Rooks County Healthcare Foundation

Caring for today. Preparing for tomorrow.


Our mission is to lead the way to better healthcare for Rooks County.


Established in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the Rooks County Healthcare Foundation conducts various fundraising activities each year to improve the health and care of those served by the health entities of Rooks County. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.


The Rooks County Healthcare Foundation is headed by a Board of Directors that consist of area leaders from various communities in our service area. The Foundation Board has the responsibility for governing the Foundation’s policy making, financial management and fund development activities. This group of volunteers, with a diverse background in medicine, education, banking, farming, insurance and business lend their expertise and dedication to furthering the mission of RCHF. Assisted by the Rooks County Health Center’s Communication and Development Director and the Foundation’s Executive Director, Eric Sumearll, these volunteers receive no compensation for their time and talents.

Benefits to the Community

Rooks County Healthcare Foundation believes that people will make the difference. Children must be able to rely upon having a solid foundation for a healthy future. Senior citizens deserve to be treated with the dignity and respect that they have earned through a lifetime of hard work, which entitles them to high quality healthcare. Rooks County Healthcare Foundation is here to help make Rooks County a shining example of what a county can accomplish for its citizens when everyone pitches in!


The Foundation is a separate, not-for-profit corporation from Rooks County Health Center. Gifts to the Foundation are used as designated by the donor. Many gifts to the Foundation have been used to update the local hospital; other funds have been used to help a variety of health entities in Rooks County. The Foundation Board exercises prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities and assures donors that their gifts will be used exclusively for the purpose they designate, and will not be combined with RCH’s operating funds. Donors are assured that information about their donations are handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

Giving for the Future

The Rooks County Healthcare Foundation is classified as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization by the IRS. As such, the foundation accepts a variety of gifts that are tax-deductible as allowed by law, including the following:

  • Gifts of Cash – outright or pledged over a period of five years.
  • Gifts of Securities – including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and IRAs.
  • Gifts of Personal Property – i.e., coin collections, antique cards, artwork, etc.
  • Gifts of Real Property – including real estate, home, business property, farmland and pastures, etc. with RCH reserving the right to liquidate at any time.
  • Gifts of Trusts – including charitable remainder trusts, unitrusts, lead trusts, family trusts, annuity trusts, living trusts, etc.
  • Gifts of Insurance – RCH must be both the owner and beneficiary for the donor to receive a charitable deduction.
  • Gifts of Bequests – i.e. gifts received at death directed by a will or living trust.

    Any one of these gifts or a combination may be used to create a current or deferred gift to the campaign. A current gift is a gift to be received during the five-year pledge window of the campaign. A deferred gift, also called an estate gift, planned gift or ultimate gift, is a gift that will not likely be realized during the five-year window.

    We encourage you to discuss these various giving methods with your accountant, financial advisor or attorney and select the most effective way for you to make a gift to the foundation.

Click here to download a copy of our Donor Form to print and submit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 785-688-4428.
Eric Sumearll
Rooks County Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 184
Plainville, KS 67663

The RCHF board members are dedicated to ensuring that the hospital and all healthcare entities in the county remain strong by engaging in philanthropic activities designed to increase community awareness and participation in helping to meet their needs.

President: Carson LeMarr
Vice-President: Kathy Ramsay
Treasurer: Linda Rudman
Secretary: Jaime Gosselin
Trustee Ex-Officio: A.J. Thomas
Chuck Comeau
Charlie Allphin
Sheila Latham
Wynn McReynolds
Kandie Morain
Shari Tucker
Donna Brown


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