Ways to Give

Your gift makes a difference. Without gifts from our community, HSHS 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 HSHS 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 HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital essential. Gifts also enable our Sisters' tradition of financial assistance 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 HSHS 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, spiritual caregiver, technician or any other member of the HSHS 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 HSHS 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 HSHS 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

Financial Assistance — 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 HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, please call our office at (715) 717-7397
or click the Donate Now button.

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Friends of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)organization under the Internal Revenue Service code. Please make gifts payable to Friends of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital.


Commit to a gift of at least $100 a year on an ongoing basis and you will automatically become a member of the Friends of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Annual Giving Society.

Give a gift of $1,000 or more and receive recognition on the Wall of Honor located in the main corridor leading to Emergency Services Area. The wall is dedicated to the memory and spirit of our Sisters.

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You can become a member of the Hospital's Legacy Giving Society by including the Hospital in your estate plan through. Gifts made through a bequest, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or charitable trust help us make a difference for our patients and our community. Call (715) 717-7392 today to learn about giving options.

At the center of the Wall of Honor, the Good Samaritan Tree acknowledges benefactors who have given endowed gifts to ensure the future availability of healthcare services to our community.

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