I would like to hold an event…

I would like to hold an event to raise money for a specific need; how do I proceed?

If you have access to a computer, please go to memfound.org, click on Get Involved; Host an Event; Fundraising Event Application.  From there, please review the Fundraising Guidelines and Steps to a Successful Fundraising Event, then complete the application.  Completed applications are submitted to The Memorial Foundation.  The Foundation will review the applications and event organizers will be notified if their event is approved. If you do not have access to a computer, please call The Memorial Foundation at 509.576-5794 for further questions or to obtain the application.

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How do I make a memorial gift?

How do I make a memorial gift? Does The Memorial Foundation notify family members of memorial tributes made to loved ones?

A memorial gift can be made in honor of someone by providing the name of the person you wish to honor, along with the name and address of the family member you would like us to notify of your gift. A memorial gift can be made in the same manner as any donation with cash, check, or credit card. You can stop by The Memorial Foundation, 2701 Tieton Drive, mail us your check, or use the secure online donation page at memfound.org.

We notify family members of memorial tributes made within a week of the gift. We provide the family with the donor’s name and address, but not the gift amount. We follow up with the family after two to three months with a total number of gifts and total amount received.

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Will The Memorial Foundation assist me with my medical bills or any other individual need?

The Memorial Foundation provides funding for programs and services provided by Memorial Hospital Family of Services.  The Foundation does not provide funding or assistance to individuals.  For questions about your medical billings please contact Memorial’s Business Services office at (509) 575-8255 if your medical service was provided by a Memorial Family of Services partner, i. e., Memorial Hospital, North Star Lodge, etc.

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How does the Foundation decide which programs to fund?

The Memorial Foundation raises funds to support multiple programs throughout Memorial’s Family of Services.  As steward of the funds raised, The Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees (a volunteer board of community members) approves program allocations in September of each year, for funding in the next fiscal year (Nov 1 – Oct 31).  They carefully review each application and review options for funding sources before determining our ability or appropriateness to fund each request.

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Why does The Memorial Foundation ask me for money?

Look for this weekly blog – Frequently Asked Questions about The Memorial Foundation:

The Memorial Foundation raises funds from a generous community and from other foundations to provide support for healthcare programs throughout Memorial’s Family of Services.  Funding is provided for a spectrum of programs spanning four major areas:  Children’s Initiative; Cancer Care Initiative; End of Life Initiative; and Healthy Yakima Initiative – all to benefit our whole community.

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What is the purpose of The Memorial Foundation?

Look for this weekly blog – Frequently Asked Questions about The Memorial Foundation:

The Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation (The Memorial Foundation) is the supporting foundation for Memorial Hospital.  It is a publicly supported organization, doing business as an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The Foundation’s mission and vision are to advance and transform healthcare in Yakima and improve healthcare outcomes for a healthy community.

What does this all mean?  Simply said, The Memorial Foundation raises funds from a generous community to provide support to healthcare programs throughout Memorial’s Family of Services.  Funding is provided for a spectrum of programs spanning four major areas:  Children’s Initiative; Cancer Care Initiative; End of Life Initiative; and Healthy Yakima Initiative.

The Foundation team stands ready to assist you with your charitable giving questions.  Call us at (509) 576-5794.

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