True North Spring 2021

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True North

Spring 2021 • Volume 11 • Issue 1

2021 Gala Nets over $190,000 for Patient Support Funds . . . . . . . .

Shifting the Focus from Finances to Healing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

NCMC Foundation Healthcare Provider Support Fund Offers Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

23rd Annual NCMC Turkey Trot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

2020 IMPACT REPORT INCLUDED

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Monday, June 14, 2021 Greeley Country Club - Greeley, CO Proceeds To Benefit Heart Safe City

For more information or to participate contact:

allison.miller@weldtrust.org Call 970-539-9481 or go to www.ncmcfoundation.org

NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION 815 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631-1102


In This Issue Letter from Foundation Leadership

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

Shifting the Focus from Finances to Healing

Donations from virtual Gala support NCMC Foundation Patient Support Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

2021 Gala Nets over $190,000 for Patient Support Funds

Recap of our MadMen-themed Gala. . . . . . . . . . . . 7

NCMC Foundation Featured Volunteer: Greg Pickerel

Active in WSBC Golf Classic and Gala fundraising efforts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

The Human Bean Donates $27,266.53 through Coffee for a Cure

October event benefits NCMC breast cancer patients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Local Business Raises Funds to Support Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund Illuminations Studio salon in Greeley collects $1,700 in donations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Ranack Cares Foundation Assists NCMC Patients

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Golf Tournament raises $10,000 for breast cancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

NCMC Foundation Healthcare Provider Support Fund Offers Assistance Over 6,500 meals supplied for frontline healthcare workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

23rd Annual NCMC Turkey Trot

Over $15,000 raised to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Get to Know Board Member Tom Grant

NCMC Foundation and The Weld Trust Board Chairman and President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Thanks to our Donors in 2020

Generous donations received. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

2020 Impact Report located in the center insert

Pictured on the front cover (left to right): Randy and Chris Moser, Travis and Beth Aksamitowski

North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 815 8th Avenue | Greeley, CO 80631 Ph: 970-356-9020 ncmc.foundation@weldtrust.org Visit our website: www.ncmcfoundation.org

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

2021 NCMC Foundation Board of Directors

Tim Brynteson

Jeff Carlson, CEO

John Dollarhide

Travis Gillmore

Thomas Grant, Board Chair

Brandon Houtchens

Mark Lawley

Robert Murphy

Michael Simone

Rose Stoller

Vicki Wilson

Jason Yeater


Letter from Foundation Leadership Friend of the NCMC Foundation, This last year presented unprecedented challenges for our world and people’s health and wellbeing in particular. Unfortunately, individuals in our community continue to encounter health challenges whether due to the pandemic or some other illness. Since 1975, the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation has provided over $55 million in support with funding toward medical programs, capital improvements to North Colorado Medical Center, medical equipment and technology upgrades to benefit patient care, scholarships for aspiring healthcare professionals, and continuing education for NCMC staff. Recently, the NCMC Foundation held its 32nd Gala, MadMen With Style. While the event looked different this year as a virtual Gala, there was still generous support from our sponsors, donors, and the virtual attendees. The proceeds from the event went to the Patient Support Funds. Through the Patient Support Funds, the NCMC Foundation provides grants for needs such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, counseling services, and other hardships such as transportation, clothing, and food. The NCMC Foundation continues with fundraising events throughout the year. On May 14, we will hold the fourth annual Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament at Longmeadow Game Resort, Clays Club & Event Center in Wiggins. The NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on June 14 at the Greeley Country Club. For more information on either of these events or other events happening later in the year, check out our website at ncmcfoundation.org. Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of helping our families, friends, and neighbors. Please consider donating to the NCMC Foundation to help support healthcare needs in this community.

Thank you for your support!

