Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some general questions people have asked regarding donations to Taos Health Systems or Holy Cross Hospital. If you don't find an answer here or have other questions, please contact the Gift Office at (575) 751-8963 or IVandever@taoshospital.org. Thank you for your interest and your generous support.
Taos Health Systems, Inc. (of which Holy Cross Hospital is a division) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charitable organization. Our IRS employer ID number is 85-0289839.
All donations are tax deductible and may provide other significant tax advantages. Please consult your tax and legal counsel for advice on the giving method best suited to you.
Through our secure Give Now online donation form you may designate what you wish to fund (general, specific department, program, event, memorial, etc.), how you want your donation recognized, and if you want to make a recurring gift each month.
To make a credit card donation by telephone, please call (575) 751-8963 Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm Mountain Time. Please have ready the following information:
- Name on the card
- Card number
- Expiration date
- Security Code
- Billing address
You may send the Mail-In Gift Form to:
Taos Health Systems, Inc.
ATTN: Gift Office
1397 Weimer Rd
Taos, NM 87571
Wire / Electronic Transfer
Please notify the Gift Office of your desire to donate by electronic transfer of funds by calling (575) 751-8963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you the information your bank will need to process an electronic transfer.
Stocks or Other Securities
Please notify the Gift Office of your desire to donate stock or other securities by calling (575) 751-8963 or email email@example.com. Additional information can be found on the Gifts of Stock or Other Securities description in the Ways To Give section, under Gifts Anyone Can Make.
Absolutely, you have rights! In fact, you have a significant list of rights as a donor. Taos Health Systems has adopted the Donor Bill of Rights to help inform your “investment” in our work.
Taos Health Systems, Inc. (of which Holy Cross Hospital is a division) is one of the nation's leading rural health care providers, ranking high in all federal oversight standards of care and administration. Taos Health Systems plays a vital role in the life northern New Mexico and for over 77 years has consistently provided high quality and innovative health care; care delivered with heart.
Since our beginning in 1936, our standard has been “no one gets turned away.” Each year we provide almost $10 million dollars’ worth of care for people who have no insurance and don’t qualify for any government health program. So, we must depend on the generosity of our community to help us help those in need. Further, we are a dynamic health system, growing a variety of health services for our growing and diverse community and striving to set the national standard for excellence in rural healthcare.
Your gift to Taos Health Systems reaches out through our many programs and services to touch lives across the region. Each gift, small or large, contributes to a life-saving legacy for Taos…now and for the future.
There's no question your gift will make an impact. Every gift truly does make a difference. The cumulative effect of numerous small gifts can be very significant, such as helping fund the start-up of a pilot community health project, purchasing new equipment, enable our staff to gather the data needed to compete for a state or federal grant, or help provide a scholarship.
In this way, the power of your gift is magnified many times over.
If you wish to make a one-time gift, you can designate your gift in memory or in honor of that special person by selecting Memorial/Honor Donation when you access the Give Now online donation form. You can also download the Mail-In Donation Form to simply mail in your gift. Also, you may request a supply of pre-addressed donation envelopes to give out to friends and family.
You might also consider establishing a Memorial or Honor Fund, which can have a more lasting impact and encourages others to make contributions, as well. If intested, please contact our Gift Office by calling (575) 751-8963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you in planning and promoting a personalized fund.
To make all of your donations to Taos Health Systems anonymous, please email your request to email@example.com, so we have your request in writing. We will respond to verify your request.
Once confirmed, we will make a note in your file to ensure that all your gifts remain anonymous. As previously stated, your name will not be used in any way. You will not be identified in any report to the family or individual regarding your gift. Nor will any department or program that you may choose to benefit be notified of your gift by name.
Further, your name will not appear in reports to other internal departments (e.g. our finance department) and your gift will be listed also in our annual report as "Anonymous." The Gift Office, of course, will be aware of your gift, but it will be kept in strictest confidence.
If your desire for anonymity changes, please contact us at the same email address above.
