Gunnison Valley Hospital

New Home for Hospice & Palliative Care Funds


Hospice & Palliative Care Funds Transferred from the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley to the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation

February 15, 2012
38th Year, Volume 51, Page 3
Courtesy of The Gunnison Country Shopper

Since late 2011, the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation (GVHF) has been working closely with the representatives from the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV) and Gunnison Valley health Hospice & Palliative Care to transfer Hospice & Palliative Care funds from the Community Foundation to the Health Foundation.

The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation exists to develop, preserve and provide financial resources to Gunnison health care in Gunnison County. Bringing Hospice & Palliative Care funds to the Health Foundation is another step toward furthering this mission. Just over $300,000 is being transferred, part of which is restricted to a permanent endowment for Hospice & Palliative Care. The Hospice & Palliative Care staff and advisory committee has designated $125,000 of the remaining funds to be used for a Hospice Suite in the new Senior Care Center building that will provide state-of-the-art assisted living and skilled nursing facilities for our community’s elderly residents. Gunnison Valley Health Hospice & Palliative Care uses additional generous contributions from donors to cover costs associated with providing care to those who cannot afford it.

According to Dr. Robert Brickman, Chair of Gunnison Valley Health’s Board of Trustees, “Gunnison Valley Health has greatly appreciated the Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley’s management of the funds for the charitable purposes of Hospice & Palliative Care.”

The Health Foundation would like to thank the Community Foundation for stewarding Hospice & palliative Care funds for the last several years. Pam Montgomery and the rest of the CFGV staff have been instrumental in assisting Hospice & Palliative Care with fundraising that Steve Ogden, his Investment committee and the Board of the Community Foundation were careful stewards of the investments, and GVHF looks forward to carrying that forward. Noelle Hagan, President of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation, commented that, “Caring for the community through the stewardship of the funds entrusted to us for Hospice and Palliative Care exemplifies all that is at the heart of CFGV’s work – helping all who care to be givers, transparent stewardship, and nurturing a critical agency.”

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