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Events

What kind of events are held by the Foundation?

If you are looking for something to do, there is always something happening with the Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation.  We enjoy bringing the community together with events that are not only a good time, but also benefit the Hospital by raising funds for a department need. 

Celebrity Dinner – Held each spring, this themed evening is held at The Cellar restaurant and tables are waited on by local “celebrities”.  The evening includes appetizers, dinner, desserts, and concludes with a live auction.  Each year, we raise funds for a hospital need.  Over the last 15 years, over $497,000 has been raised to support the hospital.

Golf Outing – Held in early fall, this premier golf outing is sure to please any golfer.  This 18-hole best-ball tournament is held on a local golf course.  Foursomes compete for a trophy in 3 categories (High Gross Men, High Gross Women and High Gross Mixed).  Lunch before play and a meal after play are included.  Amongst the fun, we also raise funds for a hospital need.  Over the last 13 years, $139,000 has been raised from this fun event. 

Bus Trips – We hit the road a few times a year to see the Chicago Cubs or Broadway Musicals.  These day-trips are a time to connect with members of our community.  A light-hearted day, these trips bring fellowship and fun for all that attend.

Estate Planning – Each year a local attorney gives a presentation over lunch on estate planning. This is a good time to learn about these difficult topics as this is an informational meeting – no cost or obligation.  For more information about estate planning click here.

Topics include:

  • Trusts/Wills/Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Tax
  • Leave-A-Legacy – Family/Charities
  • Transfer of Wealth
  • Farm Succession Planning

Health Series Various health topics are presented from a variety of local speakers.  Women’s Health Series meets the last Thursday of the month (September-May except December) at the Cellar restaurant for lunch.  Men’s Health Series meets four times a year on designated Wednesday mornings at the hospital.

Employee Campaign – Funds are raised by over 200 Hammond-Henry Hospital Employees to fund projects that enhance work environments.  Over the past year, employee donors have raised over $26,000. And at the recent employee contribution drive, over $27,000 was pledge for the next year.   These funds have purchased many items for various hospital departments.  This participation shows how truly dedicated the employees of Hammond-Henry Hospital are.