Longmont United Hospital Foundation
(Not-for-profit, Charitable Organization, 501 3c)
Build the Hospital of Our Future
The Longmont United Hospital Foundation is dedicated exclusively to supporting
healthcare services at Longmont United Hospital through philanthropy.
One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to help ensure that Longmont
United Hospital will have the best possible facilities and equipment to
help you and your loved ones when medical care is needed. Your tax deductible
gifts help us achieve this important mission. Naming opportunities are
available in many areas throughout the hospital including the emergency
department which serves over 45,000 patients each year. Within the Emergency
Department, CAT scan, Digital Radiology, and a laboratory reside which
will speed the process of diagnosing your health concern. A two-suite
cardiac catheterization lab is accessible for diagnosis and intervention
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Foundation General Fund
Gifts to the general fund are used to build the Longmont United Hospital
Foundation’s endowment. The general fund is an essential part of
the Longmont United Hospital Foundation’s growth and your gifts
enable it to continue operating for the hospital’s benefit. All
gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.
Gifts from Our Employees
Since 1990, Longmont United Hospitals Employees have generously pledged
$823,000 through our annual “I Count” Employee Giving Campaign
that kicks off in May each year. These gifts have been designated to many
different areas of the Hospital and to the Foundation’s general
fund. Employee gifts make an important and lasting difference!
Hope Cancer Care Center
Since its opening in 1996 the Hope Cancer Care Center has enabled patients
in Longmont United Hospital’s service area to receive critical lifesaving
radiation therapy close to home. Gifts to this important service will
be used for many different areas in the center as needs arise. Campaign
news: Gifts are encouraged to help us keep pace with the new advancements
in cancer treatment.
Equipment and Technology
Longmont United Hospital is fortunate to provide some of the most advanced
and sophisticated medical technology available. Your gifts will help ensure
that the hospital will continue to offer state of the art diagnostics,
treatments, and information systems.
Healthcare Career Scholarships/Loans
We also believe the foundation of an excellent hospital is its Employees.
Your gifts will help keep Longmont United Hospital competitive and attract
the best employees. The Foundation offers merit-based scholarships/loans
to students desiring to pursue educational opportunities for careers in
the healthcare field in a hospital setting. 293 scholarships have been
awarded to 183 deserving students totaling $760,708. Scholarships will
vary in amount depending on the individual applicants and funds available.
Helping people on their spiritual journey is an important part of Longmont
United Hospital's Planetree philosophy. Longmont United Hospital Chaplaincy
Program provides spiritual comfort to patients, staff, and family members.
It is essential that people have access to a trained spiritual counselor.
Your support will help this program thrive at our Hospital.
Health Ambitions Scholarships
Your support will help those people who need to continue their wellness
programs but don't have the necessary income to do so. These scholarships
will enable people to complete their exercise rehabilitation program and
return to an improved quality of life.
Message from the Chair
The success of the Longmont United Hospital Foundation is a continuation
of a long and proud tradition of community support for excellent healthcare
services in the communities we serve. Over fifty years ago, leaders in
our community saw the need for a new hospital; and as a result of their
vision, dedication, and generosity, they were successful in raising the
funds necessary to build it. Longmont United Hospital opened its doors
in 1959, and has been a major asset to the community ever since. The Foundation
was created in 1981 to enhance support for the Hospital and its mission.
I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Longmont United Hospital Foundation.
My family has a long history of commitment to Longmont United Hospital.
My father participated in the initial Hospital fund drive with other community
leaders; and he later served as a Trustee of the Foundation. My mother
served as a volunteer for the original Auxiliary which was organized in
1956 and continued to serve for many years. I have had the privilege of
serving and chairing on both the Hospital and Foundation Boards.
The Foundation’s partnership with Longmont United Hospital is one
that augments the hospital’s important mission. The money we raise
assists the Hospital in building new facilities, buying the latest in
medical equipment and providing the community with the best healthcare
services available. We offer programs that address the needs of our community
and touch many lives. The Foundation sponsors an annual Healthcare Career
Scholarship program, which insures that first-rate healthcare providers
come to and remain in our community.
Your tax deductible gifts to the Foundation are most appreciated and they
make a lasting difference. Philanthropy plays a crucial role in Longmont
United Hospital’s growth and future development. Please consider
making a gift to the Foundation.
On behalf of Longmont’s hospital family, I thank you for your generosity.
John C. Flanders
Longmont United Hospital Foundation
Not-for-profit, Charitable Organization, 501 3c
The Foundation is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit, charitable organization,
established in 1981 exclusively for the benefit of the Longmont United
Hospital. The control and management of the Foundation is vested in a
Board of Trustees. The Foundation’s Trustees are dedicated community
leaders who share a common interest in ensuring quality healthcare programs
and services in Longmont and surrounding communities through philanthropic
support. Each Trustee volunteers their time, resources, and vision which
has been responsible for the Foundation’s financial stability and
continued growth and success.
Board of Trustees
John C. Flanders, Chairman
Douglas J. Staver, Vice Chairman
Mitchell C. Carson, Secretary
Carol Oswald Yoakum, Treasurer
Edwina Salazar, Hospital Board Representative
Frank S. Bigelow
Herbert Ogden, M.D.
Brent Wahl, M.D.