Yes. After making an online donation, you will receive an immediate thank-you message and confirmation, suitable for tax purposes. The Gift Office will acknowledge donations sent by mail as quickly as possible.
If you establish a Memorial or Honor fund, all donors to the fund will receive an acknowledgement and you will receive a list of the donors. Due to postage and handling costs, we are unable to acknowledge gifts of less than $10.
Taos Health Systems values every gift, regardless of amount or type. If you would like to create a named fund, please contact the Gift Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (575) 751-8963.
In addition to creating your own fund, we have established funds, including an endowment program that may be of interest to you.
Yes. Taos Health Systems, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charitable organization. Gifts are deductible on federal tax returns subject to the limits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service (see IRS Code 170). If needed, a copy of the letter documenting tax-exempt status is available from the Gifts Office.
When you make a donation, the Gift Office will provide you with the necessary documentation for tax purposes.
Nothing is withheld for administrative costs from a contribution that is directed to a specific program area.
For unrestricted gifts or special event contributions, a small amount is applied to fund-raising expenses. Overall, Taos Health Systems' cost per dollar raised has averaged less than 10¢ in recent years, well below the accepted national guideline of 25¢ per dollar raised.
You can double or further multiply the impact of a gift if you are an employee, retiree or director of a corporation that matches gifts to qualified institutions. Check with your company’s HR department to see if a Matching Gift program is available to you and also see if Taos Health Systems or Holy Cross Hospital is listed.
If we are not listed, then please contact our Gift Office immediately at (575) 751-8963 or by emailing email@example.com so we can work with your HR department to maximize your donation. Also, if you are making a matching gift, please notify us so we can coordinate with your company's program officer.
We are deeply appreciative of every donation and will work to insure that your gift will always be used in a way acceptable to you, applied as you desire, and acknowledged in an appropriate manner.
Taos Health Systems is always appreciative of gifts-in-kind and will be pleased to explore with you how your gift could best be utilized. Please contact the Gift Office at (575) 751-8963 and we will be happy to discuss your gift.
The HCH Auxiliary also receives a wide variety of gifts-in-kind and can always use your help in areas ranging from delivering magazines to a patient's room to helping in the gift shop. Patient Advocates, working with patients and their families in our Emergency Room are also needed. There may be opportunities, as well, to provide gifts-in-kind through our many community health outreach programs.
Please contact the Holy Cross Auxiliary at 575-751-5728 or stop by The Gift Shop in the hospital lobby for more information on in-kind-gifts, volunteering or the Patient Advocates program. For more information on opportunities with our community outreach programs, please contact them at 575.751.8929.
It is always a great pleasure to recognize our benfactors - those "investors" in our mission to provide extraordinary healthcare in northern New Mexico. Recognition of your gift reflects our shared commitment and serves to inspire other donors.
All of our donors, large or small alike may be recognized in various ways, such as:
- personal recognition of your gift by letter;
- public announcement thru our website and/or newsletters and in our annual report; or
- membership in an appropirate giving society (depending on the size and type of gift).
Further, in accordance with Taos Health Systems’ policy, guidelines have been established for appropriate recognition of major gifts that may include naming opportunities and various types of publicity, such as publication of a donor honor roll, press releases to the media and placement of plaques or signs (also depending on the size and type of gift).
Corporate and individual sponsorship of special events offer other opportunities for recognition in program materials and media coverage.
For more information, please contact our Gift Office at(575) 751-8963 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taos Health Systems’ Gift Office is staffed by professionals who are experienced in assisting you with all types of charitable gifts. We will help you and/or your financial adviser to make a single gift or design a giving plan that is in your best interest and fulfills your desire to support quality healthcare in Taos. Further, for more complex, planned gifts, we work closely with Taos Community Foundation to insure that your gift meets your needs and desires.
For more information about making a gift to Taos Health Systems, please send an e-mail request to email@example.com or call the Gift Office at (575) 751-8963.