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Thank you for considering a gift to the Summit Health Foundation. Your donation will allow us to continue our mission of supporting WellSpan’s charitable programs and services in Franklin County.

Summit Health Foundation is a private, not-for-profit corporation and is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS Code.

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Donate using our secure online system

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Donate by Telephone

Call the Foundation at 717-267-7794 during business hours, Monday through Friday, to donate by phone using your credit card. A staff member will assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have about your gift.

Donate by Mail

Send a check payable to WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital or WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital to:
Summit Health Foundation
785 5th Ave, Suite 1
Chambersburg, PA 17201

If you are donating to a specific fund or hospital, please include instructions in your check memo line.

 

Fund Descriptions

Where Needed Most: Supports ongoing needs that benefit WellSpan’s health and wellness initiatives within the community and at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital.

Patient Support Fund: Connects patients with resources such as transportation to and from WellSpan locations, medical equipment, prescriptions, or other needs related to facilitating discharge from WellSpan Chambersburg or WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital.

Oncology Bridge Fund (Cancer Patient Support Fund): A patient support fund (as described above) that is exclusively for cancer care patients.

Medical Academic Fund: Ensures access to care by providing a steady pipeline of providers through stipends and scholarships to Franklin County residents who are enrolled in medical school and have committed to working in Franklin County upon graduation.

Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship Fund: Supports RN nursing education to benefit and enhance the professional skills of nurses serving Franklin County.

Reach Out and Read: Promotes increased literacy rates by providing an age-appropriate book for children to take home with them following their wellness visits.

Giving Options

How you choose to make a gift is important. A charitable gift can both benefit others and offer you a way to reduce income and estate taxes. Or, it can create lifetime income for yourself or someone close to you. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney or tax advisor in considering the giving option that is right for you.

1895 Club and 1922 Club

Donors who wish to pledge a gift of $10,000 or more will receive membership into the 1895 Club (WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital) or 1922 Club (WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital).

Tribute Gifts/ Garden of Life

If you wish to donate in honor or memory of someone special in your life, you may do so online by indicating their name in the “honor” or “memory” fields. If you wish to have an acknowledgement sent to a next of kin or the honoree, please include that information.
The Garden of Life at 22 St. Paul Drive in Chambersburg offers a dedicated space where patients, visitors and staff members can reflect and renew their spirits as they deal with health challenges and stress. The garden features several opportunities to honor a loved one or an important person through a memorial gift.

Bequests & Trusts

This is a gift through your Will that specifies an amount or percentage of your estate. This allows you to control your assets throughout your life and to plan ahead to support our services at a later date.
Making bequests from IRAs and 401K retirement plans can be an astute financial strategy because those assets are often taxed heavily in an estate. The Foundation Office can provide you with information to help you and your adviser in considering the merits of such a gift.

Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity pays you a fixed amount based on your age for the rest of your life. The donor receives a significant current tax deduction and a portion of the income may be tax-free.

Life Insurance

If you've reached a stage where you have a life insurance policy you no longer need, transferring that policy could be an easy way to make a significant gift. The Summit Health Foundation can be named as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary on employer or personal life insurance policies.

Securities

A gift of stock that has grown in value can offer you very attractive tax advantages. If the stock has been owned for more than a year, you can deduct its full value and avoid capital gains taxes.