As 2014 has ended and 2015 is upon us, we wanted to take the time to thank you and show the impact that has been made on the PVH & MCR Foundation. As Erica J. Siemers stated, “In this report you will come across many numbers, but the real measure of our accomplishments over the past year are the stories behind the numbers. The stories tell of a community that has rallied in support of health, and of the individuals whose lives have been changed through generosity.” In 2014, the total gifts, grants, and commitments received by the PVH and MCR Foundation totaled $5,504,469. Truly amazing. The largest individual commitment was made by an individual donor in support of the UCHealth Cancer center and UCHealth research programs. The donation was $1,564,844. Total granted for scholarship support | $170,250
The PVH and MCR Foundation scholarship program fosters the professional development of UCHealth staff in its affiliated hospitals and clinics through matching donors’ passions for education with employees’ academic dreams. This year $170,250 was provided to support northern Colorado staff in pursuit of their goals.
Total given by employees | $282,216 The PVH and MCR Foundation is fortunate to include employees of Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, and their affiliated clinics among its generous donors. Nearly a third of the employees at UCHealth in the northern region gave via payroll deduction this year, with more signing up every day. These employee contributions demonstrate the culture of giving at UCHealth and have a significant impact on the programs and services that the foundation is able to support.
Total granted for Employee Emergency Assistance Fund (EEAF) grants | $56,543
“I would like to express my appreciation for approval of assistance that was given to me recently. That was the most unselfish thing anyone has ever done for me. It makes me proud to be part of such an awesome group of people that are willing to take that extra step to help someone out in need. It does feel like family and I love being a part of that.” – Anonymous, EEAF grant recipient
The long-anticipated UCHealth Cancer Center was unveiled to the public for the first time at a ribbon cutting on June 4. The celebration brought together donors, community leaders, residents, UCHealth staff and musical entertainment in advance of the first patients receiving services on June 9. Speaking on behalf of the UCHealth Cancer Center, W. Thomas Purcell, MD, Ph.D., Associate Director for Clinical Services of the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Executive Medical Director of Oncology Services at University of Colorado Hospital, and Matthew Sorensen, MD, medical oncologist at the Medical Center of the Rockies, talked about the impact the facility is expected to have on cancer care and well-being in northern Colorado. Other speakers at the event included Mike Dellenbach, PVH and MCR Foundation board chairman, JoAnn Lovins, service line director for oncology at UCHealth, Bill Neff, MD, then interim president and CEO of UCHealth, Kevin Unger, CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, Vikki Wagner, chair of the Survivor Advisory Council and Karen Weitkunat, mayor of Fort Collins. More than 1,000 attendees were invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the care team and comprehensive services offered. The individuals, corporations and foundations who provided the financial support needed to bring the facility to life were also recognized. While this main treatment hub of UCHealth’s cancer services has been open to patients since June, fundraising will continue through December 31, 2014 to complete the wellness and survivorship center and to reach the comprehensive $6.1 million fundraising goal for the cancer center project. A WISH come true…nearly $34,000 awarded to health programs in Larimer County A group of ambitious women came together last year with the goal of creating a healthier community. Working with the PVH and MCR Foundation, they started WISH – Women Investing in Strategies for Health – a women’s giving circle supporting public health needs through University of Colorado Health programs in Larimer County. $55,000 supporting local studies Money raised at the August 2013 PVH and MCR Foundation Golf Classic is being used by the University of Colorado Health research department in northern Colorado to fund a number of projects that will ultimately enhance patient care and health services in our community Pumping up knowledge about cardiovascular health $154,320 grant from AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation for Healthy Hearts Healthy Hearts for Healthy Families is yet another example of a program that facilitates long-lasting positive changes to health and wellbeing of members of our community. The Healthy Hearts for Healthy Families program was made possible by a grant of $154,320 awarded to the PVH and MCR Foundation from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health℠ program. The PVH and MCR Foundation’s proposal was one of 19 selected out of 500 submitted nationally to the program in 2013. Cornerstone Sponsors
Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants, PC – CollegeAmerica – Dellenbach Motors – First National Bank Mission Sponsors – Alphagraphics – BizWest – Clear Channel Communication – Eye Center of Northern Colorado – Hensel Phelps, Inc. – Markley Motors – McWhinney – Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professional Consultants, LLP Corporate Sponsors – Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies – Professional Document Management, Inc. – The FEET, Inc.
Circle of Caring
The PVH and MCR Foundation has formed a legacy society, the Circle of Caring, to honor those who have made provisions for our local hospitals in their estate plans, such as a will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or through a life income plan, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable lead trust. Circle of Caring donors leave their imprint through thoughtful, planned gifts from their estate.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to our Circle of Caring members: – Anonymous (2) – Peggy and Jim Barnett – Mary and John D. Borman – Lois and Derry Eynon – Faye and Wayne Irelan – Addie Kano – Eugene Markley – Dr. Douglas and Molly Murray – Dr. Merlin Otteman – Vivian Otteman – Sharyn and Larry Salmen – Phyllis and Wayne Schrader – Sallie Youngman – Patricia and Larry Wall
PVH and MCR Board of Directors 2013-2014
Community leaders who donate their time to support health in northern Colorado: – Mike Dellenbach, Dellenbach Motors – Board Chairman – Mark Driscoll, First National Bank – Jay Hardy, McWhinney – Don Marostica, Loveland Commercial (retired) – Robert Marschke, MD, Poudre Valley Hospital (retired) – Yvonne Myers, Columbine Health Systems – Chris Richmond, Flood and Peterson – Miki Roth, The Group – Mike Sanders, Great Western Bank – Kevin Unger, Ph.D, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies
2014 was an extremely successful year, impacting so many lives; we cannot wait to see what 2015 brings.
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