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MHF Base Membership Levels
Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship has a base membership level for each stage of your life as a healthcare professional. We invite all Anabaptist healthcare professionals to self-select a level appropriate to their situation. For example, some recent retirees are able to pay at the Regular or Sustaining Membership level.
Remember that each of these levels is a baseline level. Members and others who want to contribute more are encouraged to make extra contributions toward the mission of MHF. Note that you can change your baseline level at any time and you may give more than once a year if you wish.
Since Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship is a registered non-profit corporation in the U.S., all membership contributions as well as extra contributions are tax deductible as provided for by federal tax regulations. Consult your accountant or tax attorney for additional details.
Membership Levels for Active Professionals
Sustaining Member — $300/year
Sustaining Members contribute a baseline of $300 per year. Sustaining Members help to keep other rates affordable for students, volunteers, and others who need a lower rate.
Regular Membership — $85/year
This is the most common membership level at which many practicing professionals will join.
New Member — $50/year
Are you a new professional who just completed degree requirements? Are you looking to check out MHF before committing too heavily? The New Member level is for you!
Reduced Rate Membership Levels
Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship wants you to participate in the mission of MHF regardless of your life situation or income level. Thus, MHF offers the following reduced rates. If you are in a situation where even this much is a hardship, please write to the MHF Office and let us know.
Student Member — $25/year
Students pay just $25/year. Persons in a residency or internship program may also want to use this rate. Practicing healthcare professionals are also encouraged to give gift memberships to students.
Retiree Membership — $25/year
Continue your support of MHF even after retirement! Retirees are also welcome to continue at the Regular or Sustaining Member level for as long as they can.
Mission Worker or Volunteer — $25/year
If you are a volunteer or a mission worker with limited income, you are invited to join MHF at a membership level that you can afford. If you are in a situation where $25/year is too much, please write to the MHF Office and let us know.
A word about past Mission Funds
Prior to 2016, Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship and its predecessors maintained special mission funds. Over the course of the years, the purpose and usage of these funds has changed along with the definition of what “mission” is. Thus, as part of its overall strategic plan, the MHF Board has renewed its focus on the total mission of the organization, consolidated all of the funds under its control for greater effectiveness and administrative efficiency, and moved away from a dues model (“What do I owe?”) to a joyous contributions model (“How can I support the mission of MHF?”)
Thus, funding to support “Mobilization for Service” programs such as the Student Elective Term (SET) and the Steven Roth Memorial Grant Program, are built into the yearly budget. In 2016-17, there are line items of $10,000 for SET, $10,000 for the Grant Program as well as provision for publicity.
Thus, your baseline membership as well as additional contributions fund the overall operation of MHF in its mission to support the integration of Christian faith and healthcare.
There are two additional funds for which Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship receives donations but passes them on to other organizations.
Anabaptist Center for Healthcare Ethics (ACHE)
This inter-agency fund is used for programs and projects involving healthcare ethics from a Christian perspective. MHF manages this fund and issues tax receipts for a a separate 501(c)(3) corporation controlled by all of the Mennonite agencies involved with ACHE.
Mary Jean Yoder Memorial Endowment Fund
This fund is an endowment fund administered by Mennonite Mission Network which provides grants to Christian students in healthcare study programs in developing countries. A Benefits Committee controlled by a majority of MHF members and which also includes representatives from Mennonite Mission Network and the Yoder family disburses the interest accrued by this fund each year.