The Giving Season: Donating to Your Favorite Charity

photo of several doctors and nursesDuring the month of December, many people look to donate to their favorite charity.  There are many wonderful foundations that need support to operate throughout the year and most receive their largest contributions during the month of December, before the end of the tax year.  It is a good time to review your own finances and decide if you are able to donate to one that you find to be a worthy cause.

One of my favorite organizations which I support is the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ It holds a special place in my heart as my daughter Elizabeth was born there on July 10, 1996.  It is also where I had some of my most difficult days. It is where we rushed when Elizabeth was bitten by a dog when she was eight and had to have surgery, and when Dan had a life threatening bee sting due to an allergic reaction.  In each visit to Valley, we receive not only the best care, but the most compassionate and understanding physicians, nurses and staff.

The Valley Hospital Foundation supports the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.  The Valley Hospital is one of the highest ranked hospitals in New Jersey and has been ranked number one in cardiac services, coronary interventional procedures and cardiac surgery.  Dan and I had the privilege of attending an event where Dr. Alex Zapolanski, Director of Cardiac Surgery was the guest speaker.  The advances in cardiac care are significant and the presentation was both educational and entertaining. The advancement of cardiac care at Valley Hospital is impressive and gives us great comfort to know that all of our community benefits from this program.

It is always a great feeling to donate to a wonderful cause.  The need for resources will benefit all of the residents of New Jersey.  And it is great to know that if we need this care in the future, it is available at Valley Hospital.

So take the time during this season of giving to consider donating to a charity that you feel passionate about.   And don’t forget to donate before the end of the tax year!

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About Maureen Crimmins

Maureen Crimmins is co-founder of Crimmins Wealth Management and a fee-only independent financial advisor. Have a financial question? ASK MAUREEN

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One Response to The Giving Season: Donating to Your Favorite Charity

  1. S. Christine Tobin December 11, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Dear Dan and Maureen,
    Enjoyed both of your articles which are written with positive information and complimentary references for our local and nation! Thank you, Tina

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