Foundation News

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

Tax advantages for charitable gifts raised by CARES Act

06/01/2020

CARES Act

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was signed into law in April and it allows taxpayers to take a larger deduction for charitable gifts than would normally be available.

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$150,000 grant supports Banner Telehealth

06/01/2020

Banner Telehealth

A local foundation recently awarded $150,000 to the Banner Health Foundation to support the Banner Telehealth program and its rapid deployment in hospital rooms outfitted for COVID-19 patients. Read more about how this innovative way to treat patients can significantly improve conditions and outcomes for both patients and providers.

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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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