As Chairperson of the Development Committee, it continues to be a great pleasure to lead the fundraising efforts of this fine hospital. MidState is your community hospital, and by raising funds for our programs and services, we are ensuring that everyone in the communities we serve has equal access to high quality healthcare. Your generous contributions make it possible to purchase cutting-edge technology that keeps us at the forefront of medicine.
To learn more about Development Office news and the many ways your donations are making a difference, take a moment to read the latest issue of our "Giving Thanks" newsletter.
It goes without saying that the Development Committee shares an enthusiasm for securing MidState's financial future. I am proud to lead this group, and I sincerely thank you for your continued support of MidState Medical Center.
- Annual Appeal
Through your generosity, MidState Medical Center's Annual Appeal makes it possible for us to carry out our commitment to delivering excellent care. Each year, we kindly ask for your support, and you respond overwhelmingly. You can be assured that your contribution makes a world of difference. Funds raised through the Annual Appeal help to purchase state-of-the-art medical technology, sustain quality programs and fund the development of new services. We are pleased to recognize the generosity of our donors who have contributed to MidState Medical Center's Annual Appeal in the past:
See our honor roll.
If you would like to contribute to the Annual Appeal, complete the form and mail it in with your contribution, or simply contribute via our online giving service. Online giving makes giving back to MidState fast and easy.
We thank you for partnering with MidState to help to ensure that our hospital remains a leader in healthcare for years to come.
- Buy a Brick
When you contribute a gift of $250 or more to our Annual Appeal, you can have a brick engraved in our "Town Green" in memory or in honor of a loved one or special occasion. Buying a brick is an opportunity to turn your gift into a tangible reminder of your commitment to your community hospital. It's also a great way for local businesses to recognize their entire company, or a deserving employee, for a job well done. To purchase a brick, simply complete the Brick Form and mail it to us with your Annual Appeal Form and contribution.
- Buy a Brick for the Next Generation
"A baby is someone who grows inside of you and stays in your heart forever."
Your family can relive the joy of your baby's birth for generations to come. MidState Medical Center's family was with your family before and during the blessed birth and has created a way to make these memories last into the future. MidState has dedicated a special area of its Tribute Walkway to accommodate "New Generation" bricks. This area is easy to recognize by the precious teddy bear logo engraved on each New Generation break. The brick will be there in perpetuity, for you and everyone to see and remember the joy of this occasion. To help us make this program possible, we are asking for a $250 contribution to MidState Medical Center to support the finest in healthcare for your family, friends and neighbors. To purchase a brick for the next generation, fill out the "New Generation" form.
- Gifts of Appreciated Securities
In addition to other forms of giving, MidState Medical Center also accepts gifts of appreciated securities. Gifts of appreciated securities given to the hospital will not only help you to avoid a capital gains tax, but will also allow the hospital to benefit from the full value of your gift. Now, your investment can be two-fold-it will benefit you and your community hospital.
- Gifts of Cash
We welcome and appreciate any gift you can contribute to MidState Medical Center. Please be assured that 100% of your contribution always directly benefits the hospital's programs and services and helps our institution evolve into the best it can be for the communities we serve. If you would like to make a contribution to MidState Medical Center, you can do so via credit card, or check made payable to MidState Medical Center. Or, you can make a donation via our online giving service. Online giving (link to online giving page) makes giving back to MidState fast and easy. We thank you for partnering with MidState to help ensure that our hospital remains a leader in healthcare for years to come.
- Gifts of Life Insurance
You can leave a lasting legacy that will benefit patients and families for generations to come by remembering MidState Medical Center in your will. Your bequest, whether small or large, will help ensure that we have the financial strength and technological capability to provide outstanding care to the patients of tomorrow. Your attorney will be able to help you use the proper wording in your will to be sure your wishes will be carried out as you intend them.
For an example of proper wording, click here.
By naming MidState Medical Center in your will, you will become a member of The Infinity Circle, a unique program designed to help build MidState's endowment fund. When you give an endowment, the principal is never used, only its income and capital appreciation. Endowments provide a stable, predictable and permanent source of income to meet the future health care needs of our communities.
MidState is privileged to boast a growing number of Infinity Circle members who all share a deeply rooted commitment to the hospital and a passion to giving back.
- Grateful Patient
Although we serve many different patients, with many different health concerns, they all have one thing in common: an emotional connection to our Hospital. It's a connection earned through skill, caring and the recognition that our patients are, first and foremost, people. In independent patient-satisfaction surveys, we've earned the highest ratings nationwide for Radiation Oncology. We've earned top ratings for our SurgiCenter nurses. In fact, we consistently rank among the top hospitals in the nation and Connecticut. As one of our cancer patients once put it: "Every person goes above and beyond. It's really a big help."
Your gift to MidState Medical Center can take many forms. In addition to helping us fulfill our mission to serve patients, it can also provide you with a number of benefits including tax savings and the profound satisfaction that comes from helping others. We will notify your caregivers and/or tribute gift honorees of your kind and thoughtful gift. View our Patient Giving Brochure.
