Foundation

Foundation

Health and Healing Through Generosity

Since its inception in 1984, Mary Rutan Foundation has been committed to developing resources that provide high-quality healthcare to the community. Through the generous financial support of donors, the Foundation provides support to Mary Rutan Hospital for new equipment purchases, facility expansions, quality healthcare services, medical scholarships and a variety of community health and wellness programs.

Charity Care

Mary Rutan Hospital is one of the largest charitable institutions in the area. Over the years we have provided free care for thousands of patients, totaling millions of dollars for patients with low incomes who qualify. All patients receive care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Expanded Services and New Technology

As we continually seek opportunities to expand the continuum of health care services, we continue to expand local access to healthcare so patients do not have to leave the area for the care they require. Our new Emergency Department, Physical Rehabilitation Center, Imagine Center and High Point Regional Cancer Center are just a few examples of our commitment to providing quality care, close to home. Without the gifts provided by many donors each year, these large capital projects would not be possible.

Support of Programs or Services

Maybe a specific department or particular service has special meaning to you or your family. Designated gifts are often given to benefit Oncology Services, Cardiovascular Care, the Medication Assistance Program, the Medical Scholarship Fund, etc.

Tax Advantages

Most donors are able to combine their charitable interests with a tax savings by making a gift to Mary Rutan Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Cash gifts may be tax-deductible. You may also realize substantial tax advantages in your estate planning by including Mary Rutan Foundation in your will. Speak with your financial advisor or attorney for further information regarding these options.

Community Health and Wellness Grant Program

Mary Rutan Foundation is committed to the health and wellness of the residents of Logan County. As a way to foster overall community participation in the promotion of a healthier Logan County, Mary Rutan Foundation has established a Community Health and Wellness Gant Program focused on the areas of risk and concern as identified through the findings of the 2012 Logan County Health Risk and Community Needs Assessment.

Grant Focus Areas

  • Adult and childhood obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Healthier food and beverage choices
  • Physical activity
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention

Preference will be given to programs that incorporate and/or demonstrate impact on one or more of the following:

  • Address one or more of our priority focus areas
  • Focus on populations who were identified as at-risk areas of Logan County
  • Serve a sufficient number of persons in Logan County
  • Family and/or caregiver involvement
  • School-based implementation
  • Developing innovative partnerships with other community organizations/agencies

Qualified Applicants

  • Local 501 (c) 3 organizations
  • Schools serving Logan County residents

Grant Cycle

  • Complete applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on July 1
  • Decisions will be made and announced by August 31
  • Grant requests may range from $500 to $10,000

The amount of funds set aside annually for Mary Rutan Foundation Community Health and Wellness Grants will be established by the Board of Trustees. Individual amounts to be granted will be evaluated and adjusted in light of all approved requests.

Medical Scholarship and Loan Program

Since 1992, Mary Rutan Foundation has awarded over 1.5 million dollars in scholarships and loans to residents of Logan County pursuing a degree in the medical field. 

Mary Rutan Foundation is committed to serving the residents of Logan County; we understand the importance of investing in the future of those pursuing careers in the medical profession. We believe this program is an investment in the future of health care at Mary Rutan Hospital and for the residents of Logan County.

Ways to Give

When you contribute to Mary Rutan Foundation you are making an investment in the health, wellness and healing of our community, your family, friends and neighbors. Whatever the size of your gift, your contribution ensures that Mary Rutan Hospital can continue to provide progressive, quality health care with a personal touch. There are many ways that you can contribute to the future of healthcare in our community.

Cash Gifts

Each year, individuals make cash gifts to Mary Rutan Foundation. All amounts are welcome, and each gift may be made without restriction or be designated for a hospital service or program.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match cash gifts that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. Such programs can double or even triple the value of your gift. Check with your employer to see if a matching gift program exists.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

There's no better tribute to someone who's made a difference in your life than to make a difference in the lives of others in their name. A memorial gift is a gift made at the death of an individual in their name and honor. You may also make a gift in honor of a physician, nurse or health care provider that touched your life. Mary Rutan Foundation acknowledges all gift received in this manner by sending a letter to the next of kin and accompanying listing of all who donated in memory of their loved one. This list includes the donor's name and address, but does not include the amount of the gift.

Gift of Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate or Other Property

These types of gifts are always welcomed by the foundation and may provide the donor substantial tax advantages. Talk with your financial advisor or attorney about the best way to make such a gift.

Wills and Bequests

For many people, this option provides great flexibility, security and peace of mind. A bequest for the Mary Rutan Foundation in your will is a process easily accomplished in your estate planning. You may choose to inform Mary Rutan Foundation of your estate planning or keep your plans confidential.

Trusts and Other Planned Gifts

Some people combine their charitable interests with estate planning to create a trust that provides a lifetime income to them and their spouse, provides for their heirs, creates estate tax savings, and results in a substantial gift for Mary Rutan Foundation. Talk with your financial advisor or attorney about options in planning that will meet your needs.

All contributors are listed in the donor section of the hospital's annual report upon approval of the contributor.

If you have questions about supporting Mary Rutan Foundation with a gift of any type or would like to make a contribution, please contact us.