BOZEMAN DEACONESS FOUNDATIONFor nearly two decades, the 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 of those living in and visiting this region.
Hospitality 2015 Raises Record Breaking Support for Great Healthcare
More than 490 friends and supporters of great local healthcare gathered on Saturday, April 25th at MSU’s newly renovated SUB ballrooms for the Bozeman Deaconess Foundation’s Hospitality 2015 dinner and auction. The event, which celebrated “the glamorous 1960s in the Big Apple,” raised more than $335,000 to expand Bozeman Deaconess Health Services’ telemedicine programs. Against a Manhattan skyline, guests looked great in period attire that channeled Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol, Don Draper, Jackie Onassis, peace lovers visiting from the Bay Area, energetic Pan Am flight crews, and more. The silent auction, with many of its more than 100 items having been donated by Bozeman Deaconess staff, was a huge hit with the record crowd. Thanks to $50,000 in matching contributions from Intercity Radiology, Absaroka Emergency Physicians and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the Live Drive portion of the evening alone raised more than $150,000 in new charitable contributions. The Bozeman Deaconess Foundation is extremely grateful to the entire employee community, and particularly to the Rockettes auction committee, for the extraordinary amount of time, talent and treasure that was offered through this event. Hospitality 2016 is on the calendar for April 30th of next year; mark the calendar!
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.