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Our Committees

Operating under the guiding principle that “many hands make light work,” we offer a wide variety of short-, intermediate-, and long-term opportunities to allow volunteers to “dip their toes” in one or more very meaningful and fulfilling roles – to decide which might be right for them.

Memorial Fund

The Memorial Fund is the sustaining fund of Memorial Health Foundation. Unrestricted gifts to the Memorial Fund provide direct support for healthcare, education, services, and outreach programs for Memorial Health.

Memorial Fund Committee assists staff in reaching out to our various public audiences to educate them about the public benefits provided by Memorial Health, and to assist in seeking donations.

Major and Planned Gifts

Major and Planned Gifts Committee identifies and engages individuals who may be able to contribute significant amounts, or who may be interested in contributing planned or estate gifts. This committee may host small gatherings, or accompany a staff member to visit a potential donor.

A Professional Advisory Group of estate planners, finance professionals, attorneys, trust officers, accountants, and others will serve as advisors and be asked to assist in the presentation of these programs.

Business and Foundation Relations

The Business and Foundation Relations Committee assists staff to encourage sponsorship and grant donations from businesses which would support services or projects of Memorial Health. Members may also be trained to assist in grant writing to seek donations from foundations.

Special Events

Events Committee assists in planning and implementation of events, and in educating new donors and volunteers about the mission and values of Memorial Health. Each year, the Memorial Health Foundation hosts a variety of special events, large and small, to introduce new donors to the mission. Existing major events include:

  • Memorial Health Golf Classic held each Spring
  • Memorial Health Clay Target Classic held in the fall
  • The Festival of Trees held in November (collaborates with Memorial Auxiliary)

This committee will also assist in planning and implementing smaller, more intimate events, as needed.

Capital Campaign Committee

Memorial Health has won more than 50 national, regional, and local recognition awards in many areas of patient safety, customer service, and leadership during the past five years, as this healthcare system has evolved to meet the needs of area residents. Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1952, is evolving to meet the healthcare needs of today.

Memorial Hospital will be undergoing a major construction project in coming years to update this facility to provide a state-of-the-art facility with optimal services. The Capital Campaign Committee will work with Memorial Health administration and community stakeholders to raise the funds to finance the hospital reconstruction.

Faith and Community Relations

Faith and Community Committee members serve as representatives of the foundation to the various community and faith organizations, seeking to engage them in mutually beneficial programs and efforts.

Memorial Auxiliary

The Memorial Auxiliary was founded in 1951, and has contributed more than $1.5-million to date for equipment, capital improvements, and services for Memorial Hospital. In addition to planning a variety of fundraising events, the Auxiliary also operates the Gift Shop at Memorial Hospital. Today, the Auxiliary is reimaging its future as it prepares to recruit and train a new generation of philanthropic leaders.

Members serve as representatives of the foundation to the various community and faith organizations, seeking to engage them in mutually beneficial programs and efforts.

For more information about these and other volunteer service opportunities, please contact the Memorial Health Foundation, at (937) 578-4272 or at foundation@memorialohio.com.