Planned gifts to Grateful Nation are specifically designed to help meet your financial and family obligations while simultaneously fulfilling your desire to further the mission of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

There are a number of ways to arrange your planned gift contribution including Life Income Gifts such as the popular Charitable Gift Annuity, and Bequests.

Each planned giving option provides unique benefits such as lifetime income, tax advantages, estate planning options, etc.  Also, these gift options may make it possible for you to make a larger gift than originally thought possible, which means the right form of planned giving can play a valuable role in strengthening your long-term financial plans. At the same time, your planned gift can be a simple and affordable way to leave a lasting legacy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

“BIDMC is an extraordinarily caring facility. I feel so fortunate for the varied roles it has played in my life and wanted to find a special way to give back. By establishing this fund, I am marrying my love of social work, Israel, and of course, the Medical Center while at the same time ensuring a legacy that will endure beyond my lifetime.” – Enid Shapiro

Enid Shapiro

Enid Shapiro’s connection to BIDMC runs deep. As a patient and a former employee, she refers to it as “her hospital.” Now, through a planned bequest, Shapiro has made sure she’ll always be a part of the hospital she calls her own. Her gift will create the Enid Shapiro Endowed Fund for Social Work Exchange, enabling BIDMC social workers to travel to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center to learn from their Israeli counterparts and provide a crucial link between the two renowned institutions.

Consider leaving your own legacy at BIDMC.

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