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.
Investing in the Future of WCHC
The WCH Foundation earned a 2020 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.
Current Need and Projects
$25 for 25 Years -
WCH Foundation is celebrating 25 incredible years of philanthropy for WCHC! Celebrate with us by joining our $25 for 25 Years Campaign. Our goal is to have 1,000 caring community members make a $25 gift to the Foundation to help ensure quality healthcare that puts people first for many more years to come.
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.
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.
Make a donation to our General Fund to help support WCHC's area of greatest need and ensure long term sustainability.
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.
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.
Shop & Support
Support WCHF when you shop online by joining iGive, it's free with over 2000 stores to chose from. 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.
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.
Wells Park Development -
A project to develop and enhance Wells Park, the green space located on the southwest corner of the hospital campus. Development of this neighborhood park will promote physical activity and recreation for employees, patients, residents, visitors, and the community.
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