Helping, healing and making a difference in the lives of others are at the heart of health care and the work of the Akron General Foundation. We are a 501-C3 tax-exempt organization, which encourages and accepts gifts made to Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital, Lodi Hospital, and Visiting Nurse Service, including the hospice care program.
These charitable donations can express gratitude for excellent care received; gifts that honor a friend, relative or caregiver, go toward research for diseases such as cancer and heart disease; or gifts that in other ways invite you to play a part in improving the health of our community.
When you donate to Akron General, whether to our hospitals or other health system members, one hundred percent of your designated contribution goes directly to the programs and services that serve our patients and their families. Charitable hospital donations go toward research and education along with helping people with illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. All donations raised locally stay local to support Akron General.
Charitable hospital donations benefit patients and the health our communities by:
- Offering patients dynamic programs and services
- Investing in the latest technology
- Making capital improvements to enhance the environments of our hospital
- Funding medical research
- Ensuring ongoing education for health care professions
- Providing valuable health information to our patients