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(830) 997-1297
808 Reuben Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Become a Legacy Donor

HCM Legacy Donors touch the lives of so many our patients.  They have endowed programs to educate nurses, funded state-of-the art equipment and technology, enabled infrastructure upgrades and expansions, and created stroke awareness initiatives, just to name a few. By becoming a Legacy Donor, you join the company of many who improve the health of Hill Country community members now and for future generations. Most importantly, you will be making an invaluable contribution to those who are most dear to you by securing HCM’s future to provide remarkable healthcare.

If you have already included Hill Country Memorial or the Foundation for HCM in your will or estate plan, or if you plan to do so, please let us know so we can show our appreciation and better plan for the future, together. Should you have questions or wish to learn more, contact the Foundation for HCM at (830) 997-12797 or email us at


HCMH Friends of the Hospital have organized biennial galas since 1987. More than 150 of our Friends (volunteers) begin planning this signature, black-tie, affair months in advance. Many of our Friends put in most of their hours setting up and decorating the tents the week before the gala and continue working during the event by selling raffle tickets, showing patrons to their seats, directing traffic or assisting in other ways. The gala is preceded by a brunch for those who wish to support the hospital at an earlier time of day. The success of these events and the generosity of the community have allowed our Friends to give over $2.1 million to Hill Country Memorial. Recent projects include the ICU, digital mammography unit, Cancer Resource Center and angiography equipment for both cath labs and transitioning the hospital from all semi-private to single-patient rooms. We hope you will join us by volunteering at our next event!

Corporate Information
The Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation, INC

Phone (830) 997-1297

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1339
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Physical Address:
808 Reuben Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Please contact us directly for more information.

Legacy Donors, Schwindt Endowment Fund

Hannelore and Walter Schwindt traveled the world together. Both avid readers, they were students of different world cultures, economic theories, financial and social trends, politics, personal growth and much more. Despite their international travels and the cosmopolitan environment in which they thrived, they led a simple, thoughtful lifestyle.

They spent their summers in Maine and their winters in Texas. Methodically and together, they planned how their personal financial assets were to be used upon their demise. It was important to them to take care of their friends and neighbors in the Gillespie County region. To do this, they set up a permanent fund to help support high quality health care in the form of an endowment fund.

Walter died in 2002. Upon Hannelore’s death in 2009, the Schwindt Endowment Fund was created from the charitable portion of their estate. This gift is particularly notable for several reasons: first, it is by far the largest endowment gift that the HCMH Foundation has received to date; and second, the fund is restricted and cannot be used for hospital operational expenses. Instead, the interest earnings are dedicated solely to be used for capital, equipment or technology expansion or advancement. The Schwindts were true visionaries of their time. Their gift will generate interest income for Hill Country Memorial year after year, but the principal will remain intact. Their gift will support high quality health care for their friends and neighbors for many generations to come. A gift shared, appreciated by many, forever. That is quite a vision, indeed.