The Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation uses contributions from supporters to purchase new equipment, make building improvements, and support educational programs exclusively at Eaton Rapids Medical Center.
The Foundation makes every effort to assure the wishes of the donor are met. Three broad categories allow donors to choose how they want their gift used:
- Unrestricted funds: Donations that can be awarded to any area of need within the hospital.
- Restricted funds: Donations used in areas specified by the donor.
- Endowment funds: Donations where the initial gift is left intact to increase over time and the interest is used for special projects.
How You Can Give
You now have the option of donating to the ERMC Foundation online with our quick and easy form. Click the button below to get started:
Donors making an annual gift between $100 – $999 are invited to join the Foundation Club and are recognized in our annual report and in the main lobby of the hospital.
Tree of Life Society
Members of the Tree of Life Society commit to donating at least $1,000 to the Eaton Rapids Medical Center Foundation annually. Members are recognized on a display in the entrance of the main lobby, invited to exclusive events, and listed in Foundation publications such as our annual report. These kind individuals also receive a leaf on the Tree of Life.
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life was established to recognize the hospital’s most generous benefactors. The compassionate individuals united by this distinction share a profound commitment to Eaton Rapids Medical Center and the patients and families the hospital serves. Individuals join the Tree of Life by making a gift of at least $1,000. Leaves on the tree are bronze ($1,000 – $4,999), silver ($5,000 – $9,999), and gold ($10,000 or more). Donors are also recognized in our annual report. Cumulative lifetime gift totals are recognized on this tree. If a donor continues to give, we upgrade them through the giving levels.
The Foundation works with experts in the financial and legal arenas to help you and your family with estate planning needs. The Foundation can help you make gifts that will honor your life’s work, and are tax-wise now. Through your generosity you can influence the future of healthcare in the community and be recognized for it during your lifetime. Types of planned gifts you may want to consider include: bequests, property, insurance, charitable remainder trust, and/or cash.
Memorial Gifts/Gifts in Honor
Gifts remembering those close to you or in honor of someone or a special occasion can be made at any time. Envelopes are available at Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Skinner Funeral Home, and in the lobby of Eaton Rapids Medical Center. When supplied with an address, we will notify the family that a gift has been made in their loved one’s memory. Memorials and gifts to honor individuals are also listed in our annual report.
For more information, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact our Development Office at (517) 663-9524.
Each year, the ERMC Foundation offers two $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to pursue a registered nursing degree. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide local students with assistance in entering the healthcare field. In addition to the scholarship, award recipients will be given the opportunity to observe procedures performed at Eaton Rapids Medical Center.
Applicants must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Recipients will be selected by the ERMC Foundation Scholarship Committee. Completed applications can be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications can also be mailed to:
1500 South Main
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
For more information about the scholarships, ERMC Foundation, or to make a donation, call (517) 663-9524.