"Tis the Season for Charitable Giving"
Review of the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation’s
2.5 M Capital Campaign
We officially launched our Capital Campaign at a community “Kick Off” celebration on October 4, 2015. Just ten months later, on August 4, 2016 we had reached our $2.5 M goal, and on October 26, 2016 we held an official groundbreaking ceremony on the site for the new facility. A community celebration followed at the Hamilton Ranch Round Barn. Our 2017 Annual Event was held on August 23, again at the Hamilton Ranch Round Barn. The event was sold out in early May! During the evening festivities, Coralene Walsh gave the Foundation a $100,000 gift in memory of her husband, Bob Walsh. That gift put the Capital Campaign total over $3M. This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the incredible generosity and support of our community. Thanks go out to past and present Foundation Board members: Les Gilman, President, Becky DeBoer R.N., Vice President, Billie Jo Rowberry, Secretary, Ellie Reedy D.V.M., Julienne Todd, Kassie Marsh R.N., and Nigel Pashley, M.D., the Capital Campaign Committee: John Benedict, Dan Doornbos, Dale Giem, Dave Marsh, Les Gilman, Terry Todd, D.V.M., and Ken Walsh; our talented consulting staff: Chase Rose/Bannack Group and Nondi Harrington. Special thanks to our countless, tireless, unnamed volunteers!
Our first Capital Campaign donors were Drs. Doug and Ellie Reedy, Dr. Terry and Julienne Todd and the Rumsfeld Family Foundation. Ruby Valley Hospital Employees also came on board to support our effort by signing up for the employee payroll deduction program. The Walsh Family gave us our first major gift of $250,000, to sponsor the Emergency Department. In the fall of 2015 the Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary in Sheridan, which is also a support organization for the hospital, donated $75,000 for the gift shop/lobby and entry way. In November 2015, an out-of-state landowner made a challenge match of $250,000 with the understanding that these funds would be given to the Foundation if the
Foundation generated another $250,000 by January 2016. Again, our community met the challenge and we were able to receive the $250,000! As time went on, gifts started to come to fruition. In February 2016, we received our largest major campaign gift of $500,000 from Jim Kennedy – The Trails End Foundation to sponsor the Physical Therapy Department. Any and every gift, no matter the amount, added to the success of the Capital Campaign.
Department/Area Gift Sponsors
Medical Clinic 625,000
Physical Therapy Department 500,000 Jim Kennedy - Trails End Foundation
Radiology Department 500,000 Helmsley & Murdock Trusts
Emergency Department 250,000 Walsh Family
Laboratory 250,000 Private Montana Foundation ($50,000)
Conference Room 120,000
Landscaping - Memorial Healing Garden 100,000 Coralene Walsh in Memory of Bob Walsh
Lobby/Gift Shop/Waiting Area 75,000 Ruby Valley Hospital Auxiliary
Visiting Specialist Area 75,000
Nurse’s Station 75,000
Bereavement Room 50,000
Family Waiting Room 50,000 Tom and Barbi Donnelley
Observation Treatment Rooms (2) 35,000
Exam Treatment Rooms (4) 35,000
In-Patient Rooms (4) 35,000
Isolation Room 35,000
Clinic Exam Rooms (7) 35,000
Coffee Break Room 15,000 Stockman Bank
In-Room Oxygen 10,000 Jack and Karen Hutchinson
In-Room Patient Technology 10,000 Dr. Roman and Joan Hendrickson
P.T. Cervical/Lumbar Traction Table 9,489 Martha Woodson in Memory of Craig Woodson
Ways to give are as many and varied as the people who give them. The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation provides a variety of giving ideas from sponsorship/naming opportunities in the new facility, to planned giving opportunities and in-kind donations. Enclosed, please find our pledge card with a menu of giving suggestions that can provide substantial tax advantages to donors and their heirs, while supporting one of our community’s most vital resources, your hospital. The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Under Montana legislation, your gifts are tax-deductible. Please consult your financial advisor to establish your gift. As we continue our work to ensure the Foundation’s sustainability, we will be reaching out for continuing support to create a legacy endowment for future needs to fund new programs, ideas, activities and medical equipment.
As a courtesy to the community, the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation will be hosting a free Estate Planning Seminar presented by Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist. Please bring your friends and family and join us on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the Philanthropy Building - Moraine Room, 120 South Main Street in Sheridan. A complimentary lunch and dessert will be provided at noon. The seminar is scheduled from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
The Foundation Board of Directors, staff and volunteers wish you and your family a happy, healthy holiday season and a peaceful new year. Thank you for your generosity and on-going support for the Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation and the new Ruby Valley Hospital & Medical Center. Our success is not possible without you!
Les Gilman, President, Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”.
― Winston S. Churchill