Donating to AAMC: A how-to guide

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When you make a donation to Anne Arundel Medical Center, your money goes directly to the programs you care most about and want to support.

Last year alone, donations funded a campus-wide training program for nurses and technicians on the best ways to care for elderly patients, critical care training for the pediatric emergency department, and recovery chairs for joint replacement patients, just to name a few things.

Donations also helped support more than $40 million in community benefits, including community health clinics, support groups, and more than 125 research studies to advance medical care in 15 different areas.

“There are so many things that have contributed to AAMC’s growth and success, but our strong relationship with the community is one of which I am exceptionally proud,” says Jan Wood, president of the AAMC Foundation. “The community is not only our partner with regard to all the compassionate care provided within the hospital walls, but it’s also an example of the impact and power of philanthropy.”

When you give to AAMC, you can direct your donation to support the area of care that matters most to you and your family. And it’s not just about large gifts – everyone and every dollar can make a difference.

“Gifts ranging from $10 to $10 million have built our healthcare facilities, purchased equipment, funded education and training programs, hired leading caregivers, and so much more,” Jan says. “The generosity of our friends and neighbors — at every level — helps ensure the future of quality healthcare in our community.”

If you’re looking to give back to AAMC this holiday season, here’s how.

Ways to give to AAMC

You can make a donation online, or mail your donation to the AAMC Foundation at 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, Suite 604, Annapolis, Md., 21401.

You also have the option of making monthly, quarterly or multi-year pledges.  For more information, call the Foundation at 443-481-4747.

The AAMC Foundation also accepts stock gifts, which might provide you a bigger tax benefit. Talk to your accountant or financial advisor to learn more.

You can also give a planned gift. Examples include:

  • Including AAMC in your will with a bequest.
  • Establishing a charitable gift annuity to benefit you and/or a loved one.
  • Naming AAMC as a beneficiary in your life insurance or retirement plan.
  • Providing a gift of securities from your stock portfolio.

The AAMC Foundation also has several societies for donors whose gifts reach a certain level.

Corporate sponsorships

AAMC partners with various organizations for programs and events every year. In 2016, AAMC received more than $700,000 in philanthropic support from community business partners across Maryland.

To learn more about these partnership opportunities, contact Kelly Accinelli at kaccinelli@aahs.org.

Other ways to give this holiday season

Donations don’t always have to be monetary. Another way to give back this year is by donating blood to AAMC’s Blood Donor Center. Every donation benefits patients at our hospital or in our community. Around 3,000 AAMC patients receive life-saving blood transfusions every year.

If you’d like to donate, find an upcoming blood drive at www.facebook.com/AnneArundelMedicalCenter, or call the Blood Donor Center at 443-481-4215. You can also stay up to date on upcoming blood drives and events by joining the Blood Donor Center’s Facebook group. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/AAMCBloodDonorCenter and request to join the group.

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