Giving

$5,000 to the Wamego Hospital Foundation on Match Day

Thirty-three donors contributed $12,630 on the Wamego Community Foundation’s 2022 Match Day securing the $5,000 match provided by local sponsors.

The $17,630 with the match assists the Wamego Hospital Foundation as it begins a new campaign to realize the permanent installation of diagnostic equipment for the benefit of many.

Currently, patients must cross the parking lot in all weather conditions and enter a trailer for temporary MRI equipment. In any space, an MRI can be a traumatic experience for the young and old.

To create a permanent space and install equipment to ensure the best possible patient care and diagnosis for our community, we are working with investors who see the importance of this project for their community.



Diamonds and Denim Returns

Join family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and community members on Saturday, March 4, 2023 for the 2023 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:

  • BEQUEST BY WILL
  • IRA OR QUALIFIED PLAN 
  • CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST 
  • CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST
  • LIFE INSURANCE POLICY

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 christopher.spooner@ascension.org.

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.

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

Leadership

Wamego Hospital Foundation Board

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