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Put Your Donation to Work

Help Us Provide High Quality Healthcare

Talk to us about how giving can support your personal goals. We can work with you to find a way that is most convenient for you. Some establish a monthly gift giving plan, others have a long-term philanthropic plan, and many like to make a one-time donation or create a legacy by donating to the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation after their lifetime. All gifts can be restricted or unrestricted based on the donor's wishes.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation Executive Director Amy Piersol at Call785-248-2911 or [email protected].

There Is No Donation Too Small

Discover Ways to Give to the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation

When it comes to giving, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. We work diligently with individuals and organizations to discover ways they can make a meaningful difference through their gifts of time, talent and treasure to our organization.

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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.

Donations Made by Cash or Check

A gift made by cash or check is one of the most popular ways to make a gift to the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation. Donors will receive tax benefits as allowable by law (please consult your tax advisor). Checks should be made payable to AHO Foundation or RMHCA.

Mail to: AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation, 1301 South Main Street, Ottawa, KS 66067

Please Note: for tax purposes the 501(c)3 legal entity is Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association DBA AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation

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Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor or remember a special person, celebrate any special occasion, pay tribute for accomplishments or express appreciation with a memorial or tribute gift. Tribute ideas: birthday, anniversary, treatment completion, recuperation, retirement or just because. With a gift of $200 or more, donors can order a commemorative leaf for the Legacy Tree. To learn more, please contact AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation Executive Director Amy Piersol at [email protected] or call Call785-248-2911

Beneficiary Designations

You can name the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation as a beneficiary on assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies. This can be entirely separate from your will. Review the options with your financial planner or legal advisor. If you have already designated the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation or the Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association as a beneficiary or would like to discuss your gift planning with the Foundation, contact AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation Executive Director Amy Piersol, at [email protected] or call Call785-248-2911.

Please Note: for tax purposes the 501(c)3 legal entity is Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association DBA AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation

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. Selecting the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation as the beneficiary can help avoid those high taxes while leaving other, lower-taxed assets to family members. Minimum required distributions can also be directed to the Foundation. Review the options with your financial or legal advisor and contact your plan administrator for the required beneficiary designation and distribution forms.

Please Note: for tax purposes the 501(c)3 legal entity is Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association DBA AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation

Personal Property

Giving a gift of personal property is another way to a way to make a meaningful difference. If you donate a work of art or other tangible personal property that can be used or sold by the Foundation, you can receive a charitable deduction and may be able to reduce future estate taxes. Review the options with your financial or legal advisor. Restrictions apply. Contact AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation Executive Director Amy Piersol at [email protected] or call Call785-248-2911 for more information.

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The impact of this pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives. In response, many are looking for ways to give back to caregivers on the front lines. Learn how you can provide support during this critical time.

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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.

About the Foundation

The Ransom Memorial Health Charitable Association has a longstanding tradition of supporting and improving the health and wellness of our community. We are proud to carry our momentum forward into the next phase of our hospital’s future. Through Ransom Memorial Health’s transition to AdventHealth Ottawa, the Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association Board of Directors has decided to do business as The AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation.

The AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation is still an independent 501(c)(3) organization, and 100% of all donations will stay in the Franklin County community. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire philanthropy in our community to support the healing mission of AdventHealth Ottawa.

Funds raised by the foundation will support the purchase of new, updated equipment for Ottawa facilities that provide direct care to members of our community. Programs that will have a life-changing, positive impact on the overall health of the patients we serve can also benefit from your donation.

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Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Your Loved Ones

Honor or commemorate a significant individual or family with the Legacy Tree of Love, Honor and Remembrance. This beautiful wall sculpture with bronze leaves was donated by the Hasty Family in Loving Memory of Robert “Jim” Hasty. The tree is a way for family and friends to celebrate the life, holidays, meaningful events, etc. of loved ones and honor the memory of those gone before us. With a gift of $200 or more, donors can print words of their choosing on a leaf. Funds raised through the purchase of leaves support improving future patient experiences and investments in updated medical equipment and devices at AdventHealth Ottawa. To place your order, contact AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation Executive Director Amy Piersol at [email protected]or Call785-248-2911.