OUR GOAL
Our goal is to build and sustain free housing that will support patients and their families in North Central Montana.
For many years, there has been a great need in our community for patient housing while receiving outpatient treatment. A patient housing facility has become our top priority.
EXCITING NEWS
Read inspiring highlights below!
Dr. Tom Warr pledges $50k to Clinic campaign
We are pleased to announce Dr. Tom Warr has pledged $50,000 to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope" Campaign for future patient housing. " Dr. Warr has been integral to the success of the Foundation's mission, including its capital campaign to build free patient housing. His continued support has shown his compassion and care for cancer patients across Montana," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

Dr. Warr has served on the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation board since its inception in 2015. Dr. Warr has been an oncologist/hematologist with the Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care Department since 2013 and is committed to providing the best cancer care services to patients from all over Montana.
Browning Kimball Foundation grants Clinic campaign $20k
We are pleased to announce Browning Kimball Foundation has contributed $20,000 to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope" Campaign for future patient housing. "We couldn't be more thankful that the Browning Kimball Foundation chose to support the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing project out of the many grant proposals it receives each year. Patient housing is so valuable to Central Montana and the Browning Kimball Foundation recognized and acknowledged this with their generous gift and support," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

The Browning Kimball Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life through support of youth and families, health with an emphasis on prevention, arts and humanities and sustainable agriculture. Preference will be given to counties in Central Montana.
First Interstate Bank grants Clinic campaign $15k
We are pleased to announce First Interstate Bank has contributed $15,000 to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope" Campaign for future patient housing. "We are so thankful for First Interstate Bank's continued support of the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing project. Patient housing is so valuable to Central Montana and First Interstate Bank has recognized and acknowledged this with their generous gift and continued support," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

First Interstate Bank is a community bank headquartered in Billings, Montana. With 146 offices across Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming, they are dedicated to helping these diverse communities reach their greatest potential by meeting the needs of residents and businesses with practice financial solutions. First Interstate Foundation gives to a variety of categories each year including arts and culture, human services, civic and community and educational projects. First Interstate Bank has been giving back for more than 28 years and has invested $30 million back into the communities they serve.
M & D Construction donates $12k to Clinic campaign
We are pleased to announce M & D Construction has pledged$12,000 to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope" Campaign for future patient housing. "We are so thankful for M & D Construction's support of the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing project and are thankful for Rhett and his team providing a valuable service in the community of Great Falls," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

M&D Construction was founded in 1988. M&D is dedicated to both providing top quality customer service and creating meaningful and fulfilling career opportunities for the local community. Some of their specialties include site preparation, installation of underground utilities, demolition, hydro vac truck, trucking, sheet pile installation, maintaining and building roads and onsite fueling and maintenance.
Trane donates $11k to Clinic campaign
We are pleased to announce Trane has pledged $11,000 to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope" Campaign for future patient housing. "We are so thankful for Trane's continued support over the years of the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing project and are thankful for Mike, Wendy and their team for providing a valuable service in the community of Great Falls," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

Trane Supply delivers solutions for HVAC service professionals, including parts, supplies and replacement equipment, as well as superior customer service and the technical expertise you’ve come to expect from Trane.
Leaving a Legacy Gala Update
We are still in the event "clean-up" stage and will have final numbers for next month's newsletter on how we did! Stay tuned and be on the lookout for the next newsletter in December!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first annual Leaving a Legacy Gala on Thursday, October 24, 2019!

100% of the proceeds from the evening’s event went to supporting the mission of the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation to build and sustain free patient housing. Your support of this event will directly impact patients and families in need during some of the toughest times in their lives. Your support directly helps cancer patients, children, family and fellow Montana rural neighbors, by reducing the financial burden and stress during their medical treatment, ultimately increasing the level of care and promoting overall health and wellness.

We are grateful for our sponsors, donors, supporters, volunteers, committee members, employees and board members.

And finally, thank you to all of our attendees for joining us on this memorable evening and helping us leave a lasting legacy. We hope you enjoyed the event with us.

Samantha Shinaberger, Executive Director
Ed Venetz, President


Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, Dick Anderson Construction, Clinic Cancer Care and Great Falls Clinic for your Platinum Sponsorship!
TESTIMONIALS
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
Free Housing Makes a Difference by Karen Venetz
Our granddaughter, Adriana Rose, was diagnosed with Infantile Fibra Sarcoma shortly after birth at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. We were on the road to Denver immediately and stayed in Denver for the next three months until she was well enough to be released from the hospital. During the last six months, we have made regular trips to Denver to support our children, as Adriana still required weekly visits to the hospital for check-ups.

We were lucky; we could afford a motel and have use of our son’s home. While at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, we visited with families that shared how grateful they were to receive housing while their child was receiving care. The families were in Denver from all parts of the U. S. They were without a home, family, or support. Many of these children were hospitalized for months receiving cancer treatment or Bone Marrow Transplants. We thought we had it tough. These families were experiencing heartbreak and tough challenges. We were fortunate that we could be there for an extended time without hardship, along with the other set of grandparents to offer our encouragement. It was heartwarming to hear how appreciative families were for comfort, softening the time away from home and family.

We saw firsthand and believe free housing is a lifeline to families stressed with a “cancer” diagnosis and the burden of dealing with a long term stay or long-term treatment.

