Ways to Donate
The DeKalb Medical Foundation offers members of the community several different ways to make a donation to support healthcare in our area. Each of the following giving opportunities provides public recognition of the gift, invitations to special events offered by the hospital and the Foundation, invitation to the hospital’s CEO roundtables and a recognition item for display.
Annual Giving Club
The Medallion Society Members of the Medallion Society are those special friends who contribute $100 or more annually to the DeKalb Medical Foundation. The Medallion Society is one of several fundraising activities organized by the Foundation’s Annual Support Committee.
What is required for membership? An annual contribution of $100 or more.
The Corporate Honor Roll
A commitment of $10,000 or more qualifies a business to be a member of our Corporate Honor Roll. Special recognition includes the company name listed on the donor recognition in the lobby of DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, listings in DeKalb Medical publications and on our website.
Many individuals provide for the long-term support of DeKalb Medical through a will bequest, trust, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy, or retirement account. We are pleased to speak with you or your professional advisors to help you design a giving plan that will best benefit you and DeKalb Medical.
The Chairman’s Circle offers a unique opportunity for compassionate individuals to make a donation that will make a difference in the quality of life in DeKalb County. Through their support, Chairman’s Circle members make it possible for DeKalb Medical to acquire state of the art equipment, improve and expand hospital facilities and bring new health care services to the area. These gifts, which are $100,000 or more, are often associated with naming opportunities.
Members of the Founders’ Circle actively support the mission of DeKalb Medical and the DeKalb Medical Foundation. They accept the challenge of helping to maintain and enhance local health care services by making a single gift, or multi-year pledge, of $10,000 or more.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies set aside funds for philanthropic use and allocate those funds through matching gift programs. An employer matching gift program allows you to make a personal contribution to the DeKalb Medical Foundation that is then matched by a corporate gift to the Foundation. The procedures for matching gift programs differ from company to company but gift forms are usually obtained through the human resources department. When you make your gift to the DeKalb Medical Foundation, enclose the form with your gift. If you are making an online donation, include information about your company’s program on the online form. The Foundation staff and your employer will handle the remainder of the process.
Other Types of Gifts
Gifts of Tribute
You can make a donation to commemorate a special occasion, celebrate a recovery, recognize your favorite doctor or nurse, or acknowledge a death. Gifts of Tribute enable you to honor both the individual and life itself.
Each Gift of Tribute helps DeKalb Medical remain at the forefront of medical technology and services, and makes research and education programs possible.
Upon receipt of your Gift of Tribute, a letter will promptly be sent to your designated recipient, and you will receive acknowledgement as well.
Sponsorship of Special Events
Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic
Each year the Foundation hosts the Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic, which is held at a different private course each fall. This year's event will mark the 19th annual outing. Sign up for the Foundation e-newsletter to be notified of the 2013 event date as soon as it is released.
The Employee Giving Program
More than 1,400 of our employees are members of the Employee Giving program. Formerly known as WHAT, PEACH (Partnering Employees Actively Committed to Healthcare) is the voluntary giving program created for DeKalb Medical employees. More than 51% of employees are members of the PEACH program. To date, employees have raised over $2.7 million to provide support to the DeKalb Medical Foundation projects, community grants and the Employee Disaster Relief Fund.
Every year, the DeKalb Medical Foundation distributes funds to local community organizations that have a positive impact on lives in DeKalb County through the PEACH Community Grants program. Select employees who support the Foundation through PEACH serve on the Grants Allocation Task Force. This committee reviews all proposals and determines grant awards.
These grants, totaling $17,400 in 2012, were awarded at a presentation in September at Leadership Forum, a monthly meeting attended by all hospital managers and department heads. The 2012 Grant recipients are listed below:
To be notified when the grant applications are open for application each spring, please sign up for the Foundation e-newsletter.
If you are a DeKalb Medical employee not currently involved in the PEACH program and you would like to be, contact Elisabeth Nark at 404.501.1344.