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Bridge to the Future Endowment Campaign

 Overview
Providing primary medical care, medical specialty referrals, dental and pharmaceutical services to those who can’t afford healthcare or insurance costs about $1.4 million per year in operating monies.  The value of the services provided by our volunteer doctors and dentists and medications donated by drug companies totals more than $21 million per year!  So, you see, Good News Clinics realizes a dramatic bang for each dollar invested.  Several years ago, the Good News Clinics board of directors adopted a strategic plan to prepare the organization for successful future operations.  One of the signature goals of this planning process was the Bridge to the Future Endowment Campaign.  The idea was to begin to build an endowment, the corpus of which would be maintained to earn operating funds for the clinics.  We challenged ourselves with raising $5 million over five years.
 
Our goal is to reach the $5 million threshold, and that’s where you come in.  We have raised over $3.85 million and hope you will help us reach our goal.  As Sam Poole was fond of saying,
 
“It’s terrible to be sick, but a travesty to be sick and not be able to see a doctor!”
 
Thank you for your help, as we strive to insure that everyone in Hall County has access to the medical expertise they need.
 
Gift Opportunities
A wide range of named gift opportunities are available to honor donors or the donors’ families and friends.  A five year pledge period has been established All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.
 
Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting legacy for your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
 
The following are some of the naming opportunities at GNC:
The Dispensary:  $500,000
Patient Waiting Areas (Medical, Dental):  $100,000
Specialty Referral Office Suite:  $50,000
Medical Exam Rooms (8):  $15,000 each
Patient Counseling Room:  $15,000
Endowed Nurse Practitioner Position:  $1,000,000
 
Planned Giving Opportunities
By including a bequest to Good News Clinics in your will, living trust or naming GNC as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come.  Contributions to Good News Clinics, a nonprofit agence, qualify for a maximum deductibility for income, gift and estate tax purposes.  Bequests are one of the easiest ways to give to GNC because donors retain complete control over the assets during their lifetime.
 
Your attorney or financial advisor can consult with you on how to include GNC as beneficiary of a planned gift. 
 
Ultimately, your leadership gift to The Bridge to the Future Campaign is an investment that will yield a lasting return:  healthy citizens working together to create a vibrant and thriving community and an economically healthy future for us all.
 
Thank you for your support.

To Make a Contribution to the Bridge to the Future Campaign, click on the following link:
  http://www.goodnewsclinics.org/donate/

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