“Making a Lasting Difference with Your Gift”
In April 2009, Community Health Free Clinic unveiled its new legacy recognition program and honored two of its most dedicated volunteers who have donated hundreds of hours and resources to the success of CHFC by naming it the Galbraith Schmidt Society. The name recognizes Dr. William B. Galbraith and Darlene Schmidt as the co-founders of Community Health Free Clinic in 2002.
It was through their vision and determination that CHFC’s mission to serve the uninsured, underinsured, and under-served people of East Central Iowa has continued to grow and serve more people than ever before. Cedar Rapids boasts one of the top free health care programs in the nation. We are very proud of the fact that in the face of rising health care costs that for each dollar donated to CHFC we provide $11 worth of patient and pharmaceutical services.
You can help CHFC continue to make a lasting difference with a gift to our endowment fund administered by The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation or leaving a bequest in your will. Those who give are able to take advantage of a 25 percent Endow Iowa state income tax credit in conjunction with federal income tax benefits for charitable gifts. We will also work with you and your financial planner/attorney to design a plan using your choice of several financial instruments based on your personal preferences.
Making a planned gift or a gift to our endowment fund insures the perpetuity of our mission that the medically uninsured and underserved will continue to have access to quality free health, dental, and vision care in our community for years to come.
Inclusion as a member in the GSS require donors to make a planned gift or bequest in their estate planning, donors who have given $5,000 or more during their life time to CHFC endowment fund or the clinic has already received a legacy gift of $5,000 and over.
The Galbraith Schmidt recognition award, located in the lobby of the Clinic, was unveiled May 2010 during a reception honoring the charter members of the Galbraith Schmidt Society. Future donors to the clinic endowment fund or legacy gifts will also be listed on the GSS recognition award.
Unveiling of the Galbraith Schmidt Society award wall.
Co Founders of the Galbraith Schmidt Society and their spouses
Lee and Darlene Schmidt and Dr. William and Jo Galbraith
The Galbraith Schmidt Society Charter Members:
Ruth Altermatt, Helen B. Arnold, John and Jean Bjorseth, Dr. Dennis and Katheryn Boatman, Maurice Paul Brimmer, James and Diane Daubenmier, Dr. William B and Jo Anne F Galbraith, Vaughn* and Bernice Hartzell*, Jean A. Hunnicutt, Audrey Linge*, Bruce and Ruth Majerus, Dr. Thomas and Sandra McIntosh, Scotty McIntyre*, Jim* and Jeannine Mittan, Dr David and Amy Muller, Angela Dawn Nejdl* (in memoriam), Shirley Northway, Jay and Bonnie Petersen, William* and Mary K. Pitlik, William B. Quarton, William and Janis Quinby, Dr. Curtis and Sigrid Reynolds, Lee and Darlene Schmidt, James V. and Linda R. Smith, Al and Sara Sorensen, Brenda J. Suszko* (in memoriam), Steven Wahle and JoAnn German Wahle, Maxine Welch, Doris Whiting*, Worley Charitable Foundation, Robert* and Corinne Yaw, and Elaine Young
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