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Ways to give

Ways to give

Help us offer hope, comfort and healing to children in the community and around the world. Every gift to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie is gratefully accepted and acknowledged. There are many ways to give to the medical center, which allow donors to contribute in a way that is meaningful and personal to them. The medical center works hard to make sure all gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner. Being good stewards of our financial resources is important both for providing the best patient care today and for making sure we are able to continue our mission into the future.

Direct donations

Direct donations are welcome from individuals, businesses and foundations to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie. For information about giving programs, please contact David Schumacher at 814-875-8781 or via email.

Mail checks to:

Development and Donor Relations Department
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505

Credit cards

Credit card donations can be made online or processed by the development office over the phone by calling 814-875-8781. Donate online.

Memorials or tribute gifts

Memorial or tribute gifts are gratefully received by the medical center for the benefit of our programs. Donors receive acknowledgement letters for their gifts. Notification letters are also mailed to honorees or the designated family member, informing them of gifts made in their honor or in memory of a loved one. Notification letters provide name and address information only. To establish a memorial or tribute gift, please contact the development office at 814-875-8781.


Gifts of stock or electronic cash transfers are coordinated with the development office in partnership with individuals and their financial institutions. For additional information and instructions, please contact David Schumacher at 814-875-8781 or via email.

Major and planned giving

Major and planned gifts are meaningful ways that individuals can advance programs of the medical center for the benefit of children. Careful planning and consideration is given to all such gifts in consultation with donors, their families and legal or wealth advisors to ensure that the donor’s wishes are met. Naming opportunities and recognition are available. For information on estates and trusts, beneficiary designations, financial accounts, insurance, wills and real estate, please contact David Schumacher at 814-875-8781 or via email.

Corporate matching gifts

Many companies have programs through which they will match the charitable donations made by their employees.

Fundraisers and special events

You can become personally involved in raising much-needed funds on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie. When you attend or host one of our community fundraising events, start a fundraising page or donate to someone else’s fundraising efforts, you make an immediate and memorable impact on children and their families.

In-kind donations

Toys and other gifts-in-kind support programs throughout the medical center. Donors will be asked to complete a gift-in-kind form when they deliver their donation to the medical center. To learn more about the medical center’s current needs, please contact David Schumacher at 814-875-8781 or via email.

For more information

Thank you for considering supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie. Contact David Schumacher at 814-875-8781 for more specific information on making a charitable gift to the medical center. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS regulations. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.