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So Many Ways To Give 
You can help WellStar Foundation in so many ways. Make a cash donation. Explore planned giving. Donate in-kind items. Find the method that works best for you.

Giving Guide

The WellStar Foundation raises funds from individuals, corporations and foundations in order to support WellStar’s efforts to create world-class healthcare. Explore the giving options below to learn more about the easy and convenient methods you may use to donate to WellStar Foundation. We are very grateful to the donors and volunteers who make our success possible.

Making a cash gift is one of the easiest ways to give to WellStar Foundation. Because cash gifts are tax deductible, we will give you a letter of acknowledgment of your gift that you can use for your tax records. There are several ways to donate cash and 100% of your gift goes directly to the WellStar project that you choose. Select the giving option below that best suits your needs.

Donate Online

Donating with your credit card is quick and easy when you use our secure servers.


Donate by phone

Call 770-956-GIVE(4483)
and let us help you with your gift.


Donate by mail

Download our donation form.
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

And mail it to:
WellStar Foundation
805 Sandy Plains Road
Suite 100
Marietta, GA  30066 

Show your admiration, respect or love for someone who has made a difference in your life with a tribute or memorial gift to WellStar Foundation. Gifts of remembrance are a meaningful way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, close friendships or simply to make a positive difference in our community. We will send a card to the person or someone close to them acknowledging your generosity on their behalf.

Donate to honor a loved one


Honor and remember a loved one with a Gift of Tribute that helps fund life-saving programs and services in the name of someone you cherish.


Donate in appreciation of world-class care


Make a tax-deductible donation honoring WellStar team members whose care and dedication provides healing and comfort to WellStar patients.

Planned giving is an excellent way to meet your family’s financial planning goals while supporting world-class healthcare through a will bequest, trust, charitable gift annuity or life insurance policy. Not only does your gift help us fund life-saving programs and services, in many cases, it can provide you with useful income and tax benefits.

Planned Giving Calculators

Use the Planned Giving Calculators to explore the benefits of planned giving. For more information, please contact Gene Weeks by email at or by calling 770-956-6676.


The WellStar Foundation Life.doc

End of life planning is often uncomfortable but important. Do you have everything in place? To help you with this process, please contact Gene Weeks at gene.weeks@wellstar for more information and a document to help you plan and organize all your important documents.

Contact WellStar about Planned Giving

If you’re looking for more information about planned giving, WellStar Foundation’s experienced staff is here to assist. We can help you learn more about the planned giving process and find the best giving option to meet your needs and satisfy your personal goals. Visit our Planned Giving website to learn more about available planned giving options or contact Gene Weeks, Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns, by phone at 770-956-6676 or by email at

Contact Information

Gene Weeks, Director of Major Gifts and Campaigns
WellStar Foundation
805 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 470-956-6676
Fax: 770-937-4217
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 5 PM
WellStar Foundation Staff Directory

Join with others to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. By working together with like-minded philanthropists, you play a key role in helping WellStar Foundation build a stronger, healthier community.

Women in Philanthropy

Women in Philanthropy seeks annual gifts of $1,000 or more from women who are inspired and empowered to partner with WellStar in pursuit of our vision to deliver world class healthcare.

WellStar Champions

The WellStar Champions Committee supports critical WellStar initiatives like resuscitation equipment for pre-term babies, transports for cancer patients and facility improvements.

Create a Fundraiser

Start your own fundraiser in minutes! Choose an activity that suits your interests, then inspire your friends and family to support your cause through secure, easy-to-make contributions.

Many companies have matching gift programs through which they will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.


  • If your company participates in matching gifts: Request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to WellStar Foundation may be doubled or even tripled!


  • If your company is not currently participating in matching gifts: We encourage you to speak with your company’s human resource department to determine whether they support matching gifts. Companies interested in signing up may contact Felicia Wagner at 770.956.6685 or via email at

Invest in your community by supporting WellStar with your gift of stock, real estate or other appreciated assets.


These gifts show your support for WellStar’s mission and may offer you certain tax advantages. Appreciated assets that are given to charity retain 100% of their value, and help you to bypass capital gains tax by having the charity sell the assets. In addition, the gift triggers a charitable income tax deduction that results in actual cash savings to the donor.


Whether your assets are substantial or modest, you can make a difference in the work we do to ensure the patients and families that we serve are provided world class healthcare.


For real estate gifts, or if you have any questions or comments, please contact Gene Weeks by email at or by calling 770-956-6676.


You can make your gift of stock, real estate or other appreciated assets in three easy steps.


