How Your Gift Changes Lives

The CoxHealth Foundation gladly accepts donations towards any of our Patient Service Funds. These are established as a resource for those things patients need, but do not have insurance for or are underinsured for at the time of treatment. Donors may also select to support any area of the hospital like the Diabetes Center, where your gift can help provide education classes. You can select to support a technology like the Robotics program that speeds recovery for patients. Gifts can be dedicated to facilities like the ER, Hulston Cancer Center or Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center- donations to these have created libraries and a Healing Garden. Also gladly accepted are gifts for prevention programs like the Trauma Helmet giveaway or Safe Cribs. You may also choose to create a scholarship fund for health professions or honor a caregiver who provided outstanding care through Care Champions

The CoxHealth Foundation accepts your donations by cash, check or credit card. You can transfer stock, make a gift of an asset like property, vehicles, life insurance or an estate or bequest gift. Donations of art are also accepted under our Gifts Acceptance Policy.


For more information on ways to make your donation, to establish a bequest or to start your own fund or endowment, contact us at 417-269-7150.

Grateful Patients Send their Personal Thanks to our Donors

Your gifts change lives every day. Here are a just a few examples of grateful patients who are on the road to recovery because of donors to the CoxHealth Foundation. You can be the reason someone is able to return to their life. Thank you for giving these patients hope and compassion through your support.

Deb Sterling

Deb Sterling – Deb has fought many battles in the last couple years; divorce, caring for her mom and losing her job. The biggest battle she faced though was breast cancer. Thanks to you, Deb was able to get the treatment she needed and is now done with chemo! A return to good health has allowed her to return to work and to regain her life again. She sends this photo of her family with her heartfelt thanks to all donors to the Breast Care Fund at the CoxHealth Foundation.

Theresa Long

Theresa Long – Theresa was scared when she began showing signs of colorectal problems again. Thinking that her colonoscopy would be covered by insurance, she went in for her screening and was then surprised when her insurance did not cover the test, leaving her with a large bill. Theresa was already facing many financial challenges and this unexpected bill would set her even further back. She applied for help through the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Fund and had her entire colonoscopy covered by donations. She can’t thank our donors enough for covering her screening and making it known that preventative testing is important! Colonoscopies find the pre-cancerous polyps that become cancer. By removing them, cancer is stopped before it starts. This is the impact our donors to this fund have every day.

Tracy Lane

Tracy Lane – Tracy was in a horrible vehicle accident that left her in the hospital, in need of ongoing therapy and equipment. Donors to the HUG Fund provided the medications and shower chair needed for her to comfortably return home. Tracy is slowly regaining her independence thanks to the financial support gifted to her during this traumatic time in her life. HUG Fund recipients are gifted things not covered by insurance or other programs. Tracy sends her thanks to all our donors for the hope she now has in her heart for a full recovery.