About Crusader Foundation

Since 1985...supporting the growth and development of the Crusader Community Health.

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The Crusader Community Health Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1985 to support the growth and development of Crusader Community Health. A dedicated volunteer board of directors leads efforts to raise funds for the needs of Crusader.

Crusader Community Health Foundation Board of Directors
Wray Howard, President
Michele Petrie, Vice President
Jeff Huber, Treasurer
Jeffrey R. Smith, Secretary
Zach Buchanan
Lisa Carter
Jamie Cassel
Paul Fischer
Lori Frith
Melinda Hagerman
Rishi Malhotra
Dennis Roop, Immediate Past President

Yes, you can make a difference!

You can make a difference in the lives of Crusader patients. As our community’s healthcare safety net, Crusader provides care to the uninsured and for those at highest risk of experiencing poor health. Last year, Crusader served over 57,000 individual patients – many had no form of health insurance and most live below the federal poverty level.

We are so grateful for the generous support we receive from Crusader friends, board of directors, dedicated employees and volunteers who are part of our annual Spirit of Caring event! Funds raised are used for capital projects, upgrading facilities, operating expenses, and medical equipment that will ensure quality patient care.

Thank you every company, organization and individual who generously supported our capital campaign to make Crusader on Alpine a reality! The new facility is thriving and expanding because of the patient need and the kind hearts of so many in our community.

Through the Crusader Community Health Foundation Planned Giving Program, donors have many ways to give. In return, you can plan beyond your lifetime to ensure income for your heirs, honor a loved one, and minimize the tax burden in your later years and on your estate. (See link to Planned Giving Brochure below.) A special ‘Crusade of Caring Society’ has been established to honor those who have notified the CCHF that they have provided for CCHF in their estate plans. The CCHF established an endowment fund to help us continue our legacy of being an avenue of health and hope to the medically uninsured for years to come.

All donations to the Crusader Community Health Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law. In addition to gifts of cash, the Crusader Community Health Foundation also accepts gifts of securities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, real estate and IRA’s. Contact the Crusader Community Health Foundation office in confidence at (815) 490-1621.








Download the Crusader 2017 Annual Report (pdf)


To make a contribution by mail, please send your tax deductible contribution to:
Crusader Community Health Foundation
1200 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61102

Make checks payable to: Crusader Community Health Foundation

The Crusader Community Health Foundation Tax ID#: 36-3259761