Planned Giving2020-08-22T00:48:27+00:00

Planned Giving

Please remember Columbia Memorial Health in your estate plans.


Your Legacy is our Future

Planned gifts are as unique as the people inspired to give. Planned gifts provide meaningful support to Columbia Memorial Health while helping you achieve your own personal and financial goals.

Here’s How It Works:

Make a lasting impact on people important to you and your community.

You can establish a planned gift that benefits you, your family, and Columbia Memorial Health. Some gifts, for example, can help you maximize lifetime income. Others can reduce the estate taxes faced by your heirs. Click here to read about gift options that will match your personal goals with your gift.

Regardless of the size of your estate, proper planning is important to ensure that the assets you have spent a lifetime accumulating are distributed according to your wishes. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult with your attorney or estate specialist. We will be glad to answer questions and offer suggestions confidentially based upon your personal circumstances and interests. Click here to download your copy of the Estate Intention Form.

If you include Columbia Memorial Health in your plans, don’t forget to let us know! Understanding your goals in advance helps us ensure that funds are used at CMH in accordance to your wishes. We would also like to express our appreciation and welcome you as a member of our Legacy Society. Please contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at (518) 828-8362 or email

Language and Instructions

To make your gift, please share the wording below with your attorney, who will add it to your living will or living trust.
Bequest Language2019-08-28T18:04:55+00:00

When including a bequest provision, always use Legal name: Columbia Memorial Health Foundation.

Federal Tax ID: 14-1761112.

Restricted Bequest2019-07-18T20:26:31+00:00

“I give and bequeath to Columbia Memorial Health, Hudson, New York, the sum of $___________ (or property herein described) ________________________________________, to be used for ___________________________purposes. At any time however, in the event the original purpose of the gift no longer exists as determined by the Columbia Memorial Foundation board of trustees, the Columbia Memorial Foundation board of trustees shall redirect the proceeds of this gift to another purpose as similar as possible as determined by the board.”

Percentage Bequest2019-07-18T20:25:32+00:00

“I give and bequeath to Columbia Memorial Health, Hudson, New York, _____ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.”

Specific Bequest2019-07-18T20:24:51+00:00

“I give and bequeath to Columbia Memorial Health, Hudson, New York, the sum of $________ for its general purposes.”

Ways to Give

There are many different ways to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to Columbia Memorial Health, its patients, and our community. Your kindness is valued and contributes to the overall health and wellbeing of our community.


Special Events

Our special events are a fun and meaningful way to support the Foundation, meet our community of donors, and become a volunteer!


Your Gifts at Work

When you contribute to the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, you help us to provide our communities with high-quality, comprehensive health care services in a dignified and compassionate environment.

Our Corporate Sponsors

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