How to Donate to Mountain States Foundation
When you donate your time or money to Mountain States Foundation, you support numerous causes that are of great importance to the people of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Eastern Kentucky. Donations allow us to provide much needed services throughout each of the Mountain States facilities. Here are some ways you can give:
- Purchase a Niswonger Children's Hospital License Plate
When it is time to renew your license plate, purchase a Niswonger Children's Hospital plate. You can also purchase a license plate online. The proceeds are used to stock the Toy Room in the Niswonger Pediatric Surgery Center.
- Make a financial donation
It’s simple, easy, tax-deductible and you can designate your donation to go to a specific program or facility. There are three ways to send a financial donation: online with a credit card, by phone (call 423-302-3131) or by mailing a check to: Mountain States Foundation, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604.
- Include MS Foundation in your estate planning.
Leaving a legacy is easy. Our office can assist you in naming Mountain States Foundation a beneficiary through your will, revocable trusts, charitable trusts, gifts of securities and real estate, in-kind gifts, endowment giving and other avenues. Visit our planned giving webpage or call planned giving representatives Philip Young (Tennessee) at 423-302-3145 or Bill Farthing (Virginia) at 423-302-3176 for more information.
- Participate in, attend or sponsor a fundraiser.
Mountain States Foundation hosts numerous fundraisers throughout the region that bring fun and excitement to the communities, all while benefiting programs that directly serve MSHA patients. You can participate in events like the Covered Bridge Road Race as a runner or as part of a team at the Dragon Boat Festival. Or, join us for annual events such as the Spirit Gala and Smyth County Casino Night. You or your business also can sponsor one of our many events and enjoy the publicity and benefits of serving as an event sponsor.
- Volunteer at Mountain States Foundation events.
It takes many hands and countless hours to organize, set up and host the variety of events sponsored by the Foundation. Annual events such as the Dragonboat Festival, the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, the Bluegrass Half Marathon, the Spirit Gala, the Golf Classic and the Children’s Hospital Softball Tournament all require months of planning and preparation by hundreds of volunteers. You can volunteer to serve on any of a number of committees that have needs matching your special skills or interests and the time you have available.
To volunteer or for more information about where volunteers currently are needed, call the Mountain States Foundation office at 423- 301-3131.
- Create your own fundraiser.
You can create your own fundraiser to honor a family member or friend who has been served by a Mountain States facility or program. If you would like to set up a fundraiser, please call 423-302-3124 for more information regarding guidelines for fundraising, and policies and tips for successful fundraising.