Charitable Giving

It’s easy to wonder, “Can my gift really make a difference?” The answer is “YES.” Gifts of all sizes play an essential role at Coastal Hospice. Our donors help make all we do possible.

Since 1980, Coastal Hospice, Inc. has been offering comfort and care to the residents of the four Lower Eastern Shore counties. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that puts the needs of our patients first – regardless of their ability to pay. Your donation to Coastal Hospice allows us to promote dignity and quality of life for patients and families who face life-limiting conditions.

Learn more below or call for our Donor Guide of Giving Opportunities at 410-742-8732.

Coastal Hospice Tribute Gifts

When you support the Coastal Hospice Honorary & Memorial Tributes program you can honor someone close to you or memorialize the life of a loved one while helping others in need. You can donate in many ways and designate your gift for “general need” or to an existing restricted fund.

When your gift is received, we will send a letter of acknowledgement to you from Coastal Hospice. Should you request, a letter will also be sent to the family of the loved one (without mention of the amount.) Please be sure to provide the name and address of the person you wish to receive the letter. All donors will be included in our newsletter with the name of the person they honored or memorialized (unless you request to remain anonymous).

Explore these donation options

Memorial Gifts Honorary gifts
Honor a Caregiver Donations in Lieu of Flowers

Planned Giving

Planned gifts represent gift options that can be designed to meet your personal philanthropic and financial goals. Some planned gifts, such as a gift in your will, require no current outlay of funds at all. And other planned gifts, including the charitable gift annuity, make it possible to support our work, enjoy a tax deduction if you itemize, and receive a lifetime income at the same time.

In this unpredictable and challenging economic climate, a planned gift can be a rewarding way to make a difference in others’ lives. Please contact Director of Advancement Tammy Patrick for additional information. 410-742-8732 or

The information featured on this website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing on this website should be considered as the rendering of legal, accounting or other professional advice. Always consult your legal, tax or other professional advisor(s) before implementing a planned gift to charity.

Gifts You Can Make Now

We encourage everyone considering a planned gift to consult legal and/or financial professionals of their choosing. They can help to answer your questions, such as:

  • Which gift is right for you?
  • Which gifts are completely free of estate and other taxes?
  • Which gifts are subject to estate or income taxes for you and your heirs?
  • Which gifts can provide income? Now, deferred until retirement, or to fund (for example) children’s or grandchildren’s future college expenses?
Explore these donation options

Appreciated Securities
Life Insurance
Charitable IRA Rollover
Tax Smart Donation

Gifts That Pay Income

You may make a life income gift by transferring securities, cash, or other property to Coastal Hospice or a trustee. Coastal Hospice or your trustee then manages the investment of the assets and pays an income to you, your designated beneficiaries, or both.

Explore these donation options

Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust

Gifts That Can Be Made Later

We are grateful you are interested in learning about the impact of estate planning and the benefits of charitable gift planning. We have found that our planned gift donors want to do something special for Coastal Hospice because they care deeply about our organization, and the want to make a difference in the world they live in – now and in the future.

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Retirement Plan Assets
Bank or Investment Account

Macky and Pam Stansell House Giving Opportunities

A study commissioned by the Coastal Hospice Board of Directors confirmed the unmet need for a hospice residence, and for nearly a decade the board worked with lead donors Macky and Pam Stansell to launch a capital campaign and build the Stansell House. More than $6.5 million has been raised. Donation and naming opportunities for rooms, landscapes and more remain available.

Additional Giving Methods

Endowed Gifts

Creating an Endowed Gift allows you to help safeguard the future of Coastal Hospice in a very specific way. It is an investment in our future that will help us grow and thrive for years to come.

Endowed Gifts

Recurring Gifts

If you would like to support Coastal Hospice throughout the year or would like to make your gift more budget-friendly, please consider making a recurring gift, which can be deducted monthly.

Recurring gifts


By spreading payments over a period of time – typically not more than five years – pledges allow donors to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace, while also receiving recognition through naming opportunities.

Pledge Gifts

Charter Society

The Charter Society was established to recognize donors who gave a cumulative total of $1,000 or more during a calendar year.

Charter Society

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Other Ways You Can Help

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Thrift Shop

Our Thrift Shop in Berlin, MD supports charitable care at Coastal Hospice, in part by donations made from our community.


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