Creating your own legacy can be accomplished with a planned gift or endowment to Evangelical Community Hospital. By creating your legacy gift you will be helping Evangelical plan for the future and continue providing vital health and wellness services for your family, friends, and neighbors.

Planned Giving

Our Philanthropy and Donor Relations staff can provide you with information for structuring a planned gift that meets your individual or family needs and supports your charitable interests. There are many options for planned giving including: beneficiary designations, life insurance gifts, IRA rollovers, and options that provide immediate tax deductions and income for life. The Gift Planning Guide summarizes some of the planned giving options. 

Gift Calculator

Use our Gift Calculator to start exploring life-income gifts to see how this option may work for you.

The Legacy Circle

Those who provide to the Hospital through their will or estate are forever honored in Evangelical Community Hospital’s Legacy Circle.


An endowment is a charitable gift that is invested to earn interest. Annually, a distribution is made from the endowed fund to support the designated program. Unrestricted endowment distributions are used where needed most. 

Donors are welcome to support any existing endowment or contact the Philanthropy and Donor Relations office 570-522-2685 to learn about creating a lasting legacy by establishing a new endowed fund. Minimum gift or pledge is required, please contact Philanthropy and Donor Relations staff for more information. 

Evangelical’s endowment funds include:

  • W. Gale Reish, MD, Community Health Education Fund
  • Mae Keefer Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Crystal Carter Snyder Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Michael Daniloff Endowment for Evangelical Hospice
  • William N. & Elizabeth K. Frederick Endowment for Evangelical Mobile Medical
    Services (ERMMS) 
  • J. Preston, MD, & June M. Hoyle Endowment
  • Charles P. Fasano, DO, Memorial Lecture Fund
  • Unrestricted Endowment