Ways to Give
Hospice of the Valley relies on the generosity of hundreds of donors who support our critical services for patients and families throughout Santa Clara County. Our donors come from all walks of life and give in many different ways. Individuals, families, corporations, community organizations and foundations all make gifts to Hospice of the Valley. Some match their gifts through corporate matching programs. Others designate Hospice of the Valley through an employee campaign, United Way, or other federated campaign. Many include Hospice of the Valley in their will or estate plan. And hundreds attend special fundraising events each year to support our programs and services.
There are nearly as many ways to give as there are needs to be met. And there are many ways we recognize you for your contribution. We have created Giving Circles to honor your donation. Our donors always receive a personal acknowledgment letter. We list donors in our Annual Report and on our electronic donor display in our main lobby. Some examples on ways to give to Hospice of the Valley include, but are not limited to:
Many community members make a financial contribution each year. These gifts help us meet our community’s need for services regardless of ability to pay.
Through a planned gift, you have the ability to contribute gifts of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets through a provision in your will. When you remember Hospice of the Valley in your will, you support our mission and leave a legacy for years to come. Visit our planned giving website for resources and information about making your gift.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Hospice of the Valley or for some other reason, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to us in honor or memory of that person. Providing a gift establishes a living tribute that allows you to honor a loved one, support our continuing efforts and receive personal financial benefits from your contribution. By making a gift in the name of a loved one, you can inspire philanthropy in others.
By attending a fundraising event such as our annual Western Gala, golf tournament or other special event, you are supporting the care we provide to patients and families.
We are here to help answer any questions you may have about charitable giving. For more information about other ways to give, including endowed gifts and charitable lead trusts, contact our director of development at 1.408.559.5600.
Donor Bill of Rights
As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Hospice of the Valley adheres to the following donor rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Download the Donor Bill of Rights from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (PDF).