Supporting Southwest General Through Charitable Giving
Southwest General began as a small community hospital in 1920 founded by the residents of the surrounding communities after a devastating flu epidemic. What the residents of these communities hoped to establish was a local source for health care, keeping patients close to home. More than ninety years later, Southwest General not only meets the need for health care close to home but also does so with an array of award-winning programs and services. To assist in the continuing growth of new hospital services, programs and expansion projects, the Southwest Community Health Foundation was created in 1985 and became fully operational in 1986.
Every gift to The Foundation is important, regardless of the amount. Below are ways that you can help support our charitable efforts. We are truly grateful for your support and encourage you to contact the Foundation offices at any time should you have questions.
A gift of cash, most typically made through a personal check, is one of the easiest ways to support The Southwest Community Health Foundation. Gifts along with any special intent (i.e. memorial, honorarium, annual gift, etc.) can be mailed to:
The Southwest Community Health Foundation
18697 Bagley Road, C-105
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
When sending a donation,use the donation form located in the "Forms" section on the right.
On-Line/Credit Card Gifts
For your convenience The Foundation accepts credit card gifts through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Click here to easily and conveniently make your gift today.
Capital Campaign Pledges & Gifts
If you are interested in making a gift or pledge to our Touch the Future campaign click here. In order to have the maximum impact, donors have the opportunity to make a pledge for up to a four-year period. For more information about how you can support this exciting project contact Debbie Alton, Campaign Coordinator at 440-816-5936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grateful Patient Gifts
Many patients or loved ones of a patient want to honor a special member of Southwest General’s staff or simply make a gift in recognition of the exceptional care they received. Find out more on our "Grateful Patient Gifts" page.
In order to continue to provide quality care to patients of Southwest General we ask you to please consider including a gift to us in your overall estate and financial plans. These types of charitable arrangements let you support our mission far into the future, while also providing tax and other benefits to you.
Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a special person or occasion in your life by making a gift to The Southwest Community Health Foundation in the name of a loved one or an important event.
Employee Matching Gifts
Many corporations will match employees’ gifts to the charity of their choice. Some companies may double or triple the amount of your gift. It's easy to do:
Ask your employer or your spouse's employer if they match gifts to Southwest General or the Southwest Community Health Foundation.
Obtain and complete the matching gift form. It is usually available from the Human Resources department or your employer’s website.
Send the matching gift form along with your gift to the Foundation offices.
The Foundation completes the necessary matching gift form and will contact you when the gift is received.
Sponsorship opportunities for corporations and individuals are available through our annual golf outing and bi-annual Tiara Gala. Sponsorship packages range from $1,000-$25,000 plus. For more information about our special events, please contact The Foundation office or click here.
A recurring gift is an easy way to extend the impact of your gift by establishing a monthly giving plan where a predetermined gift amount is automatically submitted on a recurring basis.