NCMC Foundation- True North - Spring 2022

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True North

Spring 2022 • Volume 12 • Issue 1

33rd Annual NCMC Foundation Gala. . . . . .

2021 Impact Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Featured Volunteer: Meet Sharon Herdman . . . . . . . . 36


24th Annual NCMC Turkey Trot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Cover photo courtesy of Juan Leal

Monday, June 13, 2022 Greeley Country Club - Greeley, CO Proceeds To Benefit Heart Safe City

For more information or to participate contact: Call 970-539-9481 or go to


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

Recap of events and thank you to donors . . . . . 4

2021 Impact Report

Revenue raised; grants and scholarships awarded in 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2022 Gala Nets over $220,000 for Monfort Family Birth Center NICU and Pediatric Department Recap of our Once Upon A Time-themed Gala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

NCMC Foundation Featured Volunteer: Sharon Herdman

Meet the Gala fundraising extraordinaire. . . 36

24th Annual NCMC Turkey Trot

Over $35,000 raised to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation Assist Patients

Groups present a check for the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

The Human Bean Donates $34,526 through Coffee for a Cure

Annual event benefits Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Thanks to our Donors in 2021 Generous donations received

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Dick Boettcher Leaves Legacy

NCMC Foundation past Board member and donor helped bring Monfort Children’s Clinic to life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 815 8th Avenue | Greeley, CO 80631 Ph: 970-356-9020 Visit our website:

Pictured on the front cover: Standing: Ben Wischmeier, Dr. Brandon Griffin; Sitting: RaQuelle Willey, Allison Wischmeier, Carolyn Griffin, Amber Hardy; Front: Dr. Travis Willey, Jamie Hardy

The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation’s mission is to promote excellence in health and education in Weld County.

2022 NCMC Foundation Board of Directors

Tim Brynteson

Jeff Carlson, CEO

John Dollarhide

Travis Gillmore

Tom Grant, Board Chair

Brandon Houtchens

Mark Lawley

Bob Murphy

Michael Simone

Rose Stoller

Vicki Wilson

Jason Yeater

Letter from Foundation Leadership The NCMC Foundation was originally founded in 1975 to support programs, equipment, and improvements for the North Colorado Medical Center. Since the sale of Greeley’s hospital in 2019, the NCMC Foundation continues to provide essential support for health-related programs in this community. We have also expanded our mission to include education initiatives as well. The support provided to our community by the NCMC Foundation is accomplished with fundraising events throughout the year as well as generous gifts from individuals and families. The 33rd Annual NCMC Foundation Gala took place in late January, which is our largest fundraising event of the year. Thanks to our incredible sponsors and generous donors, we raised more money at this event than ever before. The photos and information from this spectacular event can be found starting on page 9 in this issue. The NCMC Foundation will host several additional events throughout the rest of this year. Our next upcoming event is the Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament held in May. Throughout the year, the NCMC Foundation supports individuals in this community through grants for various needs including specialized garments for burn victims, patient support funds for people going through treatment for a serious illness, and support for low vision services. The NCMC Foundation awarded healthcarerelated grants last year totaling $563,516. The NCMC Foundation also supports education initiatives through post-secondary scholarships for individuals studying specific careers in healthcare as well as providing continuing education for healthcare professionals. In 2021, NCMC Foundation provided $80,063 in scholarships and continuing education. Our healthcare and education support would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. Thanks to our kindhearted and caring donors, 47 years after its creation, the NCMC Foundation is stronger than ever.

Together we make a difference in the lives of individuals in this community.

Jeff Carlson, NCMC Foundation Chief Executive Officer

Staff Directory

Jeff Carlson

Mike Bond

Amy Gomez

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Grants Manager

Allison Miller


Rhonda Morehead

Development Program Director Director of Communications

Randie Lieser Business Analyst

Roy Otto

Ramon Serrano

Diana Wood

Director of Development

Chief Financial Officer

Development Program Director

e h t 5 r t o h f A s n u n u n i al o J

May 13, 2022 Longmeadow Game Resort Clays Club & Event Center


Wiggins, CO

Proceeds benefit the Heart Safe City program, which maintains many life-saving AED's placed throughout Weld County. It's a day filled with sporting clays, food, and prizes...all for a great cause!

Register a Team or Purchase a Sponsorship Package online at call 970-373-3426 or email


2021 Impact Report Your Contribution Makes an Extraordinary Difference in our Community! Revenue Raised in 2021: 32nd Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, MadMen With Style, presented by The Weld Trust – January 30, 2021 $192,000 to benefit Patient Support Funds at the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation to ease patient burdens for needs such as living expenses and other hardships while receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions.

31st Annual Western States Burn Center Golf Classic – September 16, 2021 $51,500 to assist in purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, specialty burn garments, face masks, and accessories for underinsured burn patients, and providing continuing education for staff.

Inaugural NOCO Bocce Bash @ Oktobrewfest – September 25, 2021

4th Annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament – May 14, 2021

$60 to support the Area of Greatest Need for patients and their families.

$7,700 to benefit the Heart Safe City program.

39th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament – June 14, 2021 $37,700 to benefit the Heart Safe City program.

24th Annual Turkey Trot – November 25, 2021 $34,700 to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients.

