Planned Giving

Each of us will leave a legacy, something nurses working in hospice or palliative care may realize more than most others. When considering your own legacy, planned gifts to HPNF enable you to support hospice and palliative nursing care for generations to come. 

Making a planned gift to HPNF will support and grow a vital network of hospice and palliative care nurses, generate a heightened awareness of our specialty of care, and further advance the quality of life for the patients and families. In fact, legacy giving is a positive way to leave a lasting impact while it also has significant tax implications that can lower income taxes during your life as well as estate taxes at your death. 

Common planned gift contributions can be made through traditional means, including: 

  • Wills 
  • Trusts 
  • Retirement and IRA funds 
  • Life insurance policies

Click here to access additional bequest information and sample language.

There are tax implications that can maximize the gifts you leave for all your beneficiaries. For example, assets from an IRA or 401(k) plan are subject to income tax when bequeathed to an individual but are tax-exempt when left to a 501(c)(3) charity like HPNF. Engaging legal and financial professionals who have the credentials and experience in estate planning is the best way to understand which options are best for you and your family.  

Gifts of all types provide vital support and enable HPNF to continue to cultivate and champion the future of hospice and palliative nursing care. If you would like further information, contact HPNF at

Thank you to the donors who have included support for HPNF in their estate plans.

Jane Sidwell, MSW, RN, FPCN
Sally Welsh, RN, MSN, NEA-BC