Ways to Give

Making a Difference through Planned Giving

A smart organization considers both its short-term needs and plans for the future. While raising funds to meet the current needs of WakeMed Health & Hospitals (WakeMed) remains vitally important, we also must plan for the WakeMed Foundation’s sustainability and future ability to support WakeMed. 

When you include the WakeMed Foundation as a recipient of future giving, including through estate planning, IRA’s, retirement plans, wills and insurance beneficiary designations, your financial commitment helps make this important goal a reality.  Planned Giving at the WakeMed Foundation affords our Investors an option to give that both meets their giving objectives and supports WakeMed long-term.                   

To honor and show appreciation to those who make this necessary and important long-term commitment to WakeMed, the WakeMed Foundation has created The Legacy Society.  All who commit to making a Planned Gift to the WakeMed Foundation receive Legacy Society recognition.

To learn more about Planned Giving and the Legacy Society at the WakeMed Foundation, contact us at (919) 350-7656.    

“We strongly endorse WakeMed’s mission to provide care to all, irrespective of a patient’s ability to pay.  The WakeMed Foundation helps WakeMed Health & Hospitals accomplish this mission by encouraging financial support that is so essential for the hospital to make important capital and programmatic improvements.  We are pleased that by our deferred gift to the WakeMed Foundation, we have helped to ensure that the Foundation will continue to be a strong and reliable partner with WakeMed.”  - Ron and Jeanette Doggett

 “Making a deferred gift to invest in WakeMed’s future was an easy decision for us.  For over 50 years, WakeMed has served a vital role in our community, and has expanded its services to keep pace with the needs of our rapidly growing region.  We know that philanthropy plays a significant role in assisting health care systems like WakeMed to fund critical capital needs and provide additional patient services.  We want our legacy to help ensure that WakeMed’s excellence will continue for another 50 years and beyond.”    - Dick and Gwen Baker 

"When I first got involved with the WakeMed Foundation in 1996, I knew almost nothing about WakeMed other than it was the 'county hospital' and took care of the poor.  After 17 years on the boards of the Foundation and the Hospital system, I know that our community could not survive without all the good things WakeMed does every day for all of our citizens.  And, I am happy to know that our contribution of a life insurance policy will help to ensure its mission for the future."  - Tom Oxholm


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“We know from first-hand experience WakeMed’s critical health care role in our community, and have a strong personal commitment to ensure its sustainability and growth.  By including the WakeMed Foundation in our plans for future giving, we have the opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to WakeMed’s future success.” Brenda and Ron Gibson 



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