Donating

Donating

Memorial Foundation’s mission is to raise funds and enhance community support to assist the Memorial Network in providing exceptional healthcare and compassionate service.

Gifts to Memorial Foundation provide an opportunity for you to invest in an important local healthcare resource. We invite you to consider making a charitable gift to Memorial Foundation.

Ways to Give

  • Cash gifts
  • Tribute gifts (made in memory or honor of a loved one or special occasion, may be designated for use in specified area or service of the hospital)
  • Appreciated securities, stocks, bonds
  • Bequests and wills
  • Personal property or real estate
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Life insurance beneficiary
  • Charitable gift annuities

It is recommended that you consult with your personal financial advisor regarding these important decisions.

Named Gift Opportunities

A variety of named gift opportunities are available for donations of $50,000 or more. Memorial Foundation will work closely with donors to ensure their philanthropic objectives and interests are met through their named gift without compromising the mission of the Memorial Network.

Donor Recognition

The Circle of Excellence recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations whose charitable gifts affirm their belief in Memorial’s mission to provide exceptional healthcare programs and services. Donor recognition is based on cumulative giving totals.

The Excellence of Life wall, recognizing donors whose cumulative giving is $1,000 or more, is located in the main lobby area of Memorial Hospital Belleville.

The Heritage Society recognizes a distinguished group of individuals who created a lasting legacy by remembering Memorial Foundation in their estate plans. Their names are displayed in the main lobby at Memorial Hospital Belleville.

We have provided you with sample bequest language below that you can share with your estate planning attorney or financial advisor when making or revising your will or trust.

Information for Professional Advisors

Legal Name: Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Address: 4500 Memorial Drive, Belleville, Illinois  62226
IRS Tax Identification Number: 37-1186034

We have provided you with sample bequest language below that you can share with your estate planning attorney or financial advisor when making or revising your will or trust.

Wills

Specific Bequest
This language may be used for a specific dollar amount or percentage of the estate:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Memorial Foundation, Inc., currently located in Belleville, Illinois (“Memorial Foundation”) (including any successor in interest of Memorial Foundation), [the sum of $____________ or _____% of my estate], to be used for Memorial Foundation’s unrestricted use and general purposes.

Residuary Bequest
This language may be used for a bequest of the residue of your estate (the amount remaining after all debts, expenses, and specific bequests to others have been fulfilled):

I give, devise, and bequeath all of the rest, remainder, and residue of my estate to Memorial Foundation, Inc., currently located in Belleville, Illinois (“Memorial Foundation”) (including any successor in interest of Memorial Foundation), to be used for Memorial Foundation’s unrestricted use and general purposes.

Trusts

Specific Gift
This language may be used for a specific dollar amount or percentage of the trust:

I give to Memorial Hospital through its legal philanthropic foundation, Memorial Foundation, Inc., currently located in Belleville, Illinois (“Memorial Foundation”), or through Memorial Foundation’s successor in interest, [the sum of $____________ or _____% of my estate], to be used for Memorial Foundation’s unrestricted use and general purposes.

Residuary Gift
This language may be used for a gift of the residue of your trust (the amount remaining after all debts, expenses, and specific gifts to others have been fulfilled):

I give all of the remaining assets of my trust to Memorial Foundation, Inc., currently located in Belleville, Illinois (“Memorial Foundation (including any successor in interest of Memorial Foundation), to be used for Memorial Foundation’s unrestricted use and general purposes.

Other Deferred Gifts

In addition to bequests through wills and trusts, Memorial Foundation accepts other deferred gifts through its designation as a beneficiary through financial accounts or vehicles, including charitable remainder trusts, life insurance policies, IRAs or other retirement plans, and charitable gift annuities.

Please give in a way that is most convenient for you. It is recommended that you consult with your estate planning attorney and/or personal financial advisor regarding these important decisions.

About Memorial Foundation

Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that supports the purposes of Memorial Group, Inc. and Protestant Memorial Medical Center, Inc. through fundraising and friend raising activities that promote health, wellness, and related services available at Memorial Hospital, Memorial Care Center, and Belleville Health and Sports Center.

The Foundation plans and conducts various fundraising activities and sponsors community education opportunities.

All activities conducted by the Foundation have as their ultimate objective: Maintain and improve facilities and programs for the benefit of Memorial’s patients, their families, medical staff, and volunteers.