An Honor or Memorial Gift to the St. Luke's Wood River Foundation is a meaningful way to honor someone special in your life, celebrate an important occasion, remember a loved one, or recognize the exceptional efforts of a St. Luke’s caregiver. Your gift will have a lasting impact through the support of innovative programs and services that improve health care experiences in our community.
The family or person being honored will be notified of your thoughtfulness through a personalized note from the Foundation. The gift amount will not be disclosed.
For more information about making a Tribute or Memorial Gift, please call Vicki Aberbach at (208) 727-8447, or make your gift online.
Gifts may be mailed to:
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation
P.O. Box 7005 Ketchum, ID 83340
Please include the following information with your gift:
Name of individual(s) being remembered/honored
Type of gift (memorial or honor)
Name/mailing address of person to be notified of gift
Any special comments or instructions
The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation welcomes gifts of securities, including stocks or mutual funds that have appreciated in value. Gifts of publicly traded securities provide a double tax benefit for donors. Donors avoid a capital gains tax on appreciated securities, as well as receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities.
According to IRS Guidelines, the date and value of the gift are determined by the date on which St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation takes control of the securities. For securities held by brokerage houses, a donor must simply provide his or her broker with instructions to make the transfer to the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation account. Typically, brokers will ask for the following information to start the transfer process:
Donor’s legal name: St. Luke's Wood River Foundation Mailing address: P.O. Box 7005, Ketchum, ID 83340
Non-profit status: 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
IRS identification number: 23-7288535
To help us provide prompt acknowledgement of your gift, please call Vicki Aberbach at (208) 727-8447 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information about your gift:
Approximate current market value
The Friends of the Hospital program acknowledges and serves our most generous supporters, including those who significantly contribute time, expertise and philanthropic support.
Friends of the Hospital receive personal, non-medical assistance and concierge services 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
For further information regarding the Friends of the Hospital program, please contact the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation’s Stewardship Coordinator, Muffy Davis, at email@example.com or via phone at (208) 727-8419
With planned giving, donors establish their personal financial goals in a well-conceived charitable estate plan that includes gifts to non-profit institutions such as the St. Luke's Wood River Foundation.
There are several ways in which planned gifts can be structured—from charitable gift annuities, to lead trusts, to charitable bequests. Planned giving represents an enormous opportunity to further the efforts of the Foundation while at the same time offering the potential for significant tax benefits.
Because establishing a planned gift is a highly personalized decision, the St. Luke's Wood River Foundation has teamed with Thompson & Associates, a national estate planning firm with over 15 years of experience, to offer complimentary charitable estate planning services to employees and community members. Estate planning experts at Thompson & Associates will work with you to find the planned giving option that best suits your personal needs while furthering your philanthropic goals.
Donors who choose to include a planned gift in their will or trusts become members of our Legacy Society. Learn more about our Legacy Society.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Thompson & Associates, contact Marsha Edwards at (208) 727-8416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to community generosity, The St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation has developed an extraordinary fine art collection. The SLWR Fine Art Collection enriches the hospital environment for patients, visitors, staff, and volunteers.
The collection comprises over 200 pieces of fine art. It represents a diverse assortment of contemporary art across multiple media, including paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Art in the St. Luke’s collection has been both generously donated to the medical center, as well as placed on long-term loan from local art collectors. Some works of art have been gifted with the intention of raising funds through their sale. Proceeds are then used to support specific funding priorities.
For more information about our current collection or to donate art, please contact Vicki Aberbach at 208-727-8447 or email@example.com.
The St. Luke's Wood River Volunteer Board was organized to advance the interests of the hospital and its patients and to promote good public relations within the community. One of its primary missions is to manage and administer our volunteer programs, of which there are many.
From providing wheelchair assistance, to serving as the liaison between Surgery Services clinical staff and family and/or friends of our patients, St. Luke’s volunteers play a vital role in the daily operations of the medical center. Volunteers also help in departments such as Medical Imaging, Health Information Services, Rehabilitation, Patient Registration, and the Laboratory.
Most volunteer services are performed in three-hour shifts, and a general orientation and on-the-job training are provided to every volunteer. The six main opportunities for volunteering at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center include:
Guest Services – Volunteers greet, direct and escort patients and visitors; receive and deliver flowers; and provide discharge transport for all patients via wheelchair.
Surgery Services – Volunteers greet and assist patients and visitors to the surgical suite, assist family members waiting for patients in the surgery waiting area, and provide clerical assistance to surgery staff as needed.
Inpatient Services – Volunteers distribute magazines, newspapers and videos to patients, as well as assist nursing staff with clerical tasks as needed.
Special Projects – Volunteers participate in print and television ads, participate in training drills for clinical staff, and provide support at community events.
Pet Therapy – Volunteers bring their trained and certified dogs into the hospital to visit with patients. If you are interested in learning how to certify your dog for the St. Luke's Pet Therapy program, please contact Deb Hobart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Luke’s Gift Shop- Also known as Retail Therapy, the Gift Shop is run by volunteers and managed by the Gift Shop Committee of the Volunteer Board. All proceeds of the shop benefit hospital services and programs.
How Do I Become a Volunteer for St. Luke’s?
If you are interested in becoming a St. Luke’s Volunteer please contact Koree Hawkes at St. Luke’s Wood River Volunteer Services: (208) 727-8406 or email email@example.com.
AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to charitable organizations. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you.
To shop for the cause, go to the Amazon website, https://smile.amazon.com and select St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation from the list of eligible charitable organizations. Once you have selected your preferred charity, every qualified purchase you make from Amazon’s charitable site, smile.amazon.com, will result in a 0.5% of the purchase price donation to SLWR Foundation.
We truly appreciate your support! Happy shopping!