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To foster charitable partnerships that enhance healthcare for those we have the privilege to serve.

 About the Foundation

The Ellsworth Municipal Hospital Foundation was established in 2001 as an independent organization to raise money to support EMH. Funds raised by the Foundation may not be used for any purpose other than to benefit the Hospital and its Mission.

 Over the past 12 years, the Foundation has received thousands of gifts amounting to more than $5.6 million in donations. With these proceeds the Foundation has provided EMH with funding for capital equipment, construction and renovation projects.

 Board Members

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors made up of members of the community, local business, and representatives from the medical staff, administration, Board of Directors and employees of EMH.

To view current board members, please Follow this link. 

Foundation Initiatives

A director and staff, with the generous help of volunteers, manage the Foundation’s business operations.

2011 Annual Report

 Foundation Programs and Services

Annual Giving
Our annual giving program includes contributions given to the Foundation throughout the year. Our program’s purpose is designed to cultivate interest and support for EMH. Special mailings are developed which focus on different hospital needs and are mailed to the community on a regular basis. Donations are made, in most cases, to support specific programs although we receive many unrestricted gifts. Individuals also make donations in “memory of” or “in honor of” significant individuals in their lives. This program allows donors to get involved in our organization by supporting their personal interests and needs.

 Planned Giving
This program provides opportunities for individuals with estate plans and financial circumstances that would be enhanced by the tax savings of planned gifts. Apart from the tax benefits, these individuals primarily want to advance the work of the foundation. Individuals make contributions under planned giving by naming the EMH Foundation in a bequest through a will; as beneficiary of an insurance policy or annuity; as a recipient of appreciated property or securities, or as the beneficiary of other financial arrangements that may relieve the donor of tax responsibilities. There are planned giving opportunities that can also assure lifetime income while providing the donor with a tax deduction.

 Special Events
The Foundation hosts various special fund-raising events throughout the year. The largest of these fund-raisers is a Fall Fundraiser held each year in October. The Foundation is also the recipient of proceeds raised through a Golf Tournament each summer. Proceeds from these activities go to the Foundation for the benefit of the EMH’s programs and services.

 Capital Campaign
The Foundation sponsored a capital campaign during the 2011-2012. The capital campaign was part of a three-way financial partnership with Hardin County and the City of Iowa Falls to build a new hospital. This special effort raised $7 million. View a list of our community partners here.

 Foundation Fund Management

The finance committee, a subcommittee of the Foundation Board of Directors, recommends how the Foundation funds are invested and disbursed.  Foundation funds are currently invested in certificates of deposit, mutual funds and interest bearing money market accounts.

 We can help you match our philanthropic opportunities with your values. To find out how contact our Foundation staff at:

 Ellsworth Municipal Hospital Foundation

Kelly Knott
Foundation Director
Phone: 641-648-7135
Fax: 641-648-7160

Gina Davis
Foundation Assistant
Phone: 641-648-7189

 You may print our Donation form and mail your gift to:

Ellsworth Municipal Hospital Foundation
110 Rocksylvania Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Or, please visit http://www.myemh.org/ and click the “Give A Gift” tab. In less than 5 minutes you can make a gift to the hospital using your credit or debit card through our secure website.

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