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Deaconess Foundation

Gifts & Pledges

Your contributions are a way to express your commitment to enhancing the quality of health services provided in the Tri-State. There are several options for making your gift:

  • Make a Gift Today
    If you want to make your donation today, simply complete the online Gift Form.

  • Pledge to Make a Gift Over Time
    Many individuals choose to pledge a gift today then fulfill that pledge in payments spread over a period of time. If you are interested in making a pledge, please complete the "Pledge" section of the online Gift Form.

  • Include Us in Your Planned Giving Arrangements
    Planned Gifts are a wonderful way for you to leave a meaningful legacy. There are many options that allow you to meet all of your personal and charitable goals. Click to review the Planned Giving Options page for brief descriptions of a variety of plans. For more information or to discuss personal giving arrangements, please contact the Foundation.


Donor Recognition

Every gift made to the Foundation is important. Each gift helps enrich the excellent care that Deaconess provides to our community. Your gifts to Deaconess show us that you value the services we provide and that we are important to you and our community. We continually look for ways to express our gratitude.  One way we thank our donors is simply by recognizing their generosity in our newsletters and on our Recognition Wall.

The donor recognition wall provides the opportunity to recognize cumulative, annual and memorial giving. This wall is updated regularly and includes: Major Donors, The Cornerstone Society, The President’s Society and Memorials.

Major Donors are recognized for cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more.

 $1,000,000 +  Fellows
 $500,000 - $999,999  Associates

 $100,000 - $499,999

 $75,000 - $99,999  Special Friends
 $50,000 - $74,999  Benefactors
 $25,000 - $49,999  Sustainers

The President’s Society is a unique group of individuals who have donated $1,000 or more throughout the year, excluding special benefit activities.

The Cornerstone Society is comprised of individuals who have made planned gifts to the Foundation through wills, bequests, life insurance policies or other methods of planned giving.

Memorial Gifts are a special way to honor loved ones by donating to the Deaconess Foundation in their name.  All memorial gifts are recognized quarterly.  When a memorial fund for a particular person reaches $1,000 in cumulative giving, the deceased person’s name will be permanently added to the cumulative giving display.