Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I give to the Eskenazi Health Foundation?

Your generosity—along with that of our other friends and supporters—makes it possible to raise dollars that will help us provide critical, life-or-death care as well as primary and preventive care to those who might otherwise fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. From healing victims of severe burns with leading-edge techniques to treating a frightened child’s asthma attack, Eskenazi Health is central Indiana’s essential provider of health care. With a struggling economy and escalating rates of chronic diseases among vulnerable populations, demand for our services will continue to grow.

What is the best way to give to the Eskenazi Health Foundation?

There is no “best way.” Rather, there are many, many ways to give. You can write a check, use a credit card, transfer stock, bonds, retirement plan assets, or real estate. You can make a gift in your will or designate us as the beneficiary of an IRA. If you'd like our help exploring gift opportunities, simply use the “contact us” button above to get in touch.

How do I know how my gift will be used?

To some extent you can designate how your gift will be used. You can apply it to an existing program... you can specify that it be applied to the Eskenazi Health Capital Campaign... or you can state that a gift should be used to support a department within the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

How do I designate how I want my gift to be used?

You can specify your wishes with a letter of intent or by creating a Memorandum of Agreement with Eskenazi Health Foundation staff. Or simply write in the memo portion of your check how you want your gift to be used by listing the program name or the fund account name and number.

How can I find out more about making a gift of stock or including the Eskenazi Health Foundation in my estate plan?

Simply use the “contact us” button above and we will be happy to talk to you about gift opportunities.

What is the difference between a designated gift and an unrestricted gift?

A designated gift is used for the special purpose that you specify. An unrestricted gift is put in the general fund that supports all of our programs and projects as well as our overall mission.

How does a gift in my will work?

A gift in your will—a charitable bequest—lets you make a gift now that is realized some time in the future. Simply designate in your will that the Eskenazi Health Foundation receives a specific amount or certain property at your death. If you already have a will, your attorney can easily amend it through a codicil. Since a bequest gift is not completed today, you have the opportunity to change the gift arrangement if your needs or goals change. For many of our supporters, a charitable bequest is an ideal way to make a meaningful gift.

I'd like to make a gift but I don't know if I can make a gift now...

Whatever your philanthropic goals, planning now is the right thing to do. But planning now does not mean you have to give now. Some of the most meaningful and rewarding gifts are those that can be planned today and completed later. Ask us for more information.