Tribute giving is a wonderful way to say thank you to a friend, caregiver, or a loved one. A tribute gift to Community Hospital recognizes individuals and plays a critical role in the hospital's ability to offer high-quality healthcare services to our community.
You can give a gift in memory of a loved one, or to honor a friend or relative. You can also recognize special occasions, or say thank you to a healthcare professional for the care you or a family member received. Tribute gifts can be designated to a program or service of your choice.
Gifts in Honor
Another way to pay tribute to someone is to make a gift in their honor. These special gifts are popular for celebrating a happy occasion like a birthday, anniversary, or birth. You may want to send good wishes to a friend recuperating at home. Regardless of the size of your gift, the feelings it expresses will touch the hearts of those honored.
Gifts in Memory
When a loved one or friend passes away, you may choose to make a contribution in their memory. Often times, families want to recognize the care provided by staff at Community Hospital. These gifts thoughtfully express your love and respect and are wonderful ways to say thank you for the care given to a loved one.
This program also offers bereaved families the opportunity to invite others to make contributions in memory of the deceased. This notice normally appears with the obituary in your local paper using the words,
"In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to benefit Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Please send your gift to Community Hospital Foundation, Post Office Box HH, Monterey, California 93942."
Use of your Gift
Every tribute gift made to Community Hospital Foundation goes to support patient care, health education, or building and equipment needs at the hospital. You can give to a variety of hospital services or to the general fund, where we direct the contributions to where they're needed most. Through the Foundation, Community Hospital makes certain that one hundred percent of your donation goes directly to the program you specify.
You will receive a formal acknowledgment of your gift. The family of the person you memorialize or honor will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtfulness. The amount of your gift is not mentioned. Friends who have made tribute gift donations are listed in our Spring issue of Pulsemagazine.