November 2018
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Clinic Campaign Receives $20K Grant from
Browning Kimball Foundation
We are pleased to announce Browning Kimball Foundation has contributed $20,000 to the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation's "Building Hope" Campaign for future patient housing. "We couldn't be more thankful that the Browning Kimball Foundation 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 Browning Kimball Foundation recognized and acknowledged this with their generous gift and support," stated Executive Director, Samantha Shinaberger.

The Browning Kimball Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life through support of youth and families, health with an emphasis on prevention, arts and humanities and sustainable agriculture. Preference will be given to counties in Central Montana.
Anonymous Donor Donates $20K to Clinic Campaign
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A long-time patient of the Great Falls Clinic made a very generous donation to our Foundation recently. The donor wishes to remain anonymous but wanted to share their thanks to the entire Great Falls Clinic team for their care of the entire family over the years.
Board Member Welcome: Reed Bassett

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation is pleased to welcome Reed Bassett with US Bank to our Board of Directors. Reed is a well-known member of the Great Falls community and plans to help contribute to both the Foundation’s and the Great Falls Clinic’s success.

Reed is originally from Wyoming but his family moved to Montana when he was young. Reed met his wife, Carissa, at BYU-Idaho and they are the proud parents of four children. Reed and his family journeyed to Montana through Reed’s work, setting a priority for themselves to find the perfect family-oriented community. Reed made the move to Great Falls in 2009 when an opportunity presented itself. After spending some time in Great Falls, Reed and his family decided to stay. 

Reed secured a position with US Bank in 2012 and is now their Relationship Manager and Business Banking Officer. He enjoys meeting with business owners and helping them grow their business. Reed enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the mountains and enjoys hiking, camping and recently took up hunting. He also enjoys playing golf and board games. He has served on committees and boards throughout the community including Kiwanis, Lewis and Clark Foundation, Great Falls Chamber of Commerce, and the Montana SBDC. Reed has utilized the Great Falls Clinic for everything from his physical before his 50 mile hike in the Bob Marshall Wilderness to a tetanus shot after a camping accident that involved a hatchet. His wife and kids have also all been patients of the clinic since his move to Great Falls.
Join us for  #GivingTuesday ! #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. 

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation encourages you to use this day to give - whether that be opening the door for someone or a donation to Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation! As an extra bonus on #GivingTuesday, Facebook and PayPal will be matching donations to nonprofits made through Facebook up to $7 million dollars! The match will begin at 6AM MST - last year the match ran out quick! 

Donate through Facebook or PayPal to celebrate this special day and our great community! We hope you join us this #GivingTuesday!
Great Falls Clinic Leadership Support of the Foundation
We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the support the Great Falls Clinic manager and supervisor team have put forth this year in supporting the Foundation through a variety of fundraisers from a Phoenix Trip Raffle to a Halloween Party, we couldn't be more impressed!

To-date, we have confirmed 84% of our managers have donated and supported the Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation in 2018. This is a very high number for the size of the Clinic's organization and we couldn't be happier and more appreciative of their generosity. Thank you all!
Paver Naming Opportunities Available
Create a Lasting Tribute

The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation now has three (3) different size pavers available within the future patient housing facility (as shown to the left).

Honor your loved ones and friends with a commemorative paver at the new facility.

Please help support the new project by memorializing a special loved one or a friend with a commemorative paver prominently displayed within the facility. Your personal inscription will forever be commemorated in the new facility.

Each paver is durable and engraved with your message. The cost is $1,000 for a 12" x 12" size, $750 for an 8" x 8" size and $500 for a 4" x 8" size paver. Pavers will be placed in visible locations and be of a material consistent with the decor and architecture of the new facility.

For more information or to reserve a paver, please call Samantha at 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.

Or you can complete the paver form online at www.gfclegacy.org/donate .
Current Campaign Status Update
The Great Falls Clinic Legacy Foundation "Building Hope" Campaign surpassed the $1.58M mark this week and we are moving right along. Our capital campaign goal is $2.4M and we hope to break ground in 2019 on the proposed facility.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering for the Foundation, please call 406-771-3107 or email samantha.shinaberger@gfclinic.com.
October 2018 Donors
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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:

  • Diann Stevens
  • Dr. Nick Bonfilio and Deb Thatcher
  • Haley Denzer
  • Matthew and Deanna Hastings
  • Rachel Pahut
  • Kylee Dellwo
  • Browning Kimball Foundation
  • Ardi McClure
  • Jim Soldano
  • Larry Johnson with Landscape Curbing
  • Jennalie Guthmiller
  • Dick Anderson Construction
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