Become a Community Champion

Any community member who hosts fundraising events, organizes assembly of patient kits, sponsors toy drives, or works to raise funds and awareness for Banner Health programs and patients throughout Arizona, is a Community Champion.

We're thrilled you have chosen to become one of Banner Health Foundation's Community Champions! We're looking forward to learning more about your ideas and discussing the ways we can work together to make your fundraising event a success. Whether you're a fundraising pro or a first-timer, we're ready to help you get your ideas off the ground.

Every dollar makes a difference

The Banner Health Foundation won't ask for a minimum fundraising amount. We are always impressed by the work of our Community Champions and they often exceed their goals! For first-time fundraisers, a goal of $500 is a great place to start.

Let's get started

First, initiate the registration process by completing the Fundraiser Application Form at the bottom of this page.

For guidance on causes to support, look no further that the suggestions below.

Successful fundraisers agree: There are some practices that work for every fundraiser. So, we encourage you to take a moment and review the tips for a successful fundraiser.

Whether you're comfortable following your creative instincts or you don't know where to begin when choosing an event type, here is a place to look for inspiration and ideas.

Don't forget to review the Policies and Procedures page.

Choose a cause close to your heart

Here are just a few of the Banner Health areas you can choose to support with your fundraising efforts.

A Home Away from Home

When patients travel great distances seeking hope at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, lodging can become a financial burden. Support for the Patient Housing Assistance Endowment helps patients, and their families find a home away from home.

Banner Children's

Raise funds for Banner Children’s at Desert, Banner Children’s at Thunderbird, or Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center (Tucson). Or choose to benefit a Banner Children's program like Child Life, Hospital School, playrooms, Community Clinics, or Toy Closets.

Destination Centers for Care

The Banner – University Medicine Institutes bring together signature clinical programs delivering high-value, coordinated, and specialized clinical care. Support any of a dozen institutes with the dollars you raise.

Finding Tomorrow's Cures

Banner Research conducts high-quality clinical trials and other medical research into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and cancer.

Navigating Memory Loss

Gifts to the Banner Alzheimer's Foundation are focused on the groundbreaking research and care that will get us to the goal of ending Alzheimer’s before another generation is lost. Your fundraiser can also support dementia care for Tucson and Southern Arizona residents.

The Power of Music

The Banner Hospice Music Therapy program helps patients cope with their illnesses. Gifts to this fund are currently matched 50 cents on the dollar by President & CEO, Peter S. Fine and his family.