The north entrance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Giving

Help continue a centuries-old tradition of community health care.

In Times Like This, You Can Help Cooley

Our community is full of so many generous individuals and businesses who respond in time of critical need.  Here are some ways that you can help today.

Make a Gift Online

Please consider helping by making a gift online right now.  Your donation today is a way for you to make an immediate impact where funds are needed most in a time like this.

Gifts of Masks & Other Supplies

If you are interested in making a non-monetary gift of masks, gowns, or other supplies, please contact Ann Donah at (413) 582-2255 or adonah@cooleydickinson.org

Our nurses, doctors, and staff are so grateful that they can count on you.

If you are seeking more information on COVID-19, please visit cooleydickinson.org/COVID19

 

Help Meet the $500,000 bankESB Emergency Department Challenge!

bankESB will give one dollar-for-every two dollars donated to the Emergency Department campaign through December 31st, up to $500,000.

Make a Gift Online

Funds raised will be used to support Transforming Emergency Care: Campaign for the Cooley Dickinson Emergency Department, a $19.76 million expansion, reconfiguration, and renovation effort to allow Cooley Dickinson to meet the ever-evolving emergency medicine needs of all members of the community, from infants to older adults.

“Access to quality medical care is something we all count on, and Cooley Dickinson continues to do an amazing job treating our friends, family, and neighbors who live and work in our communities,” said Matthew S. Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB. “bankESB is pleased to do its part in supporting Cooley Dickinson and its efforts to transform its Emergency Department into one that’s as up-to-date as possible and can unlock its full potential. We hope others will do the same.” 

Individuals and organizations contributing to Transforming Emergency Care: Campaign for the Cooley Dickinson Emergency can increase the impact of their donations through this matching grant; for every two dollars given, bankESB will give one dollar through this challenge, up to $500,000.

You can help meet the challenge by making a gift here (select “Transforming Emergency Care” from the drop down menu, and note “bankESB challenge” in comment box), by phone (413) 582-2255, or by mail to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Development Office, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, MA  01061-0329

 

2021: Report on Giving

Throughout 2021 so many of you, our friends and supporters, gave generously to Cooley Dickinson. Click here to download the report and learn how your gifts were put to work caring for you and the people you love.

In this report, you will read about:

  • Care in the Time of COVID-19
  • Anne E. DeFilippo: Supporting Generations of Cooley Babies
  • Thomson Financial Management: Serving Our Community
  • Florence Bank:  Proud Supporter of the Childbirth Center
  • Emergency Department: Million Dollar Community Challenge
  • R.F. Conway, MD: A Commitment to Caring for Our Community
  • Molly Keegan: Galvanizing Support for the Emergency Department Campaign
  • Dr. Alvah Hinckley: Colleagues Honor His Service and the Hospital He Loves
  • Professor Stanley Rabinowitz: Decades of Generosity and Gratitude
  • Gary Mongeon: Acting Now for Cooley Dickinson’s Future
  • Fred and Eva Fierst: A Gift of Gratitude for their Son
  • and donor listings of our many generous supporters!

 

 

 

How to Give

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

Online

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

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.

Check

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

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.

Securities

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.

IRA

If you are 70 ½ or older, you may make a gift directly to Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice from your IRA. For instructions and information, please contact Jenny Papageorge, Director of Planned Giving, at 413-582-2687.

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.

Gift and Estate Planning

Jenny Papageorge, our Director of Planned Giving, is happy to have a confidential conversation to help you build a legacy while helping yourself, your loved ones, and impacting the Cooley Dickinson Hospital families well into the future. If you’ve already included Cooley Dickinson Hospital in your estate plans or named us a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance, we’d love to welcome you as a member of our Caleb Cooley Dickinson Society. To learn more, visit our Planned Giving page.

 

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.

 

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.