About CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation

Change the first paragraph to this: CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation was established in 1988 as the philanthropic arm of CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible and will make a positive impact on the health of our community and region by enhancing patient care at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck. Donor Bill of Rights

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s Purpose

 

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s purpose is to advocate and advance our healing presence for the benefit of the patients, families, associates and communities we serve.

About CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck

 

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck was established in 1885 by a group of Benedictine Sisters who recognized a need for health care in this region. It is a nonprofit, community-owned hospital. In Fiscal year 2013, our community benefit was $35,696,471, which helped to provide access to healthcare for all, fund the unpaid costs of the uninsured or underinsured, and support education and prevention programs in our community. To learn more about CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck click here.

Meet CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s Resource Cabinet

 

Established in 2012, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s Resource Cabinet serves as an advisory group. It is comprised of 12 community members who have a passion for CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck’s mission. Members are excited to assist CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck define and shape a culture of healing.

Current members are as follows:
Josh Askvig, AARP
Sr. Kathleen Atkinson, Annunciation Monastery
Dale Pahlke, Dakota Community Bank & Trust
Dr. John Warford, University of Mary
Bob Eastgate, Eastgate Funeral Services
Patrick Niemackl, Ryan Dodge
Mike Mabin, Agency MABU
Bill Marion, Dakota Eye Institute
David Mason, American Bank Center
Jane Cleary
Kathy Miller
Diane Roller
Karen Goebel
Past members are as follows:
Andrew Hedstrom, Sam's Club
Linda Rainwater
Tony Holmstrom, MDU Resources
Kari Cutting, ND Petroleum Council
Bob Eastgate, Eastgate and Parkway Funeral Services

Meet CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s Staff

 

Kilee Harmon – Development Director
Erica Davis – Project Specialist

Pillars of the Foundation

 

Throughout its 129 year history, there are many individuals who have made a significant impact on CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck and its Foundation. In 2014, the Pillars of the Foundation award was created to pay tribute to those who have changed the course of history for CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck and in turn helped transform the region’s healthcare for
the better.

Recipients are announced each year at Gratitude Gala, Foundation’s annual event thanking its friends. In addition, they are featured in Foundation’s bi-annual newsletter The Journey and on the Pillars of the Foundation plaque erected near the
Tree of Life.

To guide the nomination and selection process a subcommittee of Foundation’s Resource Cabinet established the following criteria:

  • Recipients are a long-time volunteer and/or donor to CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation.
  • Recipients have made a significant impact on CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck’s history.
  • Recipients are more than likely community members; however, associates can receive the recognition.

Click to read about the Pillars of the Foundation recipients

  • 2015 Recipient - Dr. Margaret Edna Forke-Morgan and Dr. Riffat “Riff” Morgan
  • 2014 Recipient - Ruby Jeannette Gay Whittey