Giving

Donor Spotlight

Donors make a difference for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the Foundation is able to provide financial assistance to patients, educational opportunities to employees and grants to help advance patient care, education and clinical research. Our donors are investing in the future of healthcare and we are grateful for the support.

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Grant in Action: Dancing to improve health

People with Parkinson’s disease benefit from donor generosity

Since July 2016, Eve Fischberg, a licensed occupational therapist, has been offering dance classes to people in the community who have Parkinson’s disease. A $2,400 grant from Memorial Medical Center Foundation is making a 12-week class offered four times throughout the year possible.

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Grant in Action: Healthy lessons at Camp Care-A-Lot

Donations benefit children in our community

Nearly 50 children who attended Camp Care-A-Lot, a program of Compass for Kids, enjoyed healthy meals and snacks thanks to a $5,758 grant from Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

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Grant in Action: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives

Donations Benefit Community Residents

An $8,700 grant from MMC Foundation will help the Springfield Fire Department continue to install a new alarm in homes throughout central Sangamon County.

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Grant in Action: Real-life patient scenarios made possible

Training opportunities benefit future nurses

Learning is being enhanced thanks to simulated real-life patient scenarios at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Springfield Regional Campus. 

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Donor Spotlight: Fighting Parkinson’s disease with Rock Steady Boxing

Generosity enhances boxing experience

Less than one year ago, Praveen Martinez-Singh could not stand in place for more than a couple of seconds. That was one impact Parkinson’s disease was having on the 30-year-old’s body – his balance was deteriorating.

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Grant in Action: Music and Memory project brings peace and joy

Music and Memory

For many people, music is just background noise. But for some SIU patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss disorders, and their family members, music has become a godsend.

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Grant in Action: Donations matter to nursing staff

Lifelong learning for Memorial nurses

Two grants awarded by the Foundation gave 43 nurses the opportunity to complete specialized review courses on the way to becoming certified.

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Grant in Action: An Investment in the Future

Nursing students benefit from learning laboratory

Undergraduate nursing students at the Springfield Regional Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, are experiencing hands-on learning thanks to a $69,000 grant from the Foundation.

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Grant in Action: Meet Victoria

Birthing simulator trains medical providers

Thanks to an $80,000 grant, Victoria, a lifelike mannequin who simulates true-to-life labor and delivery, has arrived at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to enhance the skills of our healthcare workforce. 

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Grant in Action: Quality Project Competition

SIU residents and fellows showcase research

Our generous donors allow the Foundation to continually invest in the future of healthcare. 

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