There are many ways to express gratitude and celebrate the extraordinary care provided by the MedStar Visiting Nurses Association team. Please use one of the options below or contact us at [email protected] to let us know how you want to partner with us.
Give by Phone
Call us at 410-772-6747.
Mail Your Gift
Give by mail, UPS, or FedEx
To make a gift by check, please make it payable to MedStar Health and send it with the entity designation and purpose to:
Office of Philanthropy
10980 Grantchester Way, 7th Floor
Columbia, MD 21044
Note: For calendar year tax credit, gifts sent by USPS must be postmarked by December 31 and gifts sent by FedEx or another courier must be received by December 31.
Give Stock or Mutual Funds
For stocks that have been held for a year or more and increased in value (appreciated), the key to receiving tax savings is to donate the shares directly to MedStar Health. You receive a double tax benefit by:
- Avoiding capital gains tax on the profit, and
- Receiving a full tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift
When making your gift of stock or mutual funds, please tell your brokerage to provide the following
information with the transfer:
- Your name
- Name of the security to be transferred and number of shares to be transferred
- Name and contact information for the brokerage firm
- Purpose of gift or intended entity within MedStar Health
Note: Stocks or bonds are valued on the average of the high and low selling prices on the date of contribution, multiplied by the number of shares donated.
Key information to include:
- Depository Eligible Security (DTC) number: 2669
- Northern Trust Company
- Account number: 44-82990
- Account name: MedStar Health gift account
- Reference: donor name, MedStar Health institution, and the gift designation.
Please do not establish an account at the mutual fund in the name of MedStar Health. Northern Trust will establish a shell account at the fund in the nominee name and provide you with the account number so that you may complete this transfer. Please contact Suah Siki, Account Manager, Northern Trust, at [email protected] or 312-557-5771.
Note: Mutual funds are valued based on closing price (net asset value) on the date the donor loses control over the donated shares, multiplied by the number of donated shares.
Give by Wire Transfer
To make your gift via wire transfer, contact your banking institution and provide the following information:
Wire Instructions (for U.S. Dollar)
Northern Trust Company
Chicago, IL 60675
ABA # 071000152
Account Name: Master Trust Incoming Wire Account Credit Account # 5186061000
Key information to include:
For Further Credit (FFC) Account Name: MedStar Health
Gift FFC account number: 44-82990
Reference: donor name, MedStar Health institution, and the gift designation.
Unlike cash donations, planned gifts, also referred to as “deferred gifts,” are typically made from assets in your estate, rather than disposable income. There are several ways to make a planned gift:
Giving a bequest through your will or trust offers a way to support MedStar Health without impacting your discretionary spending.
Life income gifts allow you to make a gift and receive income back for life or a term of years for you or a member of your family.
Beneficiary designations of your retirement account or insurance policy are easy to implement and can be completed through a change of beneficiary form.
Other creative gift plans provide opportunities to transfer ownership of real estate, personal property, or another asset to allocate a planned gift to MedStar Health.
IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can direct up to $100,000 each calendar year to a qualified charity directly from your IRA.
Note: Under the SECURE Act, which took effect in January 2020, the new age at which required minimum distributions (RMDs) must start is age 72. Despite the delay in the starting age for RMDs, though, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs will not be affected by the SECURE Act; accordingly, QCDs may still be taken from IRAs as early as age 70 ½.
To make a Charitable IRA Rollover: Contact your IRA administrator and request a distribution to be made to MedStar Health directly from your IRA. Request that your administrator include your name with the distribution. Check with your administrator for any deadlines that may have an impact on your gift. Request that checks be sent to:
Office of Philanthropy, 7th Floor
10980 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044
MedStar Health Tax ID: 52-2087445