We were being touched along the way through these experiences, and we began to personally see what a huge benefit, service, mission, and spiritual opportunity to serve hospice really was. 83 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS - Celebrating & Supporting Methodist’s Mission METHODIST HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 I 9 “We decided to do a 15-year charitable lead trust. We put money in on an ongoing basis. Every year the assets are evaluated, and we contribute a percentage of the proceeds to four charities, of which Methodist has always been one,” Jim explained. Ann added, “I think most people - and I was one of them - hear the word ‘trust’, and they think ‘Oh, you’ve got to have a lot of money to have a trust.’ That is just not true, and I think that is information that people need to know.” Ann and Jim are grateful to be able to support the organizations they are passionate about, and they want others to know they can do the same. “I think there are more ways to give than people recognize. Many people think they can’t give their treasure or don’t know how to give their treasure. For the charitable lead trust, we receive a tax benefit that makes giving easier - not only rewarding but easier,” Jim shared. “Through our experience of giving, we’re rewarded in ways we never anticipated. I don’t think you can reach out a hand and help somebody and not be helped yourself.” Hospice BY THE NUMBERS 238 patients received charity care children served through Camp BraveHearts Family Grief Camp 4,398 days of hospice care provided to patients unable to pay Mike Conley Bowl ‘n Bash. Grizzlies Point Guard Mike Conley hosted another sellout crowd at his annual Bowl ‘n Bash event benefitting the Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Cancer Center Luncheon. The Cancer Center Luncheon benefitting West Cancer Center featured Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and attracted a crowd of over 1,000 guests. Living Awards Benefit. The 36th Annual Living Awards Benefit honored Rev. Dr. John Kilzer, Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, Dr. Paul Douthitt, Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia, and Dr. Robert Hollabaugh Sr. for their inspirational work in faith and health. Night Life for Methodist Hospice. In the event’s 5th year, Night Life for Methodist Hospice hosted a record-breaking crowd for a fun concert featuring The Marshall Tucker Band and benefitting Methodist Hospice.
Methodist Healthcare Foundation Annual Report 2017
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