Where to Give at The Hickman

The Hickman Annual Fund: Resident Financial Assistance

For our residents here at The Hickman, this is their home and their community. We are committed to making sure that no resident ever has to leave due to financial reasons, including the exhaustion of their resources. However, ensuring our ability to continue doing so in the future is challenging, as the needs of our residents continue to increase, along with the costs and resources required to provide the care they need. Please help us continue to serve our mission by supporting The Hickman Annual Fund, which provides direct financial assistance to our residents in need. We can’t do it without you!

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The Campaign for The Hickman: Expansion Project

After nearly 125 years, the existing Sharpless-Hall Building at The Hickman has become inefficient from a programmatic and care-giving perspective, and it is inconsistent with the current regulatory environment. To continue to meet the needs of residents who are moving into The Hickman older, frailer and in need of more services, including dementia care, we must increase our capacity to provide more services, more efficiently. This requires a new building which will allow for a secure dementia program, a more efficient layout and design, and a more attractive living environment. After careful planning and prudent stewardship, The Hickman Board of Directors has approved the construction of a new building that will address all of these needs.

The Hickman’s Capital Campaign Expansion Project will raise $3 million to help realize the vision for this building and ensure the future for our residents, their families and the larger community.  The Hickman simply cannot be successful without support from the community and those who care for our residents… people just like you. There is no better time than today to make a difference in the lives of The Hickman’s current and future residents.  The need is great and opportunity is now.  Please join the effort by lending your support to the campaign today.

You can make a gift to The Campaign for The Hickman by downloading a pledge form. For more information, please see our campaign brochure and view our list of naming opportunities.

Unrestricted: Wherever We Need Funds The Most

By designating your gift as unrestricted, you give us the ability to apply it wherever it is most urgently needed.

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Planned Gifts: Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely

Types and Definitions of Planned Gifts
Planned Giving is giving that has a long-term impact, requires thoughtful planning, and is usually drawn from the donors’ assets (savings) rather than from current disposable income.

Planned Giving is the integration of sound personal, financial and estate planning concepts with the individual donor’s plans for lifetime legacy giving that reflects a donor’s commitment and priorities to a specific cause or mission. Some gift arrangements can include special donor tax advantages, life income to donor, and other special satisfactions that help improve estate plans.

The most common forms of Planned Gifts are:

Bequests:
A transfer by will of personal property such as cash, securities, or other tangible assets. You may designate your bequest to a specific program area or interest. A conversation with your financial advisor and Development Director at The Hickman is the best way to achieve your giving goals.

Gift Annuities:
A contract between a donor and a charity wherein the donor transfers funds to the charity in exchange for the charity’s promise to pay the donor a fixed income for life or for some other mutually agreed upon period. Donors may defer the right to income for a period of years. Gift annuities may take on several forms and interest rates increase with age, making them a prudent – as well as charitable – way to support The Hickman.

Planned gifts are administered for The Hickman through Friends Fiduciary Corporation. For more information on Planned Gifts and/or to receive a confidential charitable gift annuity illustration, please visit the Friends Fiduciary website at www.friendsfiduciary.org or contact Charles “Ebbie” Alfree, Director of Advancement, at 484-760-6416 or at calfree@thehickman.org.