Foundation News

$4.5 million in charitable gifts will benefit 14 Banner Health programs

11/30/2018

2018 Highest and Best Use Awards

The Banner Health Foundation board of directors recently voted to award a collective $4.5 million to 14 programs and services across Banner Health’s many medical centers in Arizona. The funds, awarded through the annual Highest and Best Use Awards program, come from unrestricted charitable gifts to the Banner Health Foundation and the interest earnings from the Foundation’s assets, excluding endowments.

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Donating Real Estate to Charity

11/30/2018

Donating Real Estate to Charity

Do you want to make a major gift to the Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation without touching your bank account? Consider giving a gift of real estate. Such a generous gift provides meaningful support to Banner Health, and can be directed to the medical center, program or area of care that matters most to you.

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Music touches the heart of a retired entertainer

11/28/2018

Banner Hospice Music Therapy Program

Performing with the stage name D, this spunky little lady was a professional singer during the big band era, singing with Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman, and several other band leaders. Now in a group home under the care of Banner Home Care & Hospice, D was becoming increasingly angry at losing control over her life. When a care giver suggested music therapy, D refused. That changed when Kristen entered the scene. A music therapist recently added to the Banner Hospice Music Therapy team, Kristen began playing "A Sentimental Journey" and suddenly, D was smiling, singing, and even laughing.

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Leaving a Legacy Through a Charitable Bequest

11/01/2018

Leave a Legacy

Instead of making a gift in their wills or estates, some people prefer the increased flexibility provided by a beneficiary designation through IRAs and retirement plans, life insurance policies, or commercial annuities. Another simple way to leave a legacy gift is to designate Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation as beneficiary of your bank accounts, certificates of deposit or brokerage accounts.

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The Pulse of the City Soiree

10/08/2018

The Pulse of the City Soiree 2018

An elegant and festive evening, The Pulse of the City Soiree is Banner Health’s signature fundraising gala. Guests will enjoy a spectacular auction, front-row access to a live concert, networking, and superb dining—all in the spirit of ensuring a bright future for Arizona’s children facing illness or injury.

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