A grant from your donor advised fund (DAF) will help to support health care in northern Colorado during these challenging times. A DAF, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact, or you can use your fund as a tool for ongoing and future charitable gifts.
Improvements are underway at the UCHealth Harmony Campus, where we’re expanding our cancer center to provide our patients more innovative treatment.
Donor contributions helped to build the cancer center, which opened its doors in 2014. Philanthropy continues to support cancer research and treatment as well as to provide financial assistance for cancer patients in need.
Over the past year, grateful patients in northern Colorado honored 55 of our health care heroes and four hospital units as Guardian Angels. A Guardian Angel is someone a patient recognized for making a difference in their treatment: a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, receptionist, anyone who had a meaningful impact on their care.
As the economic effects of COVID-19 continue, many people struggle to afford groceries. The UCHealth Family Medicine Center (FMC) food pantry, which partners with Food Bank for Larimer County, helps provide fresh food to those suffering food insecurity.
Each year, donor generosity enables UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation to award scholarships to UCHealth northern Colorado employees interested in furthering career-related skills. For our 2020–21 scholarship cycle, $85,000 was awarded to 47 recipients.
The gift, made through UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation, will support testing costs for underinsured people and help with ongoing patient needs associated with pandemic.
The generosity of private donors and community business partners, as well as many of our fellow employees, has enabled us to award more than $390,000 in scholarships to 334 UCHealth employees since 2010.
At UCHealth, the culture of philanthropy is strong. Employees donate generously via our Employee Giving program to support our mission to deliver world-class health care. They also support each other through gifts to employee hardship relief and scholarship funds.
UCHealth Greeley Hospital just marked its first birthday after caring for thousands of patients and playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19 in one of the hardest-hit counties in the state. “This was an exciting and yet challenging year that helped us build the foundation of Greeley Hospital,” said Marilyn Schock, president of the hospital. “The community will be depending on us for this excellent care for years to come. I am so proud of the work our team has done and all of the lives they’ve touched.”
Your community hospital depends on your generosity as we navigate an ongoing, unprecedented challenge. Your contributions provide the resources we need to fight COVID-19 outbreaks and support health and well-being for all in our community. Together, we can commit to ensuring the very best care for our families, friends and neighbors in northern Colorado.