Jeff Carlson, NCMC Foundation Chief Executive Officer

Staff Directory

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Jeff Carlson

Mike Bond

Michelle Booren

Chief Executive Officer jeff.carlson@weldtrust.org

Chief Operating Officer mike.bond@weldtrust.org

Administrative Assistant michelle.booren@weldtrust.org

Amy Gomez

Kyle Holman

Development Coordinator Director of Health Grants and Fundraising amy.gomez@weldtrust.org kyle.holman@weldtrust.org

Randie Lieser

Allison Miller

Rhonda Morehead

Ramon Serrano

Diana Wood

Business Analyst randie.lieser@weldtrust.org

Development Program Director allison.miller@weldtrust.org

Communications Director rhonda.morehead@weldtrust.org

Chief Financial Officer ramon.serrano@weldtrust.org

Development Program Director diana.wood@weldtrust.org


Shifting the Focus from Finances to Healing Donations from Virtual Gala Support NCMC Foundation’s Patient Support Funds When Ronda Sandoval was diagnosed with cancer in March 2020, her life changed in ways she couldn’t have planned for. She found herself in a whirlwind of meeting new doctors, learning new facts about her diagnosis, and trying to understand the life-saving procedures she would need to endure. She was devastated.

“Patient Support Funds help our families, friends, and neighbors in their most vulnerable time,” said Kyle Holman, Director of Health Grants and Fundraising. “Donors who give to this cause directly help people in their community during the fight for their lives.”

The Reality of a

“Fear of the unknown Major Diagnosis came rushing in,” she said. Many patients worry “Questions in my mind about the financial Ronda Sandoval and her family on the day she were: Am I going to live? burden a major health shaved off her hair. She said her family gave her How am I going to make a the support and love she needed that day. diagnosis like cancer living? How will I pay my puts on their family, and bills? How can I take care Sandoval was no different. The sole employee of my 11-year-old daughter? How will I keep my of a cleaning business she started in 2015, she business afloat?” became anxious about how she would pay her These questions run through the minds of many patients who learn they have a life-altering disease. It’s instinctual for people to immediately think of their finances and the cost of their medical care rather than focusing on their healing process. They find themselves afraid to ask for help, feeling hopeless and uncertain. Fortunately, Sandoval was one of many patients who received financial support — and hope — from the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation. She received a grant from the NCMC Foundation’s Patient Support Funds, which provides relief for patients by offering financial assistance for everyday living expenses. By taking care of these necessities, the patient has a moment to breathe and shift their attention to their health.

bills. Her job was the only source of income for her household, and with appointments, chemotherapy, and COVID-19, she became unable to work. “I knew at the moment of my diagnosis that I would need financial assistance,” Sandoval said. “Discussing my condition with my family was very emotional and upsetting, especially since we had just lost my father to cancer in November of 2019. My mother and children were so concerned about how I would make it financially and started making plans on how they could help me.” Sandoval was eventually connected with Kristi Shaffer, an oncology social worker with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at North Colorado Medical Center. Shaffer helped Sandoval apply for various grants and financial aid, including continued on the following page 5


Shifting the Focus from Finances to Healing continued Associates assistance from the NCMC Foundation. From there, Sandoval was provided with the help she needed to support her in her stages of shock and grief. “A person never wants to be a burden to their family,” Sandoval said. “Receiving a grant from the NCMC Foundation Patient Support Funds gave me the time I needed to find other options for income.”

Assisting Our Neighbors in Their Time of Need Rather than directly funding medical care expenses, NCMC Foundation donations are used toward eight established Patient Support Funds. Patients can use these funds for needs such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, counseling services, and other hardships such as transportation, clothing, and food. Proceeds from the 2021 virtual NCMC Foundation Gala went toward these vital Patient Support Funds. Over $190,000 net proceeds were raised to support patients like Sandoval.

There are several Patient Support Funds established at the NCMC Foundation that provide financial assistance to individuals receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions. Proceeds from the 2021 NCMC Foundation Gala benefits these vital grants:

Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund Used by breast cancer patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy. This fund also pays for mammograms, diagnostic services, and other procedures for underinsured individuals.

Good Neighbor Fund Used most frequently for patients with serious medical conditions including cancer to support financial needs for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy.

Image of Hope Room Fund Used to provide patients with wigs, hats, turbans, and other accessories.

Kent McConnell Memorial Oncology Fund Used by cancer patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy.

“This year’s Gala was very different, but nonetheless incredible,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director. “Because of the generosity of so many individuals and businesses in our community, the NCMC Foundation can continue helping others in their time of need. I am truly thankful for our sponsors, underwriters, donors, and committee members for their ongoing support.”

Marty L. Wakefield Founder’s Fund

Sandoval is still undergoing treatment and is hopeful in her recovery. She will never forget the help she received, thanks to the selflessness of NCMC Foundation donors.

