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Ways to Give

There are many ways to provide support to enhance healthcare in our region. Your support and volunteerism are always appreciated. Gifts to the Foundation can be made through:

Direct Gifts

Your gift can be made in cash, insurance policies, real estate, stocks, bonds, grain or livestock.

Memorial Giving

A thoughtful way to remember a friend or loved one is to give a memorial gift to the Foundation so that tribute can be a part of helping others who are facing health concerns. Memorial gifts can be given to wherever the need is greatest or designated for a specific use (such as the Abben Cancer Center, Warner Dialysis Unit, Hospice, equipment, etc.) All memorial gifts (unless requested to be kept confidential) are recognized in Spencer Hospital’s seasonal "Health Connections" newsletter and a letter of acknowledging your thoughtfulness (without mentioning the amount) is sent to the family members.

Honor Gifts

Similar to memorial gifts, an honor gift is given to pay tribute to a person or group of people by making a donation in that special person’s name. This could be a family member, a special physician or nurse, a dedicated employee, a kind boss or special friend. Honor gifts are also published in Health Connections and an acknowledgement of a gift is sent to the honoree.


Some people like to make periodic gifts while they are living and also provide gifts to the Foundation and hospital through their wills. This option can be explored with your personal attorney. A charitable gift may mean substantial tax savings for your estate. For estate planning purposes, the correct legal name to use is Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation.

Deferred Gifts

A deferred gift can enable you to make a generous gift and benefit financially at the same time. In some cases, the donor or spouse may receive a lifetime income from a charitable gift and benefit healthcare locally at the same time. A deferred gift can also enable a donor to save on income, capital gains and estate taxes.

To help support the Spencer Hospital Foundation, or if you have questions, please contact Mindy Gress, Spencer Hospital Foundation Executive Director, at 712-264-6226 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Make A Donation Online

If you'd like to make a DONATION now online, click here.  We will send you an acknowledgement, thanking you for your thoughtfulness. If your contribution is an honor or memorial gift, we are also happy to send an acknowledgement to the family, notifying them of your gift.