Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation?
A. The Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation exists to connect the passions of donors with patient and hospital needs. By fostering this culture of philanthropy, we advance health programs and services to save lives and promote wellness. Philanthropic support allows Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital to pursue new medical technologies and develop partnerships to enhance patient care.

Q. Who heads the Foundation?
A. The Foundation is led by an independent board of directors comprised of community leaders. It is our responsibility and privilege to act as good stewards of donor generosity.

Q. Is the Foundation tax exempt?
A. Yes. The Foundation has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS as a tax exempt organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Q. What does the Foundation support?
A. The Foundation supports the capital needs and various initiatives of Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. Health programs, community projects and cutting edge technology are possible because of charitable contributions to the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation.

Q. How does the Foundation enhance Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital?
A. The Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation has provided $2 million in operating room renovations, $3 million for nursing education, nearly $7 million for a new patient tower and countless other projects that have made a difference.

Q. How can I donate to the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation?
A. Every gift matters and makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients! Your investment in Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital will provide live-saving medical care now and for generations to come. There are many ways to give:

- Make your gift online by donating now.

  • Use your credit card – it is easy and secure
  • Choose to make your gift a memorial or tribute

Download a printable donation form.

Mail form with your check payable to:
Crittenton Foundation
1101 W. University Drive
Rochester, MI 48307

- Make a pledge over a period of one or two years. You can set up your pledge online or by downloading a printable pledge card.

- Donate by phone
Please call us at 248-652-5346 with your payment information.

- Gifts of Stock
You can make your gift through transferring securities, including stocks or mutual funds. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 248-652-5346.

Q. Can I make a planned gift?
A. Yes, the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation gratefully accepts life-income gifts and bequests, and gifts of assets transferred to the Foundation or trust in exchange for current income. Please visit Planned Giving for educational resources to learn more about making a planned gift to the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation.