OSF Saint Paul Medical Center has always been more than just a hospital; it has been a cornerstone of the Mendota community.  Prior to opening the orginal hospital in 1951, residents, business people and corporations of Mendota and surrounding communities donated all of the funds required to build and equip the OSF Saint Paul, using no tax dollars.  These donations the hospital, in every sense of the word, a community project. 

Following in the footsteps of tradition the new OSF Saint Paul Medical Center will not collect any tax dollars, and will strive to continue to define a community hospital.  Passionate citizens will have the opportunity to engrave their names on a wall, or name benches, rooms and even the hospital itself. 

A donation of $1,000 places your name on a wall plaque commemorating those who have contributed to the hospital. Larger donations give the immeasurable, everlasting opportunity to name part of the hospital and become part of the Mendota tradition. 

OSF Saint Paul has always honored the memories of heroes of the community – here is your opportunity to become part of the tradition and become a community hero today.  

Giving to the Foundation, a 501(C) (3) organization, helps secure a bright future for one of the community’s most important institutions.  Your gift may be made through a variety of methods including:

  •  Cash
  • Appreciated securities
  • Bequests
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Real estate
  • Life insurance
  • Trusts
  • Retirement funds
  • Gifts in kind

Please know your gift to OSF Saint Paul Medical Center Foundation qualifies as a tax-deductible charitable contribution under current tax laws. 

Tangible benefits include reduction of income and estate taxes, and recognition on the building commemorative donor wall, the Tree of Life and in a prominent location adjacent to you naming opportunity.  The intangible benefits are priceless – the opportunity to make healthcare in your community the best it can possibly be; healthcare that’s designed with you in mind.

Click here to donate online.

Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a lasting memorial to the friends of OSF Saint Paul who have every donated money so that the hospital can reach out and provide quality healthcare to the communities it serves. The Tree of Life is located off of the Main Lobby. The Tree is made up of stones and leaves. Cummulative donations of $1000 or more are recognized on the tree by bronze, silver or gold, leaves and stones.

For more information on donating funds to the hospital please contact JoEllyn Gahan at 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota, IL 61342-9216, call her at (815) 539-7461 ext. 3209 or e-mail JoEllyn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it