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Improve the Health of Our Community: Give to UAB

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UAB is home to Alabama's largest hospital and one of the largest academic medical centers in the nation, treating more than one million patients annually. The facilities are world-renowned for their clinical care and collaborative research of our most debilitating diseases.

Through services at UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands, Women & Infants Center, Callahan Eye Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic, The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road and Community Primary Care Centers, UAB Medicine is delivering the highest quality patient care, innovative healthcare education and training, and the newest generation treatments and therapies.

This extraordinary care and research has a profound impact on the economic health of our community and state, as well. UAB Medicine employs 1,110 medical staff along with a total of nearly 16,000 healthcare workers who daily provide the highest quality patient care, including charity care totaling more than $101 million annually. UAB's overall economic impact on Alabama, including job production, is more than $5 billion annually and is projected to reach $6.6 billion within the next eight years.

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Philanthropic gifts help strengthen UAB Medicine's commitment to improving your health and our economy by facilitating advances in our knowledge of disease, healthy lifestyle habits and patient care. From advancing leading-edge research to creating warm and welcoming patient rooms, planned gifts help secure a future allowing UAB Medicine to focus on patient care.

Planned giving can be simple and flexible. It provides you with many options to help your favorite initiative or cause while providing possible tax advantages for you and your family. Bequests, charitable gift annuities and gifts through the IRA charitable rollover are but a few options that can help you create great and long-lasting opportunities for UAB.

Your new, additional or continued support of our efforts is critical to sustaining our mission of creating a healthier community. UAB's revolutionary research, innovative treatments and charity care succeed because of your generosity and thoughtfulness. Your philanthropy will help us provide a brighter future for Birmingham and Alabama.

If you want to help UAB discover knowledge that will change our world through a planned gift, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at 205-996-7533 or today.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to the University of Alabama at Birmingham a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a nonprofit corporation currently located at
1720 2nd Avenue South
AB 1270
Birmingham, AL 35294-0112, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to UAB or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to UAB as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to UAB as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and UAB where you agree to make a gift to UAB and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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