Let's Stay Connected
On March 17, 2020, we sent you our very first issue of the Let's Stay Connected eNewsletter with the intention of "staying connected" and keeping in touch during the COVID-19 pandemic and the mandated Shelter-in-Place.

In the first few issues, we highlighted the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as ways to protect yourself and those around you against the virus, including the proper way to wash your hands and wear your mask.

Today, Let's Stay Connecte d has evolved into a communications piece that provides a first-hand, up close look at YOU, our generous, inspiring, and compassionate John Muir Health donors and supporters.

Because of you . . . Let's Stay Connected is now filled with inspiring stories of a community that has come together to care for the people that care so compassionately for them!
Did you know?
As our loyal supporters, we know that you do not donate solely for tax relief benefits. We know that you donate to John Muir Health because you firmly believe in our mission and in making a difference!

However, in the event this new tax incentive might benefit you or your loved ones, we'd like to share some information with you about the recent tax law change passed by Congress on Friday, March 20, 2020, known as the CARES Act.

While the Act primarily provides economic stimulus for businesses, there are several temporary measures that may impact your planning and giving.

The President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law to provide much-needed relief from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several measures in the CARES Act are designed to help ease the financial burden of individuals around retirement plans for 2020:

  • Required minimum distributions suspended
  • IRA contribution deadline extended
  • Penalty on early retirement distributions removed

Two specific measures in the CARES Act are designed to encourage outright gifts of cash in this time of crisis:

  • For individuals who itemize, gifts can be deducted up to 100% of adjusted gross income
  • For non-itemizers, a $300 deduction is allowed

While cash gifts receive added benefits under the CARES Act, there are other ways to give that may be a better fit for your planning:

  • Donor-advised funds
  • IRA Rollover gifts
  • Gift annuities
  • Revocable gifts

For more information, please click here or call Mike Crvarich, CPA,
Vice President, Legacy Planning, John Muir Health Foundation, at
(925) 947-4449.
"Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much"
—Helen Keller
Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!

Stay sheltered, stay safe, and stay healthy.

Your Friends at the John Muir Health Foundation,
Thank You!