Planned Giving

Wills and Bequests

One of the many ways that friends can choose to express their deep commitment to Methodist Hospitals is to name the Methodist Hospitals Foundation in their wills or bequests. This is one way to make a lasting contribution without affecting one’s current financial security and freedom.

With a bequest you can commit general support or donate to a specific hospital area or program. Also, a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate can be designated. We recommend that you consult the appropriate professional advisors regarding the impact this commitment may have on your estate planning.

If you choose to include the Methodist Hospitals Foundation in your estate plans to benefit Methodist Hospitals, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID number;

  • Legal Name:  The Methodist Hospitals Foundation, Inc.
  • Legal Address:  600 Grant Street, Gary, IN 46402
  • Federal Tax ID Number:  #27-1495289

The following is sample bequest language you may want to share with your advisor:

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Methodist Hospitals Foundation, Inc., an Indiana not-for-profit corporation, having its principal offices in the City of Gary, State of Indiana, (a specific amount or a percentage of the estate) to be used for the general support of Methodist Hospitals.” (or you may insert a specific area of Methodist Hospitals you wish to support).

Other Estate Gifts

Other instruments you may choose to include in your estate planning that name Methodist Hospitals Foundation or Methodist Hospitals as the beneficiary are retirement plans, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and gift annuities. In all estate planning matters, Methodist Hospitals Foundation recommends that you seek the advice of a trusted professional advisor.

To learn more about how your estate plans can impact Methodist Hospitals’ future, contact:
Judy Lindsey, CFRE
Executive Director
Methodist Hospitals Foundation
600 Grant Street, Suite S-102
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-4389
jlindsey@methodisthospitals.org


Methodist Hospitals Foundation

Northlake Campus600 Grant Street, Room S-102, GaryIN 46402  •  219-886-4468