To make any sort of donation, simply call the hospital and let the receptionist know you’re interested in a making a donation.  You may also e-mail the Hospital at

What is the Endowment Foundation?

The Endowment Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support the delivery of quality health care services in the greater Caro area. The Foundation annually holds a Charity Golf Tournament and a Thank You Dinner. Persons who elect to become annual contributors of $150 or more receive an invitation to the Dinner, a festive event that provides friends and neighbors an evening of dining and dancing. The Foundation also sponsors a continuing campaign called the “Tree Of Life”, which supports the Hospital’s Capital Campaign Building Fund. Contributors to this campaign will have their names engraved on the symbols which appear on the “Tree of Life” in the Hospital lobby.  

Are there different categories of giving?

Yes…you may donate to the Endowment Foundation through the Samaritan Club or through the Tree of Life campaign.

The Samaritan Club provides the ongoing “bread and butter” support for equipment purchases for the Hospital, and offers four levels of giving:
1) Friend (one time donation under $100)
2) Benefactor ($100 to $1,000*)
3) Sponsor ($1,001 to $5,000*)
4) Patron (over $5,000*)

*may be pledged over time

As mentioned, annual donors of $150 or more will receive an invitation to the Foundation’s annual Thank You Dinner.

The Tree of Life Campaign applies your contributions (over a defined period of years) directly to the Hospital’s ongoing building fund, at the levels shown below. Contributors to this campaign will have their names engraved on the symbols which appear on the “Tree of Life” in the Hospital lobby. The giving levels are:

1) Gold Leaf ($1,000 – $9,999)
2) Small Stone ($10,000 – $24,999)
3) Large Stone ($25,000 – $49,999)
4) Rock ($50,000 and over)

Obviously, a fair amount of consideration may be needed prior to making a contribution of this size. We encourage you to discuss your plans and wishes with any member of the Endowment Foundation and to consult your financial planner.

You or your loved ones may also consider a Memorial, Bequest, Trust, or Estate as a way of remembering McLaren Caro Region in a lasting way.

How will my contribution be used?

Funds donated to the “Tree of Life” Capital Campaign support a multi-phased renovation and expansion of the Hospital.