MHF Mission Statement
Memorial Hospital Foundation supports Memorial Hospital in its commitment to meet the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by serving with our community partners in the provision of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate and quality healthcare.
As Memorial Hospital begins its second century of service to our community, we pause to reflect upon our roots, and are reminded of our beginnings, and the fact that we were founded in 1910 through the generosity of Helen Bigelow Merriman, who donated 25 acres of land on which the Hospital is located today. When you give to Memorial Hospital Foundation, you are supporting strong, local healthcare – both today and in the future.
Established in 2013 to meet the ever-increasing demands for community based health care, Memorial Hospital Foundation (MHF) is incorporated under the laws of the State of New Hampshire as a non-profit charity. MHF shares some board members with the Hospital, with a distinct focus to raise and manage charitable funds on behalf of Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH. MHF provides resources for equipment, programs and services that benefit patients and help to keep our community healthy. The Foundation accomplishes its goals through a number of different activities and events throughout the year. Many of the donors who support MHF do so because they have experienced exceptional care at Memorial Hospital. The Foundation facilitates giving in a way that helps donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and meet the needs of the Hospital.
Thanks to the wisdom of the Memorial Hospital Trustees, MHF was created during 2013 as a separately incorporated tax exempt organization under IRS rules. The formation of MHF was an important part of the Hospital’s consideration in becoming a member of MaineHealth. We are governed by a Board of Trustees, and we are focused on the following primary purposes:
to serve as the fundraising arm for Memorial Hospital
to serve as steward for Memorial Hospital’s endowment
MHF is a Supporting Foundation, which means that any distributions we make, or any funds that are contributed can only be used by Memorial Hospital. This feature is the bedrock of MHF because it assures all donors that their giving will stay right here in our community to be used by our hospital to provide outstanding care, and to promote wellness activities and programs for all our citizens and visitors.
Whether you are interested in a particular gifting opportunity, would like to register for an event, or be included in our honor role of donors, we hope you will enjoy your visit, and will feel free to share any questions or thoughts with us.
Thank you and again, welcome to the Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Kathy Bennett, Vice President, Development and Communications & Public Affairs Director
603-356-5461 ext. 2198