Planned Giving

We are grateful you are interested in learning about the impact of estate planning and the benefits of charitable gift planning. We have found that our planned gift donors want to do something special for Alive because they care deeply about our organization, and they want to make a difference in the world they live in -- now and in the future.

A planned gift lasts long beyond a lifetime. It allows you to fulfill your dreams and wishes for our organization and demonstrate your commitment to future generations benefiting from our services. Our mission: providing love care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.

Planned gifts can be an important element of your -- and your family’s -- overall financial, philanthropic and estate planning.

Friends for Life Giving Society

If you have already designated Alive in your will, please contact us as we would like to personally thank you for your exceptional generosity. We also wish to recognize you as a member of our Friends for Life Giving Society, an appropriate description of those who make plans during their lives to support Alive following their deaths.

With your permission, we would like to include your name in listings of this important group of donors who have declared their intentions to make a deferred gift. This recognition is incredibly valuable for Alive: your decision, when made visible to others, may inspire them to do the same.

Planned giving options

A planned gift may be as simple as naming Alive, as a beneficiary of your will, 401(k), IRA, pension fund, insurance policy or trust. A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make: you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to Alive as part of your estate plan – a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, balance of your estate, or as the beneficiary of certain assets.

Other donors may consider a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust which provides income or tax benefits to the donor. You may be interested in a naming opportunity in memory of a loved one, ranging from a patient room in our Nashville or Murfreesboro residence, to funding a capital improvement or to endow a fund which – for example – provides for increasing our grief counseling staff to help us meet increasing needs

Alive is committed to protecting and preserving your planned gift. Our board and staff have decades of experience in adhering to the highest ethical standards and practicing disciplined financial oversight, to ensure a sustainable business model and resources far into the future. An ethos of transparency ensures that donors and interested members of the public have access to appropriate and accurate information regarding finances, operations, and results.

I'm interested, what do I do next?

We encourage everyone considering a planned gift to consult legal and/or financial professionals of their choosing. They can help to answer your questions, such as:

  • Which gift is right for you?
  • Which gifts are completely free of estate and other taxes?
  • Which gifts are subject to estate or income taxes for you or your heirs?
  • Which gifts can provide income? Now, deferred until retirement, or to fund (for example) children's or grandchildren's future college expenses?

Planned Giving Documents

Some helpful (downloadable) documents can be found here:

Contact us

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your interests and your goals. Please contact us to learn more about planned gift opportunities: 615-327-1085.