To Honor or Remember


When Charlie Chalender passed away, his family wanted to create a legacy for him by designating the CoxHealth Foundation to receive his memorial gifts. The donations received were gifted to the Area of Greatest Need and in turn provided for patients in eight different service areas of CoxHealth. Hundreds of lives were impacted. The family knew flowers would fade but memorial gifts to CoxHealth would provide a lasting tribute to their loved one. The Murray family wanted to remember their wife and mother in a way that would have meaning to her life.

To Honor or Remember

Murray Memorial Bench
Healing Garden

They chose a bench in the Healing Garden at the Hulston Cancer Center. Memorial gifts can be designated for almost any area of CoxHealth.

To designate the CoxHealth Foundation for your loved one’s memorials or for more information on memorial opportunities, contact us at 417-269-7150. The CoxHealth Foundation is happy to provide all the information necessary for obituary notifications as well as providing memorial envelopes for the funeral home. Once gifts are received the CoxHealth Foundation will notify the designated family members with a letter that a gift has been made. The letter includes the names and address of donors. No amounts are ever given. The donor receives a thank you note and tax receipt for their generosity.


Donate Now Donations can also be made to honor someone special in your life or as a gift to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or to congratulate or recognize a job well done. The CoxHealth Foundation sends the honoree a card notifying them that a gift has been made in their honor, and includes the name and address of the donor(s). No amounts are ever given. Honorarium gifts can be directed to any area of CoxHealth.

You can also honor a physician, nurse or staff member with your personal message through the Care Champions program. The honoree receives a special card with your message recognizing the donation in their honor. As in the other programs, you may direct your gift to any area of CoxHealth.