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Put Your Donation to Work

Help Us Provide High Quality Healthcare

A gift of any size helps AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, provide the highest quality of healthcare for residents of Franklin County and the surrounding areas.

Talk to us about giving, whether it is establishing a monthly gift giving plan or as part of your long-term philanthropic plan. Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit AdventHealth Ottawa after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that fits your goals.

All gifts can be restricted or unrestricted based on the donor's wishes.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Kaci Brady at 785-248‐2911 or kaci.brady@adventhealth.com


Providing the Margin of Excellence

At the core of every great hospital, is a group of great philanthropists whose generosity of time, talent and treasure provides the margin of excellence that permits their institution to lead rather than follow.

The above is true at AdventHealth Ottawa The Citizens of Franklin County have been a great driving force by contributing their time and money so that the best possible healthcare is available to all residents. Not only major philanthropists, but smaller donors have made AdventHealth Ottawa their cause, and their support has played a vital role in transforming the character of the hospital.

Ways to Give

There are numerous ways to donate to the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation:

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Our strength lies in our volunteers! And we have one of the most active and well‐organized Auxiliaries in the state of Kansas. They are truly dedicated to the hospital and the Auxiliary, and give freely of themselves and their time. For the last several years, an average of 100 active volunteers have contributed around 18,000 hours of their time, serving in all areas of the hospital.

The gift shop is the Auxiliary’s primary source of income, however, the funding is also supported through Tiny Treasures (baby pictures), candy/nut sales, book sales, linen sales, and scrub/uniform sales. Dollars raised are donated back to the hospital through the purchase of hospital equipment, contributions to new and expanded facilities, or to provide scholarships to Franklin County healthcare students.

Types of Membership

  • The Associate and Business Memberships are for those persons/businesses unable to volunteer within the hospital setting, but who want to be a part of the organization.
  • The Active Membership is for persons who want to be directly involved with the volunteer services offered within the hospital setting.

Whatever your schedule is, there is a place for you to volunteer at AdventHealth Ottawa. If you would be interested in joining and/or volunteering please contact the Director of Volunteer Services at 785-229‐8231 for more information or fill out our Volunteer Application.


A gift made by cash or personal check is one of the most popular ways to make a gift to AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation. With your gift, you will receive a full tax benefit if you itemize deductions. Checks should be made payable to AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation. Download Donation Form

Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor a special person, pay tribute for accomplishments, or to express appreciation with a memorial or tribute gift. If you would like to direct memorial contributions to AdventHealth Ottawa following the death of a loved one, please contact Kaci Brady 785-248‐2911 or email her at kaci.brady@adventhealth.com.

Beneficiary Designations

You can name the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation as a beneficiary on such assets as retirement plans and life insurance policies. This can be entirely separate from your Will. It is an easy way to give as well as being flexible – you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust designations anytime you want.

Retirement Plans

A tax‐deferred retirement plan [IRA, 401(k), 403(b), etc.] is an excellent way to provide for your retirement years, and reflects wise financial planning. However, much of the remaining principal value can be highly taxed upon death when a natural heir or other person is named as a beneficiary. Donors who select the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation as the beneficiary avoid those taxes, and can leave other, lower‐taxed assets to family members. Your plan administrator can provide the beneficiary designation forms needed.

Personal Property

A gift of personal property is a way to make a difference at AdventHealth Ottawa at little cost. If you donate a work of art or other tangible personal property that can be used or sold by the Foundation, you can take a charitable deduction and reduce future estate taxes.

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Acknowledge Your Health Care Hero

Every day, we hear from patients and their family members who are grateful for the care and compassion that they have received at AdventHealth Ottawa. Those who receive exceptional service often ask if there is a special way to thank their caregivers. A sincere thank you can go far, but sometimes “thank you” does not seem like enough. The Health Care Heroes program is designed for those special moments when you would like to do more.

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Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Your Loved Ones

The Legacy Tree of Love, Honor, and Remembrance at AdventHealth Ottawa is a beautiful cast bronze wall sculpture with brass leaves to be engraved to honor or commemorate significant individuals. This tangible tribute is a way for family and friends to celebrate the life and legacy of our loved ones and honor the memory of those gone before us.

Commemorating a special person with a gift to the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation provides a lasting tribute to a family member, friend or loved one while contributing valuable support to AdventHealth Ottawa.