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Providence Foundation

The mission of the Providence Foundation, a 501 c3 tax exempt corporation, established to secure philanthropic gifts from the community as a means of lending financial assistance to the health care services delivered by Providence Healthcare Network. Providence Foundation is committed to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and the tradition established in Waco in 1905 by the Daughters of Charity for the care of the sick, advocacy for the poor, and service to the community.

The Foundation seeks charitable support for the various divisions of Providence Healthcare Network, including Providence Health Center, Providence Park, DePaul Center, Providence Home Care and the Providence Health Alliance.

The Providence Foundation is supported by four special groups. By making any annual gift up to $1,000, donors become members of the Providence Society. By making an annual gift of $1,000 or more, donors become members of the Founders Society. A pledge or gift of $50,000 or more, qualifies donors for life membership into the Founders Society. Donors indicating that they intend to make a planned gift to the Providence Foundation, qualify for membership into the Vincentian Society. Finally, the Providence Forum is a young adult group (ages 21 - 40) that supports Foundation fundraising activities and other Providence events. 

Endowment giving is an excellent way to support Providence. In addition to the Providence Foundation General Endowment Fund, the Long Term Care Endowment Fund has recently been established. When you invest in either of these special funds, you add to the healthcare legacy begun by nearly 100 years ago while establishing your own legacy of love. 

The Providence Foundation conducts two special fundraising events each year. The Providence casino party held in February at the Fine Arts Building on the Heart of Texas Fairground, in Waco. Nearly 400 guests attend and are treated to valet parking, creative decor, great food, open bar, excellent entertainment, a whole assortment of casino games, super door prizes and auction items and some wonderful take home souvenirs. The other special event is the Providence Classic golf tournament, held at Bear Ridge Golf Club in October of each year. One of Waco's largest and oldest tournaments, the Providence Classic offers morning and afternoon tee times, golf carts, great food (breakfast, lunch and afternoon appetizers), beverage/snack carts, great take home souvenirs, quality golf shirts, door prizes, $10,000 hole-in-one and putting contests, several other contests with great prizes including golf clubs, free trips, etc. Proceeds from both events are used to advance Providence's mission of serving the sick-poor. Sponsorships and individual tickets can be purchased by contacting the Providence Foundation. 

Donations
Whether paid-in-full or pledged to be paid over several years, donations are always welcome. You may choose to designate your gift to benefit a particular clinical area, program or division of Providence Healthcare Network. Or, you may prefer to leave your gift unrestricted and allow the Foundation's Board of Directors the flexibility to determine how and where to use your gift, based upon the greatest and most pressing needs.

Providence Foundation has made it easy for you to donate on-line, if you so wish. We have contracted with Conscious Change: The Secure Donations Network to assist you in making a secure on-line donation to Providence Foundation. For more information about Conscious Change, click here.

Matching Gifts
If your employer has a matching gift program, you may be able to significantly increase the value of your own gift. Please contact your personnel department to obtain a matching gift form.

Other methods of donating to Providence Foundation, Inc. include: Matching Gifts, Gifts of Stock, Life Income Gifts, Memorials and Tributes, Bequests, Life Insurance, and Real Estate/Personal Property/Business Inventory/Artwork and Other Collectibles.

"Providence Foundation's professional staff are available to meet with you and your advisors to review the technical aspects of charitable giving options that may be beneficial to you." said David Guyer, Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the Foundation.  "Our pledge to you is that your needs, and those of your family, will always be placed first when considering any charitable gift plan."

If you'd like to become part of the Providence Foundation, call (254) 751-4762 or email David Guyer at dguyer@phn-waco.org.

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