Types of Gifts

Memorial Gifts

A gift to the UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor Foundation is a wonderful way to pay tribute to the life of a family member, friend, or colleague. Names of persons memorialized appear on Recognition Walk on the hospital campus for a period of one year following the gift. Gifts are often made in appreciation for treatment and services. Memorial gifts may be directed to a special interest, or may be given as unrestricted and used as directed by the Foundation Board for a special project, program, or improvement.

In the spring a special Memorial Day campaign is conducted for those who have passed away in years past. These names are inscribed on a plaque that is installed in June and remains for one year.

Honorary Gifts

Making a gift to the UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor Foundation to celebrate a special occasion or achievement is a unique and appreciated way to honor someone you admire. Graduations, anniversaries, birthdays -all are appropriate occasions on which to give an honorary gift. It's sure to be the right color and size! Honorary Gifts may be directed to a special interest, or may be given as unrestricted and used as directed by the Foundation Board for a special project, program, or improvement.

Estate or Planned Giving

Remembering the UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor Foundation in your will or estate planning can maximize your estate by avoiding taxes while your money is invested in the mission of Methodist | Proctor.

The Foundation staff will be happy to work with your legal advisor or estate planner to create the best plan for you and your heirs.

We can't take it with us; but we can leave it in good hands with the assurance that our legacy continues to be invested in health care improvements for the community.

Area of Greatest Need: Unrestricted Gifts

Foundation's Board of Directors consists of community leaders who are very familiar with the needs of the tri-county area a well as the mission and capabilities of Methodist | Proctor.

Many donors to the UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor Foundation choose to make their gift unrestricted, which allows the gift to be used in an area where strategic planning has shown a need. Grant requests for funds are made by operational departments and reviewed by the Foundation Board before funds are made available. Sometimes the Foundation funds fill a funding gap, and sometimes the Foundation funds the entire project.

Interest earned on the "unrestricted" funds is used to support the operations of the Foundation.

Unrestricted funds are appreciated because they allow the flexibility to meet unexpected needs.

UnityPoint Health - Methodist | Proctor provides millions of dollars in charity care each year for people who are unable to pay for their medical treatment. It's important to understand that Foundation monies are NOT used to pay for hospital charity care. Hospital care for patients who cannot afford to pay for their services is provided as part of the hospital mission through the hospital's "Community Care" program, or in some cases, it may be paid for through grant monies that come from other organizations for that purpose.

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