- Infinity Circle
You can leave a lasting legacy that will benefit patients and families for generations to come by remembering MidState Medical Center in your will. MidState Medical Center's bequest society, the Infinity Circle, recognizes those donors who have made the decision to include MidState Medical Center in their estate plans. Just as the legacy of others has made a difference for individuals in our care today, your legacy can ensure financial strength, technological capability and medical excellence for those in our care tomorrow. Bequests need not be large. In fact, for every sizeable one we receive, countless smaller ones are arranged. Regardless of size, bequests directed to the hospital's endowment fund have an impact.
Your attorney will be able to help you use the proper wording in your will to be sure your wishes will be carried out as you intend them. See an example of proper wording.
Endowment gifts generate income, which provides the economic stability on which we now rely. Bequests are recognized in several ways, when we are made aware of your plans. We will be happy to work with you and your advisors to find a gift that's right for you. For further information, please contact Gail Millerick, Director of Development Office at 203.694.8742.
By naming MidState Medical Center in your will, you will become a member of The Infinity Circle, a unique program designed to help build MidState's endowment fund. When you give an endowment, only the income and capital appreciation are use, never the principal. Endowments provide a stable, predictable and permanent source of income to meet the future health care needs of our communities.
MidState is privileged to boast a growing number of Infinity Circle members who all share a deep rooted commitment to the hospital and a passion to giving back.
See the honor roll of the friends of MidState Medical Center who have announced their bequest intentions:
Friends of MidState Medical Center are invited to share their bequest intentions, so we may also celebrate your generosity. Those making bequests are recognized in the following ways: special lapel pin with the Infinity Circle logo, invitation to a special recognition luncheon, invitation to the annual donor recognition event, name listed in each annual report, and name listed on the Leadership Wall in the Galleria at MidState Medical Center. Your story could also be the next featured article on the back cover of MidState Focus!
- Matching Gifts
If you or your spouse works for one of the more than 200 companies that match gifts to health care organizations, and you want to possibly double or triple your charitable contribution, the matching gift program is invaluable. We can help you find out whether your company matches and provide assistance in applying for this valuable benefit.
To learn more, call our Development Office at 203.694.8741.
- Purchase A Tulip
Be a part of this year's Blooming Pink Celebration Garden and support The Cancer Center at MidState. Your gift will not only bring awareness to cancer that affects so many in our lives, your gift will also help MidState continue to comfort and meet the needs of patients and families coping with the diagnosis of cancer... Read More
- Run a Fund-Raising Event
Here's an opportunity to get creative and have some fun, all while supporting your phenomenal community hospital: Run a fundraising event! Whether it's a sports tournament, dinner party, or other event, MidState's Development team can work with you to make your event a reality. Best of all, all proceeds will support our programs and services, so that should you never need our services, we'll be able to give back to you in the form of "Excellence in Care. And caring."
To learn more about planning a fundraising event, call our Development Office at 203.694.8741.
Join us for a 90 mile ride throughout scenic CT (including Gillette Castle) to benefit the Cancer Center @ Midstate Medical Center. At each of 5 stops during the ride bikers will receive a playing card. At the end of the ride the best poker hand will win $200. After the ride bikers and non-bikers can enjoy a picnic with a DJ, a moonwalk for the kids, and raffles (50/50 and prizes). The exact route will be given at registration.
- Where - PNA Park in Wallingford (171 North Plains Industrial Road)
- Registration - Starts at at 8:30 a.m, last bike departs at 10:30a.m.
- Cost - $25 for a single rider or $35 for a rider/passenger or $10 for picnic only.
- Picnic - begins at 12:00 noon and kids under 8 eat free
Poker Game Rules:
- At each stop a card is given.
- The last and 5th stop brings riders back to PNA Park for 5th card.
- Cards need to be submitted by 3pm to be considered.
- Only 5 cards per rider can be played.
- Riders can purchase up to 2 additional cards for $5 each after receiving their 5th card.
- Winning Hand receives $200.
Questions? - Please contact FireFighter Rick Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.715.8801.
- Motorcycle Poker Run and Picnic Sunday June 9, 2013
- Savings Bonds
Making an outright transfer of savings bonds is just one more way you can give back to MidState Medical Center. Besides directly benefiting the hospital's services and programs, you too receive a direct benefit -a deduction for the current value of the bonds.
To learn more, call our Development Office at 203.694.8741.
- Tribute Gifts
Tribute gifts give you the opportunity to make a contribution to MidState Medical Center in memory or honor of a loved one. Tribute gifts are a unique way to show your affection for someone who has touched your life, whether it's to celebrate a birthday, a holiday, a birth, a retirement, a wedding, an anniversary, a religious celebration or another special moment. You can also give tribute to a caregiver or physician who has made a difference in your life or that of a loved one through his or her exceptional care and compassion.
If you'd like to talk in more detail, please call our Development Office at 203.694.8741, or e-mail Gail Millerick at . We'd love to hear from you.
See the honor roll.