WINTER 2017
Dear Friends,
 
   Since arriving in Beatrice in 2012, I've had the opportunity to help plan and attend five years of "Catch the Glow," our annual gala and auction.  I wonder if Dennis Byars, who created the event when he served as Executive Director, ever thought in his wildest dreams that we would still be "glowing" fifteen years later?  Well, we certainly are....and 2016 was one of the best evenings ever!

   While "Catch the Glow" is one of our most visible yearly events (and you can read more about it below), it is not all we do.  The core mission of the BCH Foundation is to "intensify the impact" the hospital has on local healthcare.......and we do that in so many different ways!

   I hope you will enjoy reading more about our Foundation activities in this  edition of "The Contributor."  It's because of people like you the BCH Foundation continues to thrive.

   Thank you for being a "contributor" and an important partner in our efforts to support the healthcare needs in our community.

Gratefully,
  
Sam Rennick
Intensifying the Impact
"Catch the Glow"
   Having just celebrated fifteen years, "Catch the Glow" continues to be one of the most well attended activities in Beatrice each December.  "We always get great support from the community," noted Rich Hovendick, Foundation Board President, "but what makes the last few years even more special is the incredible involvement of hospital employees!"  Staff at the hospital and local clinics donated auction items, created gift baskets, volunteered on the planning committee and attended the event.  "Catch the Glow," held on December 2, raised more than $72,000 to support hospital programs.  Visit this webpage!
Centurian Cup Challenge Golf Tournament
The BCH Foundation invites you to mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Centurian Cup Challenge Golf Tournament on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Beatrice Country Club. 
Centurian Appreciation Dinner
The Centurian Appreciation Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center.  This annual gathering recognizes and thanks supporters of the Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation.
DIRECT YOUR THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS BY MARCH 31, 2017
Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2017 to direct them.  Don't miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provides outreach funding to the BCH Foundation. Go to: Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more.  
You Need a Will
For most people, writing a will is a low priority.  It requires us to think about two of the most uncomfortable subjects known to human kind, finances and our own mortality.  However, most of us who have a will recognize that it is not planning for death, but rather for those we leave behind.  It is a wonderful feeling to know that the people and charities you cared for in life will be secure at your passing.
 
Memorials Received
The BCH Foundation is exceedingly grateful for financial gifts received this winter in memory of the following individuals:

Jane Aden
Marilyn Buss
Arlowyn Cody
Marion "Jack" Craig
Ray Dell
Elmer Dorn
Sharon Holtmeier
Dixie Johnson
Geri Kozak
Mary Ann Pattison
Ernest Smethers Jr.
Reka Trauernicht
Phyllis Vogel
Hospice
Hospice
Hospice
Hospice
General Support & Hospice
Hospice
Hospice
Hospice
Hospice
General Support
General Support & Hospice
Hospice
Hospice

Families interested in making memorials gifts in support of healthcare may contact Sam Rennick, Executive Director of the BCH Foundation, for more information.
UPCOMING EVENTS-

"How to Avoid Scams and Identity Theft" 
Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center
Conference Room - LIMITED SEATING -Reservations required 402-223-3078
April 7, 2017 - 10:00 am-11:00 am
Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center 
Main Lobby

April 13 & 14, 2017 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
AARP Smart Driver Course
$15 for AARP Members and $20 for non-AARP members
The Villa at Flowing Springs, 2211 Sunset Blvd. Beatrice, Conference Room - LIMITED SEATING -
Reservations required 402-223-3078
May 4, 2017 - 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Lunch provided
Beatrice Country Club, 1301 Oak Street, Beatrice
Shotgun start, 4 person scramble.
May 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Invitations will be mailed in April
Holiday Inn Express Convention Center
4005 N 6th Street, Beatrice
May 18, 2017 - 6:00 pm Social
                         6:30 pm Dinner
 
Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center is on Facebook!  We encourage you to like the hospital Facebook page, and help us to SHARE the news about our patient services, BCH Foundation news and upcoming events, as well as the great employees who work at the hospital.

Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation | 402-223-3078 | foundation@bchhc.org | http://thebchfoundation.com
4800 Hospital Parkway
Beatrice, NE 68310