Ways to give

The CHI Memorial Foundation was formed to enhance CHI Memorial’s ability to provide the best possible healthcare to our community with the latest technology and the highest-caliber physicians. Private funding from individuals, foundations, and corporations to CHI Memorial Foundation have helped build the Buz Standefer Lung Center, Joseph H. and Alice E. Davenport Outpatient Infusion Center, MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, The Joe and Virginia Schmissrauter Center for Cancer Support, and 400 East, a 20-bed inpatient cancer unit. The Foundation secured funding for the purchase of two 40-foot mobile mammography coaches and numerous pieces of critical equipment for patient care.

Make a pledge

Giving to CHI Memorial Foundation provides community members and grateful patients with a unique opportunity to support CHI Memorial’s vision for inspired medicine. A donation of any size makes a difference in the lives of patients. Payments can be tailored to suite your needs. Pledge online or mail the completed pledge form to CHI Memorial Foundation, 2525 de Sales Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Other ways to give

Friends of Memorial are individuals who support the mission and ministry of CHI Memorial with an annual gift to the Foundation. In 2017-2018, gifts to the Friends of Memorial were used to support our CHI Memorial Community Health Center.

Established in 1996, the Arts in Medicine Program at CHI Memorial is powered by our mission to provide a healing environment and ministry. CHI Memorial is one of 2,500 hospitals nationwide who offer arts programing to supplement healing environments, enhance mental and emotional recovery and create soothing ambiance for patients, visitors, families, staff, volunteers and the medical community.

CHI Memorial Foundation can accept electronic stock transfers. It is the policy of the Foundation that all gifts of stock will be sold immediately.

Since its inception in 2003, CHI Memorial associates have given more than $2.5M through contributions to MAGIC. In the past, MAGIC funds have helped build the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, bring a dedicated breast MRI to Chattanooga, create a healing garden for MICU patients, construct St. Anne’s Chapel and the employee fitness Center in the Guerry Heart & Vascular Center and much more.

CHI Memorial Foundation is grateful to the forward-thinking families who make transformational gifts to CHI Memorial. For significant gifts of $25,000 or more, the Foundation offers unique naming opportunities.

Tribute – Gifts in honor of someone are a meaningful way to make a donation in the name of friends, family or coworkers. Tribute gifts can also be given in recognition of birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions.

Memorials – While cards and flowers are always appreciated, a memorial gift to the Foundation makes a difference in the lives of those in our community.

Strange as it may sound, a gift of "startling significance" often can be made at very low cost. It's just a matter of planning WHAT to give, HOW to give and WHEN to give. The information in this section illustrates many ways of making a "planned gift," and our staff can be of even more help.

Thank you for helping your client make a meaningful planned gift to CHI Memorial Foundation. We value your expertise and are here to assist in any way. This advisor area is for professionals like you who see the valuable client relationship-building benefits of including charitable planning in their practice.


To learn more about the CHI Memorial Foundation, please call (423) 495-4438 or email us



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