Foundation News

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Spiritual Support Services at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center


Spiritual Support Services

Shirley and Burnell Kraft have supported chaplaincy services at Banner Health medical centers, including Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, for many years. Now, they have generously pledged $1 million in matching funds to establish a permanent endowment for spiritual support services for cancer patients across Arizona, now and for generations to come.

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Care comes from many directions


Royce receives care at Banner Thunderbird

Born with an extremely rare condition—Prune Belly Syndrome—Royce has already spent 148 days of his first 18 months admitted to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. His mother says the care at Banner Thunderbird has been unmatched.

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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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