Giving to the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation

The Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to Citizens Memorial Hospital(CMH) and the enrichment of the communities we serve. 

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  • Ways to Give
  • Planned Giving
  • Donate
  • Fundraise for Us
  • Events

There are several ways you can help keep your community healthy. You may choose to contribute cash, stocks, bonds, real estate and even a vehicle to Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation typically provide donors with a tax deduction and nonprofit investment incentives.

Contact us

For more information, contact CMH Community Relations & Development at 417-328-6318 or development@citizensmemorial.com. Mail a gift to Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, attn: Community Relations & Development, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar, MO  65613.

Leave a legacy that will ensure Citizens Memorial improves the health of everyone we serve for generations to come. A planned gift to Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation can provide significant tax benefits, protect your investment and generate income. To learn more about becoming a partner and financially supporting Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, call 417-328-6318 or send an email to development@citizensmemorial.com.

  • Bequest - A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.
  • IRA Rollover - If you are 70½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us and for more information.
  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts - A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy. To make your gift, contact the person who helps you with your account or insurance policy, such as your broker, banker or insurance agent.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity - The charitable gift annuity program is a strategic donation method wherein you make a contribution to Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation and, in return, receive a stream of fixed income for the rest of your life, or that of a designated beneficiary. In addition to the income you receive, you will also be eligible for a variety of tax breaks depending on the type of donation you made. For more information contact your wealth advisor.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust - With this trust type, you choose to receive an income from the distribution of the non-income-producing assets you placed into the trust first. You'll also receive a charitable donation tax deduction based on the present value of the remainder of the assets earmarked for the charity. At the end of the term or upon your death, your chosen charity receives the rest of the assets. For more information contact your wealth advisor.

Thank you for considering a fundraiser to benefit Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation! To learn more about how your group or organization can become a partner, call 417-328-6318 or development@citizensmemorial.com.

Event Ideas

  • Golf Tournament
  • Pink Out Event
  • Facebook Birthday Fundraiser
  • Denim Day
  • Poker Run
  • Bass Tournament
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Live/Silent Auction
  • Bake Sale
  • T-shirt Sale

CMH Heroes for Hospice 5K/10K Run presented by Craig Lehman Shelter Insurance

CMH Heroes for Hospice 5KBe a hero! The Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation’s “Heroes for Hospice” 5K/10K Run presented by Craig Lehman Shelter Insurance is the first Saturday in May. Both courses begin in front of the CMH Community Rooms and conclude with a loop around Dunnegan Park. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and is electronically timed for accuracy. Medals are awarded to overall male and female in both races and to first place male and female winners in each age division. Participants dressed as their favorite superhero is encouraged! Walkers, strollers and pets are welcome!

CMH Hospice caregivers strive to help patients remain as comfortable as possible at home, or in a homelike setting, with family and friends. The program also provides support to the family after a death of their loved one through a bereavement program.  Proceeds from the race will provide donations in our area to ensure that physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement care is given to all terminally ill patients and their families. 

For more information on the “Heroes for Hospice” 5K/10K Run, contact the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010

Medical Excellence Golf Classic

Medical Excellence Golf Classic

The Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation Medical Excellence Golf Classic is held the first Thursday in June.  The classic is an 18-hole, four-person scramble at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar. All monies raised goes to the Medical Excellence Scholarship.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to individuals from the CMH service area who are working toward careers in healthcare. Upon completion of their education, Medical Excellence recipients return to work at CMH.

The tournament will feature two shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each player will receive a gift bag, grab and go breakfast, lunch, snacks, range balls and complimentary Coca-Cola products..  Green fees and cart rentals are included in the entry fee.  Each player also will be entered into course contests and mulligans are available at $40 per team.  Prizes for first, second, third and fourth will be awarded in four flights.  There is a maximum of 55 teams and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information on the golf tournament, contact CMH Community Relations & Development at 417-328-6318 or development@citizensmemorial.com.

Burgundy Ball

Burgandy Ball

DUE TO COVID-19, BURGUNDY BALL IS CURRENT ON HOLD. DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTED.

The Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Burgundy Ball is held annually and raises funds for the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at CMH. Hundreds of guests from Bolivar and the surrounding communities attend the event. Speakers have included Lorrie Morgan, Jo Dee Messina, Mike Huckabee, Amy Purdy, Lee Ann Womack, Ken Schrader, Roy Firestone, Amy Grant, Henry Winkler, Kyle Petty, Vicki Lawrence, Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Edwards, Ozzie Smith and Anne Jillian. For more information about the CMH Burgundy Ball, contact CMH Community Relations & Development at 417-328-6318 or development@citizensmemorial.com.

Hospice Lights of Remembrance

Hospice Lights of RemembranceCitizens Memorial Hospice holds the Lights of Remembrance “Cheer-city “ Open House and Fundraiser in November.  The purpose of Lights of Remembrance is to honor the life of a loved one, support the Hospice philosophy of living life fully, comfortably and dying with dignity and to involve the community in the support of Hospice care. Individuals can make donations of $10 to $500 per light in honor of family and friends, or in memory of loved ones.

The lights decorating the tree are dedicated to those people who are being honored or memorialized. Giving to the Lights of Remembrance program provides donations in our area to ensure that physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement care is given to all terminally ill patients and their families.

CMH Hospice caregivers strive to help patients remain as comfortable as possible at home, or in a homelike setting, with family and friends.  The program also provides support to the family after a death of their loved one through a bereavement program.

For more information on Lights of Remembrance,contact CMH Community Relations & Development at 417-328-6318 or development@citizensmemorial.com.