Life is a Gift for the Diehl Family
For Cecil and Cora Diehl, making a charitable gift to the foundation was an easy decision. "It's our hospital, and it's important that we support it," says the retired Swan Point couple who can always be spotted at Foundation events like the Black Tie Gala, the Crab Feast and the Autumn Wine Tasting.
When it came time to consider their contribution to the hospital's Capital Campaign, the couple followed the lead of campaign co-chairs and long-time friends Senator Jim and Barbara Simpson. In addition to their generous cash gift, they were able to dramatically increase the size of their major gift by naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy - a decision that did not cost them anything out of pocket. They are pleased that this choice to combine cash with their insurance gift will benefit the hospital both now and years from now and in ways that will directly impact patient care at a community hospital the Diehl's trust.
And because family is so important to them, the Diehl's decision to recognize their major gift in honor of their children came easy to them as well. "It shows our children the importance of giving back to the community," says Cecil, "and we're proud to show our support to the Medical Center in this way."
If you are interested in making a large gift with little cost, consider giving Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation a life insurance policy you no longer need. A gift of life insurance provides an opportunity to make a larger gift than you may have thought possible. When you transfer a policy you own to the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation as the new beneficiary, you can receive immediate and future income tax deductions for the total of premiums paid or the fair market value of the policy. You can transfer either a new or existing policy to us.