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Planned Giving

SoHum Health’s Stewards of Care: a gift to last for generations

Access to modern medical care is a vital part of Southern Humboldt’s infrastructure and wellbeing. You can save lives by supporting SoHum Health’s emergency, radiology, CT, mammography, ultrasound, home health, primary care, pharmacy, and skilled nursing services. Make your gift today or plan for a future gift that will support the health of Southern Humboldt after your lifetime. Gifts to SoHum Health Foundation will allow people to live and thrive in the community we love, for generations to come.

What is a Steward of Care?

A Steward of Care is a donor who chooses to include SoHum Health Foundation in their will or estate plans and leave a legacy of community health for Southern Humboldt.

Becoming a Steward of Care

There are a variety of ways to become a Steward of Care and give your generous support, including:

  • A bequest in your will
  • A life insurance policy with SoHum Health Foundation designated as the beneficiary
  • IRA distributions transferred directly to SoHum Health Foundation
  • Donations of stock, securities, real estate, or personal properties
  • Charitable trusts and gift annuities

Thank you Stewards of Care Members

We are grateful for those who have chosen to support our community’s health as part of their personal legacy.

  • Charles & Jan Benbow
  • Carolyn Hino-Bourassa & Dennis Bourassa
  • Douglas Fir
  • Les & Carol Scher
  • Corinne & Glen Stromstad
  • Brian Walker
  • Bunny Wilder & David Kirby

“Jerold Phelps Community Hospital has saved my life at least twice and that’s probably not unusual for anyone who’s been an area resident for over 50 years. At one point or another, everyone here has or will need to visit our ER: the nearer, the better.

This is why I’ve chosen to leave a gift to build a new hospital. There are many worthy causes to support, but I’ve chosen this one because it’s a tangible, enduring physical asset that will benefit our community for generations.

Planned Giving exists in many forms: an outright gift, a real estate investment or property, art and other collectibles, etc. You can also leave a percentage of your remaining assets, like I’ve chosen to do. Contributing leaves a lasting legacy and you’ll be assured that you’ve made an investment in an institution that anchors our community.”


Douglas Fir, Planned Giving Donor

“My husband and l have lived here since 1974. We have enjoyed our life here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Over the years we’ve witnessed the lives of those we love saved at our local hospital. We are leaving a lasting gift to help sustain it and the vital services it provides.”


Bunny Wilder, Planned Giving Donor

Language for Your Will or Living Trust

Here are some examples of bequest language that will direct your gift to your intended recipient:

A Specific Gift Amount

“I give, devise and bequeath to Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare Foundation, 733 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542, Tax #94-6172987 the sum of $_______.”
or “___ % of my estate.”
or “Shares of stock in _________ Company.”
or “My real property, parcel number
# _________ located at ______________.”

A Residual Gift Plan

“I give, devise and bequeath to Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare Foundation, 733 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542, Tax #94-6172987 [all or a percentage] of the residue of my estate.”

*Residue is defined as that which remains after debts and expenses of administration, legacies and all other devices have been satisfied.

A Contingent Gift Plan

“In the event that [name of beneficiary] does not survive, I give, devise and bequeath the deceased beneficiary’s gift to Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare Foundation, 733 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542, Tax #94-6172987.”

*This webpage provides only general information and is not intended as legal, accounting or other professional advice. Consult an appropriate advisor for financial guidance, and an attorney for advice on any legal documents. The details of your gift will remain confidential unless you choose to disclose it.

Additional information

Legal Name: Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare Foundation
Address: 733 Cedar Street, Garberville, CA 95542
Tax ID#: 94-6172987
Contact: Development Director, (707) 223-6630,
Tax Status: Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare Foundation is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization as described in sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts and bequests are deductible for income, gift and estate tax purposes.

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