Leave a Legacy

Think About a Planned Gift to Nemours in Retirement.

With a legacy gift, you can demonstrate your hopes for the future and make an important difference for children. A legacy gift offers you flexibility, allowing you to make a meaningful contribution at the best time and in the best manner for you. You can make a gift to Nemours in your will or trust, designate Nemours as the beneficiary of retirement accounts or life insurance, or donate noncash assets such as real estate. In whatever form, your gift will touch children and support hope and healing.

Making a Gift in Your Will

Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy to benefit children at Nemours. We appreciate your commitment to helping children heal, grow and thrive.

A gift in your will may designate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after other specific bequests are made.

Once you have made your gift provision, please let us know. We’d like to thank you and welcome you to the Carillon Society.

You may use the following sample language when making a gift in your will. It should be used in consultation with your attorney. For more information, please contact Mary Hopkins at (302) 651-4401 or mary.hopkins@nemours.org.

 
Sample Bequest Language for Delaware
A gift to address the greatest need:

“I give the sum of $ ___________ [or ____percent of my estate] to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which has a federal tax identification number of 59-0634433 and a current address of 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803.”

A gift to support a special purpose:

“I give the sum of $___________ [or ____ percent of my estate] to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which has a federal tax identification number of 59-0634433 and a current address of 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803, for the following purpose: _____________________________________________________________________________.

If, as determined by the governing board of Nemours, it becomes impractical to use this gift for the specific purpose stated above, then the governing board may, in its discretion, change the purpose of the gift as needed, while remaining as close as possible to my original intent for this gift.”

 
Sample Bequest Language for Florida
A gift to address the greatest need at Nemours Children’s Hospital:

“I give the sum of $ ___________ [or ____percent of my estate] to the Nemours Children’s Hospital, which has a federal Tax Identification Number of 59-0634433 and a current address of 13535 Nemours Parkway, Orlando, FL 32827.”

A gift to support a special purpose:

“I give the sum of $___________ [or ____ percent of my estate] to the Nemours Children’s Hospital, which has a federal Tax Identification Number of 59-0634433 and a current addre13535 Nemours Parkway, Orlando, FL 32827 for the following purpose: _____________________________________________________________________________.

If, as determined by the governing board of Nemours, it becomes impractical to use this gift for the specific purpose stated above, then the governing board may, in its discretion, change the purpose of the gift as needed, while remaining as close as possible to my original intent for this gift.”

Other Giving Options

Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy to benefit children at Nemours. We appreciate your commitment to helping children heal, grow and thrive. A variety of giving options offer flexibility to meet your particular circumstances. To learn more, please contact Mary Hopkins at (302) 651-4401 or mary.hopkins@nemours.org.

Once you have made your gift provision, please let us know. We’d like to thank you and welcome you to the Carillon Society.

 
Name Nemours as a Beneficiary

Name Nemours as a beneficiary of your IRA, other qualified retirement plan such as a 401(k), or a life insurance policy. 

Distributions from an IRA or qualified retirement account are taxed as income when made to an individual beneficiary. Since Nemours does not pay taxes, your gift of retirement plan assets can pass to Nemours tax-free, with 100 percent of the assets available to help children.  

Likewise, proceeds from a life insurance policy pass to Nemours tax-free. In addition, it may be possible to receive a current income tax charitable deduction for a gift of life insurance when you make Nemours the owner, as well as the beneficiary, of a policy.

Most administrators require a beneficiary designation form to name Nemours as a beneficiary of your account or policy. For Delaware, use the legal name “Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children” and the Tax Identification Number of 59-0634433. For Florida, use the legal name “Nemours Children’s Hospital” and the Tax Identification Number of 59-0634433.

 
Make an IRA Charitable Rollover Distribution

The IRA Charitable Rollover allows donors age 70 ½ or older to exclude from their taxable income transfers of IRA assets that are made directly to Nemours. Transfers must be made directly from the IRA to Nemours. The transfer counts toward your annual required minimum distribution; it does not provide an income tax charitable deduction. Donors may transfer any amount, up to $100,000, with an IRA Charitable Rollover. 

 
Donate Noncash Assets

Donate noncash assets such as appreciated securities, real estate or business interests. If you held the assets longer than one year, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for their fully appreciated value and put them to work to help children heal, grow and thrive.

 
Make a Life Income Gift

Make a gift that pays lifetime income to you and/or another. Life income gifts can offer important tax and financial benefits for you and your family, while making a meaningful difference for children at Nemours.

Stories From Planned Giving Donors

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others. Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning.

Bequest: Helping Children Has Been My Life

Laura Mitchell has worked for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for 14 years in the Child Life Department. She helps patients and families cope with diagnosis, treatment and hospitalization through play, support and education. She decided to make a legacy gift because she feels strongly about the work Nemours does for children.

"We take care of our patients as if they were members of our family, so this is something that you do for family," she said. "Helping children has been my life, and I want it to be part of my legacy as well."


