Ways to Give Now
Donations to the Foundation can be made in honor or in memory of any person
you specify. While tribute gifts are frequently mentioned as a preference
in memorial notices, they are also often used to honor living designees.
Most gifts to the Foundation fall in this category, with no conditions
set on how they will be used. Unrestricted gifts will be used wherever
the need is greatest and allow the Foundation the flexibility in determining
how best to use the funds.
Some donors wish to contribute to a specific department, program or equipment
purchase. For example, some gifts are designated for Cardiac Care, Cancer
Wellness or Community Outreach, which provides care for the medically
underserved. A restricted gift allows you to specify how your donation
will be used.
The Endowment Fund
When gifts are made to the Endowment Fund, the gift principal is maintained
in perpetuity and invested to create income for the hospital. Income from
gifts to the Endowment Fund can be restricted to a specified purpose or
added to the Foundation's unrestricted funds.
Planned Giving Opportunities
You can obtain income enhancement opportunities during your lifetime as
well as substantial tax benefits by making a gift of stocks, property
or other appreciated assets using a variety of estate planning tools,.
For example, charitable remainder annuity trusts and charitable remainder
trusts can provide lifetime income for you or anyone you designate, and
can help you avoid capital gains and inheritance taxes.
You may also choose to donate to Queen of the Valley by naming the Foundation
in your will as a recipient of an outright gift of property or other assets.
Or you may choose to create a trust in your will, naming the Foundation
as a beneficiary. Such gifts may be restricted or unrestricted, and can
be made either to the General Fund or the Endowment Fund.
The Foundation's staff is here to provide confidential, no-obligation
consultations about how these and other forms of philanthropy can benefit
you and your loved ones as well as Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
Circle of Friends
The Circle of Friends is a group of loyal and generous donors who support
the mission of Queen of the Valley Medical Center with regular annual
gifts. There are no dues or fees to join and membership is open to all
who make cash gifts of $500 or more annually to the Circle of Friends
Donor Club. Members are invited to attend select health education events,
highlighted by an exclusive members-only reception (available to the $1,000
level and above) and held each year in a unique Napa Valley location.
Each Circle reception is highlighted by an informative healthcare discussion
featuring physicians practicing at Queen of the Valley Medical Center
as well as guest speakers from other medical centers nationwide. Basic
Circle of Friends' benefits include invitations to other healthcare
presentations, recognition in Foundation publications, name listed on
Annual Giving wall and other benefits based on membership level.
View Membership Levels
The Hall of Honor
Located within the main lobby of the medical center, the Hall of Honor
offers permanent recognition to those who have made a cumulative contribution
of $5,000 or more. Individuals and businesses whose names appear on this
permanent display are invited to attend an annual event to recognize and
honor their commitment to Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
Queen’s Heritage Circle
We believe it is a special person who decides to give a portion of their
estate to serve the healthcare needs of future generations. As a result,
our Foundation honors individuals who let us know they have made a gift
to us through their estate plan with a membership in the Queen's Heritage
Circle. These individuals are listed in our publications, on our donor
wall, and are invited to attend an annual luncheon.
If you have questions about any of these Ways to Give opportunities offered
by Queen of the Valley Foundation, please call the Foundation office at