Total Events Net Revenue: $323,660 6


Other Contributions: $517,819

Total Revenue: $841,479

2021 Impact Report NCMC Foundation Awards Over $643,000 in Grants and Scholarships

$147,781 from Patient Support Funds to benefit: •specialized burn garments for burn outpatients •assistance with living expenses for patients undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions •basic clothing to patients through the Hospitality Closet when clothing has been destroyed or damaged due to injury or during initial treatment •mammograms and diagnostic services •Lifeline emergency alert systems •fitness programs for cardiac and pulmonary patients


for Monfort Children’s Clinic building repairs.

$80,000 for the Curtis Strong Center for the Visually

Impaired to support low vision services.

$48,691 for the Pediatric Sleep Lab. $29,030

from the Lucile Harrison Fund to provide toys, equipment, interactive devices, and décor for the Pediatric Department.

$25,147 to support continuing education for NCMC staff. $54,916

for scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.


to purchase specialized equipment and technology, and specific department needs for: •Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado •Cardiac Rehabilitation

•Trauma •Western States Burn Center


from the Wendall Fuller Fund for MedBridge subscriptions for the Rehabilitation Department.

$6,019 from the Healthcare Provider Support Fund to cater


meals and purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers at NCMC during COVID-19.

to the Heart Safe City program to place and maintain Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Weld County.


through the Med-Aid Prescription program to provide one-time prescription assistance to individuals in Weld County with an urgent medication need, but are unable to cover the cost.

Total Grants and Scholarships: $643,579 Please consider donating to the NCMC Foundation to continue improving the lives of individuals in Weld County.


Heart Safe City Would you know what to do if someone was experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)? Thankfully, the Heart Safe City program has placed AEDs throughout Weld County and provides ongoing training to community members on how to use them. Starting CPR immediately and delivering AED shocks significantly increases the chances of surviving SCA. Training can be requested for locations with a Heart Safe AED.

"We at First FarmBank were excited to have an AED installed as part of our donation to Heart Safe City."

The AEDs in our community provide audio directions, instructing when to give compressions and when to clear if it detects that a shock is necessary. The pads also provide a visual for where to apply compressions.

Represents a location with at least 1 AED, some dots represent several AEDs.

-James Pisaturo CFO First FarmBank

The NCMC Foundation commits $35,000 annually for the maintenance of these life-saving devices and training for local dispatch officers on how to guide 911-callers to the nearest AED, as well as training community members in CPR and AED use.

Consider a donation to the Heart Safe City program. To donate, visit:


2022 Gala Nets Over $220,000 for Monfort Family Birth Center NICU and Pediatric Department Once upon a time, not so long ago, we gathered for an enchanted evening to support our community’s tiniest patients. The 33rd Annual North Colorado Medical Center Foundation Gala, Once Upon a Time, presented by Chevron, was held Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa. With over 400 guests in attendance, and the incredible generosity of so many sponsors and donors, over $220,000 net proceeds were raised to purchase a transport isolette for the Monfort Family Birth Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). With the purchase of a transport isolette, a specialized ground neonatal transport team based at NCMC which functions as a complete mobile intensive care unit will decrease cost of care for patients, increase timeliness of a transport, and improve efficiency and equity of care overall. Remaining proceeds will establish a NICU & Pediatric Patient Support Fund to assist patients and their families experiencing financial hardship.

Each year the NCMC Foundation honors an outstanding individual, organization, or family for distinguished service and leadership in healthcare in our community. It was a privilege to honor Ken Schultz with the 2022 Legacy Award for his longtime support of the NCMC Foundation and vision in establishing The Weld Trust. Guests were transported to a magical storybook land with a forest, castles, and fairytale characters. They enjoyed bewitching brew cocktails, wine, a gourmet dinner, and some even dared to eat the apples displayed at each table. Former Denver Broncos running back Reggie Rivers emceed this year’s event, with fundraising activities including a paddle raise, wine pull, and Wish Upon a Star drawings comprised of a Beer Fridge & WeldWerks Beer; Great Wolf Lodge Anaheim, CA Package; Louis Vuitton Bag; and Oxotic Denver Rally 65Mile Tour Experience. There was dancing to the whimsical musing of the Jerry Barnett Orchestra, just-for-fun gaming tables, and one lucky guest won an exquisite 2-karat diamond tennis bracelet set in 14-karat white gold donated by Weiss Jewelers valued at $5,000. 9

“It was wonderful to be back in the ballroom and see so many of our ongoing and new supporters in person,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director. “We had a lot of fun with this theme, but in all seriousness, we are still navigating fundraising in a pandemic. The transport isolette and the newly established NICU & Pediatric Patient Support Funds will help our community’s tiniest patients and their families when they are facing overwhelming challenges. We were truly blessed by the outpouring of support

from so many people, and I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity.” The NCMC Foundation, founded in 1975, has served as NCMC’s philanthropic partner in supporting healthcare at NCMC and in the community. During that time, the NCMC Foundation has been entrusted as stewards of over $55 million in charitable gifts. All photos courtesy of Juan Leal.

Guests are greeted by the Apple Tree, Snow White, and Trumpeteer

10 The Prince and Cinderella make a special appearance

Andrea Vigil having fun at the gaming tables!

