Investment in the future

Endowments are the greatest gift the present can offer to the future. As investments that quite literally pay dividends for generations to come, they are the financial bedrock of world-class institutions. 

When you endow, you create a permanent legacy. You create a statement about your values and the causes that you feel passionate about. Through your endowment, generations will remember you, what you cared about, and what you stood for. 

Endowments at Spectrum Health Hospitals and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital allows us to:

  • Support current projects and begin new projects
  • Provide hard-to-support programs with additional funding 
  • Build resources to prepare for future needs and opportunities, including endowed fellowships and clinical positions 
  • Innovate through research

Creating an endowment is an act of trust and an expression of belief in the vision and ambition of our hospitals. You can contribute at any level to an established endowment, or create a named endowed fund that supports specific programs or clinical areas that are meaningful to you. These funds have required minimums to establish. When you establish a named endowed fund you will be invited to join our Art of Giving Society. This society comprises of donors who have established an endowment or a planned gift. 

We are grateful to the many donors who have established a named endowed fund, which will ensure that programs and services essential to the health and well-being of children, individuals and families in our region will always be available, and remain at the highest level of quality.

Contact us

To learn more about endowments or take the next steps, contact our planned giving team.