Planned Giving

Creating a legacy through planned giving can leave a lasting impact on Lawrence General and your community. Through thoughtful planned giving, working with your professional advisors, you can be part of shaping the future vision for Lawrence General. You will have the opportunity to share your priorities and ensure your personal philanthropic goals are fulfilled.

What to Give

Planned giving may include the following opportunities for giving; each offers different advantages depending on the individual donor.

  • Cash/Check
  • Real Estate
  • IRA’s/Retirement Assets
  • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Tangible Assets

How to Give

Donors should consult with their advisor to discuss giving vehicles best suited for their individual situation and the advantages of each. Ways to give may include:

  • Gift Annuity
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Family Philanthropic Fund

Sample Bequest Language

“I give and bequeath to Lawrence General Hospital Charitable Trust” (the sum of $____ or _____%) to support its exempt purposes (or insert name of a specific project or program).”

The 1875 Legacy Society

The 1875 Legacy Society recognizes with gratitude those who have created a lasting legacy of exceptional healthcare in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire by including Lawrence General Hospital in their estate plans.

Like those who founded the hospital nearly 150 years ago, these extraordinary individuals and families ascribe to a vision of comprehensive and compassionate care, close to home.

This honorary society recognizes those who name the hospital as a beneficiary of a will, retirement plan, donor-advised fund, or life insurance policy. These visionary donors carry on a tradition of philanthropy that positively impacts the health and wellness of a vibrant and dynamic community… today and for generations to come.

If you have included Lawrence General in your estate plans, please contact us at or 978-946-8121, so that we may welcome you to The 1875 Legacy Society. You may also choose to be recognized anonymously, if you wish.