Ways to Give
We gratefully appreciate gifts of all sizes and types to support patient care at Lakewood Hospital. There are several ways you can give. We encourage you to learn about the options and find what best fits your philanthropic goals. Gifts may benefit a particular department, program or initiative. Or you may designate your gift to the area of greatest need. Our professional staff is dedicated to working with you to identify the most advantageous ways for you to make a contribution.
Gifts can be made by check, money order or credit card. Payroll deduction is available to Lakewood Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Health System employees. The foundation also arranges other means of making a contribution, such as the transfer of stock and pledges.
Give to Lakewood Hospital - Help Enhance Patient Care
There are many ways you can help. Please consider one of the following gift methods.
The Annual Giving Campaign provides an opportunity for donors to make an ongoing annual commitment to Lakewood Hospital to enhance the provision of world-class healthcare in a community setting. Every year, new and repeat donors make gifts to the foundation that help the hospital deliver high quality, compassionate care to thousands of patients.
Increase the value of your charitable gifts to Lakewood Hospital through corporate matching gift programs. Many employers offer opportunities to match the charitable gifts of their employees and retirees, including spouses. Please contact your human resources department to determine if your employer has a matching gift program and to obtain information regarding specific requirements.
Make a gift in memory or honor of loved ones or friends. Honorary gifts may also recognize the special care a patient has received. Contributions may celebrate any occasion- a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or holiday. When an honor or memorial gift is received, a special letter is sent to the person identified by you and the amount of the contribution is not revealed.
Lakewood Hospital Foundation facilitates engagement between the community and Lakewood Hospital through events and activities that raise critical funds. Your individual support or business sponsorships of our events help us to engage the community to support the services and programs offered at Lakewood Hospital.
Gifts from your estate allow you to leave a legacy gift to Lakewood Hospital while retaining full control of assets during your lifetime. You may leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to Lakewood Hospital Foundation. We will work with you and your attorney to ensure that your plan fully reflects your wishes.
Endowed Named Funds»
Your gift to Lakewood Hospital Foundation can be permanently recognized when you establish an endowed named fund with a minimum gift of $10,000. An endowed named fund is a thoughtful and far-reaching way of fulfilling personal philanthropic wishes while helping ensure a sound future for Lakewood Hospital. Endowment funds offer lasting financial resources because of the income generated through careful investment management. A strong endowment enables the hospital to move forward with plans and projects, knowing that permanent resources are available to support new developments and programs.
A planned gift commitment provides the opportunity to make significant gifts while maintaining financial responsibilities. It affords you the opportunity to formalize estate planning, retain income with tax benefits, increase income for yourself and/or your beneficiaries and realize estate and capital gains tax savings. Lakewood Hospital Foundation works with planned giving experts to maximize benefits while allowing you to support the Lakewood Hospital programs and services that are important to you. Learn more about Planned Gift opportunities.
Other Gift Options»
There are many other charitable gift options you can consider. Consult with your financial advisors on the best way to prepare an estate plan or gift strategy that fits your unique needs.
Let Us Know…
Please tell us when you have included a bequest in your will or made an endowed or planned gift in support of Lakewood Hospital so we can add your name to our growing list of forward-thinking donors.