Pink Ribbon Fund

“Receiving these funds gave me peace of mind and allowed me the time to concentrate on dealing with other aspects of my cancer treatment,” Sandoval concluded. “I would like to thank the NCMC Foundation and Kristi Shaffer for all of the care and support that I received. My experience has been above all expectations. I am forever grateful.” 6

NCMC Foundation Patient Support Funds

Used by burn center patients for household expenses, transportation, counseling, massage therapy, prescription medications, and other approved expenses.

Old Chicago MOvember Prostate and Testicular Fund Used by patients with prostate or testicular cancer for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy. Used by breast cancer patients for lymphedema supplies, bras, camisole and prosthesis, household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy.

Robin Feeley “Blast” Glioblastoma Fund Used by patients with glioblastoma for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy.

To make a donation to the NCMC Foundation Patient Support Funds or to find other philanthropic healthcare opportunities, visit www.ncmcfoundation.org.


With Style

2021

Brought to You By

2021 Gala Nets over $190,000 for Patient Support Funds Participants from near and far joined online for the televised, aka virtual, North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation Gala MadMen presented by The Weld Trust on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Although the 32nd Annual NCMC Foundation Gala looked much different than in previous years, it was very successful in reaching nearly 1,200 participants and raising over $190,000 net proceeds for Patient Support Funds held at the NCMC Foundation. These funds are critical in assisting patients receiving treatment for cancer or other serious medical conditions with needs such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, counseling services, or other hardships such as transportation, clothing, and food.

Participants had the opportunity to bid on nearly 70 unique auction items including a Tuscany Truffle Hunt package, autographed memorabilia, spa packages, and more. During the televised live event, guests were welcomed by NCMC Foundation CEO Jeff Carlson, as well as Honorary Chair Jean Morrell, who shared her own story and inspiring message. Inspirational guest speaker Adam Sharkey spoke of what is known as Murphy’s Law:

There was no ballroom to transform into the MadMen 1960s era; however, guests were still encouraged to dress up and host their own parties at home. VIP guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, wine, and Old-Fashioned cocktails. Evening hosts Autumn Kersey and David McKinzie take a bow.

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“If it can go wrong, it will.” His message of hope for those in the fight of their life, and the need for giving back, is an everyday destiny that must be filled by helping neighbors, family, and friends. Virtual attendees joined in a Zoom wall toast with hosts Autumn Kersey and David McKinzie, and one lucky attendee won a Japanese Akoya Pearl necklace donated by Weiss Jewelers valued at $2,200. The evening ended with a paddle raise and video to Frank Sinatra’s hit song Fly Me to the Moon, produced by Moments Notice & Company and featuring the acting skills of Matt Bergen and voice of Hunter Hall. “This year’s Gala was very different, but nonetheless incredible,” said Diana Wood, NCMC Foundation Development Program Director. “I’m especially thankful for our Honorary Chair Jean Morrell and Corporate Chair Rose Stoller. As we navigated the virtual event world, they were instrumental in championing the NCMC

Evening décor at The Kress Cinema & Lounge.

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Foundation and our fundraising cause. Because of the generosity of so many individuals and businesses in our community, the Foundation can continue helping others in their time of need. I am truly thankful for our sponsors, underwriters, donors, and committee members for their ongoing support.” The NCMC Foundation, founded in 1975, has served as NCMC’s philanthropic partner in supporting healthcare at North Colorado Medical Center and in the community. During that time, the NCMC Foundation has been entrusted as stewards of over $55 million in charitable gifts. If you did not get a chance to participate in the Virtual Gala, you can see it in its entirety by visiting www.ncmcfoundation.org/events/32ndgala-madmen.

For further information, go to www.ncmcfoundation.org.

Evening Décor


Adam Sharkey, Guest Speaker, delivering a moving message to viewers about Murphy’s Law and giving hope.

Floral Centerpiece

Mia Clancy, Jackie Lyman, Sonja Brucklacher, Audrey Pike, Teresa Baker, Kathy Bytnar, Jennifer Gillmore, and Angie Lovell

Amy Gomez and Diana Wood

Jean Morrell, Honorary Chair

An at-home party cocktail.

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Diana Wood giving instruction to committee members.

Randie Lieser and Michelle Booren heading out to deliver party favors and food for VIP at home festivities.

Still image from Fly Me to the Moon video.

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Contents of the MadMen Party Box Platinum, Diamond, and Gold Sponsors received.

