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.
Read inspiring highlights below!
Foundation Receives $258,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce they are recipients of a major grant in the amount of $258,000 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This grant will help fund the construction of the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing, a free, temporary patient housing facility, which has been in the works since 2017. With this exciting news, the Foundation has scheduled their facility groundbreaking event for Friday, September 18th.

"We couldn't be more thankful that the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 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 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust recognized and acknowledged this with their generous gift and support," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Learn more about the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust at murdocktrust.org.
Facility Groundbreaking Event
We are excited to announce the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation will break ground on its new Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing facility on Friday, September 18th at 10:00 am.

Please join us if you are able to help us celebrate this exciting event. We are asking all interested parties to RSVP first. Social distancing will be required.

Event Details
Where: Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center, 3000 15th Ave South
When: Friday, September 18 at 10:00 am
RSVP to Audrey Phillips at 406-216-8057 or by email to audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com
Welcome New Foundation Assistant - Audrey Phillips
We are pleased to welcome Audrey Phillips as our new Foundation Assistant at the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation. Audrey is new to Great Falls and looks forward to learning and growing in her new role with the Foundation.
Audrey is originally from Kansas, but moved to Montana in June 2020 with her husband, Jackson. Audrey attended Kansas State University in Manhattan KS where she earned her Bachelor of Science in History and a minor in Geography in 2020. Audrey and Jackson then moved to Great Falls for his work at General Mills. Audrey is excited to have a position which will connect her more to the community of Great Falls and surrounding areas and for the ability to help vulnerable patients across Montana.

In her free time, Audrey enjoys spending time with her husband and making new friends. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, and studying history. Audrey and Jackson both enjoy the beautiful scenery around Great Falls and look forward to getting to know the area more. 

If you need to contact Audrey, her phone number is 406-216-8057 and her email is Audrey.Phillips@gfclinic.com.                         
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
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We could use your help! Due to COVID-19, we were unable to obtain a testimonial for the month.

Do you have a story to tell? Do you know someone who has had an experience they would like to share? Please submit your testimonial to Audrey at audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com. We would love to share your story and hear from you!
Read donor highlights and other important recognition events below!
Donor of the Month: Brian Allison
Brian Allison works as a Medical Scheduler for the Ophthalmology and Optometry Department at the Great Falls Clinic. He moved to Great Falls in 2014 from Missoula for work and found an opportunity with the Great Falls Clinic. 

Brian first heard about the Legacy Foundation through the Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger. “She has been very good about getting the word out to all the Clinic employees about the Legacy Foundation. I asked her about the programs and immediately hopped on board with a payroll deduction.”

Brian started donating a little less than a year ago. Although he hasn’t lived in Great Falls or worked at the Clinic for very long, he immediately understood the importance of giving back to the community.

“My inspiration for donating has been the times where I myself have benefited from donations given to me and my family. I try to donate a little each paycheck because of that. The Legacy Foundation makes it easy to give because, as a Clinic employee, I have access to automatic payroll deductions. I don’t even see the money. It’s also important because my donations are going to several good causes,” Brian shares.

Brian currently donates to the Legacy Foundation’s three primary funds: the free patient housing project, the pediatric medical fund, and the cancer travel fund. Brian is the only employee at the Clinic to donate to all three and the first employee to ask if this was even a possibility.

“I think it’s important to help those that are less fortunate or in positions that no one should be in. Especially in Central and Eastern Montana, we have patients that travel hours one-way for our services and in some instances they have too much on their mind so if this donation can help them in any way I’m all for it. I know that people with cancer or other medical conditions have a lot more to think about than how they are going to get to their appointments or where they are going to stay while here.”

Brian adds that it’s really easy to get involved at the Clinic with various projects and he wishes more employees would get involved with the payroll deduction. “It goes to wonderful causes and all you have to do is set it up with Samantha and forget about it. Every little bit helps reach the goals of the programs!”

From all of us at the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation, thank you Brian for your generosity and continued support!
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On Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Fuddruckers will graciously donate 20% of their total ticket values if you present the our coupon. Just click the burger image above to be download the coupon on our page. All proceeds will go to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope Campaign"!

Perkins grew up in Scranton, North Dakota and she quickly gained the attention of the local Twin Cities music scene by taking stages in several projects and bands she formed over the years. The most successful being her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which opened for Bon Jovi, amongst working with some of the music industry's most well-known acts. After a hiatus from performing, she made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on season 6 of NBC's The Voice. Kat sailed to the finals with her coach Adam Levine and charted in the top 5 on iTunes several times with her stand-out performances on the show. She continues to go on military tours to perform for the troops overseas and continues to have sold out venues across America.

If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a table or sponsorship opportunities for this event, please have them contact the Foundation. We are currently accepting live and silent auction items for this important event. We will announce more details as they become available.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the annual fundraiser, please call 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.
Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Current Campaign Status Update - 75% Completion!
Recently, the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $2.5 million mark due to a very generous grant. An unexpected escalation of the design and construction fees from several months ago increased our capital campaign goal to $3.4 million. But with our newest campaign update, we have successfully raised over 75% of the funds needed for this project and will break ground mid-September 2020.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Foundation, we could certainly use your help! Please call 406-216-8057, email audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com or click the button below.
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August 2020 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(s):
  • Alice Schultz
  • Allan and Tina Rabbitt
  • Amanda and Sean Murray
  • Anonymous Private Foundation
  • Ashleigh Heichelbech
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
  • Bonnie Bryant
  • Brian Allison
  • Brittany Oenes
  • Camile Duffy
  • Claude and Doris Isaacs
  • Coldwell Realtors
  • Contract Flooring
  • Danielle Kimmett
  • Danielle Mahn
  • Ed and Beth Schoenen
  • Gayle Mauler
  • Heidi LePard
  • James and Jill Tanner
  • Kathy Jenkins
  • Kendra and Dom Puckett
  • Kensie Butts
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Kit Robinson
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Lindsey Kadner-DeBolt
  • Margaret Dailey
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Melissa Kingsland
  • Miriam and Michael Walters
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • Patsy Kirkhart
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Paula Walter
  • Samantha Shinaberger
  • Sandy Robinson
  • Sara Murphy
  • Sheila Yuhas
  • Sydney Norby
  • Teresa Stenlund
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