December 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!
Construction Update
The construction team is moving right along even in the cold weather! These three photos were taken in December. They show Dick Anderson Construction putting up the walls in our new facility!

We will continue to update you in our monthly newsletter with pictures of our facility.

To view more photos, click the image or click here.
#GivingTuesday Update
We are pleased to announce that through our #GivingTuesday efforts, the Legacy Foundation sold over 52 bouquets and raised a total of $6,000 with our generous matching partnership with First Interstate Bank!

This year, if a donor gave $50 or more to the Legacy Foundation for #GivingTuesday, the Foundation would hand deliver a flower arrangement from My Viola with a personalized card that the donor would dictate to a recipient of their choice. Along with this, both the donor and recipient would be acknowledged in the Foundation's Annual Report the following year.

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving. First Interstate Bank and My Viola partnered with us to bring a special and unique #GivingTuesday experience this year. First Interstate Bank pledged a matching gift up to $2,500 and My Viola matched all flower arrangement costs.

Thank you to all of the donors who participated. We look forward to our next 2021 #GivingTuesday event!
Thank you to all who donated to #GivingTuesday!
  • Brian Allison in honor of Kathrine Many Hides
  • Reed Bassett in honor of Carissa Bassett
  • Mike Bates in honor of Kelley Aline
  • Susan Cox in honor of Gina McArthur
  • Mary Beth Duke in honor of Sheila Yuhas
  • Arliss Engstrom in honor of Lisa Henneford
  • Arliss Engstrom in honor of Alison Town
  • Ian Farnes in honor of Marlena Azure
  • Krista Fuhringer in honor of Kelly McDermott
  • Brad and Alison Gaug in honor of a Highgate Senior Living Resident
  • Dr. Karl Guter in honor of Dr. Colleen Marron
  • Paul Hanson in honor of a Highgate Senior Living Resident
  • Katie Hix in honor of Tara Haman
  • Angela Hobbs in honor of Bonnie Weeks
  • Leisa Hotaling in honor of Betty Hotaling
  • Dave Jerdon in honor of Beth Jerdon
  • Zale Kaupish in honor of Samantha Shinaberger
  • Dr. David Kluge in honor of Brehanne Kluge
  • Todd LePard in honor of Heidi LePard
  • Debbie Martinez in honor of Louise Winn
  • Sean Murray in honor of Amanda Murray
  • Ron Newmiller in honor of Vicki Newmiller
  • Sean Pahut in honor of Rachel Pahut
  • Timothy Peterson in honor of Alisa Peterson
  • Tim Peterson in honor of Karen Knaup
  • Tim Peterson in honor of Sandi Beattie
  • Robyne Phillips in honor of Inpatient Nurses
  • Jackson Phillips in honor of Audrey Phillips
  • Dr. Gregg Pike in honor of Dr. Malinda Pike
  • Dom Puckett in honor of Kendra Puckett
  • Tina Rabbitt in honor of Sheila Yuhas
  • Eric Ray in honor of Connie Ann Ray
  • Scott Reasoner in honor of Allison Tangen
  • Dr. Dustin Riddle in honor of a Highgate Senior Living Resident
  • Sandy Robinson in honor of a Highgate Senior Living Resident
  • Ed Schoenen in honor of Beth Schoenen
  • Greg & Deb Schwandt in honor of Immediate Care Team
  • Kimberly Schwartz in honor of Bonnie Schwartz
  • Mark Seal in honor of Alexandria Vogel
  • Samantha Shinaberger in honor of Haley Denzer
  • Kari Smith in honor of Sandy Baranko
  • Jill Tanner in honor of Terri Williams
  • Wyman Taylor in memory of Jack Lewis
  • Ed Venetz in honor of Betty Funyak
  • Ed Venetz in honor of GFC Infusion Center
  • Ed Venetz in honor of Vicki Newmiller
  • Ed Venetz in honor of Pia Schermele
  • Ed Venetz in honor of Samantha Shinaberger
  • Miriam Walter in honor of Kay Walters
  • Thomas Warr in honor of Patsy Kirkhart
  • Michael and Susan Weiser in honor of Inpatient Nurses
  • Jodell Winter in honor of Adrienne Gue
Read real-life stories about patients and families living in our Montana communities and how we can make a difference!
Share your story with us!
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 We would love to share your story and hear from you!
Read donor highlights and other important recognition events below!
Donor of the Month: Robyne Phillips
Meet our December donor of the month, Robyne Phillips! Robyne is currently living in Great Falls, Montana, and first moved to the area with her late husband, Bill, in 1983. Bill was in the Air Force when he met Robyne in 1972, and married a year later. Robyne now runs her own business online called the Skeldale House.

