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Many of life's most significant, highly emotional moments happen in a hospital. From a trip to the emergency room, to recovery from a serious illness, to the birth of a new family member, every member of a community is touched by the local hospital at some point. Because of this reach into people's lives, a hospital plays an essential role in an area's quality of life and provides a source of community identity and pride.



Why give to the Major Hospital Foundation?
Perhaps someone you love received excellent, compassionate care at Major Hospital, and you would like to show appreciation. Maybe you want to give back to the hospital so others can receive the same benefit. You may wish to memorialize or honor someone through the Tree of Life or the Campaign for Beauty, Healing and Hope, the capital campaign to construct the Healing Garden at Benesse Oncology Center. Another good reason to give is to help sustain quality healthcare close to home.

Not-for profit hospitals like Major rely on philanthropic support from the communities they serve. Patients' fees and insurance reimbursement cover essential services, but they seldom provide the additional resources necessary to advance our capabilities through equipment and technology; to attract the best staff, including doctors and nurses; and to reach out to the community with an extra measure of care that, at Major Hospital, will never be optional.





Where does my gift go?
Healthcare is personal, and so is charitable giving. You may direct your gift to any of the general areas of the Foundation's mission. Some donors elect to direct their gifts to the unrestricted fund. This means that their gift will be used as needed and at the discretion of the Foundation's Board of Directors within the parameters of our mission.

See How to Give to learn about different kinds of gifts. See On-line Giving to make a gift with your credit or debit card.





What does being "not-for-profit" mean?
Major Hospital and the Major Hospital Foundation are not-for-profit organizations. This is a special designation granted by the Internal Revenue Service. It means that, after operating expenses, any leftover revenue is invested in our facility, equipment and services so that we can stay current with health care's rapid advancements. We have no stock-holders and no investors, and aside from a very small portion of EDIT funds for Intelliplex, we receive no tax dollars (though some not-for-profits can and do). In fact, like most not-for-profit hospitals, we work hard to break even.





Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, gifts to the Major Hospital Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.



















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  • Angela Gill
    Executive Director

    Major Hospital Foundation
    150 West Washington St.
    Shelbyville, IN 46176
    (317) 421-0361
    agill@majorhospital.org