Many Ways to Support Us

Behind every great institution are the generous benefactors who support its mission. Each day, for more than 100 years, we at Addison Gilbert Hospital have worked to improve the health and wellness of the Cape Ann community.

Our work would not be possible without the generous friends who share our commitment. We invite you to learn about the many ways in which you can donate to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Donors can specify that their gifts be directed to a particular medical specialty, such as cardiovascular care, surgical care, cancer care, and others. However, unrestricted gifts support our most important initiatives and needs in patient care, medical training and research by allowing Addison Gilbert Hospital to determine how best to use the funds.

As a nonprofit hospital, we depend upon the generosity of our donors to fund our most urgent initiatives and ensure that high quality patient care is available close to home for many years to come.


Memorials & Tributes

To express your admiration and love for a loved one or friend, or to remember someone who has passed away, you may make a memorial or tribute gift to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

There are many special occasions to remember those we admire and love — Mother’s and Father’s Day, graduations, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. There also are times of sorrow when we lose a loved one or friend.

A tribute or memorial gift to Addison Gilbert Hospital is not only a thoughtful remembrance, it will help to ensure excellent choices in health care and the ongoing development of innovative programs and services that will be available to you, your family and your neighbors should the need ever arise.

To show someone you care or to remember a loved one, you may make an online donation now. If you would like additional information, please contact Rebecca Imperiali at 978.236.1600 or [email protected].

Suggested Obituary Language

As an expression of sympathy, contributions in memory of <name> may be made to Addison Gilbert Hospital by or by check made payable to “Addison Gilbert Hospital” with “<deceased’s name>” in the memo line. Contributions can be mailed to AGH Gift Processing, Office of Philanthropy, 330 Brookline Ave (OV), Boston, MA 02215. 

Donor-Advised Funds

Use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a gift to Addison  Gilbert Hospital. Questions? Please contact us at 781.744.3333.

A donor-advised fund (DAF) functions as a personal charitable savings account with tax benefits as you make contributions to your DAF. Once you create a DAF, your funds are invested and grow tax-free. Interested in learning more about DAFs? Read information from the National Philanthropic Trust here

Champions of Care

During your time at Addison Gilbert Hospital, did a nurse, physician, other staff member, or volunteer go above and beyond to provide superb care? Did a caregiver go out of his or her way to make sure that you were comfortable, offer you encouragement or help address your concerns?

Honoring your physician, nurse, or other team member with a contribution to Addison Gilbert Hospital is a wonderful way to say thank you for the care you or a family member received.

You may wish to make a donation in honor of someone who made a difference to you. Your “Champion of Care” will receive an acknowledgment letter and a pin that designates him or her as a Champion of Care. This recognition of both their personal commitment and professional expertise is highly rewarding for our staff.

The greatest benefit of making a gift to the Champions of Care program is knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others. Addison Gilbert Hospital is a nonprofit medical center. Your gifts enable us to attract highly qualified staff, buy vital new equipment, expand and refurbish medical facilities, fund physician and nursing education, offer patient education and support groups, and support essential hospital services.

If you’d like to honor an Addison Gilbert Hospital caregiver in this special way, you may make an online donation now.

Planned Giving

Planned giving may take the form of bequests and annuities. It could involve naming Addison Gilbert Hospital in your will, or perhaps making the hospital as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. Whatever form your gift may take, please know it will be greatly treasured and sincerely appreciated. Learn more.

Planned gifts — so named because of the thoughtful planning that tends to accompany them — can take a number of different forms. Many of these gifts allow both you and Addison Gilbert Hospital to benefit at the same time.

Individuals who have given a life income gift, a distribution from a retirement plan or have included Addison Gilbert Hospital in their will or estate plan become members of the Lahey Health Legacy Society.

To learn more about making a planned gift to Addison Gilbert Hospital, please click here or contact our Philanthropy Office at 978.236.1624.


When you donate long-term appreciated securities to Addison Gilbert Hospital, you can claim the full value of the gift as a charitable deduction.

Gifts of securities — such as individual stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares — can benefit both you and Addison Gilbert Hospital. A gift of securities has tax benefits that increase the value of your gift. This may allow you to make a larger gift than if you first sold the securities and then donated the net proceeds.

For assistance in making a gift of securities, please contact our Philanthropy Office at 978.236.1624.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that enhance charitable contributions made by their employees, which could double your gift to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Our hospital benefits from the increased donation, and you may qualify for a higher category of recognition when your gift is matched.

If your company or parent company does offer a matching gift program, your personnel or human resources department can provide you with a form that you can send in with your donation.

You may make an online donation now. To find out if your employer will match your gift, go to our Matching Gift Company Directory and type in the name of your company.

Leadership Giving

We invite you to become a leader in our community by joining the Addison Gilbert Society, which honors donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to our hospital.

Your leadership commitment will help touch the lives of many patients and families in need of quality healthcare. As the U.S. medical system evolves, Addison Gilbert will be ever more dependent on philanthropic support to sustain its nonprofit mission of caring for the Cape Ann community. Learn more about the Addison Gilbert Society.

Please click here to become a leader and invest in the future of care at Addison Gilbert Hospital. To learn more, please call our Philanthropy Office at 978.236.1624.

Corporate Giving

With corporate support, we invest in the newest technologies, recruit the best clinical talent and offer the finest specialized care.

We are so grateful to the corporate community for sponsoring programs and events that we present to the community and we are eager to partner with additional businesses that would like to get involved.

By partnering with corporate sponsors, Addison Gilbert Hospital is able to offer a range of health education programs, medical screenings, and enjoyable community events. Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels for our events.

Your company may also support Addison Gilbert Hospital by making a one-time or ongoing donation. Learn more about Corporate Giving.

For more information about corporate support and partnerships, please contact Alice Coogan at [email protected].

For Colleagues

Colleagues working every day at Addison Gilbert Hospital have great pride in providing world-class, compassionate care to our patients close to home. Care2Share, our colleague giving program, offers an opportunity for individuals to make gifts to the hospital.

In the past 10 years, colleagues have given a staggering $6.4 million to our members of the Lahey Health System, including Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Funds raised year-round from Care2Share help us recruit and retain top staff, keep our equipment up-to-date, make improvements to our physical plant and purchase new technology. They help us deliver world-class care to our patients and provide a workplace we can be proud of. Gifts become part of Addison Gilbert Hospital’s unrestricted funds. This means the funds can be used where they are most urgently needed to keep us on the cutting edge of care.

To make a gift to Care2Share online, click here. See more details here.