The Gift of Giving

We Have Two Foundations for Fundraising at Each Hospital

St. Margaret's Foundation

St. Margaret's Health - Spring Valley

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 Health - Spring Valley 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.

The IVCH Foundation

St. Margaret's Health - Peru

The IVCH Foundation’s goal is to raise funds where they’re needed most. 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.

If you are a regular donor to IVCH or have designated funds from an estate to go to IVCH, your donation will still reside in the IVCH Foundation and be used for the original intent of the donor. 

Your gifts create a lasting impact for the community by helping to continually improve our hospital and clinics, as well as provide our dedicated physicians and nurses with progressive technology and equipment needed to continually deliver extraordinary care.

You can help support St. Margaret's Health - Peru by considering gifts of:

  • 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.

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

Contact Us

Linda Burt
VP of Quality & Community Services
(815) 664-1429

Joan Fernandez
Director of Community Outreach
(815) 780-4618

Holly Rossmann
Foundation Project Specialist
(815) 664-7260

Looking for Scholarship Opportunities?

St. Margaret’s is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to students looking to become the future of healthcare. Included below are application links to available scholarships. Learn more. 

The staff and volunteers at each of our Foundations will strive to make your charitable giving experience as meaningful and beneficial as possible. Generosity is a mix of personal finance, an expression of faith and an act of community service. Our Foundation staffs understand this and will work with you to meet your specific goals. Feel free to contact any member of our team directly.

SMH Peru And Spring Valley Will Be Closing All Current Operations As Of Friday, June 16, 2023 At 11:59 P.M.

This includes the Hospital, Clinics and other facilities at both locations.

All portals will be inaccessible after this time.

Patients needing emergency care should call 911.

To obtain a copy of your Medical Records please visit our Medical Records Request webpage and download and submit a request in writing.

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