Not Every Gift is Cash


Cash is the most common gift to charity, but not everyone can give cash. Here are some ways you can create a legacy and support Brookings Health System Foundation in ways that don’t impact your cash flow or lifestyle.

stock_market_icon_blue.png  Give a gift of stock. Your broker can transfer securities you’ve held “long-term”
  to Brookings Health System Foundation. Call 605-696-8855 or email to obtain account information.

gift_icon_blue.png  Donate 401(k) or IRA assets. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can transfer up to
  $100,000 per year from your IRA to charity and not recognize it as income, often
  referred to as a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Or, simply name
              Brookings Health System Foundation as the beneficiary of your 401(k) or IRA.

magnifying_glass_icon_blue.png  Identify Brookings Health System Foundation as the beneficiary of a life
  insurance policy
. Simply use a Change of Beneficiary form from your insurer.

reminder_icon_blue.png  Remember Brookings Health System Foundation in your will or estate plans. It
  just takes a simple designation in your will or trust and it’s easy to revoke if your
  situation changes.

  • Brookings Health System is a 501(c)3 qualified charity, EIN#27-1785343.
  • 95¢ of every dollar supports our mission with 5¢ allocated to overhead costs.



We encourage you to make a gift in honor of someone who made a difference in your stay or visit at Brookings Hospital, The Neighborhoods at Brookview, Arlington Medical Center, Volga Medical Clinic, White Medical Clinic, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Hospice, or Home Health. You can honor a doctor, nurse, lab technician, housekeeper, hospice nurse, chaplain—any of our staff members. The Foundation will notify the staff member when a gift is given in their name and that staff member may then direct the money to any of the existing Foundation funds of their choice.

Thank you! To let us know when you've listed us as your beneficiary, or if you have any questions, please contact our Foundation office at (605) 696-8855 or email