Directing Your Gift

Directing Gifts

Because everyone has different interests, you have options in directing your gift. Unrestricted gifts give us the most flexibility to meet the needs of our patients; however, you may want to support a particular program or fund new equipment at Skyline Hospital. The foundation has established the following funds to ensure financial stability for the future of our organization. Gifts can be designated to any of the following funds and those donations will be restricted to the fund chosen. You may also designate your gift to a specific department within the hospital. We would be happy to discuss other areas you might be interested in supporting.

The Meeting Place at Skyline Building Project

Skyline Foundation launched this ambitious project to convert 8,000 sq ft of the hospital's existing lower level into flexible community rooms. The overall goal of this project is to create a gathering place that can serve community groups, local businesses, nonprofits, families, patients, and hospital staff. Learn more about this project, including naming opportunities, here

Endowment Fund

The donations designated to this fund would remain intact and only the income generated from the fund would be used for program services. This fund was established in January 1996.

Wayne M. Henkle Scholarship Fund

The Wayne M Henkle Scholarship Fund provides educational scholarship monies for health care related college level or continuing education to employees of Skyline Hospital or residents of the hospitalŐs service area if willing to work in the area for one year minimum after completion.

Medical Equipment Fund

This fund is used to purchase needed medical equipment for Skyline Hospital.

Memorial Giving

A memorial gift given in honor or memory of an individual can be made to the organization at any time. There are many reasons that prompt an individual to make a memorial donation, such as the death of a friend or family member, special occasions, or past experiences, etc. This type of gift allows the donor to memorialize an individual or individuals who have made a special impact on their life.

Planned Giving

Planned giving provides donors additional opportunities to contribute. Planned gifts include, but are not limited to the following: stocks, real estate, life insurance, or personal property. You can also establish a charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or designate Skyline Hospital as one of the beneficiaries in your will.

New Endowments

Many donors simply contribute to our existing endowment; however, you may also choose to create an endowment. This is a permanent fund, created with a gift of $10,000 or more, and usually named in honor of the donor. The principal remains invested, while the income generated by the endowment is used to support specific programs or needs of the hospital.

Naming Opportunities

In order to recognize special gifts to the hospital, the Skyline Foundation is offering the following naming opportunities on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Main Lobby
  • Radiology Lobby
  • Birth Center Lobby
  • Birthing Rooms* (2 total)
  • - Columbia Bank
  • Patient Care Rooms** (8 w/view)
  • - Leo & Betty Gauvin
  • Observation/ICU Rooms
  • Waiting Room Chairs (10)
  • Benches (6)
  • Cafeteria Tables (10)
  • Patio Planters (4)
  • Cafeteria Chairs (25)
  • $50,000
  • $25,000
  • $20,000
  • $7,500
  • $5,000
  • $5,000
  • $1,000
  • $1,000
  • $750
  • $500
  • $250

Naming opportunities are also available for the Meeting Place at Skyline Building Project.

For more information on these naming opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Vaivoda at 509.637.2602 or

All gifts are very much appreciated.