Dancing silhouettes of Fly Me to the Moon video.


Production Booth

Behind the scenes photography area.

Allison Miller, Diana Wood, Sharon Herdman, Kyle Holman, and Mike Bond assembling MadMen party boxes.

Getting silent auction items presentable for pick up.

Evening hosts Autumn Kersey and David McKinzie show off their dancing skills.

Kyle Holman and Jeff Carlson

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Rhonda Morehead and Mike Bond Amy Gomez handing off party boxes to Banner North Colorado Medical Center’s Sara Quale.

Packed and ready to go!

Mike Bond, Kyle Holman, and Amy Gomez. Kyle is giving Amy the side eye, taking note on how to package the boxes.

Old Fashioned drinks for the MadMen Party Boxes.

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Silent Auction


A behind-the-scenes look at the production studio for the virtual Gala.

Virtual guests on the Zoom wall and evening hosts celebrate with a cheers.

Virtual event evening hosts Autumn Kersey and David McKinzie on set.

An Old Fashioned drink, courtesy of The Kress Cinema & Lounge.

Silent Auction

Ariane Gryboski receiving party boxes for guests.

Set up and ready for pick up and delivery of items for the at-home VIP parties.

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Sharon Herdman, Holly Lorenger, and Diana Wood preparing for the Gala.

Amy Gomez prepares to deliver floral arrangements.

Standing left to right: Rhonda Morehead, Jean Morrell, Allison Miller, Rose Stoller, Jeff Carlson, Michelle Booren; Sitting left to right: Diana Wood, Randie Lieser, Nicole Soos

Royal Lovell, Tim Clancy, Travis Gillmore, Tim Pike, Paul Lyman, Steve Baker, Steve Bytnar, and Matt Brucklacher

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Jeff Carlson, CEO of the NCMC Foundation, delivering a welcome message.

Entertainment video Fly Me To the Moon with Actor Matt Bergen lip syncing to vocals sung by Hunter Hall.

Randy and Chris Moser, Travis and Beth Aksamitowski, Tarra Norris and Craig Rasmuson

Diana Wood and Rose Stoller, Corporate Chair

A peek at the hosts view; the script, teleprompter, comments, and more.

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Gala Sponsors Thank you to the following for contributing to this event: PRESENTING SPONSOR The Weld Trust

Kaye Monfort Jean Morrell, Ph.D. Tom and Kay Norton Dr. Robert and Julie Swaney TCBY, Tim and Jennifer Brynteson Thomas & Tyler, LLC

PLATINUM SPONSOR Chevron DIAMOND SPONSORS Aims Community College Banner North Colorado Medical Center X 2 Cementer’s Well Service, Inc., Nate and Caity Kvamme DCP Midstream Fortress Development Solutions Phelps-Tointon, Inc. Richmark University of Northern Colorado GOLD SPONSORS Bank of Colorado Banner North Colorado Medical Center X 10 BBVA USA Crothall Healthcare Great Western Petroleum Masoud Shirazi Family Foundation Med Evac and Med-Trans Corporation Mollandor Owens Wealth Management Group RUBY SPONSORS A&W Water Service, Inc. Steve and Teresa Baker Connecting Point X 2 Credit Union of Colorado Norm and Bonnie Dean Bill and Debbi Eastwood Lynn and Leslie Fagerberg First FarmBank Herrick and Diane Garnsey Home Depot Pro, Tim and Sally Warde X 2 Mednax Health Solutions Partner

UNDERWRITING Virtual Production: Innovest Portfolio Solutions North Central Chapter Colorado Oil and Gas Association PDC Energy Radiology Imaging Associates Classic Cocktails: Great Western Bank Welcome Message: Summit Pathology Closing Credits: Mariposa Plants, Flowers & Gifts MadMen Party Favors: Flood and Peterson Sunrise Community Health X 2 Mobile Bidding: First FarmBank Brandon and Erika Houtchens Entertainment Break: Professional Finance Company, Mike and Lori Shoop

With Style Media: BizWest

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NCMCFoundationGALA 32ND ANNUAL

