Ways to Help

The dictionary tells us that philanthropists are people who promote human welfare through a gift or an act. The desire to help others in a very tangible way – to be true humanitarians – sustains Sky Lakes Medical Center, allowing it to weather economic storms and maintain the highest standards of medical care.

Each year, hundreds of generous benefactors, many of them former patients grateful for the care they or a loved one received here, have made donations that enable us to continue our mission of health and compassion.

We deeply appreciate all those who have contributed to this community medical center. We hope you, too, will choose to support us through tax-deductible contributions to the Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation.

There are a number of ways you can support Sky Lakes Medical Center:
Annual gifts support our current programs and capital equipment or construction projects. You can donate to a specific program or need that is meaningful to you. Contact the Foundation office, 541-274-4768, for more information.

Designated giving and tribute gifts may be given to one of our many departments, existing funds, or by establishing a new funding project.

Endowment gifts, like the Sky Lakes Medical Center Endowment Fund, can create a reserve for the future financial security of the hospital. Endowment gifts are contributions that are invested, enabling the hospital to use interest that accrues on the gifts in whatever way the donors specify.

Estate planning allows individuals to enjoy retirement with the knowledge that their generosity will be enjoyed for many years to come. Planned gifts are a means to contribute to the medical center through long-term financial and estate planning such as a will, life insurance or a living trust. By remembering Sky Lakes Medical Center in this way, donors leave a continuing legacy to the hospital. The gift can be used for annual needs or directed to a particular hospital department or program.

Medical equipment gifts bring advanced testing and procedures to a local setting, keeping Sky Lakes Medical Center on the leading edge of medical technology.

Renovating existing facilities and adding new ones is an essential and costly aspect of the life of any hospital. Such projects leave a lasting impact on our medical community. Sky Lakes Medical Center is proud to recognize the generosity of donors by naming appropriate facilities in their honor.

Unrestricted gifts to the Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation allow the hospital to address the most urgent health needs of people in the Klamath Falls community and beyond.

In-kind gifts provide the hospital with items that provide special touches such as artwork. Real Estate gifts allow donors to contribute significantly to the hospital with a gift that enables the donor to enjoy a tax deduction without the pain of capital gains taxes.

Appreciated Equities also provide donors with the means to bypass capital gains taxes while helping the hospital with a financial gift.

To make a donation or for more information, contact Foundation Director Sally-Ann Palcovich at 541-274-4768.

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