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Event Hosting

Fundraising EventThank you for your interest in helping Iredell Health System.

Your consideration for supporting our efforts is greatly appreciated. Our health system embraces the generosity of people like you who share in our commitment to ensure the continuation of the most advanced healthcare while maintaining the warmth and compassion of a community medical services provider.

Iredell Memorial Hospital opened in 1954 as a locally owned, nonprofit acute care hospital. Over the years, as our services expanded beyond our walls, we became Iredell Health System. Iredell Health System now includes Iredell Memorial Hospital, Iredell Mooresville, Iredell Home Health, Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, Corporate Wellness, Occupational Medicine, the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial remains the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County.

Iredell Health Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) overseeing all charitable giving to benefit Iredell Health System. Our mission is to Inspire Giving!

Event Guidelines

If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser on behalf of Iredell Health Foundation, we request that you download and read our Event Toolkit (PDF).

Once you've read the toolkit, you can send us an application in one of three ways.

  • Fill out the application form provided in the toolkit and mail it to us
  • Download a fillable PDF and mail that to us.
  • Use the online version of the application.

or you the information in the dropdown below before completing the application form either via our online version  application form.

The form will provide us with a clear understanding of your plans and will allow us to add it to our calendar and support your efforts the best we can. We will also be able to verify the legitimacy of your fundraiser should we receive inquiries from the public.

Iredell Health Foundation is accountable for fundraising activities using Iredell Health System’s name. This application form is not a guarantee of approval. It must be submitted to the Foundation for review and be approved before any public announcements are made. We must make certain that your fundraiser aligns with the mission of our health system, that the dates do not conflict with the health system’s calendar and that the same sponsors are not asked multiple times for support.

Until the application is approved, no announcements can be made, and the fundraiser may not be promoted in any way using the Iredell Health System or Iredell Health Foundation names and/or logos.

If expenses are greater than money raised by the event, the event organizer is responsible for those expenses. Proceeds must be received within 30 days of the fundraising date.

Frequently asked questions are below. These are also in the toolkit.

What is community fundraising?

Community fundraising is any type of fundraising event or program conducted by an individual, group or organization where Iredell Health Foundation is the beneficiary. Fundraising can be done in the form of a special event, a cause marketing program or as proceeds of sale.

Who can conduct a fundraiser on behalf of Iredell Health Foundation?

Individuals and organizations can fundraise independently in support of Iredell Health Foundation. They can be grateful patient families, civic organizations, churches, schools, and businesses. Anyone in the community can fundraise to support the areas of greatest need at Iredell Health System or for a specific program of your choice.

Where will my donation go?

All donations made to Iredell Health Foundation go to our area of the greatest need unless you designate a specific program or area of the health system.

How can Iredell Health Foundation help me with my fundraiser?

  • Provide a letter of authorization to validate the authenticity of the fundraiser.
  • Offer feedback on your fundraiser and/or event.
  • Provide and approve use of the Iredell Health Foundation community fundraiser logo on materials related to your fundraiser.
  • Help you select an area of Iredell Health System for your donation to support.
  • Coordinate a check presentation at the hospital after your fundraiser.

We are here to support you. However, there are some services we are unable to provide:

  • Our tax exemption number.
  • Insurance or liability coverage.
  • Permits and/or licenses.
  • Mailing list of donors and/or vendors.
  • Iredell Health System or Iredell Health Foundation letterhead.
  • Funding or reimbursement of your expenses.
  • Publicity (e.g., newspaper, radio, television).
  • Guaranteed attendance of Iredell Health System or edell Health Foundation staff, physicians, or patients.

Can I use Iredell Health System / Iredell Health Foundation name and logo?

You cannot use the Iredell Health Foundation or Iredell Health System logo. Once your fundraiser is approved, we will provide the community fundraiser logo (shown on page 2) for your marketing materials. We will provide it as shown, in blue, and in black. The logo cannot be used in any other color or color combinations.
Before you print or distribute the materials, or place anything on a website, we must review everything that uses the community fundraiser logo and/or mentions Iredell Health System. All community logos added to websites must be removed within 30 days after the conclusion of your fundraiser.

How long does it take to get my fundraiser proposal approved?

Within 10 days of receipt.

Do I need to create a 501c3 (non-profit) organization to host a fundraiser for Iredell Health Foundation?

No, anyone can host a fundraiser for Iredell Health Foundation with our approval. Staff can provide an authorization letter confirming the organizer’s intent to raise funds for Iredell Health Foundation.

Can someone from Iredell Health Foundation help me plan my fundraiser, and attend and/or speak at my event?

We are happy to provide guidance, but we do not have the staff to handle the organizational and administrative tasks associated with third-party fundraisers. We do our best to attend events supporting Iredell Health Foundation, but we cannot guarantee attendance of staff, physicians, patients, or volunteers at your event.

Can Iredell Health Foundation help me get a permit and/or license for my fundraiser?

The organization and execution of the fundraiser is the responsibility of the organizer. The organizer must obtain any necessary permits or licenses.

Can Iredell Health Foundation provide insurance for my fundraiser?

Because Iredell Health Foundation is the beneficiary and has no direct involvement with running the fundraiser, we cannot provide insurance certificates. The event organizer is responsible for obtaining insurance if necessary.

Can I use Iredell Health Foundation Tax Exemption Number?

Because Iredell Health Foundation is not the host, a community fundraiser for the Foundation is considered a third-party fundraiser. For this reason, you will not be able to use Iredell Health Foundation’s IRS 501(c)(3) charitable classification, federal tax ID number, or tax-exempt certificate.

Will each of my donors get a receipt?

Iredell Health Foundation cannot issue charitable tax receipts for donors or sponsors who make payments directly to your third-party fundraiser. If your donor wants a receipt, please be sure the check is made payable to Iredell Health Foundation and leave the check in its original form before sending it to the Foundation.

Please note that there are complex regulations around the distribution of charitable tax receipts. This includes donations of money, in-kind items and services. Issuing an inappropriate receipt can put our charitable tax status in jeopardy so please do not promise any kind of receipt. For more information about charitable tax receipts please contact Iredell Health Foundation.

How do I open a bank account for my event?

We recommend you open a non-interest-bearing checking account, or benefit account, at a local bank. The account must be opened in the third party’s name. It cannot be opened using Iredell Health Foundation or Iredell Health System or financial information.

Can I pay myself back for expenses I’ve incurred?

Iredell Health Foundation cannot fund or financially support community fundraisers. Coordinators are responsible for covering all expenses and cannot be reimbursed by Iredell Health Foundation. For these reasons, as you start to collect money you may want to keep some funds on hand to help pay your expenses.

Can we have a check presentation at Iredell Health System / Iredell Health Foundation?

Yes, we can arrange for a check presentation to be held at Iredell Health System following your fundraiser. Please contact the Iredell Health Foundation to schedule a time at 704.878.7669 or

Should I send a personal thank you letter or card to my donors?

Of course! It is important to thank everyone who was involved with your fundraiser!