Helping Us Make a Difference
Mercy Hospital is grateful for all contributions, large and small, in support of our mission to meet the health care needs of our community. Your support allows us to provide the highest standard of care. The Mercy Cares Fund offers the opportunity to say “thank you” to our exceptional doctors and nurses for all they do as well as provide philanthropic support critical to Mercy Hospital.
Call 516-705-1399 for more information on how you can donate to Mercy Hospital. We thank you for your support.
Mail a check to:
Office of Development
1000 North Village Avenue/PO Box 9024
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9802
Ways to Give
Provides dedicated individuals and corporate partners with naming opportunities. Individuals may dedicate specific locations from individual patient rooms to entire facilities.
Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Mercy Hospital and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to ensure the future of Mercy Hospital.
Gifts of appreciated securities may offer substantial tax advantages. These include forgiveness of the tax on capital gain and an income-tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities.
A Bequest in Your Will
Specific-Amount Simple Cash Bequest
Specific bequests are used to make a gift of a specific dollar amount or specific asset (such as securities or real estate).
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Mercy Hospital (include Mercy’s full Address) federal tax ID number 11-1635088 sum of $________________ for its general purposes, specific programs, a designated specific purpose.
As an alternative to writing “for its general purposes,” you may prefer to state: “for its most immediate priorities as determined by the trustees of the Hospital in their sole discretion.”
Residuary Percentage Bequest
Residuary bequests are used to give all or a portion of the remainder of your estate after payment of expenses and any specific amounts designated to other beneficiaries.
I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Mercy Hospital, (1000 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11570), federal tax ID number 11-1635088, ____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.
An Important Provision
Over a long period of time, Mercy Hospital programs or departments may change from when you made your original designation. Adding the following provision allows us to honor your original intent as closely as possible and prevents your gift from being unusable.
“If Mercy Hospital, in its sole judgment, determines that the original intent is no longer feasible, the Hospital may apply my gift and its income for the Hospital’s most immediate needs as will most closely fulfill the original intent.”
Memorial Tributes: Give a Lasting Gift
Families and friends of loved ones who have passed away often wish to make a gift in memory of someone special. Gifts can also provide a special opportunity to honor a family member or friend or to honor a special event in someone’s life. Mercy Hospital will send out a memorial or tribute card to the person specified and no mention will be ever made of the gift amount.
The Newborn Wall of Celebration, a Council of Leagues project, is located outside Mercy Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and newborn nursery. The hospital's Level III NICU is the only facility on the south Shore of Nassau County to receive that designation from New York State.
The Newborn wall features a colorful rainbow motif, symbolizing hope, renewal and community. Parents of babies born at Mercy can place a small plaque with their child's name and date of birth as a demonstration of gratitude for the work of the Mercy physicians, nurses and staff who nurtured and cared for them in their first days of life.
Proceeds from donations to the wall benefit Mercy's maternal child services.
The Garden of Caring is the central courtyard of Mercy Hospital's North Pavilion. Established through the efforts of The Council of Leagues, the Garden of Caring provides a place for remembering, healing and hospitality. Families gather with patients and visitors and employees take a break in a setting of quiet and reflection.
You can support the Garden of Caring through donations for tree-leaf plaques, commemorative tablets, trees, planters and other landscaping as well as tables, benches and other furniture. All items can be inscribed as a tribute to honor or memorialize a loved one.
Council of Leagues
Since their founding in 1915, when ladies from Hempstead sold linens on the lawn of Mercy Hospital to raise funds for the work of the Sisters, the Leagues of Mercy have been among the outstanding auxiliary organizations in New York State. They raise significant funds each year for capital improvement projects at Mercy Hospital through local fundraising events as well as the hospital's gift shop and support of the annual Tree of Lights.
The Council of League hosts an annual Tree of Lights Celebration at Mercy Hospital each December. The tree lighting always brings a spirit of community and ushers in the season of hope, peace, joy and love. You can help support the event by naming a holiday decoration in memory of, in honor of, or in celebration of a special person or event.
The names of all gifts are recorded in the Tree of Lights Commemorative Book of Honor that is displayed in the Mercy Chapel throughout the holiday season.
The Friends of Mercy
The Friends of Mercy was founded in 1935 as an organization of men originally dedicated to volunteering their time and efforts to raise funds for the construction of a new hospital building and advancement of medical and surgical care for the patients of Mercy Hospital. Friends of Mercy focus on raising funds for the facilities, programs and services at Mercy Hospital.
The Friends raise funds for Mercy through the sponsorship of four annual benefits:
- Gentlemen’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner
- Golf outing
- Mercy Ball
For more information:
Gloria DiSciullo, Mercy Hospital director of special events