Frequently Asked Questions

There are many ways you can support MemorialCare's Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Gifts of all sizes make a great difference in ensuring leading-edge health care for your family, neighbors, and our entire community - especially those with the limited financial ability and access to care anywhere else.

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Why support Memorial Medical Center Foundation?

Since 1961, Memorial Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) remains a trusted partner with those in our community to ensure that excellent health care is available close to home.

Thanks to your philanthropic support, over 200,000 patients are served at Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach each year.

You can learn more about funding opportunities and ways to give by exploring this site. Additionally, you may contact the Foundation by calling (562) 933-4483 or by email MMCF@memorialcare.org.

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Can I make a donation online?

To make your donation online, please visit our secure online donation page here.

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Where do I send my donation? How do I make out the check?

To make a gift by mail using a check, please mail to:

Memorial Medical Center Foundation
2801 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 
90806

Please include the area of designation in your check's memo line or an enclosed note, or make your gift to hospital's area of greatest need.

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Can I make a gift of stock donation?

Yes. To make a donation of stock, please contact us at (562) 933-4483 or MMCF@memorialcare.org for wire instructions.

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Can I speak with someone by phone about making a gift?

To make a gift by credit card or to speak to a development team member, please call (562) 933-4483 between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday (except major holidays).

If you call outside these hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned during the next business day.

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How do I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?

Any gift can be made in memory or in honor of a loved one, medical professional, or in celebration of a milestone. E.g. in honor of, in memory of, for the birth of, get well wishes, in celebration of, etc.

When making a gift, please indicate the name of the person you wish to honor and provide a mailing address. MMCF will send a notification of your generous remembrance to the individual or individuals memorialized or honored.

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Can my gift be automatically deducted from my credit card?

Yes. Please select the recurring gift option before completing your donation online. Please visit our secure online donation form.

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Can I include the Memorial Medical Center Foundation in my long-term estate or financial plans?

Yes. For more information about long-term estate or financial planning opportunities, please contact:

Sharon Thornton, JD, LLM
Foundation President
SThornton@memorialcare.org
(562) 933-4483

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Can I include information on memorial gifts to MMCF in an obituary?

Yes. You may include the following sample message to encourage support through memorial gifts: 

The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Long Beach Medical Center Foundation (or Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach Foundation). Memorials can be made online at www.memorialcare.org/MMCF or mailed to:

Memorial Medical Center Foundation
2801 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA
90806

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Can my employer match my gift to Memorial Medical Center Foundation?

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation is eligible for many matching gift programs of corporations, foundations, and other organizations.

For any questions, please email MMCF@memorialcare.org or call the Foundation at (562) 933-4483.

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Is my gift tax-deductible?

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. MMCF's tax identification number is 95-6105984.

To confirm that MMCF has received your gift and for tax purposes, you'll receive a written donation acknowledgment letter in the mail.