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
Richard Galster Vice Chairman
Brent Mattson Treasurer
Sandy Boschee Secretary
Trinity Health Foundation Directors: Dr. Peggy Haddon, Pat Holien, Dr. Alexandre Kindy, Dr. Kim Krohn, John Kutch, Don Longmuir, Nathan Smith
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.
PRIDE stands for Providing Resources In Dedicated Employees. PRIDE is Trinity Health’s charitable giving program for employees and is designed to assist fellow employees. A committee made up of 10 Trinity Health Staff members reviews all of the requests and allocates funding. Committee members may serve a maximum of two, three-year terms (maximum of 6 years). Committee membership is reflective of Trinity’s 64,000 square foot service area in that committee members must come from Williston, Trinity Homes, Kenmare, Trinity Hospital, Minot Clinics and other Rural Facilities and the Trinity Health Foundation.
PRIDE provides funds for the following:
1. Hardship: unexpected tragedy of an employee or the employee’s immediate family (family death or illness) or a disaster (fire, flood, tornado or other disaster)
2. Conference Registrations
3. Facility/Equipment upgrades
In the last Fiscal Year, July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016, PRIDE Awarded funding for:
Below are two stories of PRIDE’s impact in the last fiscal year.
I have been working for Trinity for almost a year now. I really love my co-workers and my job. My
co-workers are very supportive and a compassionate group of ladies. They saw that I was struggling with life and my finances and medical issues for my daughter. My daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic kidney disease, and she suffers with pain on a daily basis. This has also brought about depression and anxiety. She is my life and trying to make sure she is treated and taken care of is what keeps me going. However, her medical bills were mounting and became so much more than I could manage. I was honestly afraid we would be homeless because of the money needed to pay them and our living expenses in general. I just could not keep up.
During this time, someone suggested I apply to PRIDE. I had no idea what that was. I printed my story and submitted my application, not really figuring anything may happen, when out of the blue two nice gentlemen from Trinity Health Foundation came to my office and asked to speak to me. They were so very kind and compassionate. They let me know that PRIDE would be submitting funds to help pay a portion of my daughter’s medical bills. I just cried tears of joy and had to hug them both!
The foundation’s help was such a relief.
Several days later I was sitting at my office window working when the gentlemen came back by again.
I had assumed they needed to see someone else in the office. However, they quietly handed me a slip of paper with my name on it, stating that thanks to a decision by the Foundation Board of Directors they had sent another payment toward my daughter’s bills. I was speechless for a few moments and began to cry. I’m a hugger, and I had to hug them both again!
I cannot begin to thank PRIDE or the Trinity Health Foundation enough, or those at Trinity who donate to the fund. It is a saving grace to many, and my daughter and I will be forever grateful!
I honestly did not even know that the PRIDE program existed. When I returned from work after my dad passed away, one of the nurses told me she put my name in for this program. That was the first I had ever heard of it. I didn't think much about it afterwards and then the two gentlemen from the foundation showed up and gave me the check. I was absolutely blown away! Never did I imagine such a program existed for employees to help with hardship. It really made a huge difference as a single mom who had to take some unpaid leave while my dad was sick. The money I was awarded helped with my father’s final expenses. I am truly grateful for this program and the wonderful coworker who thought of me!