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Diamonds and Denim Returns

Join family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and community members on Saturday, April 27, 2024 for the 2024 Diamonds and Denim fundraising event at The Columbian Theatre. More information to come.

Planned Giving

Help us go beyond the ordinary to deliver the exceptional healthcare experience in Wamego that every patient and family deserves. 

Planned giving allows you to make a lasting impact on the Wamego community, create healthy opportunities for future generations, and leave a charitable legacy that fosters what you value.

Planned giving provides a future charitable gift to the Wamego Hospital Foundation’s enduring mission to support the Wamego Health Center in achieving excellence in medical services by funding upgrades to facilities and equipment and programs that promote wellness and access to superb, local healthcare. 

A planned gift may offer many advantages:

  • Reduce or avoid your capital gains tax
  • Provide you or a loved one income for life
  • Allow you to make a much larger gift than you thought possible
  • Reduce your estate taxes
  • Create an income tax deduction for you

Wamego Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports healthcare and initiatives at Wamego Health Center.

Examples of planned gifts:


All gifts may be designated for a specific purpose, department or project. Unrestricted donations will be applied to the areas of greatest need at the time of the donation.

The suggestions above illustrate just a few of the many ways to accomplish charitable planned giving under current tax law. To ensure your planned  giving choices are right for you, please consult an attorney, certified public accountant or other tax professional when you begin planning.

For more information on how you can make an estate or planned gift to Wamego Hospital Foundation, please contact Chris Spooner, Foundation Director, at 785-587-5462 or

Disclaimer: The content included in this correspondence is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or tax advice. Please consult your professional advisor for legal and tax advice specific to your situation.

Wamego Match Day is October 5

Investments in Wamego Health Center demonstrate the community’s commitment to high-quality health care in our community hospital.

Most recently, generosity and foresight resulted in improvements in the radiology imaging wing of Wamego Health Center by purchasing 3D mammography equipment and a permanent MRI scanner. Patients at Wamego Health Center now have access to the gold standard in early breast cancer detection without the burden of traveling out of town. Additionally, patients will soon experience a high-quality, comfortable MRI experience once construction is completed in the spring of 2024.

The foundation is beginning a new campaign to upgrade the surgical capabilities of the operating room at Wamego Health Center. We currently have four providers who perform procedures in our operating suite, and we hope to double that number in the coming years. We need significant upgrades to the physicians’ and surgeons’ equipment to grow these services. With your assistance, we can have more procedures, such as orthopedic surgeries, pain management injections, and general surgical procedures, among others, right here in Wamego.

Join us as we expand our community’s clinical services as we partner with Wamego Health Center to purchase items such as a new surgical microscope, endoscope cabinet, electrosurgical generator, arthroscopy system, and an updated anesthesia machine. Wamego Health Center has already started upgrading the operating room by purchasing a cauterizing machine and a sanitizing machine for surgical equipment. We are very excited to continue toward the goal of raising $98,000 to bring the most up-to-date surgical equipment to Wamego.

Join us as we ensure the Wamego Health Center include additional equipment and functionality to improve the patient experience.

About Wamego Hospital Foundation

The Wamego Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Our mission is to support the Wamego Health Center in achieving excellence in medical services by funding upgrades to facilities and equipment and programs that promote wellness and access to superb, local healthcare.

Other ways to make a contribution include:

  • Pledges
  • Annual Giving
  • Planned Gifts
  • Gifts of Securities, Life Insurance, Annuities
  • Gifts of Real Property
  • Matching Gifts
  • Memorial Gifts
  • Tribute Gifts

Your past support has funded these vital projects:

  • Hospital renovation and expansion
  • 3D Mammography equipment
  • Establishing Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Expanded and enhanced medical services
  • Lifesaving medical equipment
  • Health education programs
  • Patient prescription assistance programs


Wamego Hospital Foundation Board

Chair – Amy Flinn
Vice Chair – Dr. John McQuillen
Secretary/Director – Chris Spooner
Treasurer –
Members: Jeff Kohlmeier, Jake Pugh, Jenny Stewart, and John Watt