Supporting Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach
At Mission Hospital, we depend on the generosity of our community more than ever. We are committed to helping our neighbors with high-quality and compassionate medical care and we recognize that a large portion of our ability to do this stems from the support that we receive from people just like you. When you make a donation to our hospital, you are supporting a long-standing tradition of providing values-based care to your community. We greatly appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please contact us at 949-364-7783 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fed Tax ID: 95-1643360
Mission Hospital Foundation holds several fundraising events throughout the year to raise funds for the hospital. Please select an event from the list below to learn more.
Camino Golf and Croquet Classic - 2020 Date To Be Announced
Enjoy a wonderful day with fellow community members playing either nine holes of golf or a round of croquet at the beautiful San Juan Hills Golf Club. In addition to golf and croquet, the afternoon includes a luncheon and prizes. Since the event began, it has raised more than $140,000 for the needs of the Camino Health Center.
Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show - 2020 Date To Be Announced
The proceeds from the Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show support The Birth Center at Mission Hospital, Mission Women’s Wellness Center, breast cancer services at the Leonard Cancer Institute, the renovation of Labor and Delivery, and critical funding for Nursing Scholarships and our Nursing Scholarship Endowment.
One of the highlights of the Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show features Mission Hospital physicians and nurses modeling spring designs from the retailers at The Shops at Mission Viejo. Since 1997, more than $2 million dollars has been raised at the luncheon to support women's services at Mission Hospital. This year more than 550 community members attended the event and hundreds more supported the event through sponsorships, in-kind donations and the purchase of raffle tickets.
Golf Classic - 2020 Date To Be Announced
Always a sell-out, the Mission Hospital Golf Classic includes breakfast/lunch/dinner, contest holes, live auction, raffles and awards.
Since the tournament began more than 25 years ago, more than $4.6 million has been raised for the greatest needs at Mission Hospital, including expansion, technology upgrades and essential improvements.
Valiant Women Breast Health Wall of Honor - October 1-31, 2019
Throughout the month of October, Valiant Women host the Breast Health Wall of Honor to create awareness for the importance of mammograms and raise funds to support diagnostic care and treatment for breast cancer.
This event encourages community members to honor breast cancer patients and survivors through a beautiful collection of tributes on the Wall of Honor, located at The Shops at Mission Viejo.
Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show - Friday, November 15, 2019
New York fashion models walk the runway at the annual Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon. Presented by South Coast Plaza, the event is rated among the most popular luncheons in Orange County with nearly 500 in attendance including prominent physicians, community members and business leaders.
Thanks to the Auxiliary's dream and vision, thousands of families with nowhere else to turn for health care can rely on Camino. Many of the center's patients have recently lost jobs, their health care insurance, their homes and their sense of security. Camino provides hope and healing.
In addition to the fashion show, the event includes a gourmet lunch, premier silent auction items and luxury raffles.
Holiday Gala - Saturday, December 7, 2019
One of the most elegant and engaging events in Orange County, the Mission Hospital Holiday Gala is a black-tie event featuring live entertainment and dancing, live and silent auctions and incredible cocktails and food.
The Holiday Gala celebrates the Spirit of Giving of all those who support Mission Hospital and highlights the significant ways in which philanthropy enhances the lives of our patients, their families and the community.
Light Up a Life - Saturday, November 9, 2019
Hosted by the Auxiliary of Mission Hospital, the annual Light Up a Life tree lighting celebration is held to honor and remember friends, loved ones and caregivers to support hospice and palliative care services.
The event culminates in a moment of reflection as each person holds a votive candles in the darkened room. Guests are invited to place an ornament with a personal message on the tree to remember those most dear to them.
For years, people living in our community and visitors from all over the world, have entrusted Mission Hospital with the lives of those most precious to them. We have provided health care to those who needed us in the most critical of times. Mission Hospital has big plans for the future. We're preparing for a vital enhancement of our clinical programs by creating institutes in Cancer, Heart and Vascular, Mental Health and Wellness, Neuroscience, Orthopedics, Trauma and Emergency, and Women and Infants. This means more options and improved care - for you, your loved ones and the whole community.
There are many ways for you to support Mission Hospital
Additional ways to give
Estates and Planned Giving
Gift from IRA Minimum Required Distribution (MRD)
If you are over 70 1/2 you can make a tax-advantage gift from your IRA. IRA income is typically taxed as ordinary income. However, when you direct the plan administrator to make a distribution to Mission Hospital, that amount is considered part of the MRD but not taxable. Please contact Jim Frey at 949-364-4848 or email@example.com.
A Tribute Gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor someone. If you or a loved one has been a patient, it is also a meaningful way to express gratitude to a physician, nurse or hospital staff member who has made a special impact. A note is sent to the individual being honored - or the family of those memorialized - informing them of the gift and the identity of the donor. The amount of the gift is kept confidential.
If you'd like to make a Tribute Gift online, please use our donation form.
We can do this together
As a Mission Hospital employee/caregiver, we invite you to participate in the Caregiver/Employee Giving program by making a personal contribution. Each gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
Every dollar donated to Mission Hospital allows us to meet the unique health needs of the individuals in our community by consistently providing the highest quality of care through our distinguished clinical institutes and other programs. Your support shows others in our community that you believe in the life-saving work that occurs at Mission Hospital each and every day. Together, we can continue to make a difference and create hope, healing and wellness in our community.
