The Speare Legacy Society was founded to honor and recognize friends who have invested in our community’s healthcare by including a gift to Speare Memorial Hospital in their will or estate plans.
Joining is Simple
Planning Today for a Healthy Future
Members will receive special recognition in Hospital publications and on the website (members can also choose to remain anonymous).
There are many ways to make a carefully planned, meaningful legacy gift to Speare Memorial Hospital through:
- Your Will (sample bequest language provided below)
- A Retirement Plan or IRA
- A Trust
- A Life Insurance Policy
A History of Giving
In the early 1900s, Helen M. Clark made the decision to include a gift to Speare Memorial Hospital in her will. Her bequest, one of the first received by Speare, came at a pivotal time in the hospital’s history. When a devastating fire in 1916 destroyed the original hospital building, Helen Clark’s bequest provided the initial funds needed to build a new hospital.
Since then, many friends have included Speare Memorial Hospital in their estate plans. These planned gifts – some large, some small – help to fund new programs, healthcare services, medical equipment and, as Helen Clark’s bequest once did, new buildings.
Sample Bequest Language:
I give and devise to Speare Memorial Hospital, 16 Hospital Road, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 03264, Tax ID #: 02-0226774 the sum of $__________ dollars (or state percentage of estate or piece of property) to be held, administered, and used by the Board of Directors for support of Speare Memorial Hospital in the area of greatest opportunity.
Thank you for your investment in the Hospital’s mission to provide excellent healthcare for our community every day!
Please consult your legal and financial counsel when considering a legacy gift.