Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Stock and Securities

A gift of appreciated stock or securities will go a long way to help Erie Family Health Centers and provide you with an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock.

For the purposes of proper acknowledgment and auditing, you (or the transferring broker) must provide the following information:

  • Your name and complete address
  • The number of shares and the name of the stock or securities transferred

To obtain Erie’s brokerage account numbers to initiate a wire transfer, or for more information about supporting Erie’s mission with a gift of stock or securities, please contact Cathy Junia, Associate Director of Individual Giving and Events at cjunia@eriefamilyhealth.org.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Perpetuate the ideals held by a loved one, honor a life, or acknowledge a friend’s special occasion by making a special donation to Erie Family Health Center in his/her name.  Honorees or families of those remembered will be notified of your gift while the amount will remain private.

To make a tribute gift online, complete the donation form and use the Comments box to record the honoree’s name and appropriate contact information for notification.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving allows you to make a larger gift than you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also enable you to receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. Planned gifts often appeal to people who want to support a charitable organization like Erie Family Health Center, but are not certain about the percentage of their assets that they will need during their lifetime. The most common types of planned giving vehicles are gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable bequests and beneficiary designations.

For more information about making a planned gift to Erie, please contact Melissa Hilton, Vice President - Development & Executive Director, Erie Family Health Foundation, at 312.432.7463 or mhilton@eriefamilyhealth.org.

In-Kind Donations

In addition to the benefit Erie receives from your cash donations, Erie’s patients can benefit from donations of certain goods and services. Erie’s in-kind wish list currently includes:

  • New or gently used clothing for children ages 0 to 5
  • Unopened packages of disposable diapers
  • New or gently used developmental toys for children ages 0 to 5
  • New books for children ages 0 to 5 in English or Spanish
  • New or gently used exercised-based video games (e.g. Wii Sport)
  • Catering services for large or small-scale events
  • Floral arrangements for special events
  • Donations to the silent auction at Erie’s event Eriedescence, such as retail or dining gift certificates or other items

Please note that Erie is unable to accept donations of used or new medical equipment or medications.

To inquire about making an in-kind donation to Erie Family Health Center, please contact Ashley Moy-Wooten, Individual and Major Gifts Manager, at amoywooten@eriefamilyhealth.org.

Matching Gifts

You can increase the impact of your gift if your employer has a matching gift program. Some companies will also match gifts made by spouses and retirees. To take advantage of this possible benefit, please contact your employer’s human resources department.

Reach Out and Read

The Reach Out and Read evidence-based program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning in infancy. 

Gifts for Reach Out and Read ensure that Erie doctors can continue to provide books to children and encourage early reading skills during their pediatric exams. Studies have shown that families who benefit from Reach Out and Read read together more frequently. As a result, their children enter school with stronger language skills than their peers, and they often score higher on vocabulary tests.

Make a gift to Erie’s Reach Out and Read Program.

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