Cooper County Memorial Hospital

 Cooper County Memorial Hospital and the Cooper County Memorial Hospital Foundation depend on the commitment and generosity of benefactors—people like you—to support our mission of providing the best medical care in the region. All donations are meaningful and provide important support.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help save the lives of family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for your donation.

Ways to Give

The Cooper County Memorial Hospital Foundation encourages contributions from individuals, corporations and other foundations and organizations interested in supporting Cooper County Memorial Hospital. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be designated for a specific purpose or given as an unrestricted (undesignated) donation. 

Gifts to Cooper County Memorial Hospital are made through the Foundation and can be made in a variety of ways. We are here to guide you through whichever method you choose to make your gift.


Gifts of Cash

The simplest way to make a gift is to contribute via cash, check, or credit card. You are entitled to a tax deduction for all cash gifts you make to the Foundation. This is the right gift for you if you:

  • Would like to make an outright gift to the Hospital during your lifetime
  • Itemize your deductions on your income taxes and wish to benefit from charitable deductions on your income taxes
  • Plan to sell securities that have declined in value and then donate these proceeds

You may make a gift by cash in person or by check or credit card through the mail with this form.  (Please do not send cash in the mail!)  If you mail your gift, the date of the gift is determined by the date it is received in our office.  Credit card gifts may also be made through our secure online donation page. If you would like to make an online gift, please go to our Donate Now page.

Gifts of cash may be made either in a single payment or pledged over multiple payments.  Please contact us directly to discuss pledges at (660) 882-7461.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Some corporations encourage employees, former employees or their spouses to make charitable contributions by matching their gifts dollar-for-dollar and sometimes as much as two or three dollars for every dollar given. Please mail your gift with a Foundation Mail-In Gift Form and the appropriate matching gift form if your corporation offers a matching gift program.

Gifts of Stock

Why should I transfer appreciated stock? A gift of appreciated stock is a very attractive way to give to the Foundation.  Not only does your gift help Cooper County Memorial Hospital, but you may also realize a substantial tax savings.  This is most advantageous when you have owned the stock for at least one year and the stock has appreciated in value.  Your gift of long-term appreciated stock will entitle you to a charitable deduction equal to the mean market value of the stock on the date of your gift, and you avoid capital gains tax on the stock's appreciation. Please contact us directly (660-882-4100) to discuss such a gift.

Gifts in Your Will (Bequests)

A gift in your will may provide outright support for the Hospital, establish a trust, or create a life income gift that will benefit both the Hospital and your heirs. You may bequeath property or cash, or a percentage of your estate. You may also designate the purpose for which you would like your gift used, or you may establish a memorial. Please contact us directly (660-882-4100) to discuss such a gift.

Honorary/Memorial Gifts

All gifts to Cooper County Memorial Hospital may be made In Honor of a living person or In Memory of a deceased person. Doing so is a special and personal way to honor or remember someone and we will be happy to notify the honoree and/or the family of the person being remembered when the gift has been made. The amount of your gift will remain confidential.

Other Types of Gifts/For Further Information

We welcome the opportunity to discuss other types of gifts to the Foundation (e.g., in the form of life insurance). We invite your questions and would be most pleased to discuss with you the advantages and possibilities for planning such gifts to Cooper County Memorial Hospital if you contact us directly (660-882-4100).

Board of Trustees 

Mike Conway, Chairman

Curtis Carter, Vice-Chairman

Paul Davis, Treasurer

Myrna Bruce, Secretary

Jennifer Wesselman

Donor Bill of Rights

  • Donors will be informed in organization’s mission, the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • Donors will be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in the stewardship responsibilities.
  • Donors will be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.
  • Donors will receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • Donors will be assured information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • Donors can expect all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • Donors will be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • Donors should be free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers