The Gift of Giving

The Foundation

For more than 100 years, we have been serving the community with quality healthcare delivered with a spiritual confidence inspired by the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. The purpose of St. Margaret’s Hospital Foundation is to develop charitable resources which can be used to support the Mission of the Hospital.

The rapidly changing healthcare financing system in the United States makes your private charitable gift increasingly important as we invest in current technology and strengthen programs.

You can help support St. Margaret’s by considering gifts of:

  • Cash
  • Mandatory distribution from an IRA
  • Appreciated Assets
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts
  • Retirement Funds
  • Life Insurance
  • Gifts in Kind

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All gifts to the St. Margaret’s Foundation qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions under current tax law. Some of these charitable gift instruments can be used to reduce your current tax obligation, avoid or reduce estate tax, and even increase your present cash flow.

Your gift will make it possible for St. Margaret’s to invest in the latest life-saving technologies. Unrestricted gifts allow the Foundation to respond to the current and ever changing investment needs of the hospital. Some donors need to better understand the impact of their gift and participate in how their donation is used. Is there medical history in your family that is especially important to you? Your gift might be directed to a specific project related to that condition. For example, a family with a history of Gastric Reflux Disease may be interested in supporting the Esophageal and Colon Cancer Center project. Someone who had required the services of the SMH Cardiac Rehab Unit may want to show their appreciation by contributing funds to be used for equipment or technology in that area.

Memorials and Honorariums can be a meaningful way to remember or recognize a special person in your life. Many St. Margaret’s supporters use memorials as a way to show their condolences at the passing of a friend or family member and direct their charitable giving to the Hospital. Memorial packets are available from Foundation Staff to assist in both communicating the gift to the family of the person being remembered and the Foundation. Please talk to Foundation staff about larger memorials or honorariums.

The St. Margaret’s Foundation hopes to recognize gifts in a sincerely thankful and respectful manner. One part of that stewardship is our Wall of Honor on the first floor near the elevators. A donor’s cumulative giving is reflected by a tile of corresponding size and position on the Wall.

Gift levels are:

  • Good Samaritans | $1,000 to $4,999
  • Caring Ambassadors | $5,000 to $9,999
  • Giving Humanitarians | $10,000 to $24,999
  • Compassionate Leaders | $25,000 to $49,999
  • Generous Visionaries | $50,000 to $99,999
  • Guardian Angels | $100,000 to $499,000
  • Gracious Crusaders | $500,000 to $999,999
  • Benevolent Champions | $1,000,000 and above

Other recognition may be appropriate depending on gift restrictions and can be discussed with Foundation Staff. If you choose, your contributions to the St Margaret’s Foundation can remain anonymous.

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The IVCH Foundation at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru

This hospital has been providing quality healthcare to our community since 1914.  Our dedicated physicians and healthcare workers are proud to have served the people of the Illinois Valley for over 100 years. We strive to offer the latest technology and diagnostic capabilities as well as the most highly trained staff.  The rapidly changing healthcare financing system in the United States makes you private charitable gift increasingly important as we invest in current technology and strengthen program.

Cash                     Appreciated Assets                Annuities              Retirement Funds

Distribution            Bequests                              Real Estate           Life Insurance

From an IRA          Charitable Gifts                     Trusts                   Gifts in Kind

The Tree of Life
Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 can be recognized with a Leaf on the Tree of Life.  The Tree is a hand-carved wood and metal sculpture finished in bronze, located on the wall in the West Street Lobby.

Gifts of $15,000 or more are entitled to have an inscription placed on a Stone located at the base of the tree.

Donor Recognition Wall
Gifts of $2,500 or more can be recognized with a Tile on the Donor Recognition Wall, located on the first floor of the East Addition, directly across from the Admitting/Registration department.

  • Gifts of $2,500 or more: 4 x 4 inch tile
  • Gifts of $5,000 or more: 8 x 8 inch tile
  • Gifts of $10,000 or more: 12 x 12 inch tile

For larger donor amounts, there are other recognition opportunities available that we would be glad to discuss with you at your convenience.  Please contact the hospital foundation office at 815-780-4618.

Mission Statement: The IVCH Foundation at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide financial support for St. Margaret’s Health – Peru  and its related health services.

The IVCH Foundation at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru:

  • Provides funds that help the hospital purchase advanced medical equipment it otherwise might not be able to afford.
  • Helps reimburse  for some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars of uncompensated medical care the hospital delivers each year.

Our community comes together in the IVCH Foundation at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru, with a proud tradition of advancing care close to home.

Foundation Leadership

The IVCH Foundation at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru is led by a dedicated Board of Directors:

  • James Weber, president
  • Elaine Buckman
  • Joe Hogan
  • Renee Kim
  • Peter M. Loveland
  • Kris Paul
  • Bev Sons
  • William Vlastnik
  • Sheryl Churney
  • Susan Williams
  • Dale Tieman

For more information, call the IVCH Foundation office at (815) 780-4618.