St. Luke's Hospital Foundation

Keeping Exceptional Care Close to Home

St. Luke's Hospital Foundation, established in 1991, is a network of highly respected citizens who have joined together to raise funds for equipment and facility improvements, educational programs and the Foundation's endowment. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and your gifts are tax-deductible. Your support helps us fulfill our commitment to provide exceptional care, close to home. Your gift can make a difference in the quality of life for many.

Over the years, the Foundation has raised funds for patient room renovations, hospital beds, heart monitors, automated medication dispensing, central registration and emergency room waiting area and digital mammography equipment to the radiology department.




Ways to Give


Gifts of Cash
The easiest way to give to St. Luke's Hospital Foundation is simply to write a check. You can maximize your charitable deduction and deliver immediate benefits to us.

Gifts of Stock
Using stock can be the most tax-effective way of making a gift to the Foundation. In most cases, the capital gains tax can be avoided and you get a tax credit for the full current value of your contribution.

Annual Gifts
A most important source of support for St. Luke's Hospital is unrestricted gifts made by individuals and businesses. These annual gifts are applied to meet the most critical needs for new equipment and underwrite other priority projects.

Memorial and Honor Gifts
A memorial gift to St. Luke's Hospital Foundation is a meaningful way to remember someone who touched your life in a special way. At the time of death, many families specify memorials to the Foundation in lieu of flowers as a way to honor their loved one. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the individual of your choice, but the amount of your gift will remain confidential.

Palmer & Jervey Society
The Palmer and Jervey Society is named in honor of the founders of St. Luke's Hospital. You can be a member of this special group of people by contributing $1,000-$4,999 in a calendar year.

The Society of 1972
The Society of 1972 is named in honor of St. Luke's Hospital's move to Hospital Drive You can join this group of stalwart supporters by contributing $5,000-$9,999.

The Society of 1928
The Society of 1928 is named for the very beginnings of what became St, Luke's Hospital. You can join this leadership group by contributing $10,000 or more in a calendar year.

Society Members are listed on our Donor Wall in the front lobby, and enjoy special privileges throughout the year.

Endowment Fund
Donations may be made to St. Luke's Hospital Foundation designated for our Endowment Fund. This fund helps keep St. Luke's Hospital strong and thriving for years to come and is most often funded with bequests.


Planned Gifts


Planned or "deferred" gifts present special opportunities of mutual benefit to the donor and to St. Luke's Hospital. They are strategic charitable investments that can provide you with important tax benefits now and in the future.

Please consider the following investments, and our foundation staff will be happy to help you choose which one best fits your wishes:

Gifts of Appreciated Holdings
These are non-cash gifts such as stocks, bonds and property. They provide charitable deductions and often offer additional tax savings to donors.

Charitable Bequests
Donors who include St. Luke's Hospital in their wills know that their generosity will support healthcare in Polk County for years to come. This most fundamental planned gift delivers critically important support to us every year.

Life-Income Gifts
These are gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, providing donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying St. Luke's Hospital with vital, long-term philanthropic resources.

Life Insurance
You can name us as the beneficiary of a policy on your life or contribute an old policy that you no longer need. Tax savings are excellent.


Contact Meshelle Colvin, Executive Director
By e-mail: Meshelle Colvin at mcolvin@saintlukeshospital.com
By telephone: 828-894-2693
By mail:
St. Luke's Hospital Foundation
101 Hospital Drive
Columbus, NC 28722

Caring Through Your Support Since 1991

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