The mission of the Columbus Community Foundation is to build goodwill and financial support for Columbus Community Hospital. By working together, the hospital and foundation ensure that we are able to offer high-quality health care, close to home.
Make a donation
When you donate to the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation, you make a lifesaving difference.
There are two convenient ways to make a donation to the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation right now:
To use your credit card, just click on the "Donate" button below.
There are many ways to donate to the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation. You can make an online donation now:
You can also contribute to the foundation through:
Outright gifts: These include memorials, cash gifts, real estate, appreciated stock, collections (art, etc.) and U.S. Savings Bonds.
Planned giving: This includes bequests, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts and IRAs. Estate gifts often represent the most significant donations the foundation receives. Knowing we are part of your estate plan allows us to communicate with you about the hospital, naming rights and more.
Major gifts: Gifts of $5,000 and greater are considered major gifts. In these situations, the foundation will request your permission to recognize your name or the name of your choosing. This permits us to thank you for your generosity and inspire others to follow your example.
Memorial trees: Trees can be donated as memorials in honor of individuals or groups and are then planted on the CCH campus, southwest of the hospital’s main entrance near the gazebo. CCH Foundation staff members help you select an appropriate species and location. Each tree may be identified with one commemorative plaque; the minimum donation for a memorial tree and plaque is $350. View the Memorial Tree Map to see current dedicated trees.
When you give to the foundation, your gift goes directly to the purpose(s) you choose to support. You may choose from the following ongoing needs:
Program funding assistance: This supports CCH programs such as home health and hospice, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, Wiggles & Giggles Therapy for Kids, skilled nursing care, diabetes education, Precious H.E.A.R.TS. Memorial Program, or benevolent care, which provides financial assistance to qualified CCH patients.
Equipment/medical advancement: With the help of donors, CCH directs as many dollars as possible every year to purchasing vital, new technology.
Greatest Needs fund: Gifts to the Greatest Needs fund provide resources to help resolve the hospital's most pressing concerns.
Scholarships: Contributions to scholarships enable hospital staff and students in the medical field to pursue additional education.
You can also express gratitude for the care you received through CCH by recognizing a “Care Champion” — a hospital employee you feel provided extraordinary care. To make a donation in the name of a Care Champion, fill out this Care Champion form, which will allow you to recognize a special hospital employee while donating to CCH.
You can be assured that your contributions are managed and invested wisely and that your charitable wishes are honored.
You may contribute any amount to any foundation existing fund with a direct gift, or by adding the foundation to your estate plan. The foundation gratefully accepts gifts of real estate, appreciated stock, U.S. Savings Bonds, collections, etc.
For more information on how you can donate to the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation, contact us at:
Columbus Community Hospital Foundation
4600 38th St.
P.O. Box 1800
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800