We are happy to report our granddaughter rang the Cancer Free Bell on October 11 th , 2019, just one week shy of her ten-month birthday.   
UPCOMING EVENTS
Check out upcoming events below!
Register the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation as your charity of choice on Amazon and every time you use AmazonSmile to shop, Amazon will donate to our organization. Set smile.amazon.com as your default Amazon browser today and shop using Amazon Smile throughout the holiday season.
Join us for #GivingTuesday ! #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation encourages you to use this day to give - whether that be opening the door for someone or a donation to Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation!

Donate through Facebook or PayPal to celebrate this special day and our great community! We hope you join us this #GivingTuesday!

To learn more about the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation visit: www.gfclegacy.org.
CAMPAIGN CORNER
Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Current Campaign Status Update - 80% Completion!
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $2.1M mark and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $2.6M and with current funds, we are at 80% of our goal and we hope to break ground in 2019 on the proposed facility.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Foundation, please call 406-771-3107, email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com or click the button below.
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Paver Naming Opportunities Available
Create a Lasting Tribute

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation has different size pavers available within the future patient housing facility (as shown to the left).

Please help support the new project by honoring or memorializing a special loved one with a commemorative paver prominently displayed with a personal inscription within the facility.

Each paver is durable and engraved with your message. The cost is $1,000 for a 12" x 12" size ( UPDATE: 20 MORE JUST ADDED! ), $750 for an 8" x 8" size and $500 for a 4" x 8" size paver. Pavers will be placed in visible locations and be of a material consistent with the decor and architecture of the new facility.

For more information or to reserve a paver, please call Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.

Or you can complete the paver form online at www.gfclegacy.org/donate .
October 2019 Donors
Here we recognize our donors for each month in the following month's newsletter. Below is a list of donor names that donated to our Foundation last month:
  • 2J's Fresh Market
  • 3D International Restaurant
  • 406 Blackedout Limo Service
  • 5th and Wine
  • Advanced Litho Printing
  • Albertsons Northwest
  • Allure Aesthetics
  • Amy's Morning Perk
  • Anderson ZurMuehlen
  • Vincent and Myra Bakke
  • Michael Bates
  • Benton Pharmacy
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Ribbon of Montana
  • Borrie's
  • Builder's Choice
  • Pauline Burks
  • Cakes by Carr
  • Sally Callery
  • Mark and Martha Cappis
  • Chicago Title
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • City Motors
  • Cloud Catcher Aviation
  • CM Russell Museum
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Contract Flooring
  • DA Davidson
  • Melissa Dascoulias
  • Dascoulias Realty Group
  • Days Inn Great Falls
  • Tom Dean and Patti Lane
  • Lindsey DeBolt
  • Robert and Kim Delong
  • Haley Denzer
  • Dick Anderson Construction
  • Justin Donaldson
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Dragonfly Dry Goods
  • Edwards Jones - Kelley Aline
  • Electric City Conservatory
  • Enbar
  • Fairmont Hot Springs
  • Falls Mechanical Services
  • Farmers Daughter
  • Fast Car Wash
  • Feather Your Nest
  • Ferrin's Furniture
  • First American Title
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Pete and Katie Fontana
  • Forde Nursery
  • General Distributing
  • John Godwin
  • Lindsey Godwin
  • Great Falls Clinic
  • Great Falls Clinic Cancer Care
  • Great Falls Clinic Hospital
  • Great Falls Clinic Radiation Oncology
  • Great Falls OBGYN Associates
  • Great Falls Symphony
  • Great Falls Voyagers
  • Dr. Karl Guter and Dr. Colleen Marron
  • Happy Tails
  • Hempls Bakery
  • Dr. Bob and Lori Henderson
  • Hickory Swing Golf Course
  • Highgate Senior Living
  • Holiday Inn Great Falls
  • Holman Aviation
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Doris Isaacs
  • Jaker's Bar and Grill
  • JJ's Bakery
  • Patti Jasinski
  • JCCS
  • KRTV
  • Legacy Nail Spa
  • Heidi Lepard
  • Brad Livingston
  • Marci Lorio
  • LPW Architecture
  • Jim and Sandra Lundquist
  • M & D Construction
  • Dr. Bob and Dr. Nancy Maynard
  • McDonalds
  • Dr. Robert and Ardi McClure
  • Meadowlark Country Club
  • Kenneth Meske
  • Mighty Mo Brewery
  • Mighty Thomas Carnival
  • Montana State Fair
  • My Viola Floral Studio
  • Heather Mullins
  • Ronald and Vicki Newmiller
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Opportunity Bank
  • Pacific Steel & Recycling
  • PayneWest Insurance
  • Perkin's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Public Drug
  • Dom and Kendra Puckett
  • Really Montana Photography
  • Reference Audio Video
  • Riddles Jewelry
  • Saibeen's Kitchen
  • Sara Young Photography
  • Scheels
  • Ed and Beth Schoenen
  • Alice Schultz
  • Steven and Carol Schumacher in memory of Doreene Dale
  • Greg and Deb Schwandt
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Samantha Shinaberger
  • Showdown Ski Hill
  • Dale and Cheryl Spitzer in memory of Doreene Dale
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Steve Kirkhart Construction
  • Stockman Bank
  • Guyla Streit
  • Taleff & Murphy Law Office
  • James and Jill Tanner
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in memory of Jim Galt
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor in memory of Robert "Bob" Emmons
  • TC Glass
  • Ron and Echo Ukrainetz
  • Dr. Kelly Underhill and Paul Mousseau
  • US Bank
  • Ed and Karen Venetz
  • Leslie Venetz
  • Dr. Tom Warr
  • Wells Fargo
  • Dr. Carey Welsh
  • Mark and Mary Willmarth
  • Windsor Plywood
  • Glen and Diane Worrall
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