BOZEMAN DEACONESS FOUNDATIONFor nearly two decades, Bozeman Deaconess Foundation has been generating private financial support for vital services and facilities right here at home, contributing to Bozeman Deaconess Health Services’ mission to improve community health and quality of life. The foundation, formed in 1998 as a non-profit corporation governed by an independent board of directors, is charged with administering all philanthropic gifts for Bozeman Deaconess Health Services.
Medicine has changed greatly since our hospital began operations in 1911, and Bozeman Deaconess has been able to stay at the forefront and expand its healthcare services because, for more than a century, the community has been generous with their charitable support. At the same time, the population has seen continuous growth, resulting in ever-increasing demands for top quality health care services that cannot be met exclusively with our health system’s resources. To meet growing needs, the Bozeman Deaconess Foundation has raised more than $20 million and responsibly invested permanent endowment funds to help underwrite current and future medical opportunities. Through philanthropic partnerships, the foundation strives to insure that services will continue to advance healthcare for all of those living in and visiting this region.
Cancer Center Patient Care Fund
The Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center Patient Care Fund is a direct reflection of the compassion that our donors have for patients undergoing cancer treatment. This fund was established to help meet some of the financial strains that come along with a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer patients and their families can face unique challenges with their treatments such as transportation costs, utilities payments, lodging fees, dietary supplements or adaptive equipment. This fund allows patients or their families to apply for a small grant to help with such expenses. Just a small amount can make a real difference in the lives—and treatment—of our patients with the least financial means. Bozeman Deaconess Foundation has received a generous gift of $10,000 from a donor personally touched by the Cancer Center that will go to the Cancer Patient Care Fund! In direct response to this gift, we have received additional donations nearing $5,000. Our goal is to double the original gift with an additional $10,000—so we are halfway there! If you would like to help, please contact us. This Patient Care Fund provides about $15,000 in small, individual grants each year…so your help will directly reach those most in need over the coming months.
First Interstate Bank
Special thanks to First Interstate Bank for sponsoring the 2015 meals for Bozeman Deaconess Foundation’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee. We are grateful!
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.