Sharon Thornton JD, LLM, Exec. VP & Chief Philanthropy Officer As your appreciation for Sun Health’s mission grows, you may be looking for ways to make more of an impact. If we’ve influenced your life, consider including us in your estate plans so that future generations can benefit from the same experience. Here are three ways to [...]
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Sharon Thornton JD, LLM, Exec. VP & Chief Philanthropy Officer It's Never Too Early to Create this Vital Document Losing you will be hard enough. Spare your loved ones unnecessary confusion and financial and legal burdens by planning your estate now. Here are some common questions and answers to help you get started. ls it in my [...]
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Sharon Thornton, JD, LLM, Exec. VP & Chief Philanthropy Officer Have you ever wondered how to turn your passion for our mission into a gift that will support Sun Health Foundation’s work for years to come? The most popular gift that provides you with lifetime payments is called a charitable gift annuity. It is a simple exchange [...]
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The IRA Charitable Rollover, just passed and signed into law, is a planning strategy to meet your required minimum distribution. The IRA Charitable Rollover provision, established under the Pension Protection Act, allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as […]

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Creating your own personal charitable fund The Sun Health Board of Directors recently gave Sun Health Foundation the green light to offer Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) to our supporters. These funds are an easy and convenient way to make a charitable contribution, realize an immediate tax deduction and recommend grants to a favorite charity or charities […]

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Although the end of the year is still a few months away, we’re already overwhelmed by signs of the holidays. While it’s too early to starting wrapping presents, it is a great time to consider a year-end charitable gift. These sometimes “strategic” gifts offer many benefits to an individual or couple. It’s a perfect opportunity […]

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People give for all kinds of reasons, ranging from family tradition, a sense of obligation, an expression of faith, to passionately held beliefs, a drive to “pay it forward” or a feeling of abundance. Traditional philanthropy often focuses on meeting immediate needs. While this is very important, I would challenge you to take philanthropy a […]

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In addition to local programs and services, donor commitment to superior health care has helped us fund ground-breaking Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease research, plus a landmark cardiac study funded by a $2 million grant from the Sun Health Foundation. YOUR faithful giving makes it all happen. Thank you.   This video highlights the difference people […]

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Planned Giving with Sun Health Foundation In life, most people require some kind of assistance, whether it’s physical, financial or spiritual. And during life’s struggles, we are often reminded that assistance comes in many forms. The concept of giving back or leaving a legacy is very powerful. By leaving a legacy—whether through a lifetime gift, […]

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There are many good reasons to create an estate plan. Anyone over the age of 18 needs at least some portion of one — even if it is just a simple will that outlines what you would want to happen upon your demise, and financial/ health care documents to protect you if you become incapacitated. […]

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