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.

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.

2016 Annual Campaign to Raise Funds for Lifesaving Defibrillators

It’s nearly time for the Foundation’s Annual Appeal. This year, the CMH Foundation plans to use the funds raised to purchase six new defibrillators (LIFEPAK® 15, manufactured by Physio-Control). The LIFEPACK 15 is an advanced emergency response monitor/defibrillator that offers advanced an emergency response monitor/defibrillator for any area of the hospital. With its sophisticated clinical technologies and operational effectiveness the LIFEPAK 15 sets the standard in innovation, operation and toughness. The cost of each unit will be $12,000-$15,000.

Please consider making a gift of any amount and make our new defibrillators a reality. Gifts can be made online or you can send a check to the CMH Foundation at: CMH Foundation, ATTN: Annual Appeal, 238 S. Congress, Rushville, IL 62681.

For questions, contact the Foundation Director, Tim Ward, at 217-248-7511. 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.

Building Fund

Our hospital has served us well for more than 90 years. However, we must begin to prepare now for that time in the future when another modernization or replacement project will become a necessity.

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 Stars

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 as Sarah's Stars and recognized in a special display at the hospital, unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous. Read more about Sarah's Stars.

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.