Donor Stories

An Inspiring Act of Generosity

Captain Wallace Greeley built the hospital in memory of his beloved wife Mary and gave it to the City of Ames. Since opening in 1916, Mary Greeley Medical Center has provided generations of central Iowans with accessible, high quality health care.

The hospital has grown with the region. This growth has been made possible by the generosity of donors who have followed Captain Greeley’s moving example.

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Foundation improve lives and communities. They impact all aspects of our patient care. They fund opportunities for hospital staff to advance their skills. They support programs that encourage healthy lifestyles. They support the medical center’s mission to take care of the whole patient.

Captain Greeley’s dream was that the hospital named for his wife would provide help and hope for people for many, many years. Gifts to Mary Greeley Medical Center help ensure that dream continues to be a reality.

Jim and Kathy hiking on a sunny day

Gift Aimed at Having the Greatest Impact on Care Possible

The excellent care that Jim has received at the medical center over the years – including a gall bladder removal and a bowel resection – prompted him and Kathy to make a significant gift to the Mary Greeley Foundation.

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Jeff Johnson and his grandchildren - small family photo preview

Putting Families at the Center of Care

Watching Tony Wayne Martin giggle on his grandpa’s lap, it is tough to imagine his entry into the world was anything other than ordinary. Flanked on grandpa’s other knee by his little sister, Emmy Marie, he is happy, healthy and looks ready to take on anything thrown his way.

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MGMC Foundation
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010

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