Donate

We raise funds to bring Hesburgh Hospital and our residency programs to full operation and financial self-sufficiency and to cover indigent care until surpluses are high enough to cover our poorest patients.

Planned Giving

Bequests and gifts by beneficiary designation left to AHD are a critical source of funding for the future. We hope you will tell us if you have remembered AHD in your plans, though you are in no way obligated to do so.

If you have decided to make a bequest to Andean Health and Development, please use the following language in your will:

“I give and bequeath ____ (dollar amount, percentage of residuary estate, etc.) to Andean Health and Development, Inc. (Federal Tax I.D.
39-1809174), located in Madison, WI.”

If you have questions about planned giving, please contact laura.brown@andeanhealth.org. Thank you.

Stock Transfers & RMDs

Stock Donations. If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago, you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you donate. You’ll also avoid capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time.

Required minimum distribution (RMD). If you are over the age of 70 ½, the government requires you to take annual distributions from your retirement account. Up to a certain amount, these distributions may be made tax-free as long as they are directed to a 501(c)(3) organization, such as Andean Health. Up to $100,000 of your annual RMD from IRAs may be distributed directly to charity, enabling you to avoid paying income taxes on that amount. 

Read the Book

Pick up a copy of Long Road from Quito, the inspiring story of Dr. Gaus and AHD, through University of Notre Dame Press or on Amazon.

Spread the Word

You can help build awareness for Andean Health’s work by hosting a fundraising event in your home or a speaking engagement for Dr. Gaus. Consider reading the book about AHD, Long Road from Quito.  You can also follow us and share our posts on Facebook and Twitter. Please encourage your friends and family to participate in AHD’s events. Please contact laura.brown@andeanhealth.org to learn more.

Elective for Medical Students

Because our model empowers local staff, we do not have a way to utilize US volunteers at our hospitals. Unfortunately, we do not have opportunities for high school or undergraduate students at this time.

Spanish-speaking fourth year medical students and residents may participate in AHD’s month-long elective (cost is $1,500, plus room and board) in Ecuador. Please contact laura.brown@andeanhealth.org for more info.

News

Summer 2021 News

  While conditions surrounding the pandemic in the U.S. appear more encouraging with each passing day, the same cannot be said about Ecuador and many other low-income countries. Latin America has been hit disproportionately hard compared to other regions of the world. During the past two months, public hospitals have once again filled to capacity,

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