A Legacy of Caring...A Tradition of Sharing
The Lakeland Health Foundations continue to encourage and receive gifts from individuals, businesses, institutions, trusts, estates and other foundations to further the goals of Lakeland Health. These donations help the system acquire the most advanced medical technologies, provide state-of-the-art facilities and implement innovative healthcare programs and services.
Your Generosity Makes a Difference
Gifts made to the Lakeland Health Foundations provide for the margin of excellence that characterizes patient care at Lakeland Health. They provide financial resources over and above other revenues and make possible additional investments in new medical technology and equipment to treat patients. They expand the knowledge of our professional staff, support community outreach services and education for our community.
The hospital's ability to remain responsive to the healthcare needs of our community depends largely, as it always has, on the generosity of friends, benefactors, individuals and businesses who are willing to invest in their community's future. We rely on this partnership of giving to meet your needs – both now and in the future.
Lakeland Health Foundations Donor Recognition Program
As an expression of gratitude, the Donor Recognition Wall list the names of major donors to the Lakeland Health Foundations.
Recognizing Both New and Established Donors
Cumulative donations, at any of the following levels, secure a place on the Donor Recognition Wall for names of individuals, organizations, and foundations. Since these designations are based on cumulative amounts, names are moved up as donations reach higher levels of giving.
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.