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Autumn Leaf

Membership in the Autumn Leaf Society is a special distinction for individuals who notify Hosparus Health that they have made provisions in their estate plans to include support for the organization.

One simple way to join the Autumn Leaf Society is by including a gift to Hosparus Health in your will. Our partner, FreeWill, has a secure online tool you can use to make or update your will in just 20 minutes at no cost.

You can also join the Autumn Leaf Society by contacting Lisa Sanford at 270-304-2329, or


How does joining the Autumn Leaf Society benefit patients and families?

With the help of donations made through planned gifts, Hosparus Health cares for individuals regardless of their ability to pay for services. Your support creates a lasting legacy and helps us ensure the long-term viability of quality end-of-life care in our community.


What are some types of planned gifts?
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations
  • Named endowment to support a Hosparus program or staff position
  • Designated beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account or other pension plan

Your attorney or financial planner can explain these options to you in detail, or contact us for advice.


My estate plan already includes Hosparus Health. Am I considered a member of the Autumn Leaf Society?

Yes. Please let us know of your planned gift by returning the attached form.


I would like to support Hosparus Health, but have a limited estate. Is there a minimum gift to he a member of the Autumn Leaf Society?

No. All gifts are welcome and will benefit patients and families now and in the future.


What language can I use for my bequest?

Here is a sample of  a general bequest, unrestricted as to purpose, for use in the state of Kentucky:
“I give ( ____ dollars) or ( ____ percent of my estate) to Hosparus Inc, (dba Hosparus Health), a Kentucky charitable corporation, for its general purposes.”

EIN: 61-0921718

*Note: Estate plans should be prepared by and with the advice of professional counsel. To ensure your charitable intentions are known and carried out, it is important to also notify Hosparus Health Development Office staff.

Still have questions?

For questions about the Autumn Leaf Society, contact Lisa Sanford at 270-304-2329,, or fill out the form below.


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