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    How You Can Help Make a Gift


    Charitable donations may be made to Memorial Hospital Foundation. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of current federal and state tax laws.

    Community support is both valuable and vital to Memorial because of its status as a community-based and not-for-profit health care facility. With the generous support of its donors, Memorial can continue to maintain and expand its excellent health care services.

    Giving the Gift of Life

    The Tree of Life Program

    An oak tree has been part of Memorial Hospital Foundation's logo since its beginning. Today, a unique and beautiful sculpture, the Tree of Life, is on permanent display in the lobby of Memorial Medical Center as a tribute to our donors. Each leaf on the tree features the name of a contributor to the Foundation, reminding us of the vital part that donors play in helping Memorial provide quality health care services. The quote on the plaque below the Tree of Life reads, "The future is purchased by the present," emphasizing that gifts given today provide for the health care needs of tomorrow.

    Cumulative giving of $1,000 qualifies a donor for a leaf on the Tree of Life. Acorn symbols are attached to singular leaves and recognize larger gifts of donors and friends of Memorial (cumulative giving of $5,000, $10,000, and $15,000 attach up to three acorns). Still larger gifts of $20,000 or more are permanently recognized on the stones at the base of the tree.

    Memorial Gifts

    Donors are invited to contribute to Memorial Hospital Foundation in honor of an individual or to mark a special occasion, such as an anniversary or birthday. One hundred percent of the funds donated to Memorial are used for the purpose designated by the donor. If the donor requests us to send an acknowledgment of the gift to a friend or relative, the dollar amount of the gift is kept confidential.

    To make a donation, please prepare a note stating:

    • The name of the person being honored.
    • The name and address of the person whom we may inform of your gift.
    • The name of the fund to which your gift should be applied.

    Donations may be mailed to:
    Memorial Hospital Foundation
    1329 Spanos Court, Suite C2
    Modesto, CA 95355

    Alternatively, you may contact Memorial Hospital Foundation at 209-530-3600 to request a convenient postage-paid, self-addressed gift envelope, which you may complete and mail with your donation.

    ┬╗ Learn about current funds that donations may be applied to.

    Estate Planning

    Another way of making a charitable donation to Memorial is through a will, life income agreement, bequest or outright gift.

    Estate planning is a highly specialized area. Before implementing any estate planning strategy, you should consult your own personal financial and/or estate planning advisors.

    How to Request Memorial Gifts

    The person arranging the funeral or memorial service instructs the funeral director to insert the following phrase in the obituary notice:

    "The family requests remembrances to Memorial Hospital Foundation for
    (purpose if desired) 1329 Spanos Court, Suite C2, Modesto, CA 95355."

    Convenient postage-free, self-addressed gift envelopes are available by calling the Foundation
    office at 209-530-3600.

    More ways to give:

    Contact us:

    Lisa Hume
    Director of Philanthropy, South Valley
    Memorial Hospital Foundation
    1329 Spanos Court, Suite C2
    Modesto, CA 95355
    (209) 530-3777