndrew Bruen
Legacy giving at age 28? Andrew Bruen tells you why it’s important at any age. More

Mary and Bob CourtemancheMary and Bob Courtemanche
Mary and Bob Courtemanche still smile when they describe their years of raising two boys, now ages 33 and 30. “There were stitches—lots of stitches,” Mrs. Courtemanche laughs. Their go-to hospital: Morristown Medical Center. More

Candice BolteCandice Bolte
A retired New Jersey schoolteacher, Candice Bolte knows the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. That desire extends to helping the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center expand their excellent health-care services for individuals and families in the Morristown community. More

Lloyd and Dorothy HuckLloyd and Dorothy Huck
A philanthropist, avid aviation enthusiast, and respected business leader, J. Lloyd Huck, Jr., lived a life of joy and exceptional generosity. As former hospital board chairman, Augusta Stone Award recipient, and Foundation trustee emeritus, his lifelong community commitment included advancing exceptional health care for patients of Morristown Medical Center. More

Meredith and Vincent CreoMeredith and Vincent Creo
Vincent (Vince) Creo's involvement with Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center began with the birth of his daughter, Meredith. Born in Sam's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 14 years ago, Meredith and her father have been raising funds and awareness for the hospital's pediatric care services for more than five years. More

Norman RosenfarbNorman Rosenfarb
At age 72, Mr. Norman B. Rosenfarb considers himself a happy and lucky person. He has received treatment at Morristown Medical Center only once or twice, yet he fully believes that supporting the hospital is a way to put his money to good use. More

Robert and Mary WelchRobert and Mary Welch
The year was 1971, and Robert Welch was on a cruise that had stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when he fleetingly spotted a beautiful young woman. He knew he had to meet her. More

Dr. John SalakiDr. John Salaki
You can hear the passion in Dr. John Salaki's voice when he talks about giving to Morristown Medical Center, where he has practiced medicine for more than 30 years and where five generations of his family have received care. More

Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumentoDr. Mary Ann LoFrumento
Mary Ann LoFrumento, MD, a nationally renowned pediatrician at Morristown Medical Center (Goryeb Children's Hospital), is passionate about meeting the medical needs of local children. With over two decades of expertise, Dr. LoFrumento has written newborn and child-rearing books, has produced child development videos, and has appeared as a guest on radio and television programs. More

Dr. Richard KlineDr. Richard Kline
In all of his schooling and places of employment, Richard J. Kline, MD, heard one consistent message: it is our inherent duty to give back to help our fellow man. It's natural for him to see Morristown Medical Center as the place to help. The deep affinity he developed toward his profession, colleagues, and patients over the years makes it an easy choice. More

Ed ReidEd Reid
Longtime donor Ed Reid wanted to be clear on one point regarding his two recent donations of $1 million each in gift annuities toward Campaign 3SIXTY at the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center: "No one had to twist my arm." More

Eileen BrownEileen Brown
If you visit the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center on a Wednesday, you will likely find Eileen O. Brown, 81, singing to the accompaniment of piano player Bob Egan. "I have been singing for 18 years at the hospital," she says proudly. "I love singing." More

George ShinnGeorge Shinn
When George L. Shinn retired from a career in investment banking at age 60, he certainly didn't take it easy in his golden years. Instead, he made two bold moves: First he bought an airplane, and then he started graduate classes, the first step to his second career as a college professor. More

Grant Van Siclen ParrGrant Van Siclen Parr
When Grant Van Siclen Parr started as an orderly at Morristown Medical in the early '60s, the Wesleyan University student had no idea that this chance employment would alter both the trajectory of his career path and the future of cardiovascular medicine in New Jersey. More

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Morristown Medical Center or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Morristown Medical Center as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Morristown Medical Center as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Morristown Medical Center where you agree to make a gift to Morristown Medical Center and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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