Why Give to the Mahaska Health Foundation
A vibrant community hospital reflects the value we place on the people who live here. It’s the place we depend on for healing to happen with healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping others in their times of greatest need. Mahaska Health has been caring for the people of the region for more than 100 years. As a community hospital, clinical teams and staff strive to provide the best patient-centered experience for our friends and neighbors.
The future of healthcare in our country is ever changing and rural hospitals like Mahaska Health are facing mounting challenges. Mahaska Health is making significant progress toward new and transformative models of care that promote total health as the hospital continues to meet consumer demands for convenient access and exceptional service.
Philanthropy is increasingly important to our healthcare mission. With your support, Mahaska Health will be a constant beacon to families dealing with illness and injury. Your generous contributions are more than gifts to our hospital. They are an investment in the well-being of our community today and for future generations.
Light the Night Event
The Mahaska Health Foundation is excited to announce the first annual “Light the Night” event, featuring a display of the campus Christmas tree. Starting October 1st and lasting through December 25th, Mahaska Health Foundation is selling Christmas lights that will help “Light the Night,” and illuminate our 20-foot Christmas tree on our campus.
We encourage you to drive by on Monday, November 30th at 5:30 pm to see the lighting of the tree, drink some hot cocoa, grab a candy cane, and remember those we love who have battled cancer.
For more information on Light the Night, click here.
Ways to Give
At the Mahaska Health Foundation, there is no such thing as a small gift; there are only gifts that are greatly appreciated. Be assured that your gift will be used wisely, and will serve as a reflection of your generosity and concern for others.
If you would like more information about how you can help, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.676.7146.
By Mail (check made payable to the Mahaska Health Foundation) or credit card. Fill out Contribution Form to mail with your donation. Download Contribution Form
Mahaska Health Foundation
P.O. Box 357
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
More Ways to Give to Mahaska Health Foundation
Many of the gifts made to the Mahaska Health Foundation are Memorial or Tribute gifts. You may choose to make a gift in memory of a loved one who received services from Mahaska Health, or you may also make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your life. These loving tributes provide lasting benefits to the communities served by Mahaska Health.
A good estate plan is one that guarantees all your wishes will be faithfully executed, provides you with peace of mind, and ensures that your beneficiaries enjoy the legacy that you worked so hard to build. Estate plans are not just for older people or for those with significant financial resources. They are for anybody and everybody.
A planned gift to the Mahaska Health Foundation enables you to support our healthcare mission and make a difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors, as well as future generations. Here are some of the ways you can leave a legacy and support the Mahaska Health Foundation.
The simplest way to make a planned gift is through your will. You can direct a specific amount or percentage of your estate to support Mahaska Health’s work. Your gift can be designated to support the hospital’s greatest need, or a hospital service that is most important to you.
Endowments can be created with gifts of $10,000 or greater. The earnings support the department or service that you designate. You may add to your endowment at any time.
There are many other ways to give and support Mahaska Health. These include cash gifts, gift annuities, trusts, IRAs or other retirement plans, life insurance, real estate, securities and more. You are encouraged to talk with your financial advisor for more specific information on how to reach your financial, philanthropic and estate goals by creating a gift plan that’s right for you. If you have questions, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641-676-7146.
About the Foundation
The Mahaska Health Foundation was formed to meet the needs of our community – today and in the years to come. The Foundation was established in 1994 to serve as an independent board and financial resource for the improvement of health care at Mahaska Health and the communities we serve. The Foundation is a designated 501(c)3) nonprofit. Mahaska Health Foundation is responsible for contributions, bequests, and memorials directed to Mahaska Health. Thanks to generous investors and supporters, our facilities are continuously being improved, technology updated, services expanded, and lives in our communities are impacted for the better.
For more information or to find out how you can be involved, please contact Ann Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following members currently serve on the Mahaska Health Foundation Board of Directors:
Guy Vander Linden
Josh Buckingham, Treasurer
Andy Holmberg, Secretary
Shirley Vore, Vice Chair
Ann Frost, Foundation Director
Kevin DeRonde, Mahaska Health CEO
Gene Williamson, Mahaska Health CFO
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10th Annual Run in the Sun
On Saturday, August 1, 2020, the Mahaska Health Foundation will be sponsoring the 10th Annual Run in the Sun, a 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk for all ages, abilities and even strollers. The event benefits the Hospice Serenity House. Watch for more details.
The 9th Annual Run in the Sun on Aug. 3, 2019, was a huge success! Close to 350 participants, ages 3 months old to 87 years old, joined in the 5K run and 1-mile walk that started and ended at the Lacy Recreation Complex Community Stadium and went on the Recreation Trail.
More than 47 Corporate and Major Sponsors, along with 14 Partner and Community Sponsors, helped raise more than $19,000 in sponsorships alone. With participant entry fees and after expenses, the event raised over $21,000 for the Serenity House.
Foundation Board Chair Sandy Bailey said a new feature for the race was Tribute Signs, available for purchase as a way to honor or memorialize someone special. The Tribute Signs raised and extra $900. “The Foundation Board is very thankful for the tremendous community support we continue to receive for Run in the Sun,” Sandy said.
Mahaska Health Foundation to Support
Greatest Need – Your support allows the Foundation to direct funds where there is the greatest need, including such things as building and equipment repairs and purchases, enhancing current programs and services, and expanding our healthcare outreach. The Foundation Board will work with Hospital Administration to assure your donation helps meet the hospital’s healthcare mission.
Hospice and the Hospice Serenity House – End-of-life care focuses on the patient’s comfort and making the most of the time that remains. Hospice addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones. Mahaska Health Hospice cares for patients of all ages both in the patient’s home and at the Hospice Serenity House, a six-bed residential hospice facility on the Mahaska Health Campus.
Nursing Scholarships — The role of Nurses continues to expand to help meet the ever changing healthcare needs of our community. The Mahaska Health Foundation has committed to support Mahaska Health Nurses who want to grow their leadership skills and further their nursing career. To date, three (3) $3,000 scholarships have been given to Mahaska Health Nurses to attend William Penn University’s RN to BSN Program, which focuses on complexities of decision-making for providing professional nursing care. Students enhance their leadership skills that are essential to nursing practice in a diverse and ever-changing healthcare environment. With more community support for the Nursing Scholarship Fund, the Foundation will be able to expand its scholarship offerings.
Other – Designate where you want your donation to be applied.