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Greene County Medical Center Foundation


Near the end of each year, the Greene County Medical Center Foundation launches our Greene Backer campaign. Area residents, past and future donors, and our Team Members are invited to support the medical center with their tax-deductible gifts. The 2021-22 campaign focused on equipment needed for the new Greene County Medical Center Pain Clinic. That campaign was a rousing success, as is the Pain Clinic. Since opening in January 2022, almost 250 patients have been served, and 75 procedures performed, bringing pain relief to our community members, family and friends.

Read about Eric's Pain Clinic story of relief and learn more about becoming a 2022-23 Greene Backer Here

Easy Ways to Donate! 

  1. Use the Greene Backer Campaign link. https://app.mobilecause.com/e/-QJ4fw?vid=lfslh
  2. Donate at this Link
  3. Text GreeneBacker to  41444
  4. Cash or Check to Greene County Medical Center Foundation.
  5. Scan the QR Code.


Honoring Care Givers

If you would like to make a gift honoring a staff member who was particularly helpful to you, we will present that employee with a gold heart lapel pin and a letter of appreciation.

Click Here to Honor Your Provider, Nurse, or Support Staff with a Donation to the Foundation Today!


As a Greene Backer, you help support:

·       Our mission of being Always Here, Always Caring

·       Quality health care services for our community

·       Patient centered care equipment needs

·       Community health education and programs

·       Scholarships for local students pursing a health care career

·       Continued support for our staff and Medical Center during the pandemic


We can do even more with your support!

Your donation to the Greene County Medical Center Foundation is a direct gift to countless members of our community who rely on us for everything from emergency care, routine healthcare check-ups, surgeries and rehabilitation, and improving quality of life. Previous donations have made a tremendous impact in our community including:

  • -       Pain Clinic equipment
  • -      AED in Family Medicine Clinic
  • - 3-D mammography machine
  • -       LOGIQ e ultrasound machine
  • -       Medical Center improvements and much more!

Donations can be made by check, cash, gifts in honor or memory of a loved one, pledges, securities, grain and by leaving the Medical Center in your will. For questions, to make a donation, or talk about planned giving, please contact: Nancy Houska, Greene County Medical Center Foundation Director, 515-386-0108 or nancy.houska@gcmchealth.com

Types of gifts include:

  • Bequests - through a will or other form of estate plan, a deferred gift can express an appreciation beyond current means.
  • Beneficiary - designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance, an annuity, or a will, is a way to allow your gift to go beyond your lifetime.
  • Cash - always an acceptable donation in any amount.
  • Charitable Trust - various trusts can be used to extend the value to the donor and the Foundation.
  • Honarariums - gifts are often given in honor of another living friend, family member or community who has touched your life.  It's a concrete way to say, "thank you."
  • Memorials - many list the Foundation as the recipient of memorials after the death of a loved one.
  • Property - this can include a gift of securities, insurance policies, and real estate.  In a rural community it is quite common to include the Medical Center as a recipient of farm property. 
  • Securities - stocks, bonds and mutual funds can be donated.
  • Grain of all kinds.

As a 501(c) non-profit organization, gifts to the Greene County Medical Center Foundation can provide many tax-saving opportunities.  These can be discussed in more detail with your attorney or tax advisor.


Ways to Give

All gifts are deeply appreciated and significant.  Click a button on the right to make a one-time donation to the Foundation, or to set up a recurring donation plan.  You may also mail your donation by filling out the form located in the Foundation brochure, also found on the right, and mailing it to:  Nancy Houska, Greene County Medical Center Foundation, 1000 W. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, IA 50129.  


Grateful Patient Program

If you or a loved one have received care at the medical center and would like an opportunity to express your gratitude, you can do that by making a monetary gift to the Foundation as part of our Grateful Patient Program.  Grateful patients can share their story as part of our donor recognition.


Donor Recognition

Every donor is recognized for his or her gift with a thank you.  We publish a bi-annual newsletter called "Always" (formerly "Milestones") and list all donors for the appropriate time frame.

A benefactor screen is prominently displayed in the lobby of the medical center, recognizing the following:

  • Benefactors - cumulative giving of $1,000 through $9,999
  • Special Benefactors - cumulative giving of $10,000 through $49,999
  • Distinguished Benefactors - cumulative giving of $50,000 through $99,999
  • Major Benefactors - cumulative giving of $100,000 or more

Any donor who funds a complete wing or major addition may participate in naming this portion of the medical center.