"Three words explain why Emerson Hospital has priority in my charitable giving: convenience, competence, caring."
– Jack MacKeen, Maynard
At Emerson Hospital, donations are our lifeblood. Without your generosity, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the outstanding medical care our patients deserve. It’s what drives us forward and keeps our community thriving. In fact, it’s what started it all.
The need for high-quality health care motivated Charles Emerson to make the founding donation that created non-profit Emerson Hospital in 1911. Today, we continue his legacy thanks in part to the many people who support the hospital through tax-deductible donations. When you make a gift to Emerson Hospital, you become our partner in ensuring the finest health care available.
There are many ways to give.
Donations to Emerson are both greatly appreciated—and easy. Make a gift online or send it to the address to the right. Below are some examples of giving opportunities.
A gift to the Annual Appeal is the most popular way to be sure that your donation benefits the areas of greatest need at Emerson Hospital. Gifts designated to the Annual Appeal are used to support patient programs and services. Learn more.
If you or a loved one is a recent patient and want to express your appreciation, you can do so by designating a gift. When making your donation, you will have an opportunity to indicate the department or program that you would like your gift to benefit.
Tribute Gifts to Honor
Make a gift in honor of a friend or loved one to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. We will notify the honoree of your thoughtful gesture.
Tribute Gifts to Commemorate
Make a gift in memory of a deceased friend or loved one. When making your memorial donation, please inform us of the name of the deceased and next of kin to be notified of your gift.
The Emerson Health Care Foundation raises funds for capital projects, equipment and programs through targeted capital campaigns and other major gift initiatives. This focused approach has advanced a number of key clinical areas in need of major capital support. To learn more about the current campaign for the Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services and the Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, click here.
Gifts of Securities
An outright gift of long-term appreciated securities avoids capital gains taxes and can usually allow you to claim a charitable income tax deduction equal to the current market value of the securities.
- Stock transfer: Ask your banker or broker to call Emerson Health Care Foundation at 978-287-3001 for transfer instructions. Please provide your name, broker name, type of stock to be transferred and gift designation.
- Mutual fund shares: Contact your mutual fund manager for specific instructions on making a gift from your account. This process may take several weeks to complete.
Emerson Hospital continues to be shaped in significant ways by the legacies--large and small—delivered through a variety of flexible, tax-advantaged vehicles. To appreciate the impact of these gifts, we have only to reflect on the legacy of Charles Emerson whose planned gift led to the establishment of Emerson Hospital. Since 1911, planned gifts have been instrumental in maintaining the hospital’s vitality and continued growth. Most important, these gifts have helped ensure that high-quality health care is available to future generations. Learn more.
Matching gifts by your employer offer an opportunity to double your gift to Emerson Hospital. Your employer’s human resources department can provide you with a form to initiate the matching gift.