Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA) and Your Support

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Planning to Make a Difference

Planned Giving is a way to support Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in the future through arrangements you make today. Your gift ensures that we can continue to provide care to the communities we serve. Planning ahead allows you to support the things most important to you, continue to provide for your family and meet your current income needs, and take advantage of tax incentives.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Below are several popular ways of supporting Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. You will also find information to share with your financial advisor or estate planner. When you are ready, please contact us to discuss options, share your plans, or start a confidential, no obligation conversation.

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Legacy Society


Join us. We are families, individuals, grateful patients, clinicians, and community members making an impact with gifts in our wills for Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation . Your commitment today is important because it enables us to prepare for the care of our community in the future.


Is Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation already in your plans? Thank you and welcome to Horizons . Sharing your plans makes a statement about what matters most to you and your family, and inspires generosity from others who share your values. Naturally, the details of your gift are confidential, and we respect your decision should you want to remain anonymous.


Join Now Members

If you've already included Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in your plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

Horizons History


Horizons Members

  • Frances and Shirley Achenbach*
  • David and Shirley Bender
  • John and Elisabeth Boyd*
  • Richard and Gladys Carroll*
  • Mary Ellen Dietrich
  • Dale Goodwin
  • Daniel Hawkins
  • David and Elizabeth Heiligman*
  • Elmer and Erlene Henise*
  • F. Lois Henry
  • Dr. Abram* and Patricia Hostetter
  • Shirley Karinch
  • Mike and Yvonne Kuhn
  • Willard Light*
  • Robert and Susan Longo
  • Bud* and Joyce Mitstifer
  • George* and Lorraine Patton
  • David and Marilynn* Pleet
  • Jason and Beth Trout
  • John and C. Jeanette Witmer*


How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts That Pay You
Charitable Gift Annuity

You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.

Giving Smarter Today

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation . While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and Other Valuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

Meet Our Donors

Donors just like you have made a real impact just by adding a few words to their will or using one of the many giving options available.


"I wish more people would contribute."
–Dr. Joseph Bering

Dr. Joseph Bering appreciates having a quality hospital in his community.

And as a physician offering care at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Bering saw that appreciation returned from patients and community members.

"WellSpan Good Samaritan is a community hospital, and it should be supported by everyone in the community," he says. "I wish more people would contribute. Supporting the hospital means supporting our community."

Dr. Bering is following his own advice. Several years ago, he chose to include the hospital in his will, continuing the legacy of care he established as a practicing physician. He speaks humbly about his gift, but recognizes that every gift, no matter the size, has tremendous impact on WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital.

When you include Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in your will or other estate plan, you make a gift that costs you nothing today. Contact us to explore your options and choose the gift that shows what's important to you.

Let's Talk

Thank you for your interest in supporting Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. There are many different ways that you can support the important work of our hospital, and we are happy to help you find a gift that has the impact you envision.

For more information, please find our contact information below or submit this form.

Contact a Gift Officer

Brad Bame

Brad Bame
Regional Executive Director - Philanthropy
(717) 270-7736