Ame McKenney & Lisa Luere aka Jasmine and Ariel

Amy Stenner, Doreen Stenner

Stephanie Betz & Jimmy Chick

Guests participating in the Paddle Raise

11 Jerry Barnett Orchestra


Doug & Olivia Elliott

Katie & William Baker

Naomi & Brett Tooley

Amy & Kevin Ross

David & Denise Jost

Jay & Dawn Baker

Kaan & Kim Inceoglu

Kendall & Matt Reck

Tony Johnke & Mitchel Reuss, Laura Obert, Christine Guttner & Robbie Hankins

Trent & Stephanie Korby

Diana Wood, Reggie Rivers


Luke Litteken, Lauren & Jason Gilliland, Ashalina & David Murillo, Shawn & Laura Roberts, Joe Colletti

Sarah & Collin Richardson, Macey Richardson


Ramon & Susy Serrano

James & Denise Herman, Liz & Dr. Stephen Meeker

Wine Pull

Tim & Roxanne Paterniti

Alan & Diane Holmberg

Andrea Vigil, Dorma Eastman

Ken & Autumn Estes

Erika & Brandon Houtchens

Marcus & Stephanie Parham


PJ & Sarah Hays, Emily Kincaid & Dominic Chenier

Jean Morrell, Andy & Kerry Feinstein


John & Karla Bowness II, Amy & John Bowness III

Koedi Lawley, Sherri & Mark Lawley

Jeff Reck, Neal & Kaylyn Kingman, Javondai & Terry Anderson

Taylor & Adam Goble

Terry & Lindsay Adams

Megan Rose & Marko Hardin

Derek & Annemarie Hofmeister

Stephanie & Cory Halvorson

Katie & Nick Janda

Aron & Sharon Kriss


Dan & Tammy Green, Allen & Bailee Green, Cadi & Alex Rettmer, Michelle & Scott Rettmer

Chase Gillepsie & Sherilyn Woods


Dr. Travis & RaQuelle Willey, Amber & Jamie Hardy, Carolyn & Dr. Brandon Griffin, Allison & Ben Wischmeier

Sue & Tim Emerson

Andy & Kerry Feinstein, Dr. Leah Bornstein & Joe Findley

Bob Murphy & Jenny Cottingham

Rick & Barb Jenkins

Floral Arrangement

The Little Mermaid Table Décor

Sean & Shelby Lydon

Diana Wood, Amy & Jacob Gomez nice photobomb!

Watch out Rose Stoller!



Jeff & Alma Heley

Ted & Christine Johnson

Chad & Kari Holman

Jared Chick & Brooke Conklin

Tara & Craig Rasmuson

Nicole & Gabe Hogrefe

Charlie Chambers & Katelyn Peters

Marleen Hagen, Haley Herdman, Sharon Herdman, Cathy Goza

Oscar Villa & Blanca Munoz, Josh & Amie Gonzales, Angela & Ben Gonzales, Jennifer & Nelson Trujillo

Adam & Angela Turk, Beth & Peter Martin, Alexis & Joe Unnerstall

Kim & Steven Vogel

Craig & Sandy Pralle, Rebecca & Lance Thomasson, Denise & David Jost, Dawn & Brian Hamilton


Marcus & Stephanie Parham, Dennis Gittlein & Paula Phifer, Misti Tellez, Stephanie Dionne, Tim & Rachel Shannon, Amanda & Josh Hays, Kim & Steve Vogel

Jewelry Drawing courtesy of Weiss Jewelers


Winners of the tennis bracelet, Steve & Nicole Taylor, Scott Rettmer of Weiss Jewelers, Reggie Rivers

Shanna & Kevin Jackson

Steve & Lisa Bricker

Jimmy Chick & Stephanie Betz

Jenn Jenkins & Nathan Krieger

Stephanie & Isaiah Dionne

Rachel & Tim Shannon


Krista & Bryan Haubert


Beryl Durazo

Dixie Daley, Tiffany Villavicencio

Calvin Burns & Holly Powell, Leondro & Amber Moyte, Silvia & Buddy Muguerza, Desi & Traci Lopez

Blackeagle Energy Services & Xcel Energy

Tom Grant, Rose Stoller, Bob Murphy, Brandon Houtchens, Jeff Carlson, Mark Lawley

Dr. Alexia & Brad Inhulsen

Jim Reagan & Annie Lone, Oleg & Egle Metsaev, Emily Kincaid & Dominic Chenier

Hayley Herdman, Sharon Herman, Lindsey Bustamante


Max & Becca Trehus, Brian & Rawleigh Brehm, Lisa Luere, Ame McKenney


Emcee and Auctioneer, Reggie Rivers

Danielle & Estevan Suaraz

Beauty & The Beast Table Décor

Legacy Award Honoree, Ken Schultz

Even Bo Peep makes an appearance handing out enchanted favors

Cody & Shelby Yates, Dan & Tammy Green, Estevan & Danielle Suarez, Al & Karen Alvarez, Cheyenne & Nedy Schantz


Back Row: Suzie Hardin, Amanda Prescott, Gayle Keen, Darin Duncan, Tony Miller, Front Row: Tara Howe, Teri Seimer

Luis Moya & Kristen Mullen


Christine & Arlo Richardson, Dale Boehner & Janet Sauter

Veronica Wakefield, Holly Cooan, Stacey Johnston, Christine Pletcher, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Courtney Thurston, Tiffani Higer, Nicole Taylor, Erin Hicks, Wendy Fields, Chace Carver

Guests participating in the Paddle Raise

Director of Development, Roy Otto

Legacy Award Honoree Ken & Pat Schultz, Lynn Schultz

Autumn Woltemath, Dr. Radley Helin, Virgina Bach

Justin & Michelle Booren, Randie Lieser, Jessica Lieser & Justin Hill

Trumpeteer and Elsa

Red and Wolf performing to “Little Red Riding Hood”

Wish Upon a Star Drawing


Sue Emerson, Michelle Wagner & Kris Bergman, David Sorensen, Stacy Merritt & Brittany Thorpe


Snow White Table Décor

Guests participating in the Wish Upon a Star Drawing

Red with Diana Del Duca & Ben Linenberger

Sean & Shelby Lydon

Legacy Award Honoree Ken Schultz and NCMC Foundation CEO Jeff Carlson

Nik & Allison Miller, Diana & Mike Wood, Amy & Jacob Gomez

Cinderella Centerpiece

Pablo Rodriguez & Cari Otto, Sally & Roy Otto, Sarah Otto & Chris Zalesky

Dancing fun!


