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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.

2019 Calendar of Events

  • Washington Regional Golf Classic - Monday, April 29
  • Washington Regional Gala - Saturday, July 13
  • Savor the Flavor Fayetteville - Tuesday, September 3
  • Savor the Flavor Bentonville - Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Friends of Hospice Autumn Brunch - November TBD

Selected Foundation Highlights

Washington Regional Golf Classic
This annual four-person scramble raises funds for Washington Regional’s Cancer Support Home. The tournament offers morning and afternoon flights, delicious food, contests, prizes and giveaways to participants and sponsors. 

Washington Regional Gala & Eagle Awards
One of the region’s longest standing philanthropic events, with 23 years history, Washington Regional Gala benefits various hospital programs and projects that promote community health causes. The Washington Regional Gala is held at Walton Arts Center in July. 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. For more info, tickets and sponsorships, click here.

Savor the Flavor Benefiting Faith in Action
A self-guided walking and tasting 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 on the third Thursday 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

Friends of Hospice Autumn Brunch
Enjoy a fall day with seasonal food, drinks and entertainment at an exclusive private residence this November benefitting Washington Regional Hospice and honoring National Hospice month. 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.