Brought to You By


Gala Sponsors

Brought to You By

Thank you to the following for contributing to this event: PADDLE RAISE Mike and Judy Bond Justin and Michelle Booren Jeff Carlson Carrico Family Foundation, Steve and Colleen Carrico First National Bank of Omaha Steve and Julianne Fritz Jacob and Amy Gomez The Delia and John W. Haefeli Foundation Drs. Wentzell and Marsha Hamner Sharon Herdman Kyle and Kristen Holman Colin and Bonnie Kelley Anthony and Julia Lieser Nik and Allison Miller Craig Rasmuson and Family Curtis Reuter John and Wendy Sparks

Rose Stoller Dr. James Summers Hodge Walker Mike and Diana Wood Dori Workman Jason and Lindsay Yeater Warren and Julie Yoder OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS Ted and Sandy Carter Colorado Oil and Gas Association Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Farmers Bank Catherine Goza Judy Harper Dr. Dennis and Carol Lower OtterCares Foundation Rose Stoller Mike and Diana Wood

With Style

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NCMCFoundationGALA 32ND ANNUAL


Gala Committee

The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation wishes to thank the many individuals whose outstanding leadership and dedicated effort helped to make the 32nd Annual Virtual NCMC Foundation Gala a success.

HONORARY CHAIR

Jean Morrell

CORPORATE COMMITTEE Rose Stoller, Corporate Chair, CWS Management Steve Baker Sears Real Estate Mike Bond The Weld Trust Travis Gillmore Phelps-Tointon, Inc. Tom Grant Grant & Hoffman Law Firm, P.C. Kyle Holman NCMC Foundation

Greg Pickerel Emeritus Craig Rasmuson Fortress Development Solutions Collin Richardson Richmark Billie Varndell Blackeagle Energy Services Diana Wood NCMC Foundation

GALA & AUCTION COMMITTEE Sandy Carter

Brandon Houtchens Houtchens Greenfield & Zacheis

Amber Denzel

Gayle Keen First FarmBank

Sharon Herdman

Jean Morrell, Honorary Chair, Morrell & Associates

Emily Kincaid

Robert E. Murphy Flood & Peterson

Holly Lorenger

Mike Nichols Retired

Jennifer Gillmore Jen Jamison Annie Lone Rose Stoller Diana Wood, Gala Director Dori Workman


FEATURED VOLUNTEER:

Meet Greg Pickerel

Greg Pickerel knows having access to highquality healthcare can have a significant impact on a community. He has seen it firsthand, thanks to his nearly 13 years of volunteer work for the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation. Hired by Noble Energy in 2008, Pickerel was encouraged by his former boss, Dave Lillo, to get involved with the NCMC Foundation’s philanthropic efforts — specifically, taking his place on the Western States Burn Center Golf Classic Committee. Lillo said it would be a good opportunity for Pickerel, who was new in town, to participate in a worthwhile cause while also meeting people in Greeley’s oil and gas industry. One of the first events Pickerel attended for his committee duties included touring the old NCMC Burn Center, which underwent a renovation and expansion in 2009 to grow from 2,000 to 12,500 square feet and include many necessary upgrades for patients. “It was immediately obvious why we needed to raise funds for burn patients,” he explained. “I was amazed at the promise of the new burn unit, in which patients could get treatment in their own room and receive an increased level of care. This experience was my motivation to raise funds for the cause throughout the years.” Pickerel has been on the WSBC Golf Classic Committee since the spring of 2008, taking on the role of Co-Chair for two years in his tenure. After having the opportunity to view behind-the-scenes operations of the hospital, Pickerel also joined the NCMC Foundation Gala Corporate Committee in 2011 and served as Corporate Chair from 2013 through 2020. “The NCMC Foundation helps provide state-ofthe-art equipment for Greeley residents so that they don’t need to travel to Denver for care,” he

Greg Pickerel pictured with his wife, Gina, and two sons, Hunter and Tanner.

said. “Many people just cannot afford healthcare and need assistance, which is why I’ve really embraced all of NCMC Foundation’s efforts.” A Colorado native, Pickerel was born and raised in Wheatridge and received his college education in Golden. He found his way to Greeley when he took the job at Noble Energy, where he worked for 12 years. He remembers hearing stories about Greeley growing up; his grandparents and greatgrandparents picked sugar beets at farms in the area for many of their German farming friends. Now, Greeley is like home. Pickerel’s wife, Gina, has attended the Gala with him every year since 2010. He has two sons: Hunter, a sophomore at Colorado State University studying chemical engineering, and Tanner, a senior at Faith Christian Academy. As a family, they enjoy boating, wake surfing, golfing, skiing, and fishing. “Many of my co-workers and other oilfield workers live in the Greeley area,” he concluded. “It’s important for them and their families to have the same level of care they could get in Denver right here in their backyard.” 19


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The Human Bean Donates $27,266.53 through Coffee for a Cure

(Left to right) Kneeling: Abby Green, RN, Patient Education Advocate; Charissa Michelena, Medical Imaging Assistant; Mary Dickinson, RN, Patient Education Advocate. Standing: Jenae Nequette, Kay and Frank Sherman, all of The Human Bean; Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation Director of Health Grants and Fundraising; Mike Bond, NCMC Foundation Chief Operating Officer; and Jeff Carlson, NCMC Foundation Chief Executive Officer, accept the donation in support of the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund.

Frank and Kay Sherman, owners of The Human Bean franchises in Weld County, along with employee Jenae Nequette, presented a check for $27,266.53 to the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) 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. Funds were raised through sales from pink bundles, which included specialty merchandise and vouchers from The Human Bean, as well as donations directly from customers. The funds will support the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. This NCMC 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 their partnership and commitment to our community. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Coffee for a Cure event! 21


Local Business Raises Funds to Support Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund Kristyn Martin and her team feel passionate about helping others. Martin is the owner of Illuminations Studio in Greeley, and during the month of October, the salon held a Haircut-A-Thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Through this event, the salon collected $1,700 in donations that will go toward helping breast cancer patients in the community. These funds can help patients pay their mortgage or rent, utility bills, and other living expenses while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. These funds also provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to uninsured or underinsured patients.

(Left to right) Mike Bond, NCMC Foundation COO; Wayne Roberts; Kristyn Martin; Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation Director of Health Grants and Fundraising; and Jeff Carlson, NCMC Foundation CEO.

Martin and her husband, Wayne, visited the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation to present the contribution in support of the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. Thank you, Kristyn, Wayne, and the stylists of Illuminations Studio for being great partners and supporting our community through your generosity!

Ranack Cares Foundation Assists North Colorado Medical Center Patients Representatives from the Ranack Cares Foundation recently presented the NCMC Foundation with $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Patient Support Fund. The funds were generated through their Tough Enough to Wear Pink Golf Tournament held in May 2020. The Ranack family is dedicated to helping breast cancer patients. The donated funds will provide screenings through mammograms, diagnostic services, and biopsies to help identify breast cancer in patients who are uninsured or underinsured. The funds (Left to right) Justin Watada, Greeley Stampede General Manager; Kyle Holman, NCMC Foundation Director of Health Grants and Fundraising; also provide assistance with basic living expenses Sharon Shirack and Alan Rankin, Ranack Cares Foundation. 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. 22

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


NCMC Foundation Healthcare Provider Support Fund Offers Assistance Through donations from concerned and caring community members, the North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation Healthcare Provider Support Fund has lent a helping hand to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCMC Foundation supplied over 6,500 meals for frontline healthcare workers through the Healthcare Provider Support Fund in November and December. “We were happy to provide meals and personal protective equipment for the healthcare workers who were caring for patients during this very trying time,” said Kyle Holman, Director of Health Grants and Fundraising for the NCMC Foundation. “We worked with the Banner Culinary and Nutrition Services Department to supply these meals in the hospital. I cannot say enough about Holly Werner and the culinary team at NCMC. They work tirelessly to supply quality food through the Banner Bistro.”

Team members at NCMC viewing the community parade held to honor their service.

If you would like to donate to the Healthcare Provider Support Fund, visit www.ncmcfoundation.org or fill out and mail back the return envelope in the center of this magazine. Severine Pursley and Sherri Charters

Nicol Bailey, Julia Gentry, Melanie Ladwig, Sarah Schneider, Kari Walton, Rachel Wilson, Janessa Gallo, Kimberly Pepmiller, and Rhonda Turner

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23rd Annual NCMC Turkey Trot The NCMC Foundation, along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), hosted the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot in a virtual format, presented by The Weld Trust during Thanksgiving week, November 22-29, 2020. There were 841 runners and walkers that participated in the first ever virtual 5K and 2K races. With the participation of race registrants, individual donations, and sponsors, over $15,000 in net proceeds was raised to support patients of the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado. The NCMC Foundation extends a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and committee members who helped make the event so successful! “I would like to extend a special thank you to Race Director Heather Schminke,” said Allison Miller, Development Program Director at the NCMC Foundation. “Her dedication, as well as the dedication from the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation staff, is what makes this a fun and special event year after year.”

