Our History & FAQs
The Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3), not-for-profit public charity. Founded in May 2006, the Foundation is governed by a 34-member volunteer board of trustees that is focused on engaging partners in healthcare philanthropy, leveraging resources and relationships, and supporting programs designed to advance healthcare and promote wellness in the communities served by Southeast Alabama Medical Center and its affiliates, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Center Barbour.
Southeast Alabama Medical Center is the region’s not-for-profit 420-bed community hospital. Through prudent financial management, the Medical Center has been able to meet the needs of its patients since 1957; however, it faces many challenges: a growing demand for care driven by an aging population, decreasing reimbursement, and rising uncompensated and charity care. With the community’s support of the Foundation, the acquisition of equipment and technology, and the expansion of health and wellness programs is occurring sooner rather than later.
Through a spirit of generosity, Foundation partners – physicians, employees, volunteers, former patients, vendors and friends of SAMC and its affiliates – can take an active humanitarian role in helping close the needs gaps – and the dream gaps – for a healthier way of life in the communities we serve. The Foundation’s annual operating costs are underwritten by Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Center Barbour so that 100 percent of each donor’s gift may be used as requested. Gifts can be designated for a specific program or purpose, or to the area of greatest need.
No gift is too small and all gifts are greatly appreciated.
Advancing healthcare and wellness in the communities served by Southeast Alabama Medical Center and its affiliates through philanthropy.
Setting the standard for quality healthcare in the region by ensuring the availability of every dimension of healthcare and wellness.
Helping fund both present and future equipment, technology, facility expansion and program needs while strengthening relationships between Southeast Alabama Medical Center, its affiliates and the communities served.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know my donation isn't spent on operating funds?
As part of Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s humanitarian role, the Foundation’s annual operating expenses are underwritten by the Medical Center so that 100 percent of gifts received will benefit the healthcare service or community wellness initiative specified.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding your specific circumstances.
Please join us in this partnership of people who care about others. With your help, the Foundation promises the opportunity to purchase life-saving medical equipment, expand technology, and create a regional medical facility that will meet current and future needs of our growing community.
Your gift or pledge, of any size, to the Medical Center Foundation our foundation for the future will ensure that Southeast Alabama Medical Center continues to expand its health and wellness mission by closing need gaps while bridging the dream gaps of tomorrow.
For more information about employee giving opportunities please call the SAMC Foundation office at 334.673.4150.
Why is a fundraising campaign necessary?
Many not-for-profit hospitals are now supported in part through fundraising. Communities throughout the United States are taking on the responsibility to help increase the healthcare options available in their own back yards. In addition to ensuring the availability of the most current lifesaving equipment, philanthropic partnerships are also helping to expand and upgrade facilities, technology, programs and services at their community hospital.
Who may make a donation to the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation?
Donations are accepted from anyone interested in advancing the health and wellness needs of the regional community served by Southeast Alabama Medical Center and its affiliates. Gifts can be made in the form of cash, property, life insurance, appreciated stock and as a bequest. Anonymous gifts are also accepted. Donations can be made in person, via telephone, the mail system and over the internet.
How will my contribution be recognized?
All donors will be recognized in a thoughtful and appropriate way. Naming and special dedication opportunities are available. Foundation staff would be pleased to discuss opportunities with you.
How can I contact the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation?