Create a Legacy of Love with a Planned Gift

Gift Planning

The following is intended to help you and your attorney in drafting a bequest that satisfies your interests. As you consult your attorney on the selection of appropriate wording to reflect your own goals and intentions regarding Baystate Health Foundation, be sure our organization’s correct legal name appears in all final documents as:

“Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199, a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 04-3549011.”

Specific Bequest 

A specific bequest is one of the more popular ways to make a charitable gift by will. If you already have a will, a phone call to your attorney may be all you will need to add a charitable gift.  You may leave a specified dollar amount or % of your estate to Baystate Health.  You may also make your gift in honor of or in memorial for a loved one.  Here’s suggested language to use. 

"I give DOLLAR AMOUNT [or ___% of my estate] to Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization established by law in Massachusetts (Federal Tax ID# 04-3549011), to be used for _______________________("greatest needs" or name of hospital or program)."

Restricted Bequest

You may also direct your gift to a favorite hospital, program or area you would like to support at Baystate Health. 

“I give DOLLAR AMOUNT [or percentage of my estate] to Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization established by law in Massachusetts (Federal Tax ID# 04-359011), to be used for to fulfill the mission of Baystate Health, with a focus on the following purpose: [State the purpose as broadly as possible].”

Examples include providing support for: 

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center
  • Baystate Heart and Vascular Program
  • Baystate Home Health & Hospice
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Baystate Noble Hospital
  • Baystate Regional Cancer Program
  • Baystate Wing Hospital
  • Education
  • Equipment & Technology
  • Facilities & Capital Projects
  • Patient Care
  • Rays of Hope Endowment
  • Research


How Your Gift Helps

Your gifts to Baystate Health Foundation help us improve the health of the people in our communities every day, with quality and compassion. Your generosity provides Baystate Health with the resources to…

Provide the best possible clinical treatment and improve the quality of life for patients; Educate the next generation of physicians, nurses, researches and other care providers; Bolster access to care, education and preventative medicine for underserved communities.