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Ways to Give

We are pleased to share with you the opportunities to support Sturdy Memorial and its mission of providing exceptional health care to the residents of our communities. Your gift allows us to improve the health of our patients by providing additional resources to invest in technology, our physical plant, and community health programs.

By Mail

Print our Giving Form and follow the directions on the form. Please be sure to make a notation on your check if you wish your gift to be restricted (e.g. to the Oncology Department).

By Telephone

To charge your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express over the phone, please call us at 508-236-8008.

Annual Giving

The Sturdy Memorial Foundation Annual Fund provides support for many vital Hospital services. It also allows us to invest in new technology and makes possible educational and wellness programs to help our communities lead healthier lives.

Additional funding is received from the many tribute donations given by grateful families and friends, remembering and honoring loved ones.

The Sturdy Society

The Sturdy Society was created in 2013 to commemorate Sturdy Memorial Hospital during its 100th Anniversary and to recognize the generosity of its staff, community members, and its philanthropic partners. The Sturdy Society contributions strengthen the already successful formula of delivering top-notch health care while being fiscally responsible through diligent management and oversight, to benefit our patients and communities. For more information about how you can become a member of The Sturdy Society and invest in Sturdy’s future, click here or call 508-236-8008.

Bequests – The Legacy Society

A bequest to the Sturdy Memorial Foundation can easily be written into a new will or added to an existing one. It is a lasting legacy that helps to ensure a healthy future for our communities. For more information about adding the Sturdy Memorial Foundation to your will, click here or call 508-236-8008.

Community Events Program

Organize an event in the community to support the Sturdy Memorial Foundation and show your appreciation for the exception care provided to you at Sturdy and the communities we serve. Click here for a list of guidelines, and click here for a printable application/proposal form.

Gifts for Special Occasions

Honor a loved one with a memorial gift to the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, or designate a gift for any special occasion – a birthday, an anniversary, a holiday. You may also pay tribute to a physician, caregiver, or other staff member to show your appreciation for the care you received at Sturdy. A special letter of notification will be sent to the person honored or the family of those remembered, and you may take a charitable deduction for your generosity. For more information about Tribute Giving, click here or call 508-236-8008.

Gifts of Cash

The simplest way of contributing, and the most beneficial to the Foundation, is to make an outright gift, either by cash or check.

Gifts of Life Insurance

By contributing an insurance policy to the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, you can take a charitable deduction approximately equal to the cash value at the time of the gift. Annual premiums still to be made are tax deductible each year.

Gifts of Securities

Giving appreciated securities to the Foundation allows you to deduct the full fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribution, while bypassing all capital gains taxes.

Life Income Gifts

The creation of a charitable remainder annuity or uni-trust allows you to transfer capital assets to the Foundation now, continue to receive income from the gift, and take a charitable deduction.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match your gift to the Sturdy Memorial Foundation through their giving programs. Include the required forms with your gift and you can double, or even triple, your support.

Annual Ralph P. Schlenker Golf Tournament

Ralph P. Schlenker Golf Tournament

Each year, the Annual Ralph P. Schlenker Golf Tournament allows individuals and corporate sponsors to support the Hospital by enjoying a friendly round of golf. The event begins with a scramble-format tournament played on two beautiful courses, Foxborough Country Club and Norton Country Club, and closes with a sumptuous banquet and awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, allowing the Hospital to expand and update facilities, technology, and community health initiatives.

The 22nd Annual Ralph P. Schlenker Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018. For more information, please email the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Development Office at

Real Estate

Real estate may be given outright during your lifetime through a bequest or a life estate agreement whereby you transfer the title of your home and retain the right to live there and use it for life while maintaining responsibility for upkeep.