Donations can support the fund of your choice; Area of Greatest Need, Employee Assistance Fund, Nursing Education, or one of our seven clinical institutes: Cancer, Heart and Vascular, Mental Health and Wellness, Neuroscience, Orthopedics, Trauma or Women's and Infant's.
Note: If you pledged last year and are currently having bi-weekly payroll deductions for this pledge, your deductions will continue into 2019. You do not need to do anything further for this year. However, if you would like to increase your gift or change the fund designation, please do so using the donation button below.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Mission Hospital Caregiving/Employee Giving Program?
Organized by the Mission Hospital Foundation, it is the annual fundraising campaign to encourage caregivers/employees to give back and personally make a difference in the life of a patient, colleague or member of the community. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Mission Hospital.
Where does the money go?
Donations go directly to the fund that you specify.
If I am in an existing pledge from last year, do I need to re-commit?
How do I make a gift?
When will payroll deduction begin and end?
The first deduction usually take approximately 4 weeks to initiate. If you select a per pay period contribution, your pledge will continue until you notify the foundation to stop deductions.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, your campaign donation is tax deductible to the full extent provided by federal and state law as long as you itemize your deductions. Gift acknowledgement letters will be sent out after the campaign. Note, raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID is: 95-1643360.
Do you accept other types of gifts?
Will the amount of my pledge remain confidential?
Yes, the amount will remain strictly confidential, though employees/caregivers who participate in the campaign will be recognized on the Employee Giving Wall located near the cafeteria on the campus that is selected on your pledge. You may indicate how you would like to be recognized when making your pledge.
Can I change my pledge? What if I leave Mission Hospital?
Yes, you can change your pledge at any time. If your circumstances change and you cannot fulfill your pledge, please contact the foundation. Any pledge will remain in effect as long as you are a caregiver/employee of Mission Hospital. if you leave and would still like to continue your pledge, please contact the foundation.
How much should I pledge?
This is an individual decision. To receive this year's thank you gift, a donation of $100 or more is needed (one-time gift, or over 26 pay periods). Please see the chart below for an example of per pay period giving for one year.
- $3.85 per pay period = $100 per year
- $5 per pay period = $130 per year
- $10 per pay period = $260 per year
- $15 per pay period = $390 per year
- $20 per pay period = $520 per year
- $25 per pay period = $650 per year
- $30 per pay period = $780 per year
- $35 per pay period = $910 per year
- $40 per pay period = $1,040 per year
Pledge of support
Thank you for your interest in making a personal contribution as part of the Mission Hospital Caregiver//Employee Giving Program. To make a gift, please complete the electronic form, or download a pdf and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,fax to 949-364-7750, or mail to:
Mission Hospital Foundation
27700 Medical Center Rd.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Each and every gift, no matter how big or small - adds up and makes a difference in our ability to care for our community. If you are interested in increasing your current bi-weekly payroll deduction amount, simply enter the new amount in the donation section below. Please note, all one-time gifts made online, must be processed via a credit card. Fed Tax ID: 95-1643360.
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Mission Hospital Foundation. Volunteers are an integral part of helping us reach our goals. Working together as part of the Mission Hospital family, we provide the funds and services to make a difference in the lives of those in our community.
Fundraising committee volunteers
Serve on one of the Foundation's major event fundraising committees:
- Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show
- Golf Classic
- Valiant Women THINK PINK Breast Health Wall of Honor
- Camino Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon
- Holiday Gala
Serve on one of the fundraising support groups:
Fundraising special events
- Assist with advance preparations for major events
- Helping at the venue on the day of the fundraising event
Engaging our community to provide the best in personalized care, offering hope, healing and a sacred embrace.
- View our board of directors and staff
Investing in our community
As a nonprofit organization, Mission Hospital reinvests 100% of our income back into our hospital to provide:
- Advanced technology and superior facilities
- Clinical excellence through staff training and education
- Community benefit programs and services
Why support Mission Hospital?
- Mission Hospital is here when you or a loved one needs us - for everything from emergency care to the most complex robotic surgical procedures.
- We care for the most vulnerable and ensure access to world-class health care.
Why is philanthropy so important?
- For each dollar invested in fundraising, Mission Hospital Foundation returns approximately $3 back to the hospital.
- Mission Hospital devoted more than $56 million in fiscal year 2017 to community benefit programs that serve the most vulnerable. Philanthropy plays a vital role in our ability to provide these important programs.
- Every dollar donated to Mission Hospital enables us to acquire the most advanced resources to enhance the integration of care at every level.
- Since the foundation was formed, more than $220 million has been raised to support and advance patient care.
Dignity • Excellence • Justice • Compassion • Integrity
Spirit Of Giving®
Serving each other in meaningful ways as part of our daily lives and bringing people together to foster a shared responsibility for the quality of life in our community.
Donations help Mission advance technologies, programs and facilities that support Mission's Clinical Institutes, support nursing excellence, community benefit programs and initiatives and support endowment. Your gifts provide these programs and services that are needed to shape the future of health care in our community.