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You can make an online unrestricted gift of any amount to support the ongoing mission of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) or Fairview Hospital. You can also give online to the Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association (BVNA) Client Needs Fund, or the Phelps Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund. Thank you for being a part of our effort to expand high-quality, integrated care for our whole region, from North to South.

Berkshire Medical Center (EIN 04-2791396) and Fairview Hospital (EIN 04-2133860) are non-profit charitable organizations. 

Donate Online to Berkshire Medical Center

“It is important to us to know that our donations to BMC are helping people in Berkshire County.”

Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) is the only community teaching hospital and primary healthcare resource available to the nearly 130,000 residents of Berkshire County. General philanthropic support for BMC helps the hospital deliver quality health and wellness services for everyone in Berkshire County and surrounding communities. Donations also support education, training, and other opportunities to recruit, support, and engage our talented staff.

Donate Online to Fairview Hospital

“I give to Fairview Hospital because I am so grateful for the excellent medical care that is right around the corner when we need it.”

Fairview Hospital is a 25-bed federally designated Critical Access Hospital located in Great Barrington, MA. As part of a comprehensive regional network of care, Fairview Hospital operates a 24-hour emergency department and offers range of inpatient and outpatient services to advance health and wellness for everyone in the community in a welcoming, inclusive, and personalized environment.

Donate Online to Berkshire Visiting Nurses Association Client Needs Fund

“Our family chose the BVNA to receive gifts in memory of my husband because the care he received was outstanding.”

The Berkshire Visiting Nurses Association (BVNA) is a department of BMC that provides comprehensive, compassionate, skilled care that allows patients to recover or live with illness in the comfort of their own homes, surrounded by family and friends. Your gift to the BVNA Client Needs Fund goes directly to support the individual needs of patients to help make their lives more comfortable.

Donate Online to Phelps Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund

“I give to the Phelps Cancer Center in my wife’s honor so that all patients have access to basic services to make their lives more comfortable.”

A department of BMC and a Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative Member, the Phelps Cancer Center provides some of the most advanced and comprehensive cancer care in Western Massachusetts. Contributions to the Phelps Cancer Patient Needs Fund make it possible for all patients in our community to access excellent, personalized care and services throughout their cancer journey.

Other Gift Options

Make a Gift by Phone
Make a gift over the phone by calling:
Berkshire Medical Center:
(413) 447-2065
Fairview Hospital:
(413) 854-9611
Make a Gift by Check
To make a gift by check:
Berkshire Medical Center*
Advancement Office 725 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Fairview Hospital:
Community Relations Office 29 Lewis Avenue Great Barrington, MA 01230

* If you are donating to the Phelps Cancer Center or the Berkshire VNA, please make your check out to Berkshire Medical Center and write the details of your gift in the memo.
Make a gift by Publicly-traded Securities
Make a gift of publicly-traded securities and potentially save income tax and capital gains tax, too. If you have owned publicly-traded securities for at least one year, they provided you with little or no income, and they increased in value since you bought them, you can make an outright gift by transferring shares of one or more publicly-traded securities, such as stock, bonds, and mutual funds to Berkshire Medical Center or Fairview Hospital.
Make a Donor Advised Fund gift
Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Donor Advised Funds allow donors to make a contribution to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in most cases receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

Make a Planned Giving Donation

An estate plan gift through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or donor-advised fund is a simple way to make a difference at BMC or Fairview Hospital, while allowing you to also take care of your family and provide for loved ones. Below is an overview of the more common ways to make a planned gift. Please Contact Us to learn more. We also recommend you seek professional counsel in connection with your estate planning.

An easy way to make a charitable estate gift is to name Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, or Berkshire VNA as a beneficiary of your retirement account (a 401k, 403b, traditional IRA or other tax-deferred account, for example). Contact your account administrator or make the change online. It’s that simple!

IRA owners over age 70½ have the option to transfer up to $100,000 to Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, or Berkshire VNA tax-free each year. These transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions or QCDs, offer eligible donors a great way to easily give to Berkshire Health Systems before the end of the year. Moreover, for those who are age 72 or older, QCDs count toward the IRA owner’s required minimum distribution for the year. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, this distribution from your IRA counts toward your minimum required distribution for the account and does not trigger income tax for you. It is a tax-free transfer from the IRA account directly to BMC, Fairview, or Berkshire VNA. Please contact your IRA provider for exact instructions.

Sample Bequest Language for an Unrestricted Bequest

“I hereby give, devise, bequeath to BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER, INC., or FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL, a non-profit corporation as described in section 509(a) and 170(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the Internal Revenue Code and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, _______ dollars ($_________) [or percent of/all of/the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate] to be applied to the general uses and purposes of said institution.” Contact Us for help with Unrestricted Bequests.

If you would like to create a bequest with restrictions (allocated to a specific area of the hospital, such as the Phelps Cancer Center or the Berkshire VNA), please contact us to discuss the parameters of your gift and how it serves the mission of BHS.

Contact Us Today

For questions about gifts to Berkshire Medical Center, North Adams Regional Hospital, Phelps Cancer Center, Berkshire VNA:

Berkshire Health Systems Advancement Office
P: (413) 447-2065

BHS Advancement Office
725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

For questions about gifts to Fairview Hospital:

Fairview Hospital Development & Community Relations Office
P: (413) 854-9611

Fairview Hospital Development & Community Relations Office
29 Lewis Avenue
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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