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Ways to Give

Decatur Memorial Foundation is committed to advancing philanthropic support to create healthier communities through involvement in Decatur Memorial Hospital and in education, family systems, and economic development and to promoting wellness and preventative care programs with DMH Health Systems, its affiliates and community groups.

The Decatur Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization and most gifts qualify for a federal and/or state income tax deduction, but we encourage you to discuss your gift with your attorney, tax advisor or financial consultant.

You may choose from a variety of options to financially support The Decatur Memorial Foundation. Your gift will be classified in one of two main categories—a Direct Gift for current use or a Planned Gift, where your financial commitment is met over a period of time.

Whichever way you choose, you may designate your gift to be unrestricted—where DMF decides the best way to use your gift; or, you may specify that your gift be restricted—where you designate your gift to be used for a particular program or purpose. See Where to Give for options for where your gift might be used.


Direct gifts may be in the form of cash, check, credit card, or stocks. Please call the Foundation office, 217-876-2105, for assistance.

Online Donation Form

Print Donation Form

Corporate Matching Gifts

Taking advantage of your company’s matching gift policy is an easy way to double your gift to Decatur Memorial Foundation. Contact your company’s Human Resources representative to find out if your company participates.

Examples of local companies that participate are:
Archer Daniels Midland


Planned gift options are available to provide flexibility for income requirements, estate planning and tax planning. These gifts are often called deferred gifts, because they allow the donor to defer the gift to some future date. Planned gifts to DMF can be through your will or trust, or by donating farmland.

  • Wills/Trusts
    Establish your legacy by including DMF in your Will or Trust. You may choose a specific dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate to be disseminated to DMF. Your attorney can draft an appropriate bequest when you have a new will prepared, or a codicil may be added to your existing will.
  • Farmland
    Farmland donated to DMF as part of your estate planning is managed conscientiously by professional farm managers, and proceeds from this land help beneficial programs and services at the Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Decatur Memorial Foundation. Please feel free to contact us for more details on any of these giving options. We will be glad to discuss your desires and needs.