Your generous gifts support WellSpan's mission

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As a community-based, not-for-profit health system, WellSpan is grateful for the individuals and organizations who feel passionate about supporting WellSpan's mission and our commitment to transform the health of the communities we serve.

Whether it's the health of newborn infants, nutrition programs, mental health programs, cancer patient help, the care of our senior population or another cause, your donation makes a direct impact.

We can help you find the fund, program or initiative that you'd like to support and the variety of ways you can choose to give.

Caregiver holding hands Asian elderly woman patient, help and care in hospital.

During a panicked visit to the WellSpan ER, I was greeted by Karissa, an extremely kind and understanding staff member. She made sure I was OK and warm, and helped me regain some dignity, comfort and privacy. I was still a mess when I was greeted for an ultrasound by Riley, who was understanding and eased my anxieties. I was afraid, and they made me comfortable. I was anxious, and they made me calm. Thank you, Karissa and Riley. You helped me through a terrifying ordeal. I will never forget your kindness.

Leigh Anne G.

WellSpan patient

Donate to Support WellSpan

WellSpan foundations

Donations to WellSpan are made through five WellSpan foundations and WellSpan Philhaven, each of which works to sustain our many services and programs and endow new programs that ensure the health of our fellow neighbors.

Your donations stay within that foundation's community, helping advance health and wellness through a variety of impactful WellSpan programs, services and initiatives.

Your donations to the Ephrata Community Health Foundation support the health and well-being of our neighbors in northern Lancaster County, through programs like:

  • WellSpan's Clinical Simulation Lab, which enhances clinical training and patient care
  • the Ephrata Cancer Patient Help Fund, which helps pay for prescriptions so WellSpan patients can focus on healing
  • innovative technology and education to ensure WellSpan nurses receive vital education and developmental opportunities to improve patient care

Donate to Ephrata Community Health Foundation

Generous support of the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation sustains key programs in our community that care for patients and our most vulnerable neighbors in Adams County and adjacent communities in Northern Maryland. 

Our supported programs and initiatives: 

  • provide the highest quality health care services
  • lift financial burdens from those who can’t afford healthcare
  • inspire our nurses to strive for educational advancement and excellence in patient-focused care by providing hands-on simulation courses and equipment training

Donate to Gettysburg Hospital Foundation

All donations made to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation are used to support WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan initiatives in Lebanon County.

Your donations help support:

  • important programs advancing clinical excellence and patient-focused care, including required enhanced sepsis monitoring protocols that save lives
  • collaborations between clinical leadership and local emergency medical technicians to help paramedics recognize symptoms and begin treatment prior to arriving at the hospital
  • our Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which helps patients engage in their own health

Donate to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Your generous support of the Summit Health Foundation sustains key programs supporting the health and well-being of neighbors in Franklin County and communities adjacent to Cumberland County.

Our supported programs and initiatives:

  • provide the highest quality health care services
  • lift financial burdens from those who cannot afford healthcare
  • inspire our nurses to strive for educational advancement and excellence in patient-focused care by providing hands-on simulation courses and equipment training

Donate to Summit Health Foundation

Thanks to generous donors who support our mission, WellSpan Philhaven is able to provide outstanding services to those in need in South Central Pennsylvania — regardless of their ability to pay.

Programs supported by your gifts include:

  • the Caring Fund, which ensures that adults, children and families have access to vital mental healthcare, even if they’re facing financial challenges
  • clinically certified Mental Health First Aid training, which helps people recognize and respond to mental distress to support those in crisis
  • continuing efforts to ensure that the needs of our team members, patients, families and community are met

Donate to WellSpan Philhaven Giving

Your donations allow the WellSpan York Health Foundation to continue its mission of supporting the charitable programs and initiatives of WellSpan in York County.

Your gifts provide expanded access to medical care, financial assistance for patients and wellness opportunities for our community.

Gifts to the WellSpan York Health Foundation help local patients and families, including those who are courageously battling chronic illnesses and unexpected, life-altering medical conditions.

Donate to WellSpan York Health Foundation

The WellSpan Grateful Patient and Family Program

When you choose WellSpan, you're choosing exceptional care unique to you.

The WellSpan Grateful Patient and Family Program is a way for you to say thank you to your care teams with more than just words. You can express your appreciation and honor your doctor, nurse, caregiver or staff members, who work tirelessly behind the scenes.

You can express your gratitude by:

Learn more about the WellSpan Grateful Patient and Family Program

Grateful Patient and Family

Heartfelt donation from heart patient

Joe Nichols had always considered himself healthy. Today, after having survived cardiac arrest, several heart blockages and congestive heart failure, he also considers himself lucky.

"The cardiac team at WellSpan was just phenomenal," Joe's wife, Carol, said, adding that his doctors always listened to her husband’s concerns before making any decisions about treatment.

Had it not been for their quick responses, Joe would not be here today, she said.

To show their gratitude, Joe and Carol sent a thank-you letter and donated $5,000 to the Heart & Vascular Grateful Patient and Family Program Fund at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital.

Since their initial donation, Joe and Carol donated another $1,500 last year and will continue their donations to the WellSpan Foundation.

Lebanon patient gives back to the WellSpan cardiology team who saved his life