Danyelle & Jared Butler, Justin Ghofrani & Margaret Thompson, Tim Paterniti


“Be Our Guest” finale!

Gala Sponsors


Thank you to the following sponsors and underwriters for contributing to this event: PRESENTING SPONSOR Chevron


PLATINUM SPONSORS Richmark The Weld Trust (Two)


DIAMOND SPONSORS Aims Community College DCP Midstream Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa FNBO Great Western Petroleum, LLC Dick Monfort Phelps-Tointon, Inc. PNC Bank, N.A. The Weld Trust University of Northern Colorado GOLD SPONSORS Atlas Healthcare Partners Bank of Colorado Banner North Colorado Medical Center Blackeagle Energy Services (Two) Crothall Healthcare Fairacres Manor First FarmBank Independent Financial K-Coe Korwell Energy, LLC MDL Innovative Services, Inc. Mike Shaw Dealerships PDC Energy Pediatrix & Obstetrix Medical Groups Part of the Mednax Family Radiology Imaging Associates / Invision Sally Jobe Gerald Rennels (Two) Xcel Energy BEWITCHING BREW SPONSORS Elevate Energy Services Mountain Valley Bank North Central Colorado Oil and Gas Association CINDERELLA’S COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSOR Great Western Bank CRUELLA’S CASINO SPONSOR Baessler Homes ENTERTAINMENT FOR A KNIGHT SPONSOR Professional Finance Company, Inc., Michael and Lori Shoop

MEDIA SPONSOR BizWest MRS. POTTS MOBILE BIDDING SPONSOR Connecting Point PRINT SPONSOR Citizen Printing WICKED WINE SPONSOR Consolidated Fabrication & Constructors RUBY SPONSORS ALLO Communications Steve and Teresa Baker William and Katie Baker Banner North Colorado Medical Center (Fifty-seven) Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, Terry and Lindsay Adams Kathleen J. Clemons Credit Union of Colorado Bill and Debbi Eastwood Lynn and Leslie Fagerberg Farmers Bank (Two) Flood & Peterson Greeley Country Club Greeley Lifestyle Magazine Sharon Herdman, Sears Real Estate Brandon and Erika Houtchens Brad and Dr. Alexia Inhulsen, Sears Real Estate Terry and Renee Jaccaud Nick and Katie Janda Rick and Barb Jenkins Steve and Megan LaForest Liberty Oilfield Services Loveland Chamber of Commerce Carroll and Roberta Miller Tom and Kay Norton Roy and Sally Otto Rain for Rent (Four) Reck Flyers (Two) Sipping N Painting Highland Doreen Stenner Syrcuit Energy Solutions, Inc. Tim and Sally Warde Waukesha Engines

Gala Sponsors


Thank you to the following sponsors and underwriters for contributing to this event: WISH UPON A STAR A&W Water Service, Inc. Chuck and Debi Bird Great Wolf Lodge – Anaheim, CA Sharon Herdman, Sears Real Estate Sears Real Estate Rose Stoller, CWS Management WeldWerks Brewing Co.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET SPONSORS Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County Jean Morrell, Ph.D. Dr. Yo-Jun Song

Underwriting CENTERPIECES & LINENS Steve and Colleen Carrico Royal and Angela Lovell


SWEET & SALTY Summit Pathology (Two)





Thank you for supporting our tiniest patients and their families!

Gala Committee


The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation wishes to thank the many individuals whose outstanding leadership and dedicated effort helped to make the Thirty-third Annual NCMC Foundation Gala a success.

CORPORATE COMMITTEE Bryan Haubert, Chair ProFrac Steve Baker Sears Real Estate Mike Bond NCMC Foundation Travis Gillmore Phelps-Tointon, Inc. Tom Grant Grant & Hoffman Law Firm, P.C. Robbie Hankins Credit Union of Colorado Sharon Herdman Sears Real Estate Kyle Holman NCMC Foundation Brandon Houtchens Houtchens Greenfield & Zacheis Gayle Keen First FarmBank Jean Morrell, Ph.D. Morrell & Associates

Roy Otto NCMC Foundation Greg Pickerel Emeritus Collin Richardson Richmark Billie Varndell Blackeagle Energy Services Diana Wood NCMC Foundation GALA COMMITTEE Sandy Carter Amber Denzel Jennifer Gillmore Sharon Herdman Jen Jamison Annie Lone Holly Lorenger Laura Obert Rose Stoller Diana Wood, Gala Director Dori Workman

And They All Lived Happily Everafter

Featured Volunteer:

Meet Sharon Herdman, NCMC Foundation Gala Fundraising Extraordinaire When Sharon Herdman was young, her father was unexpectedly hurt and became paralyzed. The Greeley community rallied around him and her family during that difficult period in their lives, and it’s why she’s dedicated almost a decade of her life to giving back. “The community was so supportive to my family and to him,” Herdman said. “There were services for kids back then where I could get rides to school and there were just so many people that helped during a time when we needed it. From that point, my parents always gave back too. This area was a community that helped each other, and it still is that way today.”

