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The Shaw Legacy Society

The Shaw Legacy Society was named for Benjamin F. and Helen M. Shaw, Wilmington residents who had a summer home in Rehoboth Beach. They met Beebe founders Dr. James Beebe, Sr. and Dr. Richard Beebe as patients at the Beebe's medical clinic located in a cottage on Rehoboth Avenue. Mr. Shaw, who had a long history of association with the Delaware Hospital in Wilmington, recognized the need for healthcare facilities near his summer home.

Through their $100,000 donation to Beebe in 1921, the Shaw family sowed the first seeds of philanthropy that would become vital to Beebe's success. This first gift to Beebe funded the construction of the hospital and provided it with 35 beds, operating and delivery rooms, and an x-ray department.

The Shaw Legacy Society was established to recognize donors who have remembered Beebe in their will or estate plan or with a gift that is providing them with lifetime income. Members invest in Beebe's mission to provide the best care close to home and extend their support by making a gift with lasting impact. We invite you to consider a legacy gift to Beebe Healthcare.

Easy to Join

Joining the Shaw Legacy Society is easy to do. If you have made a planned gift of any kind and of any size to Beebe Healthcare's mission, you are eligible for membership. All you have to do is let us know. Please call, email, or send us your information to make sure your wishes are followed.

Consult with your legal, tax and/or financial advisor if you are thinking about making a planned gift to Beebe. They can give you specific advice about tax advantages and the most beneficial form and timing of planned giving for you.

Ask us questions. If you have already made provisions for Beebe Healthcare in your will, or you would like to discuss a bequest or any other form of planned gift, please contact Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900 or [email protected]

For beneficiary designations, please use the legal name Beebe Medical Foundation and the foundation's federal tax ID #: 51-0319455. Thank you!