HSHS St. Mary's Foundation was organized in 1988 to assist the hospital with philanthropic donations.
Over the years, we have worked alongside the leadership of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital to provide essential equipment and technology to assist in the care of our patients.
The Foundation has grown from a humble program, in support of the hospital, affording HSHS St. Mary’s the ability to concentrate on the well-being of our patients. These additional sources of income enable HSHS St. Mary's to continuously upgrade the medical care provided to the people of Decatur and surrounding areas.
We are still humble and owe our gratitude to the thousands of individuals, families, board members, physicians, nurses, colleagues and businesses who have supported the mission of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital through their patronage to the foundation.
Please remember us as you make your charitable gifts, including estate planning and memorial tributes.
How Can You Make an Impact?
With technology and a little creativity, there are many ways to donate to HSHS St. Mary’s Foundation. We are always willing to speak with you about a focus for your gifts and what best suits your financial plans. A list of options is below. Thank you for your interest in the care delivered at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Joel Fletcher, Foundation Director
Ways to Give
Cash or Check
Create a Fundraiser
Corporate Foundation Gifts
Join the Legacy SocietyMembers 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.
*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 Made Through a Will
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
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.
The HSHS St. Mary's Foundation is a division of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc. This foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois and is exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, contributions to the Foundation qualify as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of current laws.