Herdman has lived in the Greeley area since she was 13 years old. She was raised in a philanthropic home, where her mother cooked for every funeral and her dad counseled other people with disabilities and wrote to youth groups. Herdman then went on to be a single mom on the PTA at her kid’s school and she continues to give back to the community that supported her throughout her life in many ways. Herdman said she doesn’t want to know life without volunteering.

Herdman at the 2022 Gala with her two daughters, Lindsey Bustamante (L) and Haley Herdman (R)

“My mom had four kids and my dad to take care of, but even when times were hard, she gave back and I think when you’re raised that way, you end up doing that too,” she said.

Herdman has volunteered for the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation Gala to set up, break down, and help with revenue generators for the last six years — she has even been the chair of the event. What really keeps her coming back to volunteer, though, are the organization’s causes because it is fulfilling being able to help find support for essential needs within the community that has helped her. Herdman couldn’t emphasize enough how much she enjoys the people she works with and the causes the Gala supports. Simply put — she just loves helping people. Herdman with her grandchildren


Meet Sharon Herdman, NCMC Foundation Gala Fundraising Extraordinaire continued “A part of what I learned when my dad was hurt was that it sometimes takes a village,” she said. “There were services and people that helped when we were in a place that we needed it, and I only hope I can do the same for others.” Outside of the causes it supports — this year, the Monfort Family Birth Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and great people, Herdman says that if someone has never been to the annual NCMC Foundation Gala, it is an event that will provide a wonderful time.

Herdman doesn’t have much free time between working and volunteering. However, when she isn’t delivering meals, helping set up for events, or even occasionally chairing for volunteer events, Herdman loves baking, cooking, spending time with family, and getting outdoors to walk and hike.

“There is nothing really special about what I do for the Gala, but I do what I can,” Herdman humbly said. “If people are new to this area, volunteer here. You’ll meet so many people Herdman at the 2022 Gala and get to know the wonderful community. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such great people.” “You’ll know that the money goes to a good cause, but it’s also an event that is beautiful, well One thing that Herdman recommends for planned, and a great getaway for a night out,” she everyone is to spend some time volunteering said. because it feeds your soul.

Decide where your heart is, what feels the best to you, what you love, what you have a passion for, and what you can do,” Herdman said. “There is something out there that you can do. Figure out what your passion is and get out there and do it. No task is too little. You can do one small thing that could be a huge impact on someone else’s life.


Dick Boettcher Leaves Legacy Richard “Dick” Boettcher was a lifelong philanthropist. His wife, Irene, describes her late husband as having a knack for observing and identifying a need in the community, and feeling like he had to do something to help. Dick was worried for anyone who was sick or disabled, explains his wife, but he especially stepped in where children are concerned.

effort. Together, he and other community stakeholders raised $5.5 million to create what is known as the Monfort Children’s Clinic for children who are Medicaid eligible or uninsured. The Clinic is housed in a 15,000-square-foot building which is owned and supported by the NCMC Foundation and operated by Sunrise Community Health.

Dick passed away in November During Dick’s life he was 2021 at the age of 95. More than involved with many youth 20 years after he started raising organizations. Irene shares that funds for the Monfort Children’s they would select organizations Clinic, he continued his to whom they would donate philanthropy through a bequest Irene & Dick Boettcher their time and resources to the NCMC Foundation for the based on where they felt their Monfort Children’s Clinic. donations would have the greatest impact. They “I am very proud that he wanted to do that,” Irene wanted to make sure the organizations in which they shares regarding Dick’s estate gift to the NCMC invested were well-funded and could do things to Foundation to support the clinic. “This was very really help people. fulfilling for him.” She says they have been so One of the organizations blessed in life and they wanted in which Dick invested his to share it with others. resources was the North Although philanthropy was Colorado Medical Center a big part of Dick’s life, Irene (NCMC) Foundation. says that their proudest Dick served on the NCMC accomplishment is their family. Foundation Board of Directors They have three children, from 1989 - 2001. During his seven grandchildren, and ten tenure on the Board, Dick, great-grandchildren. Spending alongside other community time with their family has members, identified an always been one of their top overwhelming need for priorities. One of their favorite affordable pediatric care ways to spend time with their for low-income families. extended family through the Dick served as the Capital years was going on vacations Irene & Dick Boettcher on their wedding day Campaign Chairman for a together. She says there was community-wide fundraising


Dick Boettcher Leaves Legacy continued

only one stipulation on those vacations which was that everyone could do anything they wanted during the day. However, they had to have dinner together with Dick and Irene. That was cherished time for them with their family. They also enjoyed many family ski trips over the years to Steamboat Springs where they owned a condominium.

attending what is now known as the University of Northern Colorado. In Dick’s senior year of college, he began working at Professional Finance Company which he later purchased. Dick eventually sold the company to their daughter and son-in-law. He worked there for 46 years before he retired. Dick and Irene moved to Greeley in 1948. Since moving to this area, they have given much of their time and resources to make this community a better place.

In addition to family vacations, Dick and Irene traveled extensively around the world including the North “Humanity is the best work Pole and Antarctica. Their in life,” Irene declares as favorite destination ever was their life motto. “Our goal Boettcher at graduation to New Zealand. On their with philanthropy has always travels, they enjoyed learning been the betterment for all the citizens in this about the countries they would visit, trying native community.” cuisines, and visiting with the people living there. Dick and Irene were high school sweethearts and were married for nearly 74 years. They married between semesters when Dick was

The NCMC Foundation is grateful to Dick and Irene for their generous gifts, and to all of our supporters who enable us to fulfill our charitable mission.

