Ways to Give / Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving is for Everyone

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Making a will is one of the most important ways to extend your love and generosity for your family and friends. It can also help provide support and compassion for generations to come.

By leaving a gift to Snowline Hospice in your will, you are building a lasting legacy to enhance the lives of patients and families now and for years in the future. Many supporters of our work choose to include Snowline Hospice in their wills in honor of loved ones.

Legacy giving is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to make an impact. Gifts of any size are appreciated, and you can designate how you’d like your gift to be used to support the programs you care about most. Our supporters choose to leave gifts ranging from $100 to $1 million in their wills.

Next Steps

To get started, create your will online today with this free tool. Or, see more
formation below if you intend to use an attorney to create your will.

Specify within your will the amount or percentage of your estate you’d like to leave (if any) to Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County and other charity organizations.

Rest assured knowing you’ve left a legacy of support for your loved ones and the causes you care about.

If you’ve already left us in your will, let us know. We want to thank you and honor your wishes.

More Information

If you’d prefer to use an attorney to draft your will and you choose to leave a gift in your will, we suggest the following language and to advise us of your intentions:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Snowline Hospice of El Dorado County, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of California, with the principal business address of 6520 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 and federal tax identification number 94-2678570.”


Contact us with any questions by reaching out to Snowline's Chief Executive Director Tim Meadows via email or call 530-344-4400.

Additional Methods of Legacy Giving

While a charitable gift in your will or living trust is the most common form of legacy giving, there are other ways to leave a planned gift. Below is more information about additional ways you can make a legacy gift and preserve Snowline’s legacy for others throughout the community as well as future generations.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A gift annuity is an agreement between you and Snowline in which you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to Snowline in exchange for regular, fixed payments to you for the rest of your life. The amount of the fixed payment is a percentage of your gift, determined by your age.

Payments can be made on a set schedule or deferred for a period of time, and a percentage is tax-free. Snowline would then be the ultimate beneficiary of your gift. As with a bequest, the gift can be restricted or unrestricted.

Residence Gift. You may wish to consider donating your personal residence, reserving the right to continue living in the house for your lifetime and that of your surviving spouse. You would then be entitled to a current income tax deduction for a portion of the fair market value of the property. Additionally, the property would be removed from your estate, thus reducing your estate tax.


Retirement Plan or IRA Gifts

Making gifts to charity at death from your retirement plan or IRA can eliminate the income tax that would be payable upon your death and thus would reduce your overall estate for estate tax purposes.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This trust allows you to receive income for life or for a specified number of years. Benefits to the donor include a charitable income tax deduction at the time the gift is made, reduction or elimination of capital gains taxes on securities or real estate that has increased in value, and reduction in estate and inheritance taxes.

Charitable Lead Trust

This type of trust is generally established by donors who wish to make large charitable deductions during their lifetime but still have all their assets inherited by their heirs upon their death. Donations are made to Snowline from the estate until taxes are sufficiently reduced, or a period of time has elapsed. The estate is then transferred to the beneficiaries, who typically will face lower taxes

Contact Us

Contact us with any questions by reaching out to Snowline's Chief Executive Director Tim Meadows via email or call 530-344-4400.


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