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Ways to Give

Every year, more than 1,000 individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations make contributions to the Centra Foundation to support the services, programs and facilities of Centra.  Donors can make unrestricted gifts to fund numerous Foundation projects and programs, or they can make a restricted gift to fund a specific project or program.

Gifts to the Centra Foundation improve the current health care facilities and programs in our region and ensure that we meet the health care needs of future generations.

The Centra Foundation accepts outright cash gifts to the Annual Fund as well as major gifts for specific projects. Many donors give a planned gift made out of a donor's assets rather than from current income.

A planned gift can benefit the donor and his or her family by conserving assets, increasing lifetime income and often providing substantial savings in income, gifts and estate taxes. Planned gifts are made through a transfer vehicle. They include bequests, annuities, and other gift arrangements.

Tax Exempt Status

The Centra Foundation, a part of Centra, is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization. The U.S. Department of the Treasury granted this status to the Centra Foundation on August 29, 1994. The Foundation's Federal Tax Exempt number is: 54-1604094.

Making a contribution to the Centra Foundation is easy! The Foundation is able to accept contributions by check or using your credit or debit card.

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Outright Gifts

Outright Gifts
Outright Gifts

Cash Gifts

There is no easier way to get a charitable deduction and support the Centra Foundation at the same time than by giving a cash gift. It's as easy as writing a check or using your credit card. And you can deduct 100 percent of the gift amount from your federal income tax. Make sure you postmark your gift for each particular year by December 31.Click on the 
Donate Online Now link to the left to make your gift or pledge now.

Real Estate Gifts

If you own a home, vacation home, acreage or a farm, a charitable real estate gift can bring you great tax advantages. The tax benefits of appreciated real estate are identical to those of appreciated securities. A real estate donation provides you with an income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the property and eliminates capital gains tax on your profit.

Appreciated Securities Gifts

An appreciated stocks and bonds gift is an excellent way to support the hospital's programs. This type of gift usually enables you to receive not only an income tax deduction, but also eliminates capital gains tax.

Honor Gifts

Making a gift in honor of an individual is a great way to remember a family member, friend or colleague on a special occasion. The gift is a tribute to the individual for which it's given. Gifts can recognize births, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, retirements, weddings and professional or academic achievements.

When you let us know whom you want to honor, we'll send that person a card acknowledging your gift in his or her name.

Memorial Gifts

Gifts in memory of individuals can be given to memorialize a loved one, family member, spouse, friend or valued colleague. When we receive gifts in memory of an individual, we send a card to the family of the deceased notifying them of the gift.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving
Planned Giving

Levels Of Giving

Levels Of Giving
Levels Of Giving

Gift Clubs & Recognition Societies

Up to $100 The Blue Ridge Club
$100+ The Seven Hills Club
$250+ The Dogwood Club

The James River Club

The Centra Society


The Chairman's Club
$2,500+ The Piedmont Club
$5,000+ The Monument Club
$10,000+ The Samaritan Club
$15,000+ The Heritage Club

The Patron Club

$50,000+ The Benefactor Club
$100,000+ The Visionary  Club
$500,000+ The Century Club

The Legacy Society

The Legacy Society was established by the Centra Foundation to recognize individuals and families who have supported us by establishing planned gifts. Through their philanthropy, individuals in this society are helping to meet the healthcare needs of future generations.

Qualifying gifts include

  • Bequests
  • Charitable reminder trusts & lead trusts
  • Retirement planned gifts
  • Life insurance gifts
  • Gift annuities