Create a Fundraiser

 

Creating an online fundraiser is an easy and effective way for you to make a difference in the lives of patients and families being cared for in our hospitals. Whether you want to celebrate a loved one or a major milestone, share your birthday, wedding, or special event – there are endless opportunities for you to inspire others to support the work we do.
 

Start Fundraising with Just Giving

Charitable Trusts

 

Charitable trusts are gifts that allow you to receive ongoing income from an asset. They provide donors with regular cash payments, current charitable income tax deduction, avoidance or reduction of estate taxes and elimination of money-management concerns. Named charitable recipients would receive the remainder of assets upon death.

Corporate Foundation Gifts

 

If your company or foundation would like to contribute directly to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, please call our office at 217-464-2520.

Endowment

 

An endowment is an amount of money that is given to the HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings is used to support programs within HSHS St. Mary's Hospital. An endowment can be restricted to a specific department or unrestricted to be used for the greatest need. Named endowments are a gracious way to honor a loved one or a family name. A minimum of $10,000 is required to establish a named endowment.

Planned Gifts

 

Join the Legacy Society
 
Members of the Legacy Society are donors who through provisions in their wills and other long-term plans leave a lasting legacy that expands our compassionate care to generations of future patients.

As a member of this special group you will receive permanent recognition on our Wall of Honor, an invitation to events hosted by the foundation, and a gift of appreciation.

For more information or to become a member of HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation Legacy Society, please contact Joel Fletcher at 217-464-5730 or Julie Moore at 217-464-5590.

Real Estate

If you own a home, vacation home, acreage, or farmland, a charitable gift of real estate can be especially tax-advantageous.

*The information contained in this web site is for informational purposes. You should seek advice from your personal legal or tax advisor to determine your individual tax benefits.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

 

Gifts of any size to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital can be made in honor or in memory of someone. Donors make gifts to remember a loved one, to recognize a physician or another caregiver at the hospital or to celebrate a special occasion. If you wish to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, please include the name of the person as well as the contact information (name and address) for any person who we can notify of your thoughtfulness. 

Gifts Made Through a Will

Will-bequests are gifts made from an estate, after death, or as a result of instructions outlined in a will. Bequests can be of a specific dollar amount, a specific asset(s) or a percentage of an estate. If you choose to give a gift to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital through your will, you can make your bequest available for our immediate use or you may restrict it to an endowment. The proper way to list HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in your estate is: HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation, a division of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc., 1800 E. Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, IL 62521.

Stocks/Securities

 

Gifts of appreciated securities may offer you significant tax savings. For information how to transfer securities to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, please call our office at 217-464-2520.

 

Life Insurance

 

Transferring a life insurance policy’s ownership can result in great tax benefits for you and is a generous way to give. HSHS St. Mary's Hospital can also be included as a beneficiary of an existing or new policy.

Matching Gifts

 

Matching gifts occur when a company matches the charitable contribution of an employee to a nonprofit organization. If you (or your spouse) work for a matching gift company, your gift may be doubled, or even tripled. The matching gift procedure is very simple. The employee gets a matching gift form from their human resources department. After completing the form, the employee sends it along with their gift to the HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation. (You may also send in the form after you have made the gift.) The HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation confirms on the form that it has received the gift and meets the company’s guidelines for receiving a matching gift. The Foundation then returns the form to the company. The company verifies eligibility of the employee and sends a check to the HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation. For more information, please call our office at 217-464-2520.