Get the Stock Transfer Form


Send the Form to Your Broker

Fill out the Stock Transfer Form and send it to your broker to make the necessary adjustments to your account.


Contact Us

Contact us so that we can ensure your gift is properly credited and acknowledged for tax purposes.


Call Linda Custer, our Gift Coordinator, at 770.956.6679 or send her an email at

Heritage Circle

Our Heritage Circle program recognizes individuals who have included WellStar Foundation in their estate plan. Accepted gifts include gifts of land, stock, cash or other appreciated assets. If you have included WellStar Foundation in your estate plan, please download and fill out this form.

Join the growing list of businesses that are helping people get well, live well and stay well through the generosity of corporate gifts, sponsorship and grants.

Corporate Fundraising

Be one of the businesses that help us raise more than $250,000 every year through corporate fundraising for projects like our cardiac, hospice and cancer care services.


Applications for funding are submitted on a regular basis. The Foundation has been the grateful recipient of a number of grants from corporate and private foundations.


Sponsoring events like our annual Grand Gala and Golf Tournament are excellent ways for corporations to show commitment to their community while receiving recognition on-site, in publicity materials and in Foundation publications.

For more information on Corporate Fundraising, call us at 770-956-6676 or
email us.

WellStar Foundation is proud to partner with those in our community who have made and wish to make generous contributions to the WellStar Health System in support of specific priority initiatives throughout our healthcare system.

Naming Opportunities

For contributions of $50,000 and above, there are opportunities throughout WellStar to honor a loved one in a meaningful way - whether through a special plaque or even naming a building or department. For more information, please contact Gene Weeks by email at or by calling 770-956-6676.

Create Your Own Donor Plaque

See what your name or the name of a loved one will look like on a WellStar donor plaque! Click the “Create Your Own Donor” button, enter a name on the plaque, and print it. You can see how your plaque would look when displayed in WellStar Health System facilities. If you’re making an eligible donation as a gift in someone else’s name, surprise them with this facsimile of the plaque that will bear their name.

For more information on other major gifts, please contact Gene Weeks by email at or by calling 770-956-6676.

Gift Levels

Tiered gift levels provide WellStar Foundation supporters with the opportunity to give charitable donations in the amount that best suits their philanthropic goals and lifestyle. In some cases, these gifts may qualify you for special types of recognition throughout WellStar Health Systems’ facilities. For more information, please contact Kati Hyland by email at or by calling 770-956-6673.

Legend $1,000,000+
Visionary $500,000-$999,999
Pioneer $250,000-$499,999
Philanthropist $100,000-$249,999
Catalyst $50,000-$99,999
Benefactor $25,000-$49,999
Leader $10,000-$24,999
Advocate $5,000-$9,999
Mentor $2,500-$4,999
Fellow $1,000-$2,499
Colleague $500-$999
Partner $250-$499
Patron $100-$249

Team Member Giving

The WellStar Team Member Giving Campaign is exclusively for team members who make tax-deductible contributions to the WellStar Foundation. Team members currently give over $687,000 annually to help realize our vision to deliver world-class healthcare. 100 percent of contributions made to WellStar, enhance our facilities, add programs, and provide needed services to the less fortunate in our communities.

Please join many team members who already give. You can make a difference by supporting any one of the six initiatives:

  • Team Member Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Mammograms for uninsured/underserved women
  • End of life care (hospice)
  • Early lung cancer screenings
  • Community health programs such as Safe Kids and school health
  • Facility enhancements at WellStar hospitals

Please join the 4,500 employees who already give to achieve our vision of world-class healthcare!

As a not-for-profit, WellStar benefits from the generous philanthropic and volunteer support of our community. For more information or to donate, please call Amy Thomas at 470-956-6681 or call 470-956-GIVE (4483).




Physician Partners

Our physicians are the driving force behind our constant effort to provide world-class, compassionate healthcare. Dedicated to our mission and vision, they understand the importance of giving back to our community through their time, compassion, world-class care and even their own money.

When physicians support the Foundation through a gift of $2,500 or more per year, their generosity is recognized in hospital lounges and on our public recognition displays, which are updated annually.

As an opportunity to engage more of the WellStar Medical Staff, Physician Partners are offering an Associate Membership level to physicians who have joined the WellStar community in the last three years. An Associate Member will qualify by pledging $2,500 to be paid over a two year period, or may pay $1,250 in each of the first two years of membership. All other physicians may consider a gift of $2,500 a year that will qualify them as a Physician Partner.

For more information on Physician Partners, please call Jane Bunn at 770-956-6674 or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).



Create Your Plaque

Enter a name on the plaque and print it.