Yes, donors can designate their donation to a certain department or piece of equipment. The Foundation, however, will not accept donations that are designated to items outside of the Hospital’s current area of needs. For example, if a donor wished to make a donation to purchase an M.R.I., the Foundation could not accept the donation until such time as the Hospital had approved the operational funding and purchase of an M.R.I. In such a case, we would work with the donor to choose a different area of need. The Foundation or Hospital cannot reallocate designated funds without the prior consent of the donor.