Donor Recognition

Whatever your financial ability, Sacred Heart Foundation offers several options for giving societies that enable a donor to be an ongoing stakeholder in Sacred Heart’s long-standing mission of care.

A legacy of Generosity

Order of the Cornette

Named for the traditional headdress of the Daughters of Charity, the Order of the Cornette is an elite organization of Sacred Heart Health System’s most valued donors who have given of their time, talent and personal funds to help further Sacred Heart’s mission to provide quality and compassionate medical care to all throughout Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama.

Good Samaritan

$10k-$25k

Helping Hand

$25k-$50k

Healing Heart

$50k-$100k

Generous Spirit

$100k-$250k

Guiding Light

$250k-$500k

Guardian Angel

$500k-$1m

Miracle Maker

$1m-$5m

Dream Maker

$5m or greater

Levels of Giving

How It Works

Since its inception in 2002, over 650 members have been inducted into this most prestigious order. Because of our members, Sacred Heart has been able to grow and expand our healthcare services, while still maintaining our pledge to care for the sick and injured, regardless of their ability to pay.

How To Join

Membership in the prestigious Order of the Cornette is extended to those whose cumulative giving has reached $10,000 and above. Gifts and pledges may be paid during a scheduled period of time in quarterly or annual installments. Members are recognized with an inscribed tile on our specially designed Wall of Honor on display in our hospital locations.

Picture of DaughersOfCharity Statues

Investing In Our Future And Yours

Founder’s Society

In honor of this caring spirit, Sacred Heart Foundation has established the “Founders’ Society”, which recognizes individuals who have included Sacred Heart in their wills and estate plans or with a planned gift.

Through this society, the Foundation is privileged to be able to honor individuals that make lasting commitments to the support the future of the missions of Sacred Heart Health System. Your support and commitment is vital to the continued growth of our ministry.

Bequests

If you plan to make a charitable gift by designating Sacred Heart in your will, please meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. Tell him or her exactly what you would like to do. Be as clear as possible in describing which mission you would like to support with your gift. We hope you’ll let us know when you have named Sacred Heart in your will. We would very much like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. But at the same time, recognition of your gift can encourage others to do the same. Whatever the case, we will honor your wishes, because we appreciate your support immensely.

Securities

A stock portfolio is often among the most valuable assets you own, and one that carries substantial capital gain—appreciation in value. You may take the full fair market value of the stock gift as a charitable deduction on your income taxes. If you have stock losses, sell the stock yourself to realize the loss and take the allowable deduction for tax purposes. Then generate a charitable deduction by donating the cash proceeds of the sale to the Foundation.

Life Insurance

One of the most satisfying uses for life insurance policies are connected with charitable giving! If you have a life insurance policy you no longer need, you might want to consider contributing it to a charitable cause in which you believe. Purchasing a new policy and naming Sacred Heart Foundation as beneficiary is another possibility. Before making a purchase of new insurance, please contact the Foundation.

When Gifts Count

It’s fairly easy to determine when you’re able to take an income tax deduction when you make an outright gift. The general rule is that a gift made to Sacred Heart is credited on the date the Foundation receives the gift. When you tell your broker to transfer stock, the date of the gift is the day it’s received in the account of the Foundation. The timing of your gift is especially important if the end of the year is approaching and you want the gift to be credited for the current year.

We are truly honored to have the privilege to make a difference in our community. Thank you for considering a gift of support for our ministry here at Sacred Heart.

For more information, please contact your local Sacred Heart Foundation office.

Pensacola Office
2200 Airport Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 416-4660
shf@ascension.org

Emerald Coast Office
7700 US Highway 98 West, Suite 300
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 278-3700

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2700
Pensacola, FL 32513