What is the Reading Hospital Foundation?

The Reading Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the mission of Reading Hospital to benefit the health and wellness of our community. Its purpose is to raise invest and disperse funds to support the programs, patients, and community of Reading Hospital. The Foundation is able to provide funding to these areas through patient, community, employee, and physician support.

What does Reading Hospital do with its money?

As a not-for-profit healthcare system, we proudly reinvest earnings where they belong - back into the Reading Hospital and the programs and services we provide to our patients and community.

Where does my donation go?

You decide where you want to direct your support. The Foundation has many funds that directly benefit Reading Hospital’s programs and services, patients, and employees. You may direct your gift to one of the suggested areas or support the area of greatest need. Please contact Melissa Karas, 484-628-8666, or melissa.karas@towerhealth.org to learn more about additional areas to support.

How can I make a donation?
  • Online: Gifts may be made online via our giving form
  • Mail: Checks may be made payable to Reading Hospital Foundation and should be sent to:

PO Box 16052

Reading, PA 19612

Phone: 484-628-8666

  • Employees: Give online via the employee giving form or interoffice to Melissa Karas, Reading Hospital Foundation, Reading Hospital A2 South.
How do I learn more about planned gifts including bequests and IRAs?

Please visit our planned giving page or contact Kate Thornton (katherine.thornton@towerhealth.org or 484-628-2243). 

How do I receive a replacement tax receipt?

We are happy to provide a duplicate copy of a tax receipt for your records. Simply contact Melissa Karas at melissa.karas@towerhealth.org or 484-628-8666 to have a receipt resent.

Please know that all online donations receive their tax receipt via the email address that was provided.

How do I make a gift in honor of the care I received or in memory of a loved one?

Tributes in honor of loved ones can be made online via our giving page or contact Melissa Karas, 484-628-8666 or melissa.karas@towerhealth.org, for additional information.

Do you have suggested obituary language for memorial gifts?

Please use the following language for an obituary or other tribute:

"In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of (John Doe) may be made to Reading Hospital Foundation in support of (area you choose) and addressed to: Reading Hospital Foundation, PO Box 16052, Reading, PA 19612."

Where can I learn more about Reading Hospital Foundation?

Learn more about Reading Hospital Foundation by reading our Annual Reports.