Fort Hamilton Hospital Foundation
About the foundation
The very existence of Fort Hamilton Hospital is a tribute to the early physicians, churches, civic leaders and citizens of the Hamilton community whose tireless efforts and perseverance made the hospital possible. With Mercy Hospital on the east side of Hamilton, a group of forward-thinking citizens came together and decided that Hamilton needed a community hospital to serve the west side of Hamilton. Within 2 weeks, the community raised more than a half million dollars to establish a building fund for their community hospital with the opening of the new hospital on May 1, 1929.
That tradition of generosity and spirit of philanthropy have remained a part of Fort Hamilton Hospital's heritage. Over the years, when asked, the community has generously donated millions of dollars to help our community hospital expand services, improve patient care areas, provide services to the community, enlarge our hospital and bring state-of-the-art technology to Hamilton.
The mission of the Foundation is to generate and administer funds that will benefit Fort Hamilton Hospital. To that end, there are many ways of donating to the hospital that can enhance your giving experience and can benefit the hospital as well as your family.
Choosing a specific fund
The most flexible gift is an unrestricted gift which provides for the greatest needs of the hospital or you can choose from one of the following designated funds:
- Carruthers Emergency Room Expansion and Renovation
- Gebhart Cancer Care Center
- Cardiovascular Services
- Surgical Services
- Facility Improvement
- The Family Birthplace
- Women's Health Services
- Pastoral Care Services
- Social Services Programs
- Psychiatric Care Services
- Health Career Scholarships Program
Ways of Giving
The most common outright gifts are cash contributions, often made through a personal check made payable to the Fort Hamilton Hospital Foundation or credit card.
Memorial or Honorary Gifts
Gifts made in memory of or recognition/honor of an individual, family member or medical caregiver is a generous and thoughtful way to remember a person's life and his/her accomplishments.
Planned gifts benefit Fort Hamilton Hospital as part of your estate plan. Common types of planned gifts include wills or living trusts, charitable remainder trusts, real estate and life insurance.
Both cash and non-cash gifts serve as tax advantages that can also benefit the donor. Appropriate non-cash gifts include:
If you have named the Fort Hamilton Hospital Foundation in your will or other gift plans, please let us know so we may thank you properly.
- Appreciated Property
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Mutual Funds
- Life Insurance
- Art Collections, etc.
For more information about the various methods of giving, please contact Sonja Kranbuhl at the Fort Hamilton Hospital Foundation at (513) 867-5492
or via Email
Make a donation
For more information about making a donation, please contact Sonja Kranbuhl at the Fort Hamilton Hospital Foundation at (513) 867-5492
or via Email