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Keep our Community Strong


Caleb Cooley DickinsonOn New Year’s Day 1886, the first hospital in Hampshire County opened its doors with 12 beds, a doctor’s chamber, and an operating room. A generous bequest left by Caleb Cooley Dickinson made this momentous occasion possible.

For over 130 years, Cooley Dickinson Hospital has relied on the generosity of individuals who, like Caleb Cooley Dickinson, understand the critical role a hospital plays in ensuring the health and well being of our community.

Today, given the high costs of technological medical advances and retaining outstanding medical staff, the need for charitable support is greater than ever. Furthermore, our affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital empowers us to provide world-class medical care within a community hospital setting.  The cost of such excellence comes with a price. We are not reimbursed for clinical oversight and management, telemedicine, and other technical costs that enable us to provide direct, real-time access to MGH physicians in Boston. Help improve the health and vibrancy of our community by supporting your local world-class hospital. Make a tax-deductible gift today.


How to Give

A step-by-step guide to making a tax-deductible gift to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.


To make a gift by check, please make it payable to Cooley Dickinson Health Care (CDHC), and send your contribution to:

Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Development Office
P.O. Box 329
Northampton, MA  01061-0329

Credit Card

To make a gift using American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover, simply call the Development Office at 413-582-GIVE (4483) or 413-582-2255 or visit our online donation site to make a gift online.


To make a gift online using a credit card, please visit our online donation site.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies offer this benefit and have matching gift forms available that employees’ complete first and then send to CDH. Your gift will have even greater impact.


By making a gift of appreciated securities, you can avoid the burden of a capital gains tax assessment and preserve cash assets. For information and instructions, please contact Linda Medeiros, Director of Development Operations, at 413-582-2885.

Life Insurance

If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, consider it as the perfect vehicle for a charitable gift.

Personal Property

Gifts of tangible personal property, such as art or jewelry, may be considered. Please contact us at 413-582-GIVE (4483) or 413-582-2255 for further information regarding tax deductibility guidelines.

Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated real estate are similar to gifts of appreciated stock. If you have owned the property for more than one year, you may deduct, as a charitable contribution, the fair market value of the real estate while avoiding capital gains taxes.

It is recommended that you check with your financial advisor regarding which option works best with your personal and philanthropic planning. Please call or write if you have any questions on how to make a gift.  We are most grateful for your support throughout the year.