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The Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation promotes community awareness and a philanthropic culture to support the WMMC mission to provide high-quality healthcare services that improve the wellness of our greater community. Putting patients first isn’t something we say, it is proven in everything we do.
Our work ensures the availability of modern facilities and the most advanced cutting-edge technology right here at home, without the need to travel for care. It is through generous gifts of all sizes that help the WMMC Foundation continues its mission and provides for the well-being of our community.
The WMMC Foundation was established in 1984. In 2015, the WMMC Foundation began a reinvigoration process. In addition to adding Board members, part of the seven committees were formed, currently comprised of more than 70 community leaders.
Each committee is charged with answering the call to meet the growing healthcare needs of those we serve – our families, our friends, and our neighbors. This reorganization will sharpen our focus in the specific areas of philanthropy and donor stewardship.
How Your Gifts Help
Gifts touch every area of our medical center. They help attract the most talented physicians, fund facility expansions and ensure you benefit from the best equipment and technology. When you make a gift, you have the ability to put it to work in areas that matter most to you. Most donors prefer not to designate their gift and trust the Foundation Board of Directors will apply it to the area of greatest need. For more information or frequently asked questions about the WMMC Foundation, visit the WMMC Foundation FAQ page.
If you would like to make a donation online, please click one of the buttons below. The WMMC Foundation is certified as a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3) organization Federal Identification Number 43-1463861. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
All checks, securities, deeds, bequests, and other legal documents should be made payable or transferable to Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation. The WMMC Foundation is certified as a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3) organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Please mail your donation to:
Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation
Attn: Communications & Development Office
403 Burkarth Road
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Jennie Snapp, Director of Communications & Development
Day of Giving| May 2, 2023 | On the WMMC Foundation’s Day of Giving, make the choice to invest in the future of your local healthcare by making a donation to the Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation. 100% of your gifts are invested into projects within Western Missouri Medical Center that improve healthcare right here at home in Johnson County, Missouri. More details at WMMC.com/DayOfGiving.
Party on the Patio | July 12, 2023 | Party on the Patio is an annual appreciation party that brings together WMMC Foundation donors and volunteers for a memorable evening of celebration, gratitude, and connection. Join us at Colton’s Steak House & Grill as we honor their unwavering support and contributions that have made a lasting impact on our community. More details at WMMC.com/PartyOnThePatio.
Ladies’ Night Out | October 12, 2023 | A fun, annual event hosted by Western Missouri Medical Center to encourage women to schedule a mammogram. Guests can shop the vendors, play games, and enter to win raffle prizes, all while enjoying cocktails with their friends. Tickets include hor d’oeurves, a t-shirt, and a bag with goodies. More details at WMMC.com/LNO.
Jeans4Change | October 19, 2023 | The Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation encourages local organizations and community members to participate in Jeans4Change annually on a special day in October! This campaign focuses on “change” — raising change (funds) to make a positive change in cancer care at WMMC! This campaign takes place all through the month of October, ending the University of Central Missouri’s “Pink Out” football game! More details at WMMC.com/Jeans4Change.
Giving Tuesday| November 30, 2023 | On Giving Tuesday, make the choice to invest in the future of your local healthcare by making a donation to the Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation. 100% of your gifts are invested into projects within Western Missouri Medical Center that improve healthcare right here at home in Johnson County, Missouri. More details at WMMC.com/Foundation/GivingTuesday.
Fire & Ice| January 26, 2024 | An annual fundraising event hosted by the Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation. Play all your favorite classic casino games while enjoying access to an open bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres. Attendees have the chance to win prizes and bid on live auction items. More details at WMMC.com/Fire.
“Since the WMMC Foundation was completely reorganized 5 years ago, I’ve been privileged to be a part of this fine organization. During this time I’ve been so impressed with its focus on supporting and promoting the great value of our community-owned hospital. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet and interact with the many of hospital’s staff both as a board member and as a patient. All of these positive experiences have convinced my wife and me to contribute to the WMMC Foundation.”
Employees receive ERF: Kim Lockard
“On Tuesday, March 8, I came home from work to find my house on fire. Johnson County Fire Protection District responded very quickly and contained the fire mainly to the master bedroom, however, the amount of smoke damage throughout the rest of the house resulted in a total loss for our family. Two days later I received an email from the hospital informing me that I was nominated and approved to receive a grant from the Employee Relief Program! For this grant to be available for when the unexpected happens is truly amazing! I cannot thank the hospital enough for having this grant available. Insurance is there to cover you in the long run, however for the right now this grant was a true lifesaver! Thank you, WMMC!”
Let’s stay connected!
Recognizes major gifts from businesses and individuals of $5,000 – $50,000 or more, payable over upt to ten years. As a member of this distinguished group of community pillars, you can help to continue the tradition of local healthcare excellence that began in our community over 200 years ago. Your gift will profoundly impact the quality of care by preserving and improving local healthcare facilities and services.
Recognizes those individuals who have remembered the Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation in their wills or estate plans. These types of deferred gifts establish your legacy today and ensure that future generations will benefit from your generosity. For more information on IRA Distributions & Charitable Giving, click here.
Recognizes businesses for their pledged gifts of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, or more, payable over a 4-year period.
Recognizes donors who give a recurring, annual gift of $100 or more. Community Circle members are individuals who take an active interest in the future of healthcare in our communities.
Recognizes the employees of WMMC who give a minimum annual gift of $25 ($1 per pay period) or more. The C.A.R.E.givers Committee is a volunteer group of WMMC employees who oversee the C.A.R.E. Program. They work to generate funds for special projects, which they determine through feedback from their co-workers. Those special projects might benefit our employees, our patients, our visitors and/or our facilities.
So often, WMMC receives sincere thanks from patients who appreciate the care they received. But some express interest in showing their gratitude in a more lasting way, which prompted the WMMC Foundation to develop the Grateful Patient Program, a branch of the Foundation that allows patients to give a monetary gift in honor of their caregiver.
The Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors consists of 13 residents within the service area who share a common goal – to do all we can to help, support, and improve healthcare in our community.
We are very proud of our hospital! It is a vital part of our community, not only because it provides life-saving health care services, but also because it plays an important role in overall community health and wellness.
We as a board are dedicated to ensuring that WMMC remains strong by engaging in philanthropic activities designed to increase community awareness and participation in helping meet the needs of the medical center. We invite you to join us in our efforts and encourage you to learn more about WMMC and the Foundation.
Jan Glover |WMMC Foundation President
Kathleen Brandt |Planned Gifts Committee, Member
Immediate Past President
Dee Hudson |WMMC Foundation Secretary
Adam Sommer | WMMC Foundation Treasurer
Planned Gifts, Chair
Gina Carlyle | Major Gifts, Member
Jake Corson | CAREgivers Committee, Chair
Rich Lawson | Major Gifts, Member
Casey Lund | Business Relations, Co-Chair
(Health Investment Partners)
Matt Lotspeich | Major Gifts, Chair
Kevin Smarr | Major Gifts, Member
Greg Hall | Business Relations, Co-Chair | Not Pictured
(Health Investment Partners)
Catherine Rupp | Community Circle, Member | Not Pictured
Brooke Cox, | Special Events, Chair |Not Pictured
Cathy Abney | Community Circle, Chair (formerly Perennial Circle) | Not Pictured
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