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Honors & Memorials

Your gifts made In Memory create a legacy for loved ones who have passed away, while gifts made In Honor are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions that happen in your loved ones’ lives, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and births. Donations can be directed where most needed, or designated to specific areas of patient care.

Memorial Gifts
Making a charitable contribution to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation in the name of a lost friend or loved one can make a tangible difference in our region. Your gift will help us create a more healing environment for the people we serve at Virginia Gay Hospital.

After you make your memorial gift, we will notify the family of the deceased of your gift (no mention will be made of the gift’s value). You will receive an acknowledgement for your gift for tax purposes. Memorial gifts may be made online, over the phone, or by mail.

Directing Memorial Gifts to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation
Families often ask how to encourage memorial gifts to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation in honor of a loved one. The following language may be helpful in an obituary, either in print or online.

“In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of (Name of Loved One) to (Name of Department, Program or Fund) at VGH, c/o Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation, address or online at

If you wish to notify us that general gifts made in your loved one’s memory should be designated toward a specific program, or if you have any questions, please call the Foundation Office at 319-472-6375.

Honor Gifts
Sometimes a gift that not only touches the recipient but makes a difference in the lives of others can be the perfect choice. Honoring someone special with a tribute gift is a meaningful way to recognize a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or other special occasion. Your Honor Gift can be made on our donate page; simply include their name after selecting the Honor/Memorial section.

Thank you for honoring special relationships in your life with a gift to VGH Health Care Foundation.

Additional information is available by contacting Robin Martin,
VGH Health Care Foundation Office
502 N. 9th Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349
Phone (319) 472-6375