Gratitude and Giving

Learn More About Ways to Support Memorial Hospital

Special Areas to Support

Support an area of the hospital that is close to your heart.  For more information on making a gift in an area of interest, please contact the Foundation Office at 603-356-5461, ext. 2264 or donate online here. 


Memorial Hospital Community Fund

Your donation to the Memorial Hospital Community Fund is an excellent way to support Memorial Hospital and the surrounding community. This community fund is a restricted fund - and provides flexibility for leadership at Memorial Hospital to appropriately use it for the most pressing needs of the hospital as well as for the Mt. Washington Valley community's benefit.

Family Birthing Room

Memorial Hospital is committed to making women's health services and our birthing center accessible to all women in the Mount Washington Valley. Your donation to Memorial Hospital's Family Birthing Center will be restricted for use right here in our community!

Merriman House Nursing Home

Since 1978, Merriman House has offered a home-like atmosphere focused on compassionate and personalized nursing care that promotes each resident's quality of life. Compassion and respect for the dignity and self-esteem of our residents is our foremost priority. Gifts to Merriman House support programs and services that might otherwise not be possible.

Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund

Established in 2008 by Brenda and Richard Leavitt of Fryeburg, ME, the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund honors the life of Miranda Maria Leavitt, who passed away from diabetes complications at the age of 22. In her memory the fund supports the needs of The Miranda Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology and helps to provide increased education and awareness of the illness.

Roger Clapp Memorial Ski Helmet Fund

In memory of a long-time board member and supporter of Memorial Hospital, who also was an avid skier and member of several local ski clubs, The Roger Clapp Memorial Ski Helmet Fund supports Memorial Hospital’s ability to participate in a community initiative that provides helmets to youngsters, based on financial need, involved in an on-snow sport. 

Roy Estey Network for Education on Water Safety (RENEWS)

Roy was a beloved member of the Memorial Hospital community, working in Facilities Management.  On May 7th 2010 Roy Estey took his canoe to Pea Porridge Pond in Madison to fish.  Roy drowned while fishing. Funds provided in his name are used to promote water safety education and provide resources for personal flotation devices (PFD’s) and swimming lessons (for children and adults). To apply for assistance, download and complete this application. To make a donation to support RENEWS, click here

Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center

The Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center  slated to open in June 2019 will provide an array of memory care services including structured activities, health monitoring, art and music therapy, socialization, and assistance with personal care and bathing.  Your donation will support memory-care programs and services provided once the center opens.

Photo of Jim SorokaJim Soroka Water Safety Fund

A community fund has been created by loving friends and family to memorialize Jim Soroka, local builder and elite athlete who passed in 2016. Jim was an Ironman triathlete and was in training at the time of his death. Passionate about health and fitness, Jim loved water sports, was an avid surfer, competitive swimmer, biker and runner. He believed everyone should be safe in and around the water. The Jim Soroka Fund at Memorial Hospital will set up funding for community benefit for water safety education, swimming instruction and related efforts in the Mt Washington Valley. To apply for funding, please download the application here and return to To make a donation to the fund, please contact Rachel Andrews Damon at

Other Options -- Give to What You Love

There are so many wonderful programs you can choose to support. Additional options include, but are not limited to:

  • A New Life Prenatal Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Oncology
  • Let's Go Childhood Wellness Initiative
  • Women's Health
  • Memorial Hospital Grounds & Gardens
  • Nursing Education
  • Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
  • ER Secure Room for use during mental health crises
  • Behavioral Health
  • Whatever area at the hospital you wish to support...

For more information on making a gift in an area of interest, please contact the Foundation Office at 603-356-5461, ext. 2264 or donate online here. 

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