October, 2020
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!
Groundbreaking Ceremony Update
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce our groundbreaking event took place on September 18th, 2020.

The Foundation’s groundbreaking was for the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing Facility. The facility will provide free, temporary patient housing facility, a project which has been in the works since 2017. With this exciting news, construction has now officially begun and is slated to conclude summer 2021.

At the groundbreaking event, CEO of the Great Falls Clinic and board member of the Legacy Foundation, Vicki Newmiller, recognized the journey of the capital campaign, which was first created in 2015. The Legacy Foundation initially launched its capital campaign in July 2017 due to a generous $1 million donation from Carmen Poulsen in memory of her husband Harold Poulsen. Read the rest of the groundbreaking event details by clicking here.

Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, Dick Anderson Construction, Great Falls Clinic and Stockman Bank for your Event Sponsorship!
Our Mini Flower Shop is now open for business in the Great Falls Clinic Hospital!
We have partnered with My Viola to add a mini Flower Shop in the Great Falls Clinic Hospital lobby at 3010 15th Ave South, Great Falls. 25% of your flower purchase will directly benefit the Foundation.

You can visit our Flower Shop page to view our inventory here: FLOWER SHOP. We will deliver any flowers to Hospital patients, while all other flower orders will need to be picked up at the front desk. You can also purchase in person at any time by asking the Hospital front desk for assistance.

For phone order, please call (406) 216-8057 or you may call (406) 216-8000.

If you do not see an arrangement available that you like in the cooler, My Viola will deliver for free to the Great Falls Clinic Hospital Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. Just call (406) 771-6828 to order and be sure to mention the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation to receive free delivery.

We intend to grow the gift shop and add more items over time, including cards, phone chargers and commonly requested items. We appreciate your patience as we continue to grow!
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
My Fight with Breast Cancer by Sharmon Moxley
Earlier this year I received life-changing, scary news that I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Being from Chinook, Montana, a rural town on the Hi-Line, I am over two hours away from where I would be receiving my cancer treatment. The stress of fighting cancer alone is enormous, but the added complications of travel and lodging took my diagnosis to a new level.

I started radiation on September 1st, 2020 and that was when I heard about the Legacy Foundation, and how they could help patients like me with long commutes. I knew that I wouldn’t have to worry about the cost of housing while receiving treatment, because the Legacy Foundation would be providing a hotel for me since their housing facility is still in progress.

However, staying in a hotel room isn’t perfect. I would have liked to stay at a place where I could have cooked my food and had room to spread out to do my office work. In the Legacy Foundation’s future facility, this will not be a problem for patients. Every room will have their own kitchenette, as well as a communal kitchen and food pantry. There will also be plenty of room to spread out to get work done.

That is why I fully support the future Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing facility. Please consider giving to this important project.
Read donor highlights and other important recognition events below!
Donor of the Month: Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray works as a Wound Care Nurse Practitioner at the Great Falls Clinic. She has been with the Clinic for six years. She was attracted to the Clinic by its family-like atmosphere, the providers and she was impressed with the quality of care that the patients received.

Amanda first heard about the Legacy Foundation through the Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger. “About three to four years ago, I asked Sam what we were raising money for, and how the Legacy Foundation was founded. I started donating about two years ago.” Amanda now donates via the simple employee payroll deduction method.
Her personal beliefs were what led her to donate to the Legacy Foundation, “I am an advocate for patients and I strongly believe they need more than just healthcare in terms of medication to treat their illness. I believe healthcare should be caring for an individual as a whole: mind, body and spirit. Patients who are undergoing cancer treatment need to be relieved of the burden of travel. It can be a stressor that impacts their ability to heal.

When asking Amanda about a personal experience that ties her to our mission, she shared a very personal journey, “Two years ago I took care of my mom who had a terminal illness. It was trying and there were many aspects that made it tough day-to-day. Fortunately, we didn’t stress about a place for her to stay. I honestly can’t imagine if we had one more thing to add to our heavy burden at that time.”

 “Being able to give to the Legacy Foundation allows members of the Great Falls Clinic and the community feel like they are part of something that will be meaningful to patients for many years to come. It feels awesome to give and be a part of something greater than yourself. It’s the best feeling in the world and the reason people work in healthcare.” Amanda said, “If you feel like you are part of the reason someone doesn’t have to stress about money on top of being sick, well that’s something to be passionate about.”
Check out upcoming events below!
#GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, is an international day of giving. This year, we are pleased to share that we have two generous sponsors partnering with us for our annual #GivingTuesday events. First Interstate Bank and My Viola have both partnered with us to bring a special and unique #GivingTuesday experience. First Interstate Bank has pledged a matching grant up to $2,500 and My Viola is matching all flower arrangement costs.

This year, if you donate $50 or more to the Legacy Foundation for #GivingTuesday, we will hand deliver (Great Falls addresses only) a flower arrangement from My Viola with a personalized card, (donor’s choice of inscription) hand-written by a calligraphist. The donor and recipient (nominated person and/or company) will also be recognized in our annual report. Donors can be anonymous if they choose. The delivery location must be within the city limits of Great Falls, MT. To participate, please fill out the required information below. Donations must be received on or before December 1, 2020 to qualify.

If you donate $49 or less to the Legacy Foundation for #GivingTuesday, the donor and nominated person will still be recognized in our annual report (must be more than $10). The donor and recipient (nominated person and/or company) will both receive a notification in the mail. Donors can be anonymous if they choose. To participate, please fill out the required information below. Donations must be received on or before December 1, 2020 to qualify.

AmazonSmile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation by shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4110464 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app. 
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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To find out more information on how you can help, please call 406-216-8057 or email audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com.
September 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:
  • Alice Schultz
  • Allan and Tina Rabbitt
  • Amanda and Sean Murray
  • Ashleigh Heichelbech
  • Bonnie Bryant
  • Brian Allison
  • Brittany Oenes
  • Camile Duffy
  • Claude and Doris Isaacs
  • Danielle Kimmett
  • Danielle Mahn
  • Dick Anderson Construction, Inc.
  • Dr. Thomas and Dena Warr
  • Gayle Mauler
  • Gloria Johnson in Memory of Arlene Swenson
  • Great Falls Clinic, LLP
  • Greg and Deb Schwandt in Memory of Arlene Swenson
  • Heidi LePard
  • James and Jill Tanner in Memory of Arlene Swenson
  • John and Susan Avery
  • Kathy Jenkins
  • Kendra and Dom Puckett
  • Kensie Butts
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Kit Robinson
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • L'Heureux Page Werner, P.C. (LPW)
  • Lindsey Kadner-DeBolt
  • Margaret Dailey
  • McDonald's - HIMCO, Inc. in Memory of Arlene Swenson
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Melissa Kingsland
  • Miriam and Michael Walters
  • Pamela Chigbrow
  • Patsy Kirkhart
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Paula Walter
  • Samantha Jean Shinaberger
  • Sara Murphy
  • Sheila Yuhas
  • Stockman Bank
  • Sydney Norby
  • Teresa Stenlund
  • The Falls Real Estate
  • Vincent and Myra Bakke
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