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Ways to Give


We ask for your help to continue our success.

The HSHS St. Mary's Foundation is a division of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc. This foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois and is exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, contributions to the Foundation qualify as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of current laws.

In addition to outright cash gifts, other giving options available for donors include the following:
  • Annual Gifts
  • Bequest in One's Will or Other Estate Plan Documents
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Corporate/Foundation Gifts
  • Endowments
  • Farmland
  • Individual Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Memorial and Honor Gifts
  • Real Estate
  • Stocks and Securities
Donations to the hospital in the form of a check can be made out to "HSHS St. Mary's Foundation" and mailed to the following address:

HSHS St.Mary's Foundation
1800 E. Lake Shore Drive, Decatur, IL 62521

Donations can also be made online by visiting our online donation web site.

Donations can be designated in one of two ways:

  • Unrestricted Gifts - gifts may be made to the Foundation with no restrictions as to their use. Unrestricted gifts will be used where the hospital's needs are the greatest as determined by the hospital administration.
  • Restricted Gifts - although unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility to the hospital in carrying out the health care ministry, a preference may be expressed for the general type of programming to be supported by adding, "To the extent possible and practicable, this gift shall be used for the area of ____________."
Many giving opportunities and areas of recognition are available, please contact us.