Washington County Hospital Foundation
Washington County Hospital and Clinics is a vital health care center because of the vision, dedication, and philanthropic commitment of area residents all throughout our hospital's history
. The hospital started with a gift of an 11-acre tract of land, donated by William Perry Wells. Today, the WCH|Foundation is working hard to keep the spirit of giving alive.
Incorporated in July of 1995, the WCH|Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. As the fundraising entity of WCHC, the foundation serves to encourage, accept, and steward all public and private gifts, grants, and contributions to make a difference at WCHC. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors
who carry out the necessary duties of the organization.
: WCH|Foundation's Annual Appeal is crucial to help us continue supporting creative and essential endeavors at WCHC! In the last year, we were able to put up matching dollars for a grant to implement a new patient monitoring system that will allow all patients to be monitored continuously during their stay. This was made possible by YOU and YOUR generosity! Join this year's appeal here
to help us do even more next year!
Gift of Gratitude
: Many patients and families ask how they can express gratitude for the exceptional care they received during their time with us at WCHC. That is why we established the GIFT OF GRATITUDE Program!
During your visit, was there a nurse, doctor, therapist, food service worker, volunteer, or other caregiver who helped you through your journey? Consider honoring them with a Gift of Gratitude.
When a donation is made honoring a staff member, that special staff member will receive a personalized message from you (if you choose) and a card letting them know of the honor they received. If you choose to recognize a team or unit, the team will receive a Gift of Gratitude certificate to be hung in their department.
All honorees, both individuals and team, will get their photo taken to be shared amongst staff and on WCH|Foundation's social media page.
Investing in the Future of WCHC
The WCH|Foundation earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar, this puts the WCHF in the top .5% of nonprofits on GuideStar! Now our community members, as well as 10+ million GuideStar users, can find in-depth financial information about our organization. Plus, we've provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile
, and Network for Good. In addition to being committed to transparency, the Foundation offers a broad range of gift opportunities for donors who wish to make a difference at WCHC and help us continue to invest in the future of our local healthcare. Make a donation today or contact Samantha Meyer at 319-863-2055
with any questions.
To learn more about the WCH|Foundation check out our Annual Report
Give Now to WCHC
Check out WCH|Foundation's 'Giving Hub'! This 'hub' showcases our current and past fundraisers AND lets YOU sign up as a WCHF Team Member to crowdfund for us! Or make a donation to our General Fund to help support WCHC's area of greatest need and ensure long-term sustainability.
Jim Harris Quality Care Provider Fund -
Created in honor of former Board of Trustees member & valued leader of the community, Dr. Jim Harris, this fund helps enhance WCHC's ability to recruit and retain physicians essential to quality local healthcare.
WCHC Healthcare Heroes -
Help to alleviate the unprecedented challenges facing WCHC due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your support will be used to fund current needs associated with the hospital's response to COVID-19 and to ensure the viability of the healthcare system for the future.
WCH|Foundation's Event Sponsorship Packet has arrived! Check out ALL of our sponsorship opportunities for 2022 here, individuals and businesses receive a discount for sponsoring multiple events!
Clay Shoot -
Join us for a day of sporting clays and help WCHC get new Patient Monitoring Equipment!
Bags Tournament -
Double elimination bags tournament & tailgate for the Hawkeyes vs Northwestern game at the KC Hall!
Golf Tournaments -
The Foundation hosts an annual 4-person best-shot golf tournament to raise funds for the hospital's current needs and to support long-range growth of the local healthcare system.
Leave a Legacy -
A legacy, or planned gift, provides future support to those in need who come after us and ensures Washington County Hospital and Clinics is able to continue to do good work for future generations.
Honor a Loved One-
Memorial and Tribute gifts serve to honor someone in your life, celebrate a birth or remember a loved one who is no longer with you.
Shop & Support
Support WCHF when you shop online by joining Giving Assistant, it's free with over 2000 stores to choose from and YOU decide how much they donate to the WCH|Foundation and how much YOU keep! You can also give back through Amazon with their Amazon Smile Program. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and select Washington County Hospital Foundation as your charity or find it on the app under Programs & Features.
Gift Shop -
The Foundation has operated the Pillars Gift Shop since 1999. The gift shop is managed and staffed exclusively by volunteers from the community with all proceeds benefitting the WCH|Foundation.
Gratitude & Recognition
The WCH|Foundation is grateful to all of the generous donors in our area who support WCHC and help us ensure excellence in local healthcare. We are fortunate to have so many friends whose collective efforts enable us to provide quality care that puts people first now and for future generations.
WCH|Foundation proudly publishes an Annual Report
recognizing donors as well as telling some of their stories. In addition, a stunning digital donor wall was installed in the fall of 2019 to showcase donors of all levels. Those levels are as follows:
Visionary - $50,000 and up
Humanitarian - $15,000 - $49,999
Altruist - $10,000-$14,999
Patron - $5,000 - $9,999
Guardian - $2,000 - $4,999
Protector - $500 - $1,999
Caregiver -$100 - $499
WCH|Foundation Contact Information
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM