Caring Forward: The Campaign for a Healthier Community
Bozeman Health along with Bozeman Health Foundation announced its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date with a sizable goal of $15 million. The Caring Forward Campaign was made public on April 11, 2018, and at that groundbreaking event for the new Critical Care Tower, it was also announced that $11.2 million had already been raised toward the campaign goal.
The campaign has four priorities: Critical and Intensive Care, Community Outreach and Access, Innovation and Excellence, and Big Sky Medical Center. You can find more information on the campaign at CaringForwardMontana.org or make a donation.
A Thoughtful Way to Show Gratitude to a Caregiver
Often, patients and family members feel gratitude for the care provided at Bozeman Health. You can say "thank you" by making a gift to Bozeman Health Foundation. A donation to the foundation furthers the excellence in care our community has come to expect from Bozeman Health. Each gift truly makes a difference. Your support can be directed to the department of your choice or simply the greatest need. If you choose, you can make your charitable gift in recognition of a special individual. Bozeman Health Foundation will send a letter to the caregiver of your choice. This caregiver will be recognized for their outstanding work at an annual ceremony.
Testimony From a Grateful Patient
The ER team, specifically RN Shawnna McLaughlin and "Dr. Chris" Eixenberger were amazing. My son got a second degree burn while camping in Yellowstone Park. After driving 100 miles in a lightning storm from West Yellowstone and arriving at 2 am, Nurse Shawnna and Dr. Chris immediately made my son comfortable and took amazing care of us. I can't thank them (and everyone including the front desk, admissions person, and everyone on staff that evening) for helping us with such a terrible situation. We are back home now and my son is happy and doing great. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. –Holly C. Davidson
Consider a gift to Bozeman Health Foundation in honor of a friend or family member to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or the gift of new life. Honor a loved one while supporting quality healthcare in the Gallatin Valley. Bozeman Health Foundation will notify the individual to acknowledge your gift promptly.
Does your company offer an employee matching gift program? Many local organizations do. Ask your supervisor for details on how you might double or even triple your gift. Bozeman Health Foundation will assist in any matching gift paperwork that may be necessary.
When loved ones are lost, it can bring great comfort to family and friends to make memorial contributions in their name. By choosing Bozeman Health Foundation as a memorial recipient, you can help ensure that quality, compassionate care is being provided to those in need. Donors giving in memory of a loved one will receive a note of thanks. In addition, periodically, the family will receive a list of donors who have given. To request that memorials be made in the name of a loved one, please include the following in the obituary notice: "The family of [insert name] requests that contributions be made to Bozeman Health Foundation, 931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT, 59715." You may also specify that memorials be made to specific funds or departments.
Contributors will receive increasing opportunities for involvement and recognition as they progress through accumulative giving levels during their lifetime. The donor lists are computer generated and can be easily updated to correct recognition information or to recognize additional contributions. The center column of Pillars is dedicated to Deaconess Ambassadors who have chosen to leave a legacy to the foundation with a gift through their estate plan. Such gifts may include charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement plans or will designations.
Honoring our family of contributors who sustain excellence in medicine today as pioneered by healers of yesterday:
- Hippocrates Above — $1 million
- Edward Jenner — $500,000 - $999,999
- Florence Nightingale — $250,000 - $499,999
- Louis Pasteur - $100,000 - $249,999
- Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen — $50,000 - $99,999
- Sir William Osler — $25,000 - $49,999
- Marie Curie — $10,000 - $24,999
Pillars is located in the Highland Park 2 Lobby at 931 Highland Blvd. on Level 2.
A planned gift is a contribution that results from a donor's careful consideration of how the transfer will affect his or her current financial planning and long-range estate planning. This contribution will benefit others beyond the donor's lifetime. In Montana, individuals making planned gifts to endowment funds can receive a credit against their state taxes for a percentage of their charitable gift. Other benefits include either a fixed or variable income, reduced federal income tax and reduced capital gain tax liability. Planned gift donors to Bozeman Health Foundation have the option of being recognized as Deaconess Ambassadors - Investors in Community Health and Quality of Life through Planned Giving. Planned gifts can be established through gifts of cash or appreciated assets such as stock, securities or real estate. Please contact the foundation at 406-414-1085 for more information on these giving vehicles. For more information on planned gifts, visit bhfgiving.org.
Tree of Memories
Bozeman Health Foundation has made the Tree of Memories a beautiful symbol for memorial giving. For gifts of $250 or more, we will display a leaf on the tree inscribed with your words. The Tree of Memories is located in the patient registration area of Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.
Tree of Memories Giving Levels:
- Gold Leaf — $1,000
- Silver Leaf — $500
- Bronze Leaf — $250