The Charity Ball is Med Center Health Foundation’s primary annual fundraiser and is widely considered to be Bowling Green’s must-attend event of the year.
Investing, Expanding and Impacting Through Local Partnerships
Community Partnerships are integral for Med Center Health Foundation to expand and grow. Generous donations of time, talent and money are extremely important to the Foundation’s mission. Med Center Health Foundation is honored and grateful when a civic organization or business orchestrates a fundraising event that benefits our initiatives. We invite you to get involved!
A great deal of energy is brought to our annual employee campaign event as Atmos donates food and drink for a great cause – the Community Clinic and Hospitality House. What a great way to give back to the community!
BG Hot Rods
BG Hot Rods donated funds to Urgentcare to say thank you for our partnership with them. They also participate in our annual Charity Ball event with an auction donation.
A Diamond Sponsor for the Charity Ball, Dillard’s asked if they could extend their store within our walls. Our first employee event was held on October 23, 2015 in The Medical Center auditorium. More than 200 employees attended and enjoyed the day raising more than $3,800 in benefit of the Community Clinic. Their partnership with the Foundation shows that Dillard’s is committed to improving our community.
Home Instead Senior Care
The efforts of Jami Hughes, Director of the Senior Perspectives Program at The Medical Centers at Scottsville and Franklin was recognized through a generous $8,000 cash award. Each year, Home Instead recognizes the efforts of community programs that focus on the unique needs of senior citizens.
Kohl’s has donated $207,924 to date through its partnership with the Foundation supporting health and wellness programs in our community. Through this program, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys at their store, where 100% of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide. This particular program supports the Newborn Health and Safety classes held at the Health and Wellness Center and Fairview Community Health Center Annex.
Your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card can make a charitable donation to Commonwealth Health Foundation every time you use it. Kroger donates a portion of purchase dollars to the Foundation to support some amazing programs, such as the Cancer Program at The Medical Center. The money for the Cancer Program helps patients in need cover transportation and medication costs they cannot afford.
Morrison Healthcare Food Services
Morrison’s is an intricate part of The Medical Center’s success for preparing meals for patients and families every day. However, behind the scenes, donations are made to the Foundation in support of its employee fundraising initiatives.
Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing services. Their partnership with the Community Clinic has been in place for several decades. Their donation to provide these services to our patients at no cost is crucial to our success in serving our community.
Southeastern Displays supports us with a donation of billboards in Bowling Green, Franklin and Scottsville for the Foundation’s annual fundraising events. This method of advertising makes a huge difference to get the word out about our events and services.
South Western Communications
South Western Communications donated a Responder 5 Nurse Call Test System for The Medical Center – WKU Health Sciences Complex Simulation Lab. This product enables the staff to have the same equipment as they have on the floors for patients, delivering the highest form of teaching and technology to our staff. Their donation totaled more than $43,000!
Woodmen of the World
Last year, Woodmen of the World chose the Hospitality House for their annual gift. Donations like this one ensures the operational costs of the Hospitality House can be met.
To help cancer patients, many participants came out to have fun, enjoy snacks and do the ZUMBA! Funds raised from this event were used to purchase merchandise at Tomorrow’s Woman for individuals who could not otherwise afford them.
There are many donations made each year that fall into the category of in-kind. These donations can either be services or goods. To date, more than $1.7 million has been donated. We are very grateful to our many donors who fall into this category!