Planned Giving

Leave a lasting impact.

Making a planned gift through the Gritman Foundation is an extraordinary way to leave a legacy for generations to come. Whether giving through your estate, an IRA charitable contribution or a transfer of appreciable assets like land or stock, you can make a lasting impact on health and wellness in our community.  

Most planned gifts are revocable and amendable, and gifts can be tailored to help meet the philanthropic goals of the donor. Please contact us by calling 208-883-6231 or by email at

Make a Planned Gift

Setting Up Planned Gifts

Planned gifts can include:

  • Bequests in wills or living trusts
  • IRA charitable contributions
  • IRA and other retirement plan beneficiary designations
  • Life insurance policy beneficiary designations
  • Retained life estates

For more information about making a planned gift and how gifts can be used, please contact us at or give us a call at 208-883-6231.

A gift to the Gritman Foundation may reduce your amount of federal estate tax. Please consult your attorney or financial/tax advisor for legal, tax and financial advising.

Dr. Charles and Bertie Gritman Legacy Society

The Gritman Foundation is honored to recognize Roy Goetschel and Jane Peterson Goetschel as founding members of the Dr. Charles and Bertie Gritman Legacy Society. Membership in the Gritman Legacy Society is granted to those who have made planned gift commitments to Gritman Medical Center in support of the future health care needs of our community.

Founding Members

Roy Goetschel, University of Idaho professor emeritus, and Jane Peterson Goetschel, retired educator, named the Foundation as the beneficiary of their estate because of the exceptional healthcare their family members received at Gritman Medical Center.

Reflecting on the family’s experience, Jane recalls, “When Roy and I reviewed our long-term plans, we realized that by making this Legacy Gift, we would continue the values of giving, volunteerism and public service handed down to us by our parents and grandparents.”

As a new faculty wife, Jane signed on as a volunteer with Gritman in 1971. She has held many offices on several volunteer boards and committees and currently serves as Gritman Foundation Secretary. She is a member on committees that oversee Hospice, the Light-A-Candle Community, Strategic Planning, and the Auxiliary. Jane has also been a General Member for over 30 years.

In support of other giving, Jane remarks, “I encourage others to include Gritman in their legacy planning. Your gift, like ours, will be well-received and make a lasting difference.”

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