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Tribute Giving



Express sympathy and respect by making a gift in memory of a loved one. Many people make memorial donations in lieu of flowers or other gifts.


Recognize a caregiver, family member or friend who made an impact on your life. Honorary gifts are a great way to say thank you. 


Suggest donations in lieu of gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or other milestones. Special occasions are good reminders of the importance of giving to others. 

Tree of Life: A Gift Rooted in Today, Growing for Tomorrow

Celebrate your loved ones and your commitment to care with a leaf on the Golden Tree of Life. You may honor or memorialize a loved one or hospital caregiver by engraving his or her name on a leaf to be hung on the Golden Tree of Life. Each personalized leaf on the Golden Tree of Life represents a gift of $1,000 to the Tree of Life Fund. A leaf's lasting image provides a vision of hope and warmth, while funds raised provide support needed to ensure growth and development of education, services, and research, which make Tampa General Hospital a world-class organization. 

Designating a Specific Fund

Pay tribute to your loved one or hospital caregiver by supporting a specific foundation fund. We will work together to choose an existing fund that interests you or closely relates to the care received at TGH. Choosing an area for your gift is a great way to personalize your giving. Contact the Foundation office for more information. 

Obituaries and Announcements

Many individuals and families inquire about appropriate obituary and/or tribute language for donations to Tampa General Hospital. The following is recommended with specifics in brackets: 

"In lieu of [flowers/gifts], please consider donating to the Tampa General Hospital Foundation, in memory of [tributee's name]. Contributions can be made online by visiting and completing the online giving form. Please check the box for ["In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of"] and enter [tributee's name]. You may also mail donations to Tampa General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601-1289. Please make checks payable to "The TGH Foundation" and include [tributee's name] in the memo line.

If you are planning to list TGH as your preferred charity, submit your information to the contact below.
All donations to the TGH Foundation are 100% tax deductible. The TGH Foundation will notify you if any gifts are received on behalf of your loved one. 
For questions or inquiries, please contact:
Lia Ferretti
Director of Annual Giving
(813) 844-8381