Your gift makes a difference. Without gifts from our community, St. Joseph's Hospital would not be able to do all it is called upon to do. Other sources of income are simply not enough to provide quality healthcare to Chippewa Falls and the surrounding communities. Every gift to Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital is tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law and is used in its entirety - as directed by you - for the benefit of the patients and families served by our Hospital.
Changing insurance, government reimbursement policies and practices, an aging population, and continually increasing costs for healthcare technology make gifts to Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital essential. Gifts also enable our Sisters' tradition of charity care to continue for those who otherwise would lack access to healthcare services.
There are many ways to give, including:
Gift of Cash View more information.
The easiest way to make a gift to the Hospital is simply to write a check made out to Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital. Making donations online is available and convenient by clicking the Donate Now button on this page.
Memorials View more information.
Memorials are a special way to honor the memory of a loved one. They are given at any time during the year and in any amount. The names of those honored each year appear on a special full-page ad in the newspaper on Memorial Day weekend. Loved ones are also memorialized in our annual Community Benefit Report, which can be mailed upon request or viewed on this website. You will receive acknowledgment of your gift and a card will be sent by the Development Office to the person or persons you wish to remember.
Honorariums View more information.
This is a special way of saying thank you to someone who has made a positive impact on your life. Often donors choose to honor their doctor, nurse, therapist, pastoral caregiver, technician or any other member of the St. Joseph's Hospital family. You may express your gratitude by sharing a gift in their name. They will be proud that you honored them in this special way. You will receive acknowledgment of your gift and a card will be sent by the Development Office to the person or persons you wish to honor.
Named Endowment Fund View more information.
There are currently 82 named endowment funds invested with Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital. A named endowment fund honoring your family or loved one is a gift that supports the Hospital in perpetuity with the annual earnings.
Grateful Patient View more information.
A patient's grateful appreciation can take many forms. From kind words of praise toward a member of our staff, to a note of thanks written to a caregiver, to a gift made in their name, patients give thanks for the care they receive at St. Joseph's Hospital. Download our Grateful Patient Brochure.
How Your Gift is Used
Gifts to the Foundation sustain and strengthen programs and services that intersect people's lives at times of uncertainty. Gifts may be unrestricted or directed to any of these major areas of support:
Annual and Special Purpose Fund — For the Hospital's greatest needs as assessed and identified annually
Charity Care — For the care of individuals who are unable to fulfill their financial obligations to the Hospital
Colleague Development — For assisting colleagues of the Hospital with continuing education and career development
Endowment — For permanent investment, with interest earned used for general Hospital purposes or for programs for which named funds are established
Equipment and Technology Fund — For replacing and acquiring new equipment and technology for direct patient benefit
Program Support — For the work of a designated service area, such as the Birth Center, Emergency Services Area, Home Hospice, the Treatment Centers, Lifeline, and SPOTS House (providing therapies for kids with special needs).
To make a gift to Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital, please call our office at (715) 717-7397
or click the Donate Now button.