Investing In Our Community

Honor and Memorial Gifts

An honor or memorial gift is a meaningful way to honor or perpetuate the memory of a loved one. When these gifts are received, a letter is sent to the family informing them of the gift. Any contribution’s impact may be enhanced by making it in memory of a family member, friend or caregiver.

Gift Options

When you make an outright gift to the John Foster Burden Fund, your contribution can be put to work immediately — either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding our organizations’ resources. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value:

  • Cash gifts — the simplest and easiest gifts you can make — can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to: St. Luke-John Foster Burden Fund.
  • Gifts of real estate — (including personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land) offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits.
  • Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to The St. Luke – John Foster Burden Fund before they are sold.
  • Gifts of personal property — including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value — in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support The St. Luke - John Foster Burden Fund with outstanding tax benefits to you.

Planned Giving

We encourage donors to explore with their attorney, accountant or financial planner the ways in which a gift in one’s lifetime may be advantageous to them and their families while providing support to the hospital. Instruments such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds or life insurance policies that name the St. Luke - John Foster Burden Fund as a remainder beneficiary creates a donor’s legacy by providing long-term support for our organization’s mission.

Matching Gift Programs

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to the JFB Fund is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations like the John Foster Burden Fund, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out, and provide it to us with your contribution.


When you participate in one of our sponsored events, the “Bundle of Bucks” Charity Raffle or our annual Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, you are helping to further the mission of the St. Luke Family of Caring and helping us to provide quality care and services to those we serve in our community.