Ways to Help
Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation is the tax-exempt charity providing philanthropic support for Southern Ocean Medical Center.
One of the simplest ways to support Southern Ocean is with a financial contribution through cash, check, or a credit card. Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which means your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
Grateful Patient Program – How do I thank my caregiver?
During your time at Southern Ocean, did one of our team members help you through your health care journey? If so, the medical center’s Grateful Patient Program provides you with an opportunity to say, “thank you.” Making a gift in honor of a caregiver is a meaningful way to acknowledge the exceptional care they provided to you or a loved one. Without mentioning your gift amount, your honored caregiver will receive a letter notifying them that a donation has been made in their honor. In addition, they will receive a copy of your note of thanks and a lapel pin to wear proudly.
The Monthly Giving Club
Make a difference the whole year through by joining Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation’s Monthly Giving Club! Your monthly donation will benefit the hospital and support the growth of new programs and services, as well as aid in acquiring new state-of-the-art technology.
Benefits of the Monthly Giving Club
- Enjoy the flexibility to increase, decrease or suspend your gifts just by calling 732-751-5163
- Attend our Annual Donor Appreciation Reception where you will meet hospital leadership and hear first-hand what’s new and what’s planned for Southern Ocean
- Receive monthly email updates from our foundation president
- Enjoy knowing you are benefiting your local hospital every month
Major gifts make major differences. A major gift is a donation of $25,000 or more made payable at once or over a multi-year period. Depending on the size of the major gift, pledge terms can be determined to include a payment schedule and amount. If you are interested in supporting Southern Ocean in a significant way through a major gift, we would like to discuss options with you. Our team is very knowledgeable about the funding priorities of the medical center and can work with you to craft a gift opportunity that will help the institution and be something you can be proud to support.
Leaving a Legacy
Planned Gifts have a lasting impact. Your planned gift can provide significant benefits such as helping you take advantage of tax breaks, leaving a legacy to Southern Ocean and even providing an income stream to yourself or others during your lifetime. You can make a gift in your will, or, you may prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using an IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.
To learn more about gift planning options, please contact Jacqueline M. Bartley-Oxley, J.D., vice president of Development, at 732-751-5118 for a confidential discussion on gift strategies that can help you support Southern Ocean and provide significant benefits to you and your family.
Friends of the Foundation
Our Friends of the Foundation program is comprised of a special group of community leaders who help to advance the level of medical excellence at Hackensack Meridian Health through philanthropic giving. We acknowledge and celebrate our program members for their generous support by providing an on-call team, available 24/7 to assist with requests throughout the network.
To learn more about this membership program, please contact Maureen Kelly at 732-751-5135.
Make a Matching Gift
These gifts are an easy way to double or, in some cases, triple your gift to Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation. We are grateful to the many companies that provide financial support through their matching gift programs and we are especially thankful to the individuals who designate our medical center as their matching gift recipient. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, or to request a matching gift form, please contact your Human Resources department.
A Gift in Memory
A gift in memory of a friend or a loved one can be the most appropriate way to pay tribute while supporting Southern Ocean. A gift is a thoughtful gesture to the family and a meaningful way to express your sympathy. If you would like, we will send a letter to the family, without mentioning your gift amount, letting them know a donation has been made in memory of their loved one.
Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation
1140 Route 72 West Manahawkin, NJ 08050