leave a legacy

Give for the Future. Give for Good.

A gift in your will or trust can change lives forever. With the right planning, you may even increase the size of your estate and reduce the tax burden on your heirs.

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The greatest benefit of a legacy gift through the Sanford Health Foundation is knowing you’ll help people and make an impact for generations. You may also realize many additional financial and personal benefits:

  • You may avoid capital gains and other taxes on assets.
  • You could receive charitable income tax deductions and other tax benefits.
  • You can determine how your gift is spent.
  • By planning ahead, asset distribution is clear to avoid an accidental disinheritance.
  • You’ll help secure Sanford Health’s future.
  • You’ll ensure your life’s work and values will always be honored and remembered.
More on Planned Giving

Ways to Give

Below are a few ways you can make a planned gift to the Sanford Health Foundation. If you want to learn more, please visit sanfordlegacy.org.


One of our frequently chosen legacy options is to name the Sanford Health Foundation as a beneficiary of your assets through your will or trust.

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Retirement Assets

An IRA charitable rollover may let you transfer up to $105,000 to the Sanford Health Foundation tax free.

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Life Insurance

You can donate life insurance policies to contribute to charitable efforts or designate the Sanford Health Foundation as a beneficiary.

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Legacy Stories

The most powerful way to see the good our donors do is to meet them. Learn about how these donor gifts are changing lives. Each gift through the Sanford Health Foundation means a story for good.

Free Estate Planning Guide

Start planning for the future now. Our free step-by-step guide will help you create or update your estate plan to protect everything you love and leave a meaningful legacy.

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Our Legacy Society Donors


Visit page 31 of our annual report, and join us in celebrating our Legacy Society – a community of over 200 donors who are making Sanford Health a part of their lasting legacy through a planned gift.