Foundation News

Music touches the heart of a retired entertainer


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


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


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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Ira A. Fulton Endows Chair in Bariatric Medicine


Fulton Chair

The Banner Health Foundation is thrilled to announce that Arizona homebuilder, businessman and philanthropist Mr. Ira A. Fulton has endowed the Ira A. Fulton Chair in Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Disorders with a $2 million charitable gift. This is the first endowed chair to be established at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Robin P. Blackstone, MD, FACS, FASMBS, has been appointed to the Fulton Chair. 

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Will, Trust, or Estate Plan: Which One is Right for You?


Estate Planning Kit

Without a will, your state’s laws—rather than you—will determine what happens to everything you own, as well as your minor children, upon your passing. National Estate Planning Awareness Week is Oct. 15-21, making this the perfect time to begin the process of developing the documents and plan that’s right for you and your family.

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