Who We Are
The Susan B. Allen Foundation continues a long history of philanthropy for the Hospital, which began in the late 1920s, when the community recognized a need for a modern hospital. Frank S. Allen, a prominent businessman in the community, contributed land and $100,000 for a hospital named in honor of his mother, Susan B. Allen. In the spirit of community pride and care, the balance of the funds needed to build and equip the hospital was contributed by local citizens.
The Susan B. Allen Memorial Foundation was formed from the El Dorado Area Hospital Services Foundation Inc. on Jan. 1, 2007. The former foundation was comprised of current and past hospital staff and with the change to the SBAMH Foundation, it became a community-led fundraising organization. Now the Foundation Board is comprised of community members, led by an executive director.
The Foundation made a name change in 2018 when it became the Susan B. Allen Foundation. It continues to be dedicated to helping the Hospital fulfill its mission of providing compassionate, professional healthcare to the communities we serve. Acting as the fundraising arm of SBAMH, the Foundation accepts charitable gifts to be used for maintaining and improving the programs and services at the Hospital that will have a positive impact on the health of our communities. Partnering with our generous donors improves healthcare options for you, your family, and friends.