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.


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

2016 Calendar of Events

Selected Foundation Highlights

Washington Regional Annual Gala and Eagle Awards
With 22 years history, the event benefits various hospital programs and projects that promote community health causes. During 2016 the Foundation, key stakeholders and volunteers will be re-imagining the Gala & Eagle Awards presentation to reveal a new event in 2017! The Gala & Eagle Awards 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.

The 25th Anniversary Hospice Summer Garden Party will be held Saturday, June 18, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the spectacular Springdale home of Jan & Gary Griffin.

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.

Savor the Flavor – Fayetteville will be held on Tuesday, September 6 and Savor the Flavor – Bentonville will be held on Thursday, September 15.