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Martha Jefferson Rucker Society
Recognizes donors who arrange a bequest or other planned gift in support of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
The Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation established the Rucker Society to recognize and honor those who have chosen to remember Martha Jefferson in their estate plans. Their legacy of support allows the Hospital to meet our high expectations for clinical quality and personal health care. In the 1930s, William James and Sally Woods Rucker left a significant portion of their estate to Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Through a will, trust, or retirement plan, you can make gifts to ensure the future of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, often greater in size than you can imagine during your lifetime. You may use a bequest in your will to direct a gift to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in several ways: percentage of value, property, residuary estate, differed, or contingent. Your estate planner can help you choose an option.
Membership in the Rucker Society will be extended to supporters of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital who arrange a bequest or other planned gift in support of the Hospital. The size of the gift is not a consideration of membership, and there are no other obligations or requirements.
- Invitation to the annual Rucker Society luncheon and select leadership events hosted by the Foundation and/or Hospital.
To become a member of the Rucker Society, you may complete and submit the Statement of Future Gifts form or contact Kimberly P. Skelly or Cathy Sedwick at 434-654-8258 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 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 Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital as a lump sum.