Giving

Event Sponsorships

Since 1981, you and many other generous members of our community have supported the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. Thanks to your support, we are achieving our vision to be a national leader for excellence in patient care. 

The sponsorship opportunities described here are our most popular annual events. Each provides unique benefits and recognition opportunities, as well as tax deductions to the extent allowed by law. 

Your sponsorship of one or more of these events will help us:

  • Invest in the latest technology, medical equipment and training.
  • Provide education about how to recognize a stroke, prevent a heart attack or perform CPR.
  • Support clinical research in orthopedics, surgical procedures and other vital areas of medical care.
  • Fulfill a last wish of a hospice patient.

Your sponsorship of is an investment in the future of our community. Consider sponsoring one or more of our annual events and support our mission to improve the health of the people we serve - you, your family, your neighbors and your employees.

Memorial's Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala

Held annually in April at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Memorial's Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala  raises money for the Sharing Wishes Fund, which helps make wishes come true for hospice patients and their families. The wishes vary - a hot air balloon ride, a special family meal or a long-awaited ride in a Cadillac. Your sponsorship can make the wish of a hospice family a reality.

Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $5,000. Please visit the Memorial's Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala website for details and online sponsorship commitments.

For more information, contact, Alexis Walch at 217-788-4053.

Memorial's Be Aware Women's Fair

Held annually in October in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Memorial's Be Aware Women's Fair is a day devoted to women and their physical, emotional and financial health. Women attend this annual event to receive free health screenings, shop from local vendors and learn more about local service organizations. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients for items or services that can help meet basic needs, decrease stress or improve the healing process.

Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $3,000. Please visit the Memorial's Be Aware Women's Fair website for details and online sponsorship commitments.

For more information, contact: Tiffany Lowers at 217-788-3321.

Memorial's Festival of Trees

Held annually in November in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Memorial's Festival of Trees is attended by more than 35,000 people of all ages to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. Since 1989, the Festival has raised more than $4.2 million to support health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community.

Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $25,000. Please visit the Memorial's Festival of Trees website for details.

For more information, contact: Amanda Johnson at 217-788-3293.