Memorials, Honorariums & Matching Gifts
Annual gifts fund a variety of ongoing needs. Donors may restrict gifts to specific clinical areas or make unrestricted gifts to help where the need is greatest. Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card or through gifts of stock.
Capital gifts provide funds to establish or renovate facilities and purchase equipment.
Annually United Memorial Medical Center employees support our patients by giving through the employee campaign. Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction.
The Foundation seeks grants from private foundations, corporate foundations and government agencies.
Special Events and Sponsorships
Special events raise funds, awareness, visibility and contributions of service and products from corporate sponsorships and individual patrons.
You can give to the Hospital through the United Way. The code for UMMC Foundation is 1338.
The Legacy Society is a donor club that recognizes the people who believe in quality health care today and in the future. To become a member, you only need to inform the Foundation that you have made or intend to make a planned gift to United Memorial Medical Center. These gifts may be made through bequests in your will, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance. With a little planning, you can continue to make a difference beyond your own lifetime. The amount of a bequest or trust is entirely your choice and is kept strictly confidential.
Members of the Legacy Society are invited to an annual luncheon with the Hospital President and CEO that offers them an inside look at United Memorial Medical Center. They also receive special updates on UMMC and invitations to all events and activities. Legacy Society Members’ names are listed, with their permission, in the Annual Report and on the Legacy Society plaque located in United Memorial Medical Center.
Grateful Patients & Family Program
As healthcare professionals, we are fortunate to hear stories of grateful patients and families who have been inspired by the compassionate care they received. Now, grateful patients and families have an opportunity to express their gratitude by making a gift to the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation in honor of the healthcare professional who delivered the outstanding care. Upon receipt of these gifts, the healthcare provider will be notified by the Foundation and informed of their special recognition.
A gift in memory or honor of a beloved family member or friend can be the most appropriate way to express a lasting tribute. To honor someone at an important milestone in his or her life, for instance a birthday or anniversary, is also an ideal way to give a special gift to that person.
If a gift or gifts collectively in one person’s name total $1,000 or more, the individual’s name is permanently placed on a special plaque that is displayed in the hospital. Each memorial or honor gift is acknowledged with a card to that person or to the family of that person in whose name the gift is made. Notification does not include the amount of the gift.
Many employers offer to match the charitable contributions of their empployees. Check with your workplace to see if they offer an opportunity to increase the size of your gift to United Memorial.
Please discuss these and other estate gift options with your tax advisor or financial planner as the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation does not give estate or tax advice.
Feel free to have your advisors contact the Foundation at (585) 344-5300.