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 facilities including the Buz Standefer Lung Center and MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, purchased the latest in technology and equipment, funded programs such as the Schmissrauter Center for Cancer Support and CHI Memorial Community Clinic, as well as provided funding for outreach efforts including the Breathe Easy mobile lung screening.

Every gift the CHI Memorial Foundation stays local and is only used directly for the donor designated purpose.

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 CHI Memorial are individuals who support the mission and ministry of CHI Memorial with an annual gift of $100 or more to the Foundation.  Since 2001, Friends of CHI Memorial gifts have been used to provide a variety of critical technology, equipment and capital projects with the goal of providing the best healthcare available in our community. In 2020-2021, gifts to the Friends of CHI Memorial will be used to support the Healthcare Heroes Care Fund.  

Established in 1996, the Arts in Healthcare 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 programming 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.