Frequently Asked Questions

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, and to provide financial support for additions, enhancements and upgrades to the property, equipment, centers, programs and services for the UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. The mission of the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation is to ensure and preserve the future of healthcare excellence and medical progress, financial integrity and local support needed to provide quality health care services that are comprehensive, accessible, and that address the needs of our community for years to come.

The Foundation supports the hospital’s centers, programs and services that directly benefit the patients and their families. Through your gifts and special events, such as our annual golf tournaments and annual appeals, the Foundation can continue to provide assistance to patients and families at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton—your local hospital.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, UM Shore Medical Center at Easton relies upon gifts and donations to support our programs, services and technology. The revenues we receive from patients and insurance payers do not cover the total cost of investing in the latest equipment and technology, recruiting new physicians, training staff, and updating facilities. Your donation supports centers, programs and services that directly help our patients and their families.

You may designate your gift to be used however you wish. The UM Memorial Hospital Foundation supports several centers, programs and services that require continuous support. If you do not designate how your gift is to be used, it will go to the area of greatest need as determined by the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees.

You can remember someone special by sending your gift and request to the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation office or online at our “Donate Now” link. Please provide an address so the Foundation may send the acknowledgement to the person being honored or to the family of the person who is remembered. A receipt letter will be mailed to you acknowledging that your gift was received.

Many community members include us in their estate plans. It is a way to make a gift that does not cost anything today, but will support the Foundation in the future. You can choose to name UM Memorial Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary of your will or living trust. By remembering us in your will you can ensure the sustainability of the hospital’s excellent centers and programs. You can find out more information by clicking here or calling F. Graham Lee, Vice President for Philanthropy – UM Shore Regional Health at 410-822-1000, ext. 5509.

Yes, you can make a gift and your name will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the public. Your name will not be used or printed in any newsletters, annual reports or any marketing/advertising materials.

Yes! You can make a gift to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation online by selecting the Donate Now link. You can then select the appropriate center, program or service you would like your gift to go towards.

Yes, donations made to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. Please consult with your certified public accountant (CPA) and/or attorney for specific tax advice and guidance.

Stay current on all news, updates, events and special donor stories by checking out our News & Features on our website, which are updated monthly. You can also call or email the Foundation office to request information on our latest planned giving seminars.

Giving of your time is as important as financial giving. There are several ways to volunteer your time at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton. To find out about how you can offer your support of time, click here. You can also contact our volunteer coordinator at 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.

All information collected will remain in our strictest confidence. We do not sell or share any of our mailing lists or donor information to third parties.

Yes, we can help and are happy to do so. Any individual or organization who wishes to conduct an event or promotion benefiting UM Shore Regional Health must first receive written approval from the Foundation in advance of any announcement or publicity for the event.  The first step is for you to contact Janet Andrews, business manager, 410-822-1000, ext. 5792 or email