Methodist Medical Center Foundation was established in 1990 to acquire and accept charitable gifts for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge in order to perpetuate and advance the highest quality of health care services at Methodist Medical Center. The Foundation’s Mission, simply put, is to assist Methodist Medical Center with extending the gift of life to all those in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Foundation is a separate, non-profit corporation which is governed by a volunteer board of directors, each of whom is a recognized leader in the communities Methodist Medical Center serves. The members donate their time, talents, expertise, insights, and financial support. Board members are responsible for ensuring the Foundation is an efficient, cost-effective organization that is fully accountable for the philanthropic funds entrusted to it.
The Foundation staff performs many key functions necessary for its continued success:
- soliciting monetary and in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations, and other foundations
- managing the investment of charitable donations
- acknowledging and cultivating donors
- organizing special events to support various funds and programs
- applying for grants from other foundations and/or corporations
- approving requests and distributing funds for Methodist Medical Center programs and departments
- educating the community about the Foundation and Methodist Medical Center facilities and programs
The Methodist Medical Center Foundation’s annual Acorn Classic benefits the healthcare programs and services of Methodist Medical Center. Held in September at the Oak Ridge Country Club, players enjoy a fun filled day of golf which includes great food, beverages and awards. To learn more call 865-531-5208.
Holiday Lights for Health
Our annual Holiday Lights campaign raises money for the Hospitality Houses of Methodist Medical Center, which provide temporary lodging for patients and families who travel to Oak Ridge for extended medical treatment. This campaign is a unique opportunity to help our patients and their families when they need it most and pay tribute to the important people in your life during the holiday season.
A new event launching in 2023, the HealthTalk luncheon offers an opportunity for business and community leaders to come together in support of the hospital while learning more about the future of the healthcare industry and how it may affect them, their employees and their families. The luncheon features a well-respected, expert speaker who offers an insider view of the global healthcare industry as well as insights on what is happening in healthcare in our community and East Tennessee.
Memorials and Honorariums
The special programs and services of Methodist Medical Center are supported in part by the financial and in-kind contributions received from members of our community. If you would like to make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, you may use this online form. For more information on how your donations can help, please contact the Methodist Medical Center Foundation at 865-531-5210.
Some individuals may wish to provide substantial gifts to support the hospital and its important service in our community. There are many ways to make such gifts. One of the most common is a bequest – include The Methodist Medical Center Foundation in your will. Other ideas include charitable trusts, gift annuities, pooled income fund, donations of real property and many other options.
The staff of Methodist Medical Center Foundation is available to provide more information on these and other gift options. Please contact us at 865-531-5210 with any questions or for additional information on how your contributions can help Methodist Medical Center.
To send contributions by mail, please use the following address:
280 Fort Sanders West Blvd., Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37922