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Helping children in Texas and beyond…

Congratulations on your decision to make a difference in a child’s life by contributing to Shriners Hospitals for Children. The following information is available from the Shriners International Headquarters at

100 Million Dollar Club

For a one-time donation of $100, you can become a member of the “100 Million Dollar Club.” Donors will receive a special certificate recognizing their contribution.

All such donations should be coordinated through Donald D. Starnes, Recorder of Alzafar Shrine Temple. Noble Starnes can be reached via email or at (210) 496-1625.

Gallery-COutright Gifts to Shriners Hospitals

To make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children, you can send a check, made payable to “Shriners Hospitals for Children,” to any of the 22 Shriners Hospitals (see directory of individual hospitals) or to the Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607-1460.

If you wish to make a donation in honor of or in memory of another individual, simply include a note indicating the person’s name, and include the name and address of the person who should receive the acknowledgement.

Wills and Bequests

A bequest through your will ensures that the work of helping children in need through Shriners Hospitals for Children will be supported in your name after your death. Designations of bequests should clearly indicate Shriners Hospitals for Children. Bequests under wills may reduce estate taxes.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of securities are welcomed in our mission of helping children in need. All donations used to fund the operation of our 22 pediatric orthopaedic hospitals and burns institutes.

Gifts of appreciated securities may result in: 1) capital gains tax savings, 2) creating an income tax deduction, and 3) removing this asset from your estate for estate tax purposes. Gifts of appreciated securities have a potential federal income tax deduction of up to 30% of the adjusted gross income of the donor with a 5-year carry forward of any excess.

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of real estate are welcomed in our mission of helping children in need.

All qualified real estate may be deeded outright to Shriners Hospitals for Children, or if it is a residence or farm, may be given with a retained life interest. The value of the outright gift of property or the remainder interest being contributed to Shriners Hospitals may be deductible as a charitable contribution.

Life Estate Agreements

A personal residence or farm may be given as a charitable gift, with the donor retaining the right to use the property for life. This is known as a Life Estate Agreement. The life estate may be retained for one or more lives, or for a term of years.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Shriners Hospitals for Children can be designated as the irrevocable beneficiary and owner of an insurance policy. The hospitals would thus be assured of a definite sum in the future. The cash surrender value and annual premium may be deducted as a charitable contribution.

Pooled Income Fund

Persons contributing $5,000 or more may participate in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Pooled Income Fund. Under this agreement, donors or their designees will receive annual income from their contribution during their lifetime. A portion of the contribution may be deducted as a charitable donation.

About Shriner’s Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. The hospitals focus on four specialized areas of care:

Orthopaedic Care – medical and rehabilitative services for children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Burn Care – treatment for acute and non-acute burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support.

Spinal Cord Injury – spinal cord injury rehabilitation specifically for children, offering some of the most advanced treatment in the country, with full range of services.

Cleft Lip and Palate Care – coordinated, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for children with this condition