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Through the generous support of donors and the careful management of existing funds, the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation is able to support and advance the availability of quality healthcare in East Central Illinois.

One of the ways the Foundation does this is through endowments. An endowment is a sum of money given by a donor as a permanent fund to benefit a specific area within Sarah Bush Lincoln, such as the Regional Cancer Center. The money is invested within the SBL portfolio and the annual earnings from the funds may then be used to benefit the designated area.

An endowment may be made “in memory of” or in “honor of” a loved one. Endowments can be established through cash donations, bequests in people's wills, through life insurance, and through contributions of stocks, bonds and real estate. There is no maximum amount of the principal, and contributions can be added to the endowment at any time.

For more information on establishing an endowment, call the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation at (217) 258-2511, or mail to:

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation
1000 Health Center Drive
P.O. Box 372
Mattoon, Illinois 61938-0372