Creating an endowment or contributing to an existing one provides Doylestown Health with a permanent, self-sustaining source of income to support programs and priorities that impact thousands of individuals. An endowed fund can be designated toward the unrestricted fund that supports Doylestown Health’s highest priorities, or to a specific purpose or area of care that is meaningful to you.
There are a few ways to support Doylestown Health with an endowment. Read about them below, contribute to an existing endowment using the giving form below, or contact the Foundation office at 215.345.2009 to create your own endowment or learn more.
The Doylestown Hospital Legacy Endowment Fund is an unrestricted endowment that supplies critical funds for the most immediate needs of Doylestown Health, ensuring our ability to provide the highest quality care in our community while remaining independent and competitive in the healthcare arena. Contributions to the Doylestown Hospital Legacy Endowment Fund support the people, programs, and priority needs of Doylestown Health with a legacy that honors your generosity for generations to come.
Established in 2007 by Debbie Minford Dailey in memory of her aunt Pamela Minford, this endowment fund has allowed for the stability and continued growth of pulmonary care at Doylestown Hospital. The Minford Fund supports the capital and priority needs of the pulmonary program, including Doylestown Health’s vital Intensivist Program.
Established in 2014 by Carol and Louis Della Penna, this endowment fund supports the Carol and Louis Della Penna Pediatric Center at Doylestown Hospital, which provides expert inpatient care to pediatric patients with a variety of conditions, as well as education and outreach programs to children and families throughout the community.
Established in 2019, the Heart and Vascular Endowment Fund supports capital and priority needs related to Doylestown Health’s Heart and Vascular Program.
Established in 2020, the Cancer Endowment Fund supports capital and priority needs related to Doylestown Health’s Cancer Program.
Established in 2020, the Hospice Endowment Fund supports the capital and priority needs of Doylestown Health Hospice.
The Marvin and Dee Ann Woodall Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a restricted endowment established in 2021 to support further enhancements to the cardiothoracic surgery program. Contributions to the Endowed Chair fund will grow the sustainable source of funding to be allocated at the discretion of the physician surgeon holding the title, and accelerate programmatic or capital improvements that might have been out of reach or delayed without philanthropic support.
In 1969, Anna and Edward Fell designated a portion of their estate to be placed into trusts following their lifetimes. These funds were set aside to support what they cared about most in life – their children and grandchildren, as well as the future success and sustainability of Doylestown Hospital.
With the fulfillment of the Anna and Edward Fell Trusts nearly fifty years later, the significant proceeds from their visionary bequest will become the seed gifts establishing the Doylestown Health Legacy Endowment Fund, supporting the priority needs of a growing, nationally recognized hospital.
Read more about the Fells and the establishment of the Legacy Endowment Fund.
Click above to support existing endowments with a gift today.
Are you ready to begin building your legacy at Doylestown Health? Call 215.345.2009 to speak to a gift officer about establishing your own endowment with a gift of $100,000 or more.
An endowment is a fund invested in a portfolio of public and private investments with the potential to provide a high return and growth of principal over time. Each year, a portion of the endowment’s earnings is distributed in support of the programs or purposes chosen at the time of the gift. With only a portion of the interest available for distribution, endowments are intended to provide a permanent source of financial support for the areas of greatest need at Doylestown Health, or the program or priority designated by the donor.
The self-sustaining income provided by endowments can make the crucial difference in Doylestown Health’s ability to provide the highest quality patient care and remain independent and competitive in the fast-paced arena of healthcare delivery. By establishing a regular source of income, endowments create critical flexibility and security in times of extraordinary need, such as emergent public health crises, allowing Doylestown Health to respond quickly and efficiently for the better welfare of the community.
You can make a direct gift in support of an any endowment you choose by using our quick and secure giving form and indicating in the optional comments section of the form which endowment you’d like to support. You may also mail a check payable to “Doylestown Health Foundation” to 595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. If you have questions about endowments, please call 215.345.2009.
Yes, you can contribute any amount to any existing endowment that is meaningful to you. Your gift will increase the capital of the endowment, thereby increasing Doylestown Health’s annual source of revenue. When making your gift using our secure online form above, please indicate the endowment you wish to support in the dropdown. When making a gift by mail, please indicate the name of the endowment you wish to support on or enclosed with your check.
The minimum gift to establish an endowment is $100,000. Endowment funds may be dedicated to a program or service line that is meaningful to you (known as a “restricted fund”). Opportunities for named endowments are also available for a more personal legacy. If you are interested in establishing an endowment, please contact Doylestown Health Foundation at 215.345.2009.
Named endowments are a meaningful way to leave a lasting legacy at Doylestown Health and in our community. You may select a service line or area of care that you wish your endowment to support, and name the endowment for yourself or someone else, like a loved one or caregiver who made an impact on your life. Please contact Doylestown Health Foundation at 215.345.2009 to discuss named endowments.
Yes, all gifts—including endowed gifts—made before the culmination of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health and the 100th anniversary of Doylestown Health in 2023 will count towards the $100 million goal of the campaign.
Planned Gifts are documented gifts that are promised in the future. The most common types of planned gifts are Bequests, Charitable Remainder/Lead Trusts, Retirement Plan Assets, and Charitable Gift Annuities. Learn more about the variety of planned gifts here.
According to Doylestown Health Foundation policy, a predetermined portion of all realized planned gifts are designated toward an endowment fund in an effort to support the future financial sustainability of Doylestown Health. Unrestricted planned gifts are designated toward the Legacy Endowment Fund and the priority needs of the hospital, while restricted planned gifts support an existing or new restricted endowment. The remainder of the gift will be used immediately based on its designation. For more information about this policy, please call 215.345.2009.
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