A major Gift is an outright gift of cash, or a cash equivalent (securities. Treasury Bills, US Savings Bonds, etc.) made during your lifetime. A major gift provides an opportunity to partner with the Hospital to expand existing programs, implement new initiatives or address specific needs. Because of the immediacy of the gift transfer, donors have the satisfaction of seeing the impact of their generosity. Major gifts can be made in memory of a loved one or to honor a special individual or occasion.