Other Ways to Give

Gifts come in many forms. Learn the various ways you can make a difference and support the mission of Bridges Healthcare.

Planned Giving

As you or your family plan how you might want to leave your legacy, please consider including Bridges Healthcare in your estate and financial plans. Types of planned gifts vary widely and can include: cash, appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance policies, retirement plan distributions, bequest by will, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and many more.
By including Bridges in your future plans, you will ensure mental health and recovery support for our community for years to come. Please reach out to your trusted financial advisor or our Development Department at 203.878.6365, ext. 337 to learn more.

Tribute Gifts

In Memory of

Making a donation to Bridges is a wonderful way to memorialize someone special.

Remember a Loved One

A memorial gift in remembrance of your loved one is the perfect way to honor and celebrate their life. Show someone you care following the loss of their loved one by making a memorial gift in their name.

Honor Someone Special

Thank someone special or honor a friend or family member by giving a gift in their name. What better way to express your affection and appreciation, and benefit your community, too?

For additional information on any of the above options, please contact Bridges Development Office, 203-878-6365, ext. 337.

Gifts of Securities/Stock

Giving securities is one of the most tax-efficient ways to give. Gifts of publicly traded securities bought over a year ago that have increased in value can be donated to Bridges Healthcare, Inc. Not only are donors entitled to a charitable deduction of the value of the securities, but they can avoid all capital gains taxes, too – doubling their savings!
If you would like to make a gift of securities, please contact our Development Department at 203.878.6365, ext. 337 to learn more.

In-Kind Giving

Gifts of goods or services are welcomed ways of giving and showing your support. If you are interested in providing goods or services such as supplies, equipment, products, gift certificates, printing, marketing or advertising, event space, or other specialized services, please reach out to our Development Department at 203.878.6365, ext. 337 to discuss in more detail.

Host a Fundraiser

Have an idea to raise funds in support of Bridges? We’d love to hear it! You can raise money by planning a fun community event, like a bowling tournament or bake sale – or you can “give” your birthday, wedding, or other special occasion by encouraging your friends and family to support your favorite cause! To learn more or discuss your ideas further, please contact Allison Csonka in our Development Department at 203.878.6365, ext. 337 or acsonka@bridgesmilford.org.

Employer Matching & Corporate Support

If your company is looking for ways to give back to the community, consider sponsoring one of Bridges’ many programs or even our annual Folks on Spokes & Step Forward event. Similarly, if you are an employee making a gift to Bridges, be sure to check and see if your company offers Employer Matching gifts. It’s an easy way to have your generosity multiplied! For more information on ways to get your employer or business involved, please contact our Development Department at 203.878.6365, ext. 337.

You can make a difference today.

Give the gift of recovery and a healthy, fulfilling life.