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McKee Medical Center Foundation
The McKee Medical Center Foundation raises funds and friends for the health and wellness of our community. The McKee Medical Center Foundation achieves its mission by supporting over 35 programs; two of those (Loveland Community Health Center and Stepping Stones Adult Day Program) are eligible for Enterprise Zone tax credits. They are eligible because the State of Colorado has identified the geographic area where they are located for economic re-development.
The Heart Safe Community Initiative is going strong. The McKee Medical Center Foundation started this special project in spring of 2014 with the purpose of improving outcomes for people who experience cardiac problems in the Loveland and Berthoud area. Partners include Thompson Valley EMS, the Loveland Police Department, Loveland Fire and Rescue Authority, the Thompson School District and Banner Health.
A new, very exciting project is the creation of an Employee Gym at McKee Medical Center. Support the health and wellness of those who care for us! Promote wellness in the workplace at McKee.
The McKee Medical Center Foundation has successfully operated as a 501(c)(3) organization since 1981. It raises friends and funds for the health and wellness of the Loveland and Berthoud communities. Plus, when a need arises, it sparks new programs such as the Heart Safe Community Initiative to improve health outcomes for people who experience a cardiac event in public. The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors who are local citizens committed to quality health care through McKee Medical Center and its programs. The McKee Foundation has raised and distributed nearly $26 million to capital projects and programs. Please refer to the McKee Foundation website for more detailed information about the efforts supported.
- 100% of donations goes directly to programs, trainings, patient support or capital; all of the McKee Foundation's expenses are covered by Trust funds
- Charitable gifts reduce patient care costs both at the hospital and at its affiliates / partners such as KidSelf Pediatric Rehabilitation, Stepping Stones Adult Day Program, Loveland Community Health Center and more.
- Charitable gifts make it possible to purchase state of the art equipment that improves patient experience, outcomes and comfort
- Ensuring excellent care in the Cancer Center, Breast Center, Wound Care, Emergency Department
- Supporting physician services and specialties- Cancer Center, Emergency Department
- Providing more training and educational opportunities that keep McKee at the forefront - Simulation Center (only one in the Western Region), support McKee's scholarship program annually, community seminars for donors, physicians (CMEs) and community members
- Fostering healthier communities - Healthy Beginnings, Loveland Community Health Center, McKee Cares, Child Care Center, Stepping Stones Adult Day Program, Heart Safe City.
Goals for the coming year:
1. Raise support for and continue to implement the Heart Safe Community campaign in Loveland and Berthoud.
2. Grow our fundraising and friend raising special events, donor numbers, new prospects, outbound proposals and revenue by 3% in 2016.
3. Increase our irrevocable planned gifts by $1 million.
1. Initiative to provide lifesaving medical equipment in the community (Heart Safe Community)
2. McKee Medical Center Wellness Walk (capital needs)
3. Patient assistance programs (Lifeline, Prescription Assistance, Patient Assistance, Sunshine Funds)
4. Scholarships for students entering medical careers
5. Scholarships for children receiving physical, occupational and speech therapy through the Kid-Self Program at McKee
Executive Director Statement
"We raise funds and friends for the health and wellness of our community. We exist to make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care."
We Fund raise:
We work with individuals, families, business and foundations to create charitable experiences that match donor needs and the needs of the Loveland area community to obtain "extra-ordinary" healthcare programs and services for McKee Medical Center and its affiliates.
This is done through annual gifts, special events, grants, memorial gifts, major and many types of financial planning tools. Since the Foundation's inception we have given over $26 million dollars averaging $750,000 annually back to McKee Medical Center. We accept gifts of cash, stock, bonds, real property, bequests and estate gifts.
We Friend raise:
Staff and board committee structures reach out to the northern Colorado community, business and professional groups, state and national foundations, corporations, and faith based organizations. Our donor prospect data base has increased by 175% in the last 5 years.
We manage gifts carefully and are thoughtful stewards:
The Foundation Board's Executive Committee and its Finance and Investment Committee, and the Audit Committee, in concert with our trustee, Home State Bank, meet our obligations to be good stewards and to manage the investments prudently according to our approved investment policy. Our audits and Form 990 are made public annually online via GuideStar.
The McKee Medical Center Foundation has successfully operated as a 501(c)(3) organization since 1981. It raises friends and funds for the health and wellness of the Loveland and Berthoud communities. Plus, when a need arises, it sparks new programs such as the Heart Safe Community Initiative to improve health outcomes for people who experience a cardiac event in public.
The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors who are local citizens committed to quality health care through McKee Medical Center and its programs. The McKee Foundation has raised and distributed nearly $26 million to capital projects and programs. Please refer to the McKee Foundation website for more detailed information about the efforts supported.
Board Chair/President Statement
The McKee Medical Center Foundation is one of the most productive and successful foundations in northern Colorado. We have been a leader in building support for our community hospital for over thirty years. This foundation, along with its board of directors and staff, have been very successful in bringing the donor's wishes to fruition to support excellent patient care in Loveland. This foundation is celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. Looking back, we are proud that we have been successful in all of our campaigns for equipment, programs and capital needs; we have raised over $22 million dollars for patient care over the years. We have several board members who have been with us for many of those years as very productive board members. It is a distinct honor to work with this group of volunteers and staff as well as our past presidents and board members. Now, we look forward to our participation in Colorado Gives Day; this board believes all Coloradoans need to support our non- profit organizations to build a better Colorado. Everyone's gifts raise the tide for all of us!