Robyne shared that she had first heard about the Great Falls Clinic after her and her husband were relocated from Australia to Great Falls in 1983. “They have been the best to us,” shared Robyne. She later chose the Great Falls Legacy Foundation to be the beneficiary of her will.

In December of 2020, Robyne donated $16,000 to help the Great Falls Clinic Hospital purchase a new ventilator to help fight COVID-19. When asked what had inspired this generous donation, Robyne said, “COVID-19 got to me. [I enjoy] being able to help. I am passionate about the Clinic and the service they gave to [my husband and I] over the years.”

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you so much Robyne!
Check out upcoming events below!

On January 13, 2021, Buffalo Wild Wings® will graciously donate
20% of sales from all guests at your table when you present your coupon!

Please distribute to everyone you know. (You CAN show the coupon on a cell phone as well.) On the day of your event, Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate 20% of sales from redeemed coupons. Please note that not everyone at a table has to have a coupon as long as they are part of the group dining with someone that has a coupon.

May NOT Distribute on Buffalo Wild Wings’ property.

AmazonSmile has donated over $200 million to charities worldwide! You can help increase AmazonSmile donations to Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation by shopping at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app. 
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 $2.58 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 or click the button below.
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November 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:

  • Brian Allison
  • Michael Bates
  • Kris Beatty
  • Rhetta Brandt
  • Gregg Brown
  • Bonnie Bryant
  • Richard and Marianne Burleigh
  • Kensie Butts
  • Adam and Eleanor Carroll
  • Cathy Christianson
  • Susan Cox
  • Amanda and Scott Cunningham
  • Margaret Dailey
  • Richard Dale
  • Patti Lane & Tom Dean
  • Lindsey Kadner-DeBolt
  • Rick and Haley Denzer
  • Camile Duffy
  • Beth Duke
  • Ian Farnes
  • Krista Fuhringer
  • Heather and James Gowers
  • Dr. Karl Guter & Dr. Colleen Marron
  • Paul and Carolyn Hanson
  • Ashleigh Heichelbech
  • Katie Hix
  • Angela Hobbs
  • Leisa Hotaling
  • Patti Jasinski
  • Kathy Jenkins
  • David and Beth Jerdon
  • Don and Cherie Johnson
  • Shonna Jordahl
  • Vickie Keith
  • Danielle Kimmett
  • Melissa Kingsland
  • Patsy Kirkhart
  • Dr. David and Brehanne Kluge
  • Dr. Phillip and Janel Krezowski
  • Todd and Heidi LePard
  • Leah and Larry Loomis

  • Brian and Debbie Martinez
  • Gayle Mauler
  • Mary McGivern
  • Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS)
  • Sara Murphy
  • Amanda and Sean Murray
  • Ronald and Vicki Newmiller
  • Stuart and Janie Nicholson
  • Sydney Norby
  • Brittany Oenes
  • Tara Orvis
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • Pacific Steel & Recycling
  • Sean and Rachel Pahut
  • Timothy and Alisa Peterson
  • Jackson and Audrey Phillips
  • Robyne Phillips
  • Tina Potts
  • Kendra and Dom Puckett
  • Allan and Tina Rabbitt
  • Meghan Ratliff
  • Scott Reasoner
  • Dr. Dustin Riddle
  • Kit Robinson
  • Sandy Robinson
  • Ed and Beth Schoenen
  • Alice Schultz
  • Greg and Deb Schwandt
  • Kimberly Schwartz
  • Dr. Mark Seal
  • Samantha Jean Shinaberger
  • Karen Slotness
  • Zachary and Kari Smith
  • Teresa Stenlund
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Dr. Craig Sweeney
  • James and Jill Tanner
  • Susan Taylor
  • Wyman and Dee Taylor
  • Paula Walter
  • Miriam and Michael Walters
  • Dr. Thomas and Dena Warr
  • Sue Warren
  • Jodell Winter
  • Women Against Breast Cancer
  • Sheila Yuhas
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