Memorial Funds

Honoring a Loved One While Supporting Vital Services

A memorial fund is a charitable fund established to accept donations in memory of, or in honor of, a loved one who has passed. It is a personal way to honor their legacy while having a meaningful impact on the care we provide.  Most people create a memorial fund to raise money for a cause that was important to their loved one, or personal to them.

These memorial funds have been critical in helping MJHS continue to go above and beyond for our patients and their families.  Creating a named fund also gives families and their networks the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of a loved one while having a lasting impact for years to come.

Starting a Memorial Fund with MJHS

At MJHS we have many programs and services that need ongoing support so we can continue to provide them to our community. Some of these include Creative Arts Therapy, Caregiver Support, Dementia Care and Pastoral Care, to name a few. Start by choosing one that speaks to you and that you feel is close to your heart.

After you have chosen an area of care to focus on, invite others to join you in honoring your loved one with a gift in their name. Some families choose to do this yearly on their loved one’s birthday or anniversary of their passing. The cadence is up to you, but whatever funds you raise will be restricted to the program you’ve chosen.

We are with you every step of the way

Our Foundation will support you every step of the way- from assisting you in creating letters and emails to drafting the message for your peers.

If you are interested in memorializing your loved one with a named fund, please reach out to Allison Wesalo at [email protected] or fill out the contact us form.

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    Browse Our Memorial Funds

    Smiling Baby laying on pillow receiving pediatric hospice care

    The Louis Arturo Rago Memorial Fund

    Established to celebrate would have been our son Louie’s birthday, we established The Louis Arturo Rago Memorial Fund to support pediatric hospice care at MJHS Health System.

    Jason Steadman sitting with two dogs

    Jason Steadman Memorial Fund

    Created to commemorate the anniversary of Jason’s passing this fund supports caregivers of MJHS Hospice.

    Man and Woman smiling together

    Philip Littman Memorial Fund for Medical Ethics

    For Trish, it was her experience with the medical ethics committee that compelled her to establish the Philip Littman Memorial Fund for Medical Ethics. Phil was a doctor committed to caring for his patients and when his ALS progressed, he and Trish needed help navigating their options. The ethics committee helped them through the challenging questions and Trish felt there was no better way to honor his legacy. The fund has raised over $18,000 to support this important work!

    Jerry Gold Memorial Fund

    Meet Judy. As a way to honor her late husband Jerry, Judy Gold chose to create a fund that is dedicated to supporting family caregivers. Since starting the Jerry Gold Memorial Fund in 2017, Judy’s friends and family have generously donated over $45,000 which has provided almost 2,000 hours of Home Health Aide care to support family caregivers experiencing burnout or distress.