Monfort Children’s Clinic 100 N 11th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm In 2021, the clinic served 6,258 patients through 13,384 visits. The clinic is owned and supported by the NCMC Foundation. It is operated by Sunrise Community Health.


24th Annual NCMC Turkey Trot The North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation, along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at NCMC, hosted the 24th Annual Turkey Trot, presented by Chevron on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. On a brisk yet dry Thanksgiving morning, over 2,300 in-person and virtual runners and walkers participated in the 2K/5K Fun Run/Walk, one of the largest Turkey Trot races on Thanksgiving Day in Northern Colorado! Net proceeds of $35,000 will be utilized to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients in our community. Race Director, Heather Schminke said, “It was amazing to see the community come back together this year for an in-person event in such a huge way. It was hard going virtual last year and breaking the tradition of the morning race, but it was exciting to bring it back this year with all of the support.” The NCMC Foundation extends a big thank you to all of our sponsors and committee members who helped make the event so successful! “The support for this event continues to be strong year after year, and that goes to show how amazing our community is,” said Allison Miller, Development Program Director at the NCMC Foundation. A special thank you to the Greeley Central Chamber Choir for their beautiful performance of the national anthem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Approximately every 36 seconds, an American will die from cardiovascular disease, totaling about 655,000 deaths per year, which equates to approximately one of every four deaths. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the third leading cause of disease-related deaths in the United States according to the National Lung Association. Lung disease affects more than just the lungs, but the entire body. The brain, heart, muscles, and all organs are affected by less oxygen.


The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at NCMC helps patients with heart and pulmonary conditions live healthier lives. A team of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialists tailor individual exercise, diet, and treatment programs to meet each patient’s needs. Studies have demonstrated that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs have a significant reduction in their mortality rates, earlier return to work, significantly improved quality of life, and learn valuable skills that can prevent complications and hospitalizations. The Cardiac Rehabilitation program has been recognized by the prestigious American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation as a certified program. The NCMC Foundation utilizes proceeds from the Turkey Trot event through individual grants which provide financial assistance to patients of the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. These patients would otherwise not be able to engage in the valuable rehabilitation program. Participating in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation through the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado helps individuals improve strength and endurance so they may return to their usual activities and life demands as much as possible with renewed confidence. For more information on the NCMC Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs, please call 970-810-6204. If you are interested in donating to the Cardiac Rehab Turkey Trot fund, please visit

Race results can be viewed at by entering “NCMC Turkey Trot” and pressing the “Find Event” button.

Ashlee Kronholm, Allison Miller, and a volunteer sell shirts from the 2020 Virtual Turkey Trot.

Jim and Charlotte Lord helping at registration.

Mary Branom sets up the food table.

Ashlee Kronholm and Faith Wetelsen with Honorary Chair Errol Schroeder

“RUN NOW, GOBBLE LATER.” Words to live by!

Gobble and Groot!

Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/ Greeley Tribune

Roy Otto checks in with Faith Wetelsen at registration.

Starting line.

Faith Wetelsen and Lyndsey Bressler

Captain America Turkey saves the day! Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune

Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune


Greeley Central Chamber Choir

Participants pose at registration. Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune

Awesome costume! Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune

On your mark, get set, go!

Another trotter gets in the spirit with a great costume. Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune

Keep those little trotters bundled up!

Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/ Greeley Tribune

Gobble the Turkey makes an appearance.


“I am Groot.”

Photo courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients showcase their Turkey Trot T-shirts over the years.

Trotters are off for the 24th Annual NCMC Turkey Trot! Photos courtesy of Tamara Markard/Greeley Tribune

The NCMC Foundation and CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado would like to thank the following for their support of the 24th Annual Turkey Trot Presented by:

Thank You 24TH




Banner CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Clinic Dr. Maurice Lyons Dr. Kenneth Richards Dr. Dwight Slater Banner Health Paramedic Services Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center Volunteer Services BizWest Burris Empire Electric, Inc. Ghent Chevrolet Greeley Tribune Hensel Phelps Mark Larson State Farm Agency Meadow Gold Naill Services, Inc./ Wellsite Services, Inc. Peake Wellness Center Reck Flyers The Weld Trust

Townsquare Media of Northern Colorado New Country 99.1 99.9 The Point Power 102.9 Retro 102.5 94.3 The X



Britt Batterton Mary Blethen Dianne Brady Mary Branom Lyndsey Bressler Maria Carrick Kari Holman Kenzie Hull Ashlee Kronholm Juan Leal Kathy Miczulski Allison Miller Nate Pearcy Justin Power Heather Schminke, Race Director Lisa Swanson Tiffany Trimble Amber Tschillard Faith Wetelsen

Altitude Running First FarmBank Leprino Foods Greeley Family Vision Norfolk Iron & Metal Orangetheory Fitness Sears Real Estate Weld County Garage Buick GMC

SILVER SPONSORS Citizen Printing Swire Coca-Cola, USA TCBY - Greeley


Anderson & Whitney Connecting Point Eggland’s Best - Morning Fresh Farms

Fat Albert’s Sprouts Farmers Market - Greeley The Human Bean Northern Colorado Village Inn – Greeley & Loveland



Thank you to everyone who supported the Turkey Trot!

Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation Assist Patients Representatives from the Greeley Stampede and Ranack Cares Foundation recently presented the NCMC Foundation with $26,625 for the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. The funds were generated through the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo held in June 2021 as part of the Greeley Stampede festivities, as well as fundraising activities held by the Ranack Cares Foundation to provide assistance to those in need. The donated funds will provide screenings through mammograms, diagnostic services, and biopsies for patients who are uninsured or underinsured. The funds also provide assistance with basic living expenses for individuals undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The financial assistance is given in the form of grants to qualifying patients in Greeley and surrounding communities.

We thank the Greeley Stampede and the Ranack family for their dedicated support of patients!

(Left to right): Kara Mayeaux, Interim CEO Banner Imaging; Dr. Chris Reed, Breast Center Lead Radiologist; Laura Breuer, Banner Imaging Greeley Manager; Kyle Holman, Director of Health Grants, The Weld Trust/NCMC Foundation; Mary Dickinson, RN Patient Education Advocate; Mary Scheid, Senior Director Northern Colorado Banner Imaging; Justin Watada, Greeley Stampede General Manager; Sharon Shirack, Ranack Cares Foundation; Alan Rankin, Ranack Cares Foundation; Charissa Michelena, Senior Medical Assistant; Dan Dennie, Greeley Stampede Committee

The Human Bean Donates $34,526 through Coffee for a Cure Frank and Kay Sherman, owners of The Human Bean franchises in Weld County, along with employees Krista Smith and Valerie Delisa, presented a check for $34,526.24 to the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation and NCMC Breast Center staff. The donated proceeds were raised through their annual Coffee for a Cure event held during the month of October 2021. Funds were raised through 100% of coffee sales for the day, as well as donations directly from customers. The funds will support the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. (Left to right) Front Row: Laura Breuer, Banner Imaging Greeley Manager; Laura Reynolds, Banner Patient Access Services; Kay Sherman and Frank Sherman, Owners of The Human Bean; Krista Smith, The Human Bean; Mary Dickinson, RN, Patient Education Advocate. (Left to right) Back Row: Mike Bond, Chief Operating Officer, The Weld Trust/NCMC Foundation; Roy Otto, Director of Development, The Weld Trust/NCMC Foundation; Elizabeth Vanecek, Mammographer; Lacey Bixler, Mammographer; Kyle Holman, Director of Health Grants, The Weld Trust; Lanette Hankle, Banner Patient Access Services.

This Foundation-administered fund provides mammograms and diagnostic services to uninsured and underinsured patients, as well as grant support to assist patients receiving treatment for breast cancer with needs such as mortgage or rent, utility bills, and other living expenses. The NCMC Foundation is grateful to The Human Bean of Northern Colorado for its partnership and commitment to our community.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Coffee for a Cure event! 44

Thanks to Our Donors in 2021 Gifts of $25,000 or more Richard “Dick” and Irene Boettcher Chevron Paul and Mary Henneck The Human Bean

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 Arch Western Resources, LLC

Donor Recognition Area in the main lobby of North Colorado Medical Center

Corie Baessler Family Banner Health

Great Western Oil & Gas


Carrico Family Foundation / Steve and Colleen Carrico

Gusher Oilfield Services

Blackeagle Energy Services

Drs. H. Wentzell and Marsha Hamner

Boston Scientific Corporation/ Mansfield

Greeley Independence Stampede

Mike Harper Livestock

Kevin and Karen Bothwell

Phelps-Tointon, Inc.

George and Karin Boughter

Knights of Swallows

PNC Bank

Boulder Associates, PC

Montera Family Foundation

Craig and Tara Rasmuson

Burris Company, Inc.

Northeast Colorado Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council, Inc.

Reck Flyers, LLC

Jeffrey S. Carlson

University of Northern Colorado

Robert and Leslie Childers

First FarmBank

Ranack Cares Foundation, Inc. Richmark Companies

Christ Community Evangelical Free Church Connecting Point

Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999

Coral Bay Wine & Spirits

1888 Electrical Services

Crothall Service Group

1888 Industrial Services

Robert and Susan Davis

51 Fifty Solutions, Inc.

DCP Midstream

A&W Water Service, Inc.

Elevate Energy Services

Access Pro Medical

Empire Electric Inc.



Cementer’s Well Service, Inc.

Baessler Homes

ONOCO Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

Bank of Colorado

Expedition Water Solutions Colorado LLP

Rose Stoller / CWS Management The Weld Trust Wenaas Family Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

W. Lee Detterer

Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC

Basic Energy Services

Fairacres Manor, Inc.

Bayswater Exploration & Production, LLC

Bill and Sharon Farr

Farmers Bank 45

FCI Constructors, Inc.

Northern Plains Trucking

Fiske Electric

OtterCares Foundation

Flatirons Drilling, Inc.

David and Jennifer Owens

Flood and Peterson

PCS Ferguson, Inc. - An Apergy Company


Larry and Kayedeane Adams Victor and Christine Alcazar

PDC Energy, Inc.

Anderson & Whitney

Peake Wellness Center

Avita Medical Americas LLC

PolyNovo North America LLC

Baker Team Corporation

Positive Outlook Industrial, LLC

Betty Bechtholdt

Benjamin C. Gruseck

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc.

Larry R. Besack

Hensel Phelps

Jeff and Margaret Priestley

Dylan and Allison Hockett

David and Patricia Pringle

Kyle and Kristen Holman


Holy Cross Energy

PTW Energy Services

Hungenberg Produce, Inc.

