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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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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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When it comes to their health, a good defense is a strong offense for kids



As part of an innovative, preemptive program funded through philanthropy for Arizona's kids, fluoride varnish is applied once every six months, when primary teeth start coming in, to combat tooth decay and build good overall health.

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Charitable Gift Annuities: Generosity meets security



With a charitable give annuity, the concept is simple: You make a donation using cash, marketable securities or other assets, and we, in turn, pay you a fixed amount for life. And now, if you make your gift by December 31, the gift annuity rates will be an estimated 0.3 to 0.5 percent higher than they will be beginning January 1.

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