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Exploring the Benefits of Planned Giving

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for the present value of the property interest donated to charity. In addition, the value of the donated property escapes estate taxes.

Bargain Sales

Another planned giving strategy that you might want to consider is a bargain sale. Such a sale occurs when you sell an asset, very often appreciated prop- erty such as land or a home, to charity and receive less than the property’s fair market value in return. The difference between the fair market value of the asset and the value returned to you is a charitable gift for which you can claim an income-tax deduction.

Consult with Professionals

All planned giving strategies are complex. The strategies mentioned above are no exception. If you would like to know more about these and other planned giving strategies, such as private family foundations, Wachovia Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services can help. Please contact your Wachovia Philanthropic Consultant.

Charitable Gift Annuities Program

Should you or your clients be interested in the tax benefits and guaranteed lifetime income of a charitable gift annuity, please consider the financial strength of Baptist Health. For a free, no-obligation and confidential proposal, contact Christopher Kraus, director of gift planning, at 786-596-6776.


Hospital Happenings

Baptist Health, its hospitals, physicians and staff have been recognized numerous times during the past year:

    • Fortune magazine named Baptist Health among the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” for the eighth time.

  • Hospitals & Health Networks named Baptist

Health among the “100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” for the eighth time.

  • “Fit-Friendly Company” — Platinum Award,

Workplace and Community Fitness Innovation Awards, by the national American Heart Association. Baptist Health is the first in Florida to achieve this status.

  • “Best of the Best Places to

Give Birth” — South Florida Parenting magazine named Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital — the only two hospitals in Miami-Dade County named to this Hall of Fame list.

  • Top Five Nonprofit

Companies for Executive Women for 2008 — National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), the nation’s largest women’s professional and business association. Baptist Health is the only Florida-based organization to make the list.

  • “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” —

Platinum Award to Baptist Health from the National Business Group on Health.

  • Studer Group’s “Firestarter” Award, the group’s

highest honor for outstanding patient care, was received by Baptist Hospital.

  • “Healthcare Services” Award — Beacon Council

to Homestead Hospital for significant contributions to the diversification of Miami-Dade County’s economy.

  • “Excellence Through Insight” Award for overall

physician satisfaction — Baptist Children’s, Doctors and Homestead Hospitals.

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