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Support Freeman


You can make a difference!

Philanthropic investment is one of the highest forms of support to a charities mission and we are privileged to witness the transformation it brings here at Freeman Health System each year. A gift to healthcare – particularly to our non-profit healthcare system serving the needs of thousands in our region – possesses the potential to dramatically improve the health of our communities.

Why give to Freeman?

Freeman Health System is your locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare organization. Donations stay local and go to work immediately to help patients right here in our community – your family, friends and neighbors. When you give to support our funds, our services and our programs, it all stays local to benefit you and the people you care about most!

A charity worthy of your generosity!

For more than 95 years, Freeman has served the healthcare needs of our community. Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through contemporary, innovative, quality healthcare solutions. When you give to support our mission, you contribute to improving the quality of life and healthcare for all those who call our community home. As Freeman grows to serve more patients and invests more money to upgrade medical equipment, facilities and recruit and retain the most talented physicians and nurses to the community, donations remain key in our ability to provide adequate resources in meeting these challenges. Chances are that you or someone you love will be faced with a healthcare decision or challenge at some point – when that time comes, we would consider it a privilege to care for you.

Donors that support causes in our comprehensive health system come from a variety of sources and we are proud to partner with our local and national businesses that help make our annual special events and campaigns a success. Many individual benefactors – from volunteers, community members, former patients, and our own employees – make thousands of gifts each year to help meet the healthcare needs of our communities. Philanthropy is essential in driving more ambitious goals and helping Freeman deliver the highest quality service in a way that makes the most sense economically and ensures an exceptional patient experience. Join us in our crusade to save lives, heal bodies and prevent illnesses – donate today. 

Ready to get involved?

By making a donation today, you become a meaningful partner in helping us save lives, heal bodies and prevent illnesses – not just for a few, but for thousands, one of whom could be your friend, neighbor, coworker or maybe even yourself or a family member.


Freeman Giving Opportunities

    Whether you are passionate about helping local sick and injured children, cancer care or treating behavioral health, Freeman has a great cause for you. Join our efforts to assist area families as the only local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital within a 70-mile radius, help us serve a growing autism population at the Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, help fight cancer at the Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute or find an area of interest in our catalog of funds. Choose how you want to give, and we’ll connect your passion with a worthy cause.


    Greatest need and patient/family assistance

    Fund for Excellence - Helps Freeman Health System meet the greatest healthcare needs in our region.


    Cancer care

    Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute Fund - Supports programs and initiatives for the growth and development of Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute focusing on treating patients and providing education to families.


    Freeman Neosho Hospital

    Freeman Neosho Fund for Excellence - Helps Freeman Neosho Hospital meet the greatest healthcare needs. 

    Freeman Neosho Chaplains Patient & Family Assistance Fund - Provides direct aid to Freeman Neosho Hospital patients and families who have verifiable needs for assistance with meals, transportation, prescriptions and fuel expenses. 


    Heart and Vascular Care

    Heart & Vascular Institute Fund - Advances cardiology care by providing emerging diagnostic technologies and support services for comprehensive heart and vascular care.


    Maternity and Pediatric Services

    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Fund - Provides direct assistance for children and families with medical needs, including personal medical equipment, prescriptions and travel assistance to specialty care appointments outside of our region. Also supports Freeman pediatric and children’s services.

    Maternity Services Fund - Supports the enhancement of maternity services through a variety of prenatal education classes and ongoing comprehensive education.

    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Fund - Supports NICU enhancement through capital improvements, equipment and technology upgrades, as well as program development.


    Medical Education

    Graduate Medical Education Fund - Supports programs and initiatives for the growth and development of Freeman Graduate Medical Education.

    Nursing Education Fund - Advances the education and knowledge of Freeman registered nurses. Items covered may include certifications, advanced degrees, national conferences, advanced job-related training and any other educational opportunity as approved by senior nursing leadership.

    ENT Residency Program Fund - Fund to support the program and operational development of the Ear, Nose and Throat Residency Program.


    Ozark Center

    Ozark Center Fund for Excellence - Helps Ozark Center meet the greatest behavioral healthcare needs in our region.

    Ozark Center Turnaround Ranch Fund - Supports the program, operational growth and development at Turnaround Ranch. Enable us to positively impact the lives of children and adolescents who are affected by mental illness.

    Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Fund - Supports the program and operational growth and development at the center.


    Palliative Care

    Palliative Care Fund - Provides educational or support materials for patients and their families when they are making end-of-life decisions.



    Patient/Family Assistance

    Chaplains Patient and Family Assistance Fund - Provides direct aid for Freeman patients and families who have verifiable needs for assistance with meals, transportation, prescriptions and fuel expenses.

    Chaplains Children Assistance Fund - For the direct aid of children at Freeman Health System who demonstrate financial need for assistance with special services not related to medical bills.

    Dialysis Patient Assistance Fund - Provides direct aid to dialysis patients at Freeman who have verifiable needs for assistance with meals, transportation, prescriptions and medical equipment.


    Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Fund - Supports the enhancement of sports medicine and rehabilitation programs and facilities.


    Women's Health

    Women’s Health Education Fund - Advances women’s healthcare by providing emerging diagnostic technologies, support services and education for comprehensive women’s medical care.

    Helping Friends Mammogram Fund - Provides mammogram screenings and screening education for women with limited financial resources. Assistance includes diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and camisoles for patients undergoing mastectomy surgery.

    Together, we’ll provide hope and healing.

    While much has changed since our humble beginnings in the John W. Freeman family home, one constant remains – without charitable gifts from the community, Freeman could not meet the area’s growing healthcare needs. We depend on donors – people like you who desire extraordinary healthcare. It’s a partnership that heals bodies and saves lives. Many of those we serve count on the partnership we share. Will you join us? Become a Partner in Healing.

    The impact of your gift does not go unnoticed or unfelt. It has helped us improve and change the lives of our patients and support and lift up our exceptional nurses and caregivers. Please consider offering continued support to Freeman with your gift.

    Partner in Friendship
    $1 – $249

    Partner in Benevolence
    $250 – $499

    Partner in Compassion
    $500 – $999

    Partner in Hope
    $1,000 – $2,499

    Partner in Inspiration
    $2,500 – $4,999

    Leadership Partner
    $5,000 – $9,999

    Executive Partner
    $10,000 or more

    Corporate donations help us promote quality healthcare, develop a network of community involvement, extend our commitment into our communities and accomplish things not possible with operating revenues alone. Your contribution will also enable us to keep pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge procedures and offer educational opportunities to clinical staff.

    Partnering with Freeman enables your company to make a direct impact on your customers and inspire employees by showing them how much you care. We invite you to join us in our mission and achieve great things together.

    Corporate giving benefits include:

    • A great opportunity to show your standing as a supportive corporate citizen.
    • Maximum exposure and recognition with your sponsorship dollars.
    • A reputable and successful charitable organization in which to invest.
    • The impact of supporting thousands of patients with your donation.


    Ways to Give

    • Annual giving
    • Recognition and engagement opportunities
    • Facility- and program-naming rights
    • Endowed funds
    • Special event sponsorships


    Customize your corporate donation

    You may make your corporation’s tax-deductible contribution in cash, capital gifts, stocks, in-kind donations or real estate. Every gift helps sustain the hospital’s services for patients and their families and enhances the quality of care.

    By attending or sponsoring a Freeman special event, you are demonstrating your dedication to quality healthcare in our region. Sponsoring a special event that benefits Freeman draws attention from both the media and the community, while raising awareness and funds for the cause.

    Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop – February
    Wine tasting and shopping event featuring local women’s boutiques and local wineries, with proceeds benefiting the Helping Friends Mammogram Fund. Visit for more information or call 417.347.4624 to participate or sponsor this event.

    March O' the Kidney 1-Mile Walk – March
    Raising awareness and funds for dialysis patients through the Dialysis Patient Assistance Fund. Visit for more information or call 417.347.4624 to participate or sponsor this event.

    Walk for Autism Awareness 1-Mile Walk and 5K Run – April 
    Raising awareness and funds for autism programs at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. Visit for more information or call 417.347.7474 to participate or sponsor this event. 

    Tournament of Miracles Golf Scramble – May
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals golf tournament benefiting local sick and injured kids. Visit for more information or call 417.347.4624 to participate or sponsor this event.

    Freeman Nursing Gala – September
    Celebrating and honoring the spirit of nursing quality at Freeman, featuring nationally acclaimed entertainment and recognition of the Nursing Education Fund recipients. Event proceeds benefit the Nursing Education Fund. Call 417.347.4624 to sponsor this event. 


    Clays for a Cause Sporting Clay Tournament – October
    Sporting clay tournament raising awareness and funds for autism programs at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism. Visit for more information or call 417.347.7474 to participate or sponsor this event.

    Joplin Christmas Parade – December
    Freeman Health System is proud to host the Annual Joplin Christmas Parade. Event proceeds benefit your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Visit to register or call 417.347.4624 for more information.

    Perhaps your caregiver performed lifesaving surgery and cared for you during your most difficult days. Maybe they offered an encouraging word, a gentle touch or a relief from discomfort. Express gratitude to the physician, nurse or caregiver who touched your life and made a difference during your stay at Freeman with a gift through the Grateful Patient Program. Your generous gift will honor your caregiver in a meaningful way. You may designate your gift to the fund of your choosing or direct it to the area of greatest need.

    Your generous contribution will pay tribute to those who provided exceptional care and offer hope and healing to future patients for years to come. The amount of your gift will remain confidential.

    Visit to learn more or to make a donation today.

    Freeman Development Office

    921 E. 34th St.
    Joplin, MO

    Mailing Address
    1102 W. 32nd St.
    Joplin, MO 64804