Your gift, whatever the size, helps us to realize our shared vision for a healthier future. Whether your gift is in gratitude for wonderful care, provides tax relief, or serves as a chance to join a cause, it makes a statement – a difference. You can fit your philanthropic goals into one of the many opportunities we offer by making a gift online today or contacting a member of the SJMHS Development Staff and discussing your wishes.
Choose from a number of ways to give…
…by responding to a mail or telephone appeal and enjoying the benefits of our annual giving club, Circle of Friends
Leadership Circle $1,500 and above
Workout your body, mind and spirit! Our Leadership Circle members can learn about the latest trends in health and wellness with an invitation to our annual Vanden Belt Lectureship. A relaxing massage, cooking class or personal training session will round out your workout – choose one – it’s on us! Your name will also be listed on our annual-giving donor wall displayed within the Hospital.
Partners Circle $500 to $1,499
Creating a healthy lifestyle is important! Our Partners Circle members are invited to join us for the Vanden Belt Lectureship, and to take an active step towards better health with a free personal fitness assessment with one of our certified personal trainers.
Mercy Circle $250 to $499
Under stress? Our Mercy Circle members can stop by for a relaxing seated message or jump start their day with a free drop-in fitness class followed by an energizing cup of coffee at any one of our Joe’s Java locations.
Friends Circle $100 to $249
Keeping fit can be fun! Our Friends Circle members are invited to join us for a drop-in fitness class like yoga, pilates or cardio-kickboxing at half off, balanced by a free healthful tea or sweet treat at any Joe's Java location
For more information contact Melissa Sheppard, Annual Giving Director or Matt Holland, Annual Giving Manager.
…by participating in any of our fund-raising events
Fore! Each spring St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital hit the greens with three separate Golf Classic events.
Happy Holidays! St. Joseph Mercy Livingston starts the local holiday party circuit with the marvelous Dinner Dance each November. The fabulous St. Joe’s Holiday Ball serves as the premier event for the Ann Arbor area. And, completing the celebration trifecta is the St. Joseph Mercy Saline Dinner at Eight event in January.
Together, sponsors for these spectacular events have helped Saint Joseph Mercy Health System to raise more than $1 million each year.
More information is available on the Events page.
…by making a gift of cash, stock or securities, or by making a pledge that is payable over time
In addition to becoming a member of the Circle of Friends, there are significant recognition opportunities for donors of major gifts. For example:
Donors making gifts of $10,000 and above will be commemorated on permanent donor walls
Donors making gifts of $25,000 and above may designate specific areas of the Health System or its ancillary facilities in the names of the donors and/or their loved ones.
…by including us in your estate plans
For more than 90 years, generous donors have been instrumental in support of capital projects, establishing educational initiatives and endowing programs through estate gifts.
Types of Estate Gifts:
Beneficiary Designations of a Retirement Plans
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
In addition, through Comerica Bank, we are pleased to offer charitable gift annuities that provide either current or deferred life income for donors or their designees.
For more information contact Jane Alessandrini, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving.
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Gifts made to our Health System are tax-deductible. The difference between your sponsorship for our special events and the fair market value of the event ticket is also tax-deductible. Your gift, and any investment income earned on your contribution, will directly support the area you have designated.