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Lake Charles Memorial Hospital serves our community diligently, compassionately and tirelessly reducing suffering, curing disease and saving lives.

As such, The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the philanthropic arm of the hospital, works to support and enhance the hospital's mission of compassionate care, community service and cutting-edge technology for the people of Southwest Louisiana through leadership, resource development and financial stewardship - a mission made possible through the generous donations from people like you.

A gift to The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has visible and intrinsic rewards for you and those who benefit by your selflessness providing resources necessary to advance the technology, facility and programs of Memorial Hospital and Memorial Hospital for Women.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in the lives of our patients and our community. It is through the support of donors like you that we are able to continue the rich tradition of caring that began more than 65 years ago.

The Foundation's Board of Trustees understands the trust that must exist between The Foundation and its respective donors. It further recognizes that through your gift to The Foundation, a legacy is established for the that gives hope and enhances life.

You may contact Leif Pedersen, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, by phone at (337) 494-3226 or by email at

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The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital was reestablished in February 2009 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity. All gifts to The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital are tax-deductible as prescribed by law. We recommend that all donors discuss major gifts with their personal attorney or certified public accountant. Appropriate consul is also available through The Foundation should you desire assistance.