Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a Foundation needed?
Most of us don't give much thought to hospitals or other health care services until we need them. Yet, at one time or another, we seek health care for ourselves or someone we love. We all want and deserve the best care possible when we need it.
At Atlantic General, we are fortunate to have an excellent, not-for-profit hospital with superb doctors and a good financial base. But there are no guarantees that the current financial base will always exist. Every day, hospitals and other health care providers face new financial challenges in the delivery of health care.
What can you do to ensure quality health care for Atlantic General Hospital? Your gifts, combined with the contributions of others, will maintain the "margin of excellence" for AGH and our community. You will experience personal satisfaction and the joy of knowing that you have helped to preserve expanded health care services for future generations.
What can I do to ensure quality healthcare?
There are many ways you can assist the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, including:
- Gifts of cash/and or securities
- Gifts of real property
- Trusts and annuities which allow you to give during your lifetime, but reserve the income on your gift for your usage
- Bequests in the form of thoughtfully planned wills
- Gifts of real estate
How are Foundation funds used?
Donations to the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)3, are used to fund long-term investments in health care.
Funds may be used for:
- Atlantic General Hospital projects and equipment
- Community health care projects
- Recruitment of physicians and other health care providers
- ...and much more as the foundation matures
Gifts of all sizes are encouraged and can be a one-time donation, monthly contribution, or a long-term pledge. Donors may designate their gift to a specific department, program or piece of equipment. A general donation is always welcome, and gifts to memorialize loved ones are always accepted.
You can arrange your donations so that both you and the Foundation receive maximum benefit. Contributions to the Foundation provide the individual or business donor with significant tax savings.
Who do I contact to help?
Atlantic General Hospital Foundation
9733 Healthway Drive
Berlin, MD 21811
Phone: (410) 641-9644