Those in search of an unforgettable and timeless gift may find an excellent opportunity in a surprising place. In a gesture that gives in more ways than one, you can recognize loved ones and admired role models by naming a physical structure at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Donations may be designated at any of the 22 Shriners Hospitals. Structures include buildings, wings, hospital rooms and other major public or patient areas.
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities was the first hospital to have a donation designated under these guidelines. The donor, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Foundation, donated $1 million in honor of Linda Killinger's father, Richard G. Cottington. Staff at the Twin Cities hospital held a recognition ceremony to designate the room, and the Richard G. Cottington Operating Room is now marked with a beautiful plaque.
Cottington is a Past Potentate, or president, of Abu Bekr Shriners in Sioux City, Iowa, and a Past Board Member of the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital.
"My father is thrilled with the opportunity to contribute to Shriners Hospitals," said Kil-linger. "We hope that our gift will inspire others to donate to your worthy cause."
Suggested levels for recognition:
Major Area such as a courtyard or auditorium-$5 million
Operating Rooms, Treatment Rooms-$1 million
Patient Rooms, Hallways, Other Rooms-$250,000
Other Capital Items-100 percent of the cost