June 2021
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!
Construction Update
This photo was taken June 17th. We love getting to see the finishing touches going up around the facility, including this sign! It won't be long now until our facility is open to the public. We have some interior photos available in our Facebook photo album.

Its official, our new physical address is now 3004 15th Avenue South, Great Falls, MT 59405. We can only accept deliveries and mail at this time as the space is not occupied until we receive our permit.

We will continue to keep you updated on our construction here and our Facebook page.

To view more photos, click the image or click here.
Meet Our 2021 Leaving a Legacy Sponsors!
We have started accepting sponsorships for our annual event! We are so excited to host the second annual Leaving a Legacy Gala on October 22, 2021.
NEW PLATINUM SPONSOR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
We are pleased to share that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana is one of our platinum sponsors! Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana has supported the Legacy Foundation for several years, and we couldn't be happier that we have their continued support in 2021.
NEW ELITE SPONSOR
Stockman Bank
Stockman Bank of Montana is one of our Elite Sponsors! We are pleased to share with you their support of our Foundation. Their support has meant the world to us and we are so appreciative of everything they do. Additionally, Jon Boutilier, one of our board members, works at Stockman Bank!
NEW ELITE SPONSOR
NorthWestern Energy
Thank you NorthWestern Energy for sponsoring a table at our Leaving a Legacy Gala at the Elite Level! NorthWestern has served the communities around them for over 100 years, which is why we are so pleased to have them support our Gala.
Thank You To Our Ultimate and Platinum Sponsors
Grand Opening - POSTPONED!
Unfortunately, the Grand Opening of the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing scheduled for July 15th has been postponed temporarily due to equipment delays. We will let you know when we have a new grand opening date. We appreciate your patience.

All past, current and new donors will receive a personal invitation in the mail with our grand opening information.
Pampered Chef Fundraiser
Please join us for the Foundation's first ever PAMPERED CHEF PARTY! Hosted by the Great Falls Clinic's own Sara Murphy! The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is excited to partner with Pampered Chef for a virtual fundraiser to help supply the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing Facility communal kitchen for our patients who stay with us.

Click on the link above to view what items we need!

About Sara Murphy: Sara Murphy is an employee of the Great Falls Clinic and has worked with other nonprofits such as Toby's House Crisis Nursery in the past to help raise supplies for their communal kitchen. She also knows firsthand the importance of free housing for cancer patients as a cancer survivor herself. We are so grateful for Sara and her support of the Legacy Foundation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Audrey Phillips at (406) 216-8057 or audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com.

WHAT? A virtual pampered chef party hosted by Sara Murphy.

WHEN? June 21st through the 28th, items are available for purchase all day long.

WHERE? Anywhere! This will be a virtual event.
TESTIMONIALS
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
Healthy Again by Marianne Burleigh

My name is Marianne Burleigh. My hometown is Lewistown, MT. In 2020, I was received a medical diagnosis that necessitated my stay in Great Falls for 17 days. Great Falls is an hour and a half away from my hometown, and I knew I would not be able to drive back and forth every day. I had to go to the Clinic once a day for 17 days, but my treatment was only on the weekdays, which meant I ended up staying in Great Falls for over three weeks considering that extra time added for the weekend.

Because the Foundation did not have its own housing facility at that time, I stayed at the Great Falls Inn. Unfortunately, I was only allowed to stay during the week, and had to find my own housing during the weekend. I was able to stay with a friend, but would have preferred only staying in one place for my treatment. With the new facility, I know that is something I will be able to do.

When I first received my diagnosis, I was distressed. I did not know what the next steps would be, and felt so alone. Fortunately, I heard through Tina Rabbitt, the social worker at the Great Falls Clinic Cancer Center, about the Legacy Foundation, and it was good to know that I had an affordable option available to me, and that my housing would be secure for the duration of my treatment. The staff at the Great Falls Inn and the nurses in Oncology were very nice to me. Now I am healthy again.
RECOGNITIONS
Read donor highlights and other important recognition events below!
Donor of the Month: Sara Murphy
Meet our June donor of the month, Sara Murphy! Sara lives in Great Falls with her husband Tracy. She first heard about the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation while working at her job at the Great Falls Clinic as a DEXTA Tech. She first started donating via payroll deduction, and loved the simplicity of it. She started donating in March 2020, and has continued supporting the Foundation since!

