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Why Giving Matters

When you give to Carle Health Center for Philanthropy, you enhance the world-class healthcare provided by Carle. Charitable gifts provide comfort. Bring peace. Relieve pain. Ease fear. Give hope. Your generosity enables Carle to go beyond what you might expect from a traditional community hospital and offer new and different programs to those we serve. When you give, you’re making the entire healthcare experience more positive for our patients, visitors and communities. You’re helping Carle achieve healthcare excellence.

Top Reasons to Support Carle

  • Every gift makes a difference. Together, all gifts—regardless of size—add up to millions of dollars that can change lives, inspire innovation and create hope.
  • Giving is a great way to say thank you and show gratitude for the care you or a loved one has received. Research shows that giving leads to happiness, and it can even have health benefits!
  • You can give to support your passion. Whether it’s fighting cancer, breaking the cycle of poverty in our community, or providing overnight accommodations to families of critically ill patients, you’re giving for a reason and making an impact.
  • When you give, 100 percent of your donation directly benefits programs and services that touch the lives of those in our care.
  • All donations stay local, supporting Carle’s mission to provide high quality care, medical research and education.


Grateful Giving

Every day, the exceptional care provided at Carle leads to feelings of gratitude. These stories are shining examples of how feeling grateful moves patients to give back and make a difference for all others who depend on Carle.


Gratitude In Action

Annual Report

Every year, Carle Health Center for Philanthropy gratefully accepts charitable gifts to help fund a long list of vital patient initiatives at Carle. Some give to ensure the Carle Auxiliary Guest House continues to serve patient families at no cost. Others give to support community health initiatives like the Carle Mobile Health Clinic and Healthy Beginnings. And still others give to advance the diagnosis, treatment and care for those with diseases and injuries requiring world-class care. Our Charitable Giving Annual Report celebrates the moments made possible by the generosity of others.

Dollars Contributed


Dollars Distributed


2023 Hours
Volunteered at Carle


Total Assets


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Carle Health Center for Philanthropy
Board of Trustees

Mary McGrath


Phillip Blankenburg

Julia Eichhorst

Dr. James Leonard

Marc Largent

Russ Leigh

Dr. Wael Mostafa

Rick Stephens

Courtney Zell