Ways to Donate

Thank you for your interest in supporting Adventist Health Bakersfield. At the heart of Adventist Health Bakersfield’s reputation for excellence, are donors who provide gifts and grants for clinical programs, research, education and community services. These vital elements of the medical center's not-for-profit mission have never been more important than they are today.

At Adventist Health Bakersfield, donors have an opportunity to invest in an institution with a proven record of success, in a future that is promising and secure, and in an institution that has the clinical, scientific and financial strength to make far-reaching contributions to the community.

Below is a list of several ways you can give to Adventist Health Bakersfield. Each gift of every type and size is important and welcome. Please join us in making our medical center, as well as our community, healthier and stronger.

For more information on making a gift using a credit card, cash or securities, please contact the Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation Office at (661) 863-2570 or AHBDfoundation@ah.org.

Gifts of Cash

The simplest way of supporting Adventist Health Bakersfield is by making an outright gift of cash:

  • Credit Card: We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA.
    Click here to donate online now.
  • Check: Please send your check made payable to Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation to:
    Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation
    P.O. Box 1759
    Bakersfield, CA 93302

Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your gift to Adventist Health Bakersfield! Many companies have a matching gift program that matches part or all of their employee's gifts to charities. Contact your Human Resource Department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and bonds, offer substantial tax advantages, including forgiveness of the tax on capital gains and a charitable income tax deduction for their fair market value. In order to maximize your capital gains savings, we encourage you to transfer securities directly to the Foundation rather than selling them and then making a cash donation.

Principle and Major Gifts

Many individuals wish to make a major investment in the future of the medical center. Perhaps they’ve received superb care and wish to support the medical center’s patient care programs. Or, they may wish to fund clinical research to help the medical center find better treatment options. Regardless of motivation, philanthropy makes a lasting impact on the medical center’s mission.

Planned Gifts

By remembering Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation in your estate plans, you can leave a meaningful mark on the medical center’s work that spans beyond your years. In fact, many donors find that through bequests, they are able to make a significant philanthropic commitment more comfortably than doing so during their lifetime. Many types of planned and life income gifts also offer benefits to donors and their families in addition to the charitable support provided to the medical center.

We encourage you to seek advice from your personal legal/tax counsel in determining your individual charitable tax deductions.