While Sara hasn’t been able to attend a fundraiser yet, she is hosting a virtual event for the Foundation from June 21st through the 28th. She is hosting a Pampered Chef fundraiser that will support the furnishing of the communal kitchen in the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing facility.

When asked what she enjoys the most about the Legacy Foundation, Sara answered, “I enjoy watching the construction, seeing the building take shape and knowing how it will impact so many!” Sara also shared a little about why she donates, “Everyone needs to feel helped when they are going through any type of medical experience. I have lived with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for six years, nothing can make this more personal. I am a proud employee of the Great Falls Clinic and love the support we offer our patients.” 
April Great Falls Clinic Payroll Deduction Donor Winner: Kimberly Schwartz!
We are so appreciative of all of our donors at the Great Falls Clinic! If you work at the Clinic, you can sign up for payroll deductions, which enters you in a special drawing once a month!

May's prize was a PTO! THANKS GFC HOSPITAL! CONGRATS TO THE *WINNER* KIMBERLY SCHWARTZ!

We will be drawing one PTO day PER QUARTER now! 

Every $10 you donate per month (keep in mind there are two pay periods per month, sometimes three), you will be entered one time. For example: Joe donates $5 per pay period so he have ONE entry. Sally donates $20 per pay period so she will have FOUR entries!

Participation is EASY! Just sign up for payroll deduction by contacting Audrey Phillips at audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com or call at (406)216-8057.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Check out upcoming events below!
Please join us for the Foundation's first ever PAMPERED CHEF PARTY! Hosted by the Great Falls Clinic's own Sara Murphy! The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is excited to partner with Pampered Chef for a virtual fundraiser to help supply the Harold & Carmen Poulsen Legacy Housing Facility communal kitchen for our patients who stay with us.

Click on the link above to view what items we need!

WHAT? A virtual pampered chef party hosted by Sara Murphy.

WHEN? June 21st through the 28th, items are available for purchase all day long.

WHERE? Anywhere! This will be a virtual event.
Is there an event or fundraiser you want the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation to host? Contact Audrey Phillips at (406)216-8057 or at audrey.phillips@gfclinic.com.
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CAMPAIGN CORNER
Review updates on our current capital campaign efforts to build our patient housing facility here!
Current Campaign Status Update - 77% Completion!
Recently, the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $2.64 million mark. An unexpected escalation of the design and construction fees from 2020 increased our capital campaign goal to $3.4 million. But with our newest campaign update, we have successfully raised over 77% of the funds needed for this project.

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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May 2021 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:

  • ArmaCost Inc. dba Trane
  • Dr. Lorenzo and Cindy Boccuzzi
  • Rhetta Brandt
  • Bonnie Bryant
  • Candace Buday
  • Kensie Butts
  • Cathy Christianson
  • Credit Associates, Inc.
  • Amanda and Scott Cunningham
  • Margaret Dailey
  • Lindsey Kadner-DeBolt
  • Rick and Haley Denzer
  • Great Falls OB-GYN Associates
  • Deb Gruel
  • Francis and Martha Handwerk
  • Ashleigh Heichelbech
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Zoe Irvin
  • David and Kathy Jenkins
  • David and Beth Jerdon
  • Vickie Keith
  • Danielle Kimmett

  • Melissa Kingsland
  • Patsy Kirkhart
  • Barbara Lankford
  • Todd and Heidi LePard
  • David Lorenz
  • Gayle Mauler
  • Mary McGivern
  • Diane Mellem
  • Rachelle Murphy
  • Sara Murphy
  • Amanda and Sean Murray
  • Stacy Newman
  • Laurie Olson
  • Jackson and Audrey Phillips
  • Kendra and Dom Puckett
  • Allan and Tina Rabbitt
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Markie Rohrback
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Samantha Jean Shinaberger
  • Zachary and Kari Smith
  • James and Jill Tanner
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor
  • Ed and Karen Venetz
  • Paula Walter
  • Miriam and Michael Walters
  • Charlcie Woodruff
  • Sheila Yuhas
  • Sarah Zook
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