Memorial Hospital Foundation (MHF) supports Memorial Hospital in its commitment to meet the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by serving with our community partners in the provision of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate and quality health care. Memorial Hospital has entered its second century of service to our community. We were founded in 1910 through the generosity of Helen Bigelow Merriman, who donated 25 acres of land on which the Hospital is located today. When you give to MHF, you are supporting strong, local health care – both today and in the future.
Established in 2013 to meet the ever-increasing demands for community based health care, MHF is incorporated under the laws of the State of New Hampshire as a non-profit charity. MHF shares some board members with the hospital, with a distinct focus to raise and manage charitable funds on behalf of the hospital. MHF provides resources for equipment, programs and services that benefit patients and help to keep our community healthy. MHF accomplishes its goals through a number of different activities and events throughout the year. Many of the donors who support MHF do so because they have experienced exceptional care at Memorial Hospital. MHF facilitates giving in a way that helps donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and meet the needs of the hospital.
MHF was founded as a separately incorporated tax exempt organization under IRS rules. The formation of MHF was an important part of the hospital’s consideration in becoming a member of MaineHealth. We are governed by a board of trustees, and we are focused on the following primary purposes:
- To serve as the fundraising arm for Memorial Hospital
- To serve as steward for Memorial Hospital’s endowment
MHF is a supporting foundation, which means that any distributions we make, or any funds that are contributed can only be used by Memorial Hospital. This feature is the bedrock of MHF because it assures all donors that their giving will stay right here in our community to be used by our hospital to provide outstanding care, and to promote wellness activities and programs for all our citizens and visitors.
Please contact us if you are interested in a particular giviing opportunity, would like to register for an event, or to be included in our honor role of donors. We hope you will feel free to share any questions or thoughts with us.