Bequest: Their Joy and Legacy

Their youngest child's twenty-first birthday was the impetus for Anne and Rick Wright to revise their estate plans. "With both of our kids having reached their majority, it was time for a fresh look," says Anne.

 
Read Their Joy and Legacy

Their plans include the future needs of their son and daughter, as well contributions for their church and other organizations. The Wrights also decided on a bequest to Nemours. "We wanted to act on our sentiments," says Rick. "It was in our hearts and in our heads."

Anne has served as Senior Director of Business Development at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for 15 years. When Anne, who worked as a pediatric oncology nurse, moved into home health care for medically fragile children, and later worked for a healthcare consulting company, joined Nemours, the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was building a full range of pediatric subspecialty services. "It was a real intersection of my experience and skills," comments Anne. "It was such good fortune to have landed here."

Rick, who works in the medical/scientific field, reflects on what he has seen through Anne's experience. "The hospital is just such a remarkable place. It's hard to miss the compelling sense of purpose," he says. "A bequest gives us an opportunity to express gratitude for and joy in that mission. Why should Alfred I. duPont have all the fun of creating a legacy?"

"There will come a point where I don't go to work each day," muses Anne. "This bequest is a way for us to stay connected to the hospital and Nemours. This is not only my work, but our joy and legacy."


Bequest: Giving to Help Others

Dan Mundy has a simple but heartfelt philosophy. "I want to help take care of children who haven't had a chance," says the Orlando, resident.

 
Read Giving to Others

Dan and his wife Jan own Balloons on the Run, a successful balloon decoration business she started in the early 1990s and he joined six years ago after a long career as an airline agent. "We probably provide balloons for half of the charitable events in the Orlando area because our prices are reasonable," he laughs. "It can get pretty hectic."

"I first learned about Nemours when I heard about the new hospital being built in Orlando," says Dan. "I attended an open house to find out more. There is nothing that deserves more support than kids who are ill, whether they have cancer, heart disease, or a chronic condition like diabetes or asthma."

Dan chose to support Nemours Children's Hospital with a bequest through his will. "I know that Jan and our two grown children will be comfortable – everything is in place. But I also wanted to have something in perpetuity to account for my time on earth," he remarks.

"During my days with the airline, I came to know an organization that brought children with life-threatening health conditions and their families to Orlando for a few days of fun." says Dan. "They had a desk in the terminal to welcome families when they arrived. I saw these children come through the airport each day and it made me realize what children and families go through when they are coping with cancer and other diseases."

"If I could make one wish come true through my gift to Nemours, it would be to extend children's lives, hopefully to adulthood, and help them be able to do things other kids do," says Dan.


Charitable Trust: Robison D. Harley, MD, PhD

Robison D. Harley, MD, PhD, the very first member of The Carillon Society, was a man of vision. He had a successful ophthalmic practice in Atlantic City, N.J.

 
Read More About Robison D. Harley, MD, PhD

Robison D. Harley, MD, PhD, the very first member of The Carillon Society, was a man of vision. He had a successful ophthalmic practice in Atlantic City, N.J., and traveled the world to treat diseases of the eye. Dr. Harley felt that his finest accomplishment was the training of generations of young physicians at both Temple University and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, both in Philadelphia.

In 1975, Dr. Harley published Pediatric Ophthalmology. Now known as Harley's Pediatric Ophthalmology, the book went into its fifth printing in 2005 and is considered the premier reference in the field. Through his will, Dr. Harley established a charitable trust of $1.5M to endow the Robison D. Harley, MD Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and provide ongoing funding for research in molecular genetics.

In March of 2006, Dr. Harley was honored at a special ceremony investing Sharon S. Lehman, MD as the first Robison D. Harley, MD, Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He died in January, 2007 at the age of 95.

Carillon Society

The Carillon Tower Represents the Carillon Society: Planned Giving Membership

The Carillon Society recognizes those who have ensured a bright future for our children's health by making a bequest or other planned gift. Like the Carillon, a landmark on the campus of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, your gift will resonate through the years, helping bring the very best services to the children who need them most.

Your planned gift, whether a gift in your will, a life income gift, a gift of life insurance, etc., qualifies you for membership in the Carillon Society. We want to thank you. Please complete the Confidential Statement of Bequest Intention in order to share with us your gift commitment, in as much or as little detail as you wish.

We hope you will allow us to recognize you as a member of the Carillon Society. Your inclusion helps encourage others to join this important effort. As a member of the Carillon Society you will be included in the Nemours philanthropic family and invited to events designed to inspire and celebrate our common goal – ensuring a bright future for children's health.

Contact Us

Mary Hopkins

Planned Giving
(302) 651-4401 or (888) 494-5251
mary.hopkins@nemours.org

The information on this web page is not tax or legal advice. Please consult a tax planning professional for advice based on your personal circumstances.