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Donation Opportunities 

Donations to KishHealth Foundation come from individuals, businesses and community organizations and events. The support provides enhanced technology, services, and new programs that would not be possible without the help of philanthropy.

Make an online donation

The healthcare funding environment is changing dramatically with fewer dollars available from government sources and other payers. Healthcare reform ultimately is about wiser use of resources to lower the cost of medical care for both individuals and providers. In light of this national mandate, KishHealth System is working to:

  • Improve access to care for low income populations
  • Focus more on education and resources to prevent disease
  • Help those with chronic diseases like diabetes better manage their health.

KishHealth must continue to be the trusted resource in our community for medical care, which means continued investment in the people, technology, facilities and services that improve and saves lives.

Donor dollars are ever more important in helping the health system accomplish this meaningful work.

While unrestricted donations are encouraged, donors often support us because they have a special place in their hearts for one or more of the organizations we support. Specific giving opportunities are described below; please ask for further details for your area of interest.

Any donations may be made in memory or honor of friends or loved ones. Click on the links below to donate.

Unrestricted Fund

Unrestricted donations offer the most flexibility to meet the Health System’s needs.

Donate to the Unrestricted Fund.

Friends for Life KCH 100

This fund is used to purchase healthcare equipment and technology on an annual basis for Kishwaukee Hospital. The fund may also be used to grow the Health Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund.

Donate to Friends for Life KCH 100.

Valley West Heart of the Hospital

This fund is used to purchase healthcare equipment and technology on an annual basis for Valley West Hospital. The funds may also be used to grow the Health Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund.

Donate to Valley West Heart of the Hospital.

KishHealth System Hospice

Annual donations are accepted and used for supportive programs for the bereaved, music therapy, support groups, volunteer training and endowment.

Donate to KishHealth System Hospice.

KishHealth System Cancer Services Funds

KishHealth System Center for Family Health

The KishHealth Center for Family Health provides affordable access to primary medical care to individuals in financial need.

Donate to the KishHealth System Center for Family Health.

Nursing Development Fund

This fund provides and ongoing mechanism to fund KishHealth System nurses pursuing opportunities to fulfill professional development goals.

Donate to the KishHealth System Nursing Development Fund.

Pamela Lewis Valley West Fund

Funds awarded to nurses committed to excellence who practice at Valley West Hospital.

Donate to the Pamela Lewis Valley West Fund.

Cardiac Rehabbers Support Group Fund

This fund grants scholarship to cardiac patients in financial need enrolled in advanced phases of our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

Donate to the Cardiac Rehabbers Support Group Fund.

Endowment Fund

An endowment is a gift that is held in perpetuity. Endowment gifts provide a dependable, predictable source of funds for KishHealth System, and assure the availability of services today and many years into the future. The gift is invested and only a portion of its average annual investment return is used, typically for purposes specified by the donor.

Donate to the KishHealth System Endowment Fund.

Scholarship Funds

Currently, the health foundation administers three scholarship funds for area students pursuing medical careers. Donors may contribute to:

Philanthropy has played a major role in our past service, and will play a greater role in our future.

Contact Us

Through your support, together we are improving our community healthcare.

Health Foundation - 815.748.9954

1 Kish Hospital Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115

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