I am pleased that you are learning more about the foundation and our role in improving lives in our region.
Trinity Health Foundation’s success is due to the generous gifts from our donors and because of the hard work and dedication of so many who have worked to help Trinity Health Foundation achieve its Mission. Trinity Health Foundation is dedicated to impacting health and wellness throughout our region. Because of the generosity of so many, Trinity Health Foundation has been able to impact the lives of countless people.
Trinity Health Foundation’s support of capital requests has been instrumental in assisting Trinity Health provide care to patients and in making the hospital environment safer for patients. The Foundation has supported Trinity Health staff with the PRIDE program and has also worked to support the education and training of the staff. This education and training helps staff members to stay abreast of the latest techniques, trends and technology in order to provide people with the best care possible.
We cannot rest on our laurels and be satisfied with the previous success we have had. There is so much more that needs to be done, and with the assistance of our partners we can continue to make a difference for the people of our region.
The future for Trinity Health Foundation is incredibly exciting. There are so many opportunities on the horizon. Trinity Health continues its work toward building a new hospital and medical park. This opens the door for a myriad of projects and service lines for which Trinity Health Foundation is uniquely positioned to assist. We also know that we have to continue to be aware of the many needs of our existing facilities and we need to continue to support our patients and staff.
Your engagement in all of these opportunities will make a positive impact. It is only because of the generosity and concern that our donors bring that we can succeed. Trinity Health Foundation is very grateful for the support given, and we look forward to building on the successes we have been privileged to be a part of.
Jeffrey Verhey, M.D.
Chairman, Trinity Health Foundation Board
Trinity Health Foundation Board Members.
Jeffrey Verhey, MD Chairman
Bruce Carlson Vice Chairman
Brent Mattson Treasurer
Greg Tschetter Secretary
Trinity Health Foundation Members: Richard Galster, Patrick Holien - Trinity Health Board of Directors, Chairman, Alexandre Kindy, MD, Connie Sundby, Louis Pinkerton, DVM, John M. Kutch - President/CEO Trinity Health, Nathan Smith, Don Longmuir, Peggy Haddon, MD
Trinity Health Foundation was created in 1922 to provide money to build the original hospital. Today, our mission is to help create a system of care with the most significant impact on health and wellness throughout the region. We work collaboratively with Trinity Health, and pursue other opportunities to advance healthcare.
On behalf of Trinity Health Foundation we would like to thank everyone who partnered with us in the recently concluded fiscal year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 to positively improve the lives of people in our area.
Here is a brief summary of Trinity Health Foundation’s activities from the past year:
Number of Proposals submitted to Trinity Health Foundation: 126
Number of Proposals approved for funding by Trinity Health Foundation: 117
Amount of Funding awarded for proposals: $490,581.93
Amount of Funding used directly for programs and services: $332,944.90
Total Funds Trinity Health Foundation devoted to improve health and wellness: $823,526.83
Donors can feel confident knowing that 100% of every dollar donated to Trinity Health Foundation goes directly to support programs and services to improve health and wellness. No donated funds are used to pay for overhead or administrative costs.
Trinity Homes Core Remodel and Matching Gifts Opportunity
In 1992, Trinity Homes completed a major building renovation that connected its three residential buildings with a central activities area – “The Core.” This large, open space became the living room for Trinity Homes’ residents, and the loved ones who came to visit them. The Core provides residents and their families with the opportunity to leave their room and floor of residency to experience a larger community, view various forms of entertainment and presentations, and soak up more natural light. This space is used daily by families for seasonal parties and gatherings. It is also used by the Trinity Homes Activities Department for group events that keep residents active and engaged. Many residents also come down to view the fish in the aquarium or birds in the aviary. The Core is also connected to two large outdoor patios to enable residents to go outside and experience nature.
Since this remodel, we have been good stewards of this space and its furnishings. In fact, over the past 25 years, Trinity Homes has served 7,000 residents from 17 North Dakota counties (Burke, Bottineau, Rolette, Pierce, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, McKenzie, McLean, Ramsey, Burleigh, Mercer, Renville, Sheridan, Divide, and Dickey) and 2 Montana counties (Hill and Roosevelt). However, after 25 years of use, just like one would do with the living room in their own home, the time has come for a remodel and the purchase of new furnishings. Specifically, we will be replacing the carpet and tile with flooring that will improve the safety of the residents and the loved ones who come to visit them. We will also be acquiring new furniture that is specially designed for stability and safety for a geriatric population. Some of the features of this furniture that will enable it to serve residents and families for several years include nick free legs, moisture control fabrics, and special seat construction. While this durability is important, the remodel also needs to be functional and provide a sense of community.
To that end, the furniture will include conversational groupings of love seats and lounge chairs and there will also be tables that can facilitate the playing of various games. Additionally, the tables can be brought together for larger needs and activities, and some extra portable tables will be ordered to accommodate special circumstances. We also will be including a PA system that will work with newer technology being used by entertainers.
This refurbished space will benefit current and future residents, who will likely come from a similar geographic distribution as current and previous residents, those who visit them, and our staff members who serve them. This remodel will also benefit the community of Minot as it will reflect the respect and dignity that we provide to our elders and others who may need special care. Moreover, as part of our commitment to good stewardship any of the current furnishings that are still in good condition after 25 years will be repurposed to other areas in the facility.
Due to the important nature of this project and the positive impact it will have, Trinity Health Foundation is providing Trinity Homes with a matching grant of $70,000 toward this remodel. Once the matching fund is exhausted the project will be fully funded. Therefore, the sooner we have the funding in place, the sooner we can complete the remodel of The Core. We are asking you to partner with us to make this remodel a reality and improve the lives of all those touched by Trinity Homes and this special space.
Use the secure form below to add your donation to this exciting project!