Giving

Funds to Support

The list of medical services, programs and facilities made possible by contributions to the Memorial Medical Center Foundation continues to grow - and so does the need. As central Illinois' healthcare needs continue to increase, and as government and insurance programs limit payments for services, Memorial must increasingly rely on private support to meet its mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

For more information, please contact the Foundation at 217-788-4700 or email us.

Memorial Medical Center Foundation administers more than two dozen endowments. Donations can be made to any of these funds: 

1997 Society Endowment Fund – Provides annual support for the Foundation’s grant program.

Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund – Provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients for items that can help meet basic needs, decrease stress or improve the healing process, such as compression gloves, wigs or premade meals.

Linda S. Culver Endowment Fund – Provides support for grants for Memorial Health System.

Derek Dolenc Cancer Patient Assistance Fund - Provides financial assistance for cancer patients treated at Memorial's Regional Cancer Center.
Download the application for Cancer Patient Financial Assistance.

The Duty Family Endowment Fund - Supports continuing education for nursing staff and interdisciplinary colleagues.

Endowed Fellowship in Nursing Fund - Provides funding for continuing education for nurses and nursing students.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee W. Ensel Scholarship Endowment Fund - Provides professional nursing education scholarships to Memorial Home Services employees.

J. Roland Folse, MD, Endowed Chair in Surgery Fund - Furthers the field of surgery at SIU School of Medicine.

Wilma Fricke Endowment Fund - Provides annual award honoring nurse of the year at Memorial Medical Center.

Lester Friedman Endowment Fund - Unrestricted.

David L. Griffen, MD, Emergency Medicine Faculty and Resident Education Endowment Fund - Supports Emergency Medicine faculty development, resident education and for other educational expenses in support of the SIU School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program at Memorial Medical Center. 

Lorayne Batemen Hallstien Endowment Fund - Funds in-service training grants for nursing staff.

Mary Hesse Endowment Fund - Unrestricted.

Hospice Care of Illinois Endowment - Supports Hospice Care of Illinois activities.

Susan B. House Endowment Fund - Unrestricted.

Jane Justison Endowment Fund - Provides nursing scholarships.

Anne and J. Gale Katterhagen Endowment Fund- Supports general operations of Memorial Home Services.

H.J. (Hack) Kellner Professorship in Cardiology Fund - Supports annual funding to physicians specializing in cardiology and/or cardiac/thoracic surgery.

Mayme I. Lawrence Nursing Education Endowment Fund - Provides scholarships to Memorial Home Services employees for advanced professional nursing education.

Alpha A. Lee Nursing Endowment Fund - Provides scholarships to nursing students.

Dr. David B. Lewis Memorial Endowment Fund - Underwrites the expenses of having distinguished speakers address the Medical Imaging Services department.

Dr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Lindsay Educational Endowment Fund - Supports professional development programs for Emergency Medical Services employees.

Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Educational Endowment Fund - Provides scholarships for nursing students (bachelors or masters).

National City/Lincoln Land Community College Allied Health Endowment Fund - Provides financial assistance to students enrolled in either nursing or other allied health programs at LLCC.

The Robert Jess Patton Visiting Professorship Fund - Supports annual funding to attract a nationally/internationally recognized surgeon to conduct an educational symposium for local physicians and students at SIU School of Medicine.

Charles L. Ritchie Hospice Education Endowment Fund - Provides funds to be used on an annual basis for educational opportunities for the staff of Hospice Care of Illinois.

Robert J. Saner Educational Endowment Fund - Provides internal educational opportunities for all MMC departments.

Ross A. Schlich Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - Supports respiratory therapy.

CaraLyn Sharp Endowment Fund - Provides funding for continuing education opportunities for nurses through conferences. 

The Staab Family of Staab Funeral Home, Springfield Award for Excellence of Nursing Fund - Supports professional development activities for nursing staff.

State Farm Classic Breast Health Endowment Fund - Supports the ongoing efforts of risk assessment activities, periodic acquisition of resource materials for the Patient Education Center and support of community education activities.

Ruby Stewart Endowment Fund - Unrestricted. 

Guerry and Michelle Suggs Fund For Athletic Medicine - Supports an annual symposium in athletic medicine.

Gordon and Evelyn Thomas Endowment Fund - Unrestricted.

US Bank Endowment Fund - Provides financial support for Memorial Medical Center programs and projects. 

Carol Jo Vecchie Cancer Patient Assistance Fund - Provides financial assistance for cancer patients treated at Memorial's Regional Cancer Center.
Download the application for Cancer Patient Financial Assistance.

The Elvin G. Zook Endowed Chair in Plastic Surgery Fund - Provides funding for research and education in plastic surgery. Read about the first Zook Endowed Chair Appointment
Download Zook Endowment Brochure    |    Download Zook Endowment Fund Form