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Ways to Give

Philanthropy, in its greatest sense, is to identify and exercise one's values and to show compassion, caring and a hope for future health and wellness in ourselves and in others. A gift to Mercy Community Health Foundation exercises the desire to live in a healthy community and to support others in their quest for leading a healthy and fulfilling life. 


Leave a Lasting Legacy

Help us go beyond the ordinary to deliver the exceptional healthcare experience in Manhattan 

that every patient and family deserves.


Planned giving allows you to make a lasting impact on the Manhattan community, create healthy opportunities for future generations, and leave a charitable legacy that fosters what you value.

Planned giving provides a future charitable gift to the Foundation’s enduring mission of supporting health initiatives in Manhattan, while at the same time achieving your personal estate planning, tax, and financial goals.


A planned gift may offer many advantages:

  • Reduce or avoid your capital gains tax

  • Provide you or a loved one income for life

  • Allow you to make a much larger gift than you thought possible

  • Reduce your estate taxes

  • Create an income tax deduction for you


Mercy Community Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports

healthcare initiatives at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

Examples of planned gifts:







All gifts may be designated for a specific purpose, department or  project. Unrestricted donations will be applied to the areas of greatest need at the time of the donation.

The suggestions above illustrate just a few of the many ways to accomplish charitable planned giving under current tax law. To ensure your planned  giving choices are right for you, please consult    an attorney, certified public accountant or other  tax professional when you begin planning. 

Mercy Community Health Foundation provides funding for four major efforts:

  • ​Expansions and renovations of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

  • State of the art equipment and technology to support our patients and medical specialties

  • Training and education for staff members and medical professionals

  • Assistance with the recruitment of physicians and specialists to the region

For more information about how you can make an estate or planned gift to Mercy Community Health Foundation, please contact the Chris Spooner, Development Director, at 785-587-5462.


Disclaimer: The content included in this correspondence is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or tax advice. Please consult your professional advisor for legal and tax advice specific to your situation.

Other ways to give: 

Cash Gifts

Annual Campaign

Honorary/Tribute/Memorial Gifts

Matching Gifts


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