Foundation News

Check here for announcements, news, and information from Banner Health Foundation.

COVID-19: How to Help

04/30/2020

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Banner Health is working diligently to respond to the spread of COVID-19 while preparing for the uncertain future impact of this global pandemic. The spread of the virus is placing significant new demands on our nonprofit health care system and our valued workforce. Your charitable support is critical in helping Banner respond quickly to escalating needs, make emergency investments, ensure the safety of patients and employees, and increase health care services for those most in need.

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $750,000 to Banner Health

04/30/2020

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded $750,000 in unrestricted funds to the Banner Health Foundation to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Banner leadership chose to allocate these funds to the Supporting Our Staff (SOS) Fund to help its health care workforce during this challenging time.

Established in 2011, the SOS Fund provides financial assistance to employees facing a temporary financial hardship. Through Banner Health’s annual employee giving campaign, Banner’s own employees have collectively contributed more than $1 million to the SOS Fund over the past nine years to assist their co-workers in times of need. Some 2,000 employees have received financial assistance from the SOS Fund to date. 

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Donate homemade masks

04/03/2020

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The Banner Health Foundation is gratefully accepting donated homemade masks for our team members and patients (note that these will not be worn by providers directly caring for COVID-19 patients, nor in any procedure rooms or isolation areas.) The Foundation has a process in place to safely receive, sort and launder these masks and then distribute them in our hospitals. We welcome your donations!

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Banner Health Foundation awards $4.2 million through Highest and Best Use Awards

03/23/2020

2020 Highest and Best Use Awards

The Banner Health Foundation board of directors recently voted to award a collective $4.2 million to six 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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Will, Trust, or Estate Plan: Which One is Right for You?

02/28/2020

Estate Planning Guide

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. The Banner Health Foundation's Estate Planning Starter Kit has been revised and the free Record Book and Lesson Book are available for downloading. 

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