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Supporting the future of healthcare

With an ambitious vision to build a hospital and make it the best, Abigail Geisinger opened the George F. Geisinger Memorial Hospital more than 100 years ago with a single donation. 

Much has changed since her transformational gift, but some things remain the same. Generous contributions from our employees and community keep Geisinger at the forefront of medicine and uphold Abigail Geisinger’s vision of providing quality healthcare for everyone.

How do donors, sponsors and funders help advance research?

Donors lay the groundwork by providing financial support for Geisinger’s research activities. Contributions can be general or targeted to a specific disease or topic of interest. 
Undesignated gifts give Geisinger flexibility to use the funds to meet urgent needs or advance strategic priorities. However, you may designate your gift to a specific fund, hospital, initiative or project that’s particularly important to you. 

The impact of your donation

When you choose to donate, you support nationally recognized research focused locally. The issues we study are relevant to people right here in northeastern and north-central Pennsylvania. Just a few recent examples of our research:

  • Developing groundbreaking concepts in the treatment of developmental disorders in children
  • Creating and testing a tool to predict which patients will benefit most from gastric bypass surgery
  • Using the MyCode® biobank and genomics to search for genetic markers that predict the risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm — a leading cause of death in the U.S.

Research like this is at the heart of Geisinger’s mission. And it’s critical to our goal of providing the best possible healthcare for patients. Your generous donation helps our scientists and researchers continue important work that will lead to better prevention and treatment for our communities and people everywhere.

How can you become a donor?

  • By making a one-time or recurring gift or a tribute gift to honor a loved one
  • By establishing an endowment or through bequests and legacies

Contact information

Questions about donating? Contact the Geisinger Health Foundation by mail at 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-4036, via email at or by phone at 570-271-6461.



Young girl preparing for an MRI.
A mock MRI scanner funded by the Geisinger Medical Center Auxiliary is now in place at ADMI. The scanner mimics the sound and feel of a real MRI scanner, allowing kids to “practice” before having the real (and much more expensive) scan. 
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