Radiology Imaging Associates

Independent Financial

Matthew and Sonja Brucklacher

Phyllis E. Rice

Innovest Portfolio Solutions

Joyce Bulman

Jerome Charitable Lead Trust

Dr. Kenneth and Beth Richards

John E. Carr

Kaan Inceoglu State Farm

Rival Services

K-Coe Isom

Dr. Daphne K. RommereimMadden and Sean Madden

Francis Royalties, LLC Generations Church Julia Gentry Ghent Chevrolet Cadillac Great Western Bank

Lamp Rynearson Larson Insurance Agency, Inc. Valerie A. Leal-Whitehead Leprino Foods Liberty Oilfield Services James E. and Charlotte A. Lord II Loustalet Family Fund at The Weld Community Foundation

Curtis Rueter William and Kristi Shaffer John and Wendy Sparks Spradley Barr Ford of Greeley John Stapleton Ellen E. Stewart and Donald R. Vancil TCBY

Thomas and Teresa Bell Michelle L. Black Paul and Gayle Bohrer Mike and Judy Bond Julie Brende

Jim and Cindi Castner Citizen Printing Colorado Oil & Gas Association Norman B. Corbin Credit Union of Colorado Dr. William and BJ Culver Darin and Kristin Dalton Chelsea Danielson Amber Denzel Eide Bailly Philip and Kristine Elliott

LSI Insurance Agency, Inc.

The Bucklen Foundation

M & M Excavation Company

Titan Solutions

McKee Wellness Foundation

Mike and Jill Trotter

MEDNAX Health Solutions Partners

SueAnn Unrein


Hodge Walker

Jean L. Morrell, Ph.D.

Tim and Sally Warde

David W. Fry

Mundt Energy Services

Cassandra L. Gardner

Kenny and Jeannette Naill

Weld County Garage Buick GMC

GE Healthcare

Naill Services Inc.

Weldwerks Brewing Company

Dr. Gregory Golden

Rachel Naranjo

Western States Fire Protection Company

Jacob and Amy Gomez

NCMC Volunteers New American Funding Norfolk Iron & Metal Norgren Family Fund 46

Gifts of $250 to $999

North Central Chapter Colorado Oil & Gas Association


Xcel Energy Jason and Lindsey Yeater Zito Trucking

Patti A. Farmer James and Martha Francis Elwyn and Marilynn Freier Dr. Juliet H. Fried Steven and Julianne Fritz

Tom and Margaret Grant Greeley Country Club Greeley Family Vision Darwin L. Guinn Georgia A. Gutierrez John W. and Delia Haefeli

Andrea L. Hawkins

Chris Moser

Sharon Herdman

George Munoz

Derek and Annemarie Hofmeister

Lee Northrup

Rebecca L. Holder-Otte

Orangetheory Fitness

Chad and Kari Holman Honda of Greeley Brandon and Erika Houtchens Blair and Colette Howe Emily Hunter Richard and Barbara Jenkins Altis L. Johnson

Allan and Laura Obert Dan Overton Melissa Owens Katheryn E. Parker Mark Patton Noris and Cynthia Petersen Debra M. Petty

In Memory Robert “Bob” Anderson Millard Bashor Richard “Dick” Boettcher Charles Clausen Suzie Conklin Mary Corbin Hatte and H. James Dudley Michelle Ging Ada Johnston Gordon G. Leonard

Tessa L. Johnson

Professional Finance Company

Colin and Bonnie Kelley

Leslie and Sandra Race

Pete Morrell

Chris Kerrigan

Robert E. Ray

Frances Nash

Emily Kincaid

Angela A. Richard

Sidney Rice

Diana L. Krausnick

Don and Leota Romick

Ruby Richardson

James and Janice Lacefield

Robert and Dell Ann Sathe

Susan Wehrenberg

Steve and Megan LaForest

Sears Real Estate

James Donald Yates

Larry and Cathy Lande

Marcia L. Siebring

Brad and Tara Lane

Bonnie Sowder

Howard A. Lang

Dr. James and Traci Summers

LaSalle Oil Company

George and MaeBeth Tappin

In Honor

Thomas J. Lee

John V. Teague

Randy and Randie Lieser

Turnkey Builders, LLC

Andrea Brandt

Pamela S. Luster

Marcos F. Vallejo

Maria D. Manzanares

Barbara Varra

Masoud Shirazi Family Foundation

Lee E. Walters

Luke McCartney

Gene P. Weber

Mac and Faith McFarling Randy Mckay Cecil and Joanne McPherron Midwest Drywall Co., Inc. Nik and Allison Miller Carroll and Roberta Miller Michelle L. Miller Lisa C. Moos Morning Fresh Farms, Inc.

Andra Weathers Edward L. Wehrenberg Wellsite Services, Inc. Christina Whitcomb Donnetta Wilhelm Joy A. Wilson

Ruey Lindblom

Cardiac Rehab Staff Cindy Faith Robbie Hankins Jim Lord Jean Morrell Stan and Maggie Ross The Weld Trust Board and Jeff Carlson Nolan Walter Thompson and Adam and Courtney Thompson

Kathleen A. Wilson Mike and Diana Wood Dori Workman ZOLL Respicardia


North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 817 8th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631

Upcoming Events Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament

for the 5th Annu s u n al Joi

May 13, 2022 Longmeadow Game Resort Clays Club & Event Center


Wiggins, CO

Register a Team or Purchase a Sponsorship Package online at call 970-373-3426 or email

40th Annual NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament Greeley Country Club Monday, June 13, 2022 Benefiting the Heart Safe City program. AM and PM tee times available. For registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Allison Miller at 970-539-9481 or

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