Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Donor Report 2018 JBHF Donor Report 2018 - Page 11

Leaving a legacy “Joseph Brant Hospital is our community hospital, and we need to support it.” Betty Geiss Leaving a legacy of care for your community Did you know that to date, more than $18 million has been gifted to our Hospital by generous and thoughtful individuals who have included Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation in their wills? The impact that these special donors have had on the care our patients receive, every day, is truly remarkable. Estate gifts have improved care in nearly every area of our hospital including the Emergency Department, the Oncology Clinic, Surgical Services and Diagnostic Imaging. Their generosity leaves a legacy of care that will continue to benefit our community for generations to come. Legacies like that of Howard and Betty Geiss, who left their entire estate, valued at approximately $4 Million to the Foundation. Howard and Betty were long-standing donors to JBHF, making their first gift in 1985. They continued to make annual gifts ranging from $25 to $3,000 for close to 30 years, explaining their giving as supporting local healthcare. “Joseph Brant Hospital is our community hospital, and we need to support it,” said Betty. Howard passed away in 2006, and shortly after Betty’s death in 2016, the Foundation was made aware of their extraordinary gift and established the Howard and Betty Geiss Endowment Fund. Through this endowment, their principal gift is preserved and invested, and the annual income generated will be used to support the Hospital’s most critical needs. The Foundation is pleased to recognize and celebrate donors who have informed the Foundation that they have left a gift in their will to support our Hospital through membership in the Joseph Brant Society.. And like Howard and Betty, all of our Society members will have a lasting impact on the quality of healthcare for generations to come. Donor Report 2017-2018 11