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Give in Honor or Memory of Someone

A gift to Dominican Hospital can be a fitting, personal way to honor the memory or successes of a loved one, or mark other milestones in life. When the tribute is in memory of someone dear, the Foundation will notify the family of your kind act, but will not disclose the amount of your donation.

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Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA)

With a CGA you give a gift to Dominican of $10,000 or more and receive a fixed lifetime income and significant tax savings. The income amount you receive is based on the value of the gift and the age/s of the donor/s. Here is a sample of the rates as of 4/2015. Please e-mail givingtodominican@dignityhealth.org for more information.

One Life

Annuity Rate




 Two Lives (Couples)

Annuity Rate






65 & 75







75 & 75







75 &80


Bob Swenson Legacy Society

Bob Swenson Legacy Society members haved named Dominican Hospital Foundation in a will, living trust, charitable trust, or insurance arrangement. An attractive permanent display in the hospital recognizes Bob Swenson Legacy Society members by name. It's the Foundation's way of honoring today those who make a gift for tomorrow. For more information on the Bob Swenson Legacy Society, send us an e-mail at givingtodominican@dignityhealth.org or call
(831) 462-7712.


Foundation Board of Directors established the Dominican Hospital Foundation Endowment in April 1984. Annual yield on the Endowment's untouchable principal assures income in perpetuity to Dominican, an income that continues to grow as the Endowment prospers.

The Endowment offers a thoughtful and creative option for those considering making a charitable gift to the Hospital. Component funds may be named for those who donate $10,000 or more to the Endowment. Those who establish such funds may designate the purpose for which they are used. There are now more than 50 named Endowment component. Please contact the Foundation at (831) 462-7712 or e-mail us at givingtodominican@dignityhealth.org and we will contact you.

Annual Giving Society

Members of the Annual Giving Society provide a source of support that Dominican Hospital can count on, year after year. Society members make a commitment that their annual support of the Foundation will reach $500, $750 or $1,000.

Every donation made throughout the year is counted toward Annual Giving Society membership. This means, for example, that every memorial gift and each special purpose gift will help our Giving Society Members reach their selected commitment level. Please contact the Foundation at (831) 462-7712 or e-mail us at givingtodominican@dignityhealth.org and we will contact you.

The Pteron Society

The Pteron Society was founded by doctors on Dominican's medical staff to provide a visible way for the local medical community to show their support of Dominican Hospital and be recognized for this philanthropy. The name Pteron (Greek for "wing") was chosen to give wings to specific Dominican Hospital projects benefiting health care in Santa Cruz County.

Pteron Society members donate $100 each month to the Foundation through automatic payments from a checking account or credit card. Individual donors may direct their gift to a specific cause or service area or to where the need is greatest.

A special section of the Honor Roll of Donors in Dominican's main lobby lists Pteron Society members. For more information, contact the Dominican Foundation at (831) 462-7712 or e-mail us at givingtodominican@dignityhealth.org.


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Dominican Hospital Foundation
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Phone:(831) 462-7712