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Foundation

Established in 1988, Washington Regional Medical Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation providing support to the activities of Washington Regional. The Foundation conducts philanthropic projects, events, programs and services designed to meet its mission of improving the health of the communities served by Washington Regional, which is the only locally owned, not-for-profit medical system in Northwest Arkansas.


Washington Regional depends on the generosity of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations to continue its tradition of continued excellence in patient care. If you or a loved one has received care or services from Washington Regional, you know first-hand how much it means to have quality healthcare available when you need it.

Your tax-deductible donation is an investment in the future of healthcare in our region. All donated funds stay in Northwest Arkansas.

 FOUNDATION MISSON STATEMENT

Washington Regional Medical Foundation supports the mission of Washington Regional Medical System by promoting healthcare improvement through philanthropy and outreach services.



Foundation staff (left to right): Collin Brunner, Cynthia Swaffar, Nancy Cozart, Tim Hudson and Jaclyn Keeter


2017 Calendar of Events

  • Washington Regional Golf Classic - Monday, April 17
  • Washington Regional Gala - Saturday, July 15
  • Savor the Flavor Fayetteville - Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Savor the Flavor Bentonville - Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Hospice Autumn Brunch - November

Selected Foundation Highlights

Washington Regional Gala
With 22 years history, the event benefits various hospital programs and projects that promote community health causes. The Washington Regional Gala is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at the recently expanded Walton Arts Center. Attendees can expect a lively program that features unique performances and also spotlights exceptional healthcare leadership. The Gala is held every other year and alternates with the Foundation’s other primary fundraising event, the Hospice Summer Garden Party.

Washington Regional Make a Difference Campaign
The Make a Difference Campaign provides an opportunity for employees, volunteers, physicians, Board members and friends to contribute funds to Washington Regional employees and their families during a time of need. Make a Difference campaign funds offer benevolent assistance for basic health and welfare needs such as rent, electricity, gas and water service, and food for members of the Washington Regional family experiencing financial difficulties. Employees can also provide support for other WRMF programs and priorities.

Friends of Hospice Summer Garden Party
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary during 2016, the Hospice Summer Garden Party is held at an exclusive private residence for guests to enjoy beautiful grounds, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and great food and spirits to toast Arkansas’ oldest hospice program. Event proceeds support Friends of Washington Regional Hospice to provide care for patients and families experiencing life-limiting illness – regardless of age, terminal condition, or ability to pay.

Washington Regional Golf Classic
This annual four-person scramble raises funds for different hospital and Foundation projects. Past beneficiaries include the Cancer Support Home, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Faith in Action. The tournament offers morning and afternoon flights, delicious food, contests, prizes and giveaways to participants and sponsors.

Savor the Flavor Benefiting Faith in Action
A self-guided walking tour, Savor the Flavor offers food and beverage samples from the best restaurants in Fayetteville and Bentonville. Held on two separate evenings, the event features restaurants on and around Dickson Street the Tuesday after Labor Day - and on and around the Bentonville Square later in the month of September. Proceeds benefit Faith in Action, a volunteer-based organization providing homebound seniors with free non-medical services to help promote their independence, dignity and quality of life.