Ways to Give
Opportunities to Support Our Hospital & Our Mission
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.
Making A Donation
We accept donations by mail or by telephone. 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). To charge your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express over the phone, please call us at 508-236-8008.
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.
We hold annual fundraising events throughout the year, such as our Ralph P. Schlenker Golf Tournament and WALKABOUT.
There are many different types of gifts that can be setup in support of our mission, such as paying tribute to a caregiver through Tribute Giving, bequests through our Legacy Society, contributing an insurance policy, appreciated securities, transferring assets and gift matching.
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.
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.
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.
Community Events Program
Organize an event in the community to support the Sturdy Memorial Foundation and show your appreciation for the exceptional care provided to you at Sturdy and the communities we serve. A list of guidelines, and a printable application/proposal form is available.
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.