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


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?


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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Mobile screening is like a house call for seniors


Banner Olive Branch Senior Center and Board of Visitors

As part of an innovative house-call plan offered through the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center, seniors in Sun City and nearby communities received a variety of health screenings and tests by medical professionals as well as the Olive Branch Benefit Checkup Screening that reviews available social services and discounts from a range of 85 different county, state, and federal options. Funded by a grant from the Board of Visitors, the mobile screenings were conducted in partnership with Banner Occupational Health.

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Using your IRA to achieve your charitable giving goals


Gift of an IRA to Banner Health

If you’re at least age 70½, you can use the IRA Charitable Rollover to make a tax-free gift to the Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act enacted on January 1, 2020, brings significant changes to individual retirement accounts that may affect you and your beneficiaries.

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Young patients find healing in Wellness Warriors blend of ancient wisdom and martial arts



A fresh approach to helping kids manage chronic illness blends ancient wisdom and martial arts to encourage healing and positive self-awareness. Designed to uplift pediatric patients and their families, Wellness Warriors is now offered at Cardon Children’s Medical Center through the gift of philanthropy.

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