Foundation News

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New programs for Banner Olive Branch Senior Center


Banner Olive Branch Senior Center

With a $100,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, the Banner Olive Branch Senior Center will be adding another set of programs to its already successful and proven services aimed at keeping participants healthy, active, and independent.

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Patient Housing Assistance Endowment helps cancer patients


Patient Housing Assistance Endowment

Lodging is a particular concern for patients and families who travel great distances to receive care at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and must stay near the Cancer Center for lengthy periods of time—often at great personal expense. The Patient Housing Assistance Endowment, a permanent fund established by the Banner Health Foundation, helps ease this burden for patients and families.

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Gifts that provide you with income


Charitable Trusts

Charitable trusts are an ideal way to convert highly appreciated assets, such as real estate or stock, into a lifetime income—without having to pay capital gains or estate taxes—while providing a meaningful benefit to a charity such as the Banner Health Foundation or Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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Gifts to Hospice Music Therapy matched by the Fines


Banner Hospice Music Therapy

You can help build a permanent endowment to support Music Therapy for Banner Hospice patients with a gift that is matched 50 cents on the dollar by Banner Health’s President & CEO, Peter S. Fine, and his wife, Rebecca Ailes-Fine.

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$4.5 million in charitable gifts will benefit 14 Banner Health programs


2018 Highest and Best Use Awards

The Banner Health Foundation board of directors recently voted to award a collective $4.5 million to 14 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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