Ways of Giving

Ways of Giving

The CMH Foundation welcomes and greatly appreciates any and all gifts that help support its mission. You may choose to give to a current campaign or support a special project that is underway.

Since its creation, the CMH Foundation has been fortunate to receive tremendous community support through various campaigns that are conducted throughout the year. The proceeds from these campaigns have helped CMH purchase or upgrade sophisticated medical equipment and expand services and award scholarships to area students.

2017 - Emergency Department Remodel

2016 – Cardiac Monitors

2015 – Telemetry Monitoring System

2014 – Communication System

2013 – Pharmacy Remodel

2012 – Nursing Services, High-Low Examinations Tables

2011 – Laboratory Services, Coagulation Analyzer

2010 – Radiology, Digital Mammography Equipment

2009 – Pharmacy, Chemotherapy Mixing Station

2008 – Surgery, Anesthesia Machine

2007 – Nursing Services, Nurse Call System

Support the Project of Your choice

The CMH Foundation maintains a wide array of projects from which you may choose. Listed below are a few of the projects you can choose, or you can choose to support a specific department within the hospital. Once you have chosen which fund you wish to support, click here to be taken to our Online Giving Site. If you would prefer to print out and mail a form, please click here to print the form, complete it and mail it with your gift to CMH Foundation, 238 South Congress Street, Rushville, IL 62681. Once we receive your gift, we will issue your tax-deductible receipt as soon as possible.

Education Funds

Shortages of qualified healthcare professionals, particularly in rural areas are a growing problem. One of the best ways to assure a steady, well-educated workforce is to encourage young people to enter a healthcare field. Your gift to one of these funds will keep that tradition going.

  • Regina Ehrhardt Health Careers Scholarship Fund
  • Elmer Taylor Scholarship Fund

Annual Campaign Fund

With your support, the CMH Foundation will be able to continue our legacy of providing the hospital with the latest, sophisticated technology. Each year in November we select a new clinical equipment project to support and run a three-month-long Annual campaign from December through February.

Help Enhance Our Emergency Department

This year’s CMH Foundation Annual Appeal focuses on enhancements to the Emergency Department, with multiple improvements planned to enhance the safety and satisfaction of all patients and staff. The goal is $35,000. Funds will be used to expand telemetry monitoring equipment to all rooms. A new triage room within the department also will be designed.

“The addition of the triage room will allow the ED staff to triage patients in a private setting with the proper equipment to provide the highest level of patient care,” said Nancy Murray, RN, the Emergency Department Supervisor. “The balance of the money raised will be used for security enhancements within the department.”

The CMH Foundation continues its legacy of providing the hospital with the latest in sophisticated technology. Each year in November, the Foundation selects a new project to support and runs a three-month campaign from December through February. Last year’s campaign raised funds to purchase six new defibrillators.

Please consider making a gift of any amount to help enhance the Emergency Department. Gifts can be made online, or you may send a check to CMH Foundation, ATTN: Annual Appeal, 238 S. Congress, Rushville, IL 62681. In addition to tax-deductible donations, the CMH Foundation can accept a gift of securities, real estate or personal property, as well as planned gifts through a bequest, living trust or other means.

Memorial or Honor Funds

The Foundation gratefully recognizes contributions given in memory or honor of a special person or event. We will acknowledge your tribute to loved ones with a note to family members informing them of your thoughtfulness. In addition, gifts totaling $500 or more will be acknowledged with a plaque on our donor wall in the name of the memorialized or honored person.

Become a Member of Sarah's Society

Sarah's Society was established to recognize, honor and thank those persons who support CMH through Bequests and Estates. Those honored as members of Sarah's Society will be designated and recognized in a special display at the hospital unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous.

If you have questions or want more information on how you can help support the CMH Foundation, please contact Foundation Director Tim Ward by phone at (217) 248-7511.