BOZEMAN HEALTH FOUNDATIONFor nearly two decades, Bozeman Health Foundation has been generating private financial support for vital services and facilities right here at home, contributing to Bozeman Health's 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 Health.
Medicine has changed greatly since our hospital began operations in 1911, and Bozeman Health 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 Health 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.
A Hospitality Garden Party!
Hospitality 2016 Breaks Fundraising Records
More than 500 friends and supporters of great local healthcare gathered on Saturday, April 30th for Bozeman Health Foundation’s Hospitality 2016 dinner and auction. “A Garden Party, Planting Seeds for the Future” raised more than $365,000 to support Bozeman Health’s Family Birth Center. With this help from generous contributors, we will secure vital equipment and expand by 20% the physical capacity of our special care nursery. This, in turn, will enable us to increase the already high quality of support we provide to babies in need.
The silent auction, with nearly 100 items, many having been donated by Bozeman Health staff, was a huge hit with the record crowd. Thanks to $55,000 in matching contributions from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, KLJ, Niles and Ginger Hushka, Pediatricians from Bozeman Health Pediatrics, Physicians from Bozeman Health Women’s Specialists and Bozeman Health Family Birth Center, our Live Drive raised more than $190,000. Bozeman Health Foundation is extremely grateful to the entire employee community, and particularly to the Petal Pushers auction committee, for the extraordinary amount of time, talent and treasure that was offered through this event. Hospitality 2017 is on the calendar for April 29th of next year; mark your calendar!
Montana Tax Credit
Your gift to the Bozeman Health Foundation can qualify for a tax credit towards your Montana income taxes!The Montana Tax Credit for Charitable Endowment Gifts is a unique tax credit incentive that a Montana tax payer can receive on the taxes they owe—up to $10,000 per year—by making a qualified charitable contribution to a qualified endowment like the Bozeman Health Foundation. There is a provision for businesses to access this tax credit as well. Click here
for Frequently Asked Questions about these tax credits.
First Interstate Bank
Special thanks to First Interstate Bank for sponsoring the 2015 meals for Bozeman Health 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 Health. 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
. Gifts can be made online by clicking here
The mission of Bozeman Health Foundation is to support Bozeman Health by promoting community participation and financial support of activities to improve community health and quality of life.