Gifts to the Foundation
Making a Donation
All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and can be made in memory or honor of a loved one. Donors may restrict use of the gift and direct a donation to a specific fund, as noted below.
You can donate online by clicking on the Network for Good link above, or you can download the donation form below and mail to us with cash, a check or credit card, or give us a call.
For more information about making a gift, contact:
Linda Frizzell, Executive Director
Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation
P. O. Box 1376
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Directing Your Gift
You may want to contribute to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation because you have an interest in supporting a particular program, or because you want to help support outstanding, patient-centered programs at Skagit Valley Hospital. Because everyone has different interests, you have the options in directing your gift.
Unrestricted gifts give us the most flexibility to meet the needs of our patients. Restricted gifts are designated for a particular department or purpose within the hospital. Funds have been established to support the following care areas:
- Camano Community Health Clinic
- Cancer Care
- Cardiac Care
- Children's Therapy Program
- Community Education
- Dr. Maynard Johnson Endowment
- Employee Recognition
- Family Birth Center
- Fine Art
- Foundation Support
- Healthy Communities
- Kidney Dialysis
- Mental Health Center
- Spine Program
- Sunrise Inn
- Teaching Hospital Program
- Wound Care Fund
Some donors choose to create an endowment. This is a permanent fund, created with a gift of $10,000 or more, and usually named in honor of the donor. The principal remains invested, while the income generated by the endowment is used to support specific programs or needs of the hospital.
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation proudly recognizes its many generous supporters by adding their personal, business or family name to its beautiful recognition wall located inside Skagit Valley Hospital.
Donors giving a one-time gift or accumulative gifts of $500 or more are recognized. The wall recognizing the Foundation's generous supporters is updated on an annual basis. Our recognition wall is located in the main corridor of Skagit Valley Hospital.
“I’m Grateful” Program
“How can I say thank you to those people who made a difference while I was in the hospital?”
- A grateful patient
It’s not just the bricks and mortar, or the high-tech equipment that make Skagit Valley Hospital shine. It is the people inside the walls; the nurses, clinicians, physicians, and support staff that make Skagit Valley Hospital special.
The Foundation’s “I’m Grateful” program provides former patients and their families an opportunity to give back to those who so compassionately cared for them and their families during their time of need.
When an employee is recognized through a gift to the Foundation, he or she receives a special card included with your kind thoughts.
Wills and Bequests
If you are interested in making a gift to Skagit Valley Hospital through your will, contact our Foundation office at 360-814-2140. The Foundation staff would be delighted to answer any questions to assist you in any way. You can also email Foundation executive director Linda Frizzell at email@example.com.
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation has also created an informational bequest brochure as a service to its faithful friends and supporters. The brochure titled “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way” was designed to familiarize you with various issues you may want to consider.
The Legacy Circle
The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation Legacy Circle recognizes those forward-thinking individuals who have made one or more of the following gifts to the Foundation in their estate planning:
- Naming the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation in a will
- Making a gift of life insurance for the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation
- Establishing a charitable remainder trust for the Foundation
- Donating a remainder interest in a residence to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation
Membership in the Legacy Circle allows the hospital to thank thoughtful people who want to preserve Skagit Valley Hospital’s legacy of health care excellence for future generations. The Legacy Circle members receive:
- Naming on the Foundation’s Donor Recognition Wall as a Legacy Circle member
- Two annual tickets to the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation’s annual Festival of Trees Gala
- HealthQuest magazine (the hospital’s magazine)
- Invitations to Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation events throughout the year
Gail Edward Iverson Circle of Friends
The Gail Iverson Circle of Friends was founded in 2008 in honor of Gail Iverson. Mr. Iverson raved about the care he received as a patient of the Skagit Valley Hospital Wound Healing Center. He greatly appreciated the compassion and commitment to healing that he experienced.
The Circle of Friends raises funds throughout the year to purchase new and improved equipment for the Wound Healing Center.
Since its inception in 2008, $143,139.02 has been raised to help purchase equipment for the Wound Healing Center at Skagit Valley Hospital. The Circle of Friends hosts an annual event to raise funds.
If you are interested in joining the Circle or in making a gift to the Circle of Friends Fund, contact the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation office at 360-814-2140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.