BOZEMAN DEACONESS FOUNDATIONBozeman Deaconess Foundation was established in 1998 to generate private financial support for improved community health and quality of life. The foundation is a non-profit corporation, governed by an independent board of directors that administers all philanthropic gifts to Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. Due to more than a century of philanthropic giving by a generous community, facilities and services have been expanding since the hospital's inception in 1911. Constant growth in the area's population has resulted in an increased demand for health care services that cannot be met exclusively with the hospital's resources. Bozeman Deaconess Foundation has raised millions of dollars and has responsibly invested permanent endowment funds to serve future medical needs. Through philanthropic partnerships, the foundation will strive to insure that services continue to meet the needs of those living in and visiting this region.
Welcome Jason Smith as the new Executive Vice President of Philanthropy
Jason Smith joined Bozeman Deaconess Foundation in January, 2015. Jason has spent more than two decades leading and raising private support for mission-driven organizations in the US and around the world. Before returning to Bozeman in 2012 to serve as Vice President of External Relations for his alma mater’s alumni foundation, he led global corporate communications for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining the IFRC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to lead communications and humanitarian diplomacy programs in their Asia Pacific zone, he served for more than ten years as Chief Executive Officer for large American Red Cross chapters in Texas and California. He’s a graduate of the DiploFoundation’s International Humanitarian Diplomacy program and has degrees in Political Science and English from Montana State University. He serves on the boards of the Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club and Iqra Fund, a Bozeman-based international not for profit organization that provides educational opportunities for girls in remote, tribal Pakistan. Jason's wife, Karen, is operations manager and a faculty member at Montana Ballet Company. Jason and Karen have two children, Emerson and Allegra.
MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Top Off Grant
Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is proud to announce the approval of a $250,000 top-off grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, WA to expand infusion services at Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center.
Health Care Champions
Health Care Champions is a program developed to honor outstanding caregivers. Often, patients and family members feel gratitude for the care provided at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. You can say “thank you” by making a charitable gift in recognition of a special individual. Support can be directed to the department of choice or simply the greatest need, allowing all departments to grow through charitable dollars. For more information, click here
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The mission of Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is to support Bozeman Deaconess Hospital by promoting community participation and financial support of activities to improve community health and quality of life.