What a creative photo from this bunch!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. The NCMC Foundation utilizes proceeds from the Turkey Trot event through individual grants that provide financial assistance to patients of the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, who would otherwise not be able to engage in the 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.

Our future’s so bright (and so is the sun), we should all be wearing shades!

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 ncmcfoundation.org.

Race results and photos can be viewed at FLT Results: www.fltresults.com/pages/event_summary/139

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A picture perfect day to trot.

Trotting in the beautiful sunshine.

Such a nice looking group on a gorgeous day.

Melissa joined us all the way from Kansas.

All members of the Heckel group, including their furry family member, are ready to go.

This creative bunch made their own finish line — we love it!

We did it! The Poudre Trail offers the perfect location for virtual trotters.

Jean Morrell looking stunning in her 2020 Turkey Trot shirt!

This runner likes to take to the trails to complete her Turkey Trot goal.

Family time is the best time — especially when you are having fun!

A beautiful day for a trot around Boardwalk Park in Windsor.

This crew is just getting warmed up for their virtual trot.

If only we could bottle their energy.

Kelsey Pershing getting some good trotting juju from the UNC bear statue.

I got my shirt! I got my shirt!

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Manny and Michele Machado soaking up the rays and enjoying their virtual trot together.

Trotting under the beautiful Colorado sky.

Furry friends got to participate in the virtual race as well.

Whether participating on a treadmill or outdoors, the accomplishment is a sweet success.

Feeling Turkey Trot Strong!

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This lovely lady, Paula Roberts, representing the beautiful state of Wyoming in this year’s virtual race.

The Truitts make trotting a family affair.

These trotters have smiles for miles!

Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!

Rose and Jack Stoller are loyal supporters and happy trotters.

Madison McClusky created this amazing homemade bib. Way to go Madison, we love your creativity!

The Ward family has participated in the NCMC Turkey Trot since the very first one.


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The NCMC Foundation and CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado would like to thank the following for their support of the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot Presented by:

Thank You

CORPORATE SPONSORS: Altitude Running – Greeley Anderson & Whitney, PC Banner CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado - Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Clinic Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center Volunteer Services Banner Health Paramedic Services BizWest Burris Company, Inc. Citizen Printing Connecting Point Eggland’s Best – Morning Fresh Farms Empire Electric, Inc. First FarmBank Ghent Chevrolet Greeley Tribune Med-Trans Air Medical Transport - Med Evac Naill Services, Inc. Norfolk Iron & Metal Northern Colorado Speech Therapy PDC Energy Reck Flyers Mark Larson State Farm Agency Swire Coca-Cola, USA TCBY The Weld Trust

Townsquare Media Weld County Garage Buick GMC Wellsite Services

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS: Altitude Running – Greeley Texas Roadhouse - Greeley The Human Bean

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NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION

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Get to Know Tom Grant NCMC Foundation and The Weld Trust Board Chairman and President For years, Tom Grant has prioritized the health, wellness, and education of his Weld County neighbors. He knows healthy communities are ones that can thrive, and he strives to maintain an active role in making his city a better place for all.

getting to work alongside my colleagues — who are very smart and talented, and have great ideas — to do good for our Weld County citizens.”

Grant grew up in the Denver area and moved to Greeley in 1994 to take on the role of assistant city attorney. He decided he Initially the Chairman and never wanted to leave. He and President of The Weld Trust, his wife, Margaret, have been Tom Grant Grant also became the Chairman married for 31 years and raised and President of the North their family here. They have two Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Foundation sons: Reid, 29, who works in New York City for when the two organizations aligned in spring Goldman Sachs, and Michael, 25, who works at a of 2020. He is currently the head for both tech company in Denver and recently started law organizations’ boards. The two entities work school. hand-in-hand, offering support to healthcare and “I have a great affinity for Greeley and there education philanthropic efforts in Greeley and are so many wonderful things about this area, surrounding communities. including the people, that really kept us here,” “The NCMC Foundation has done such wonderful Grant said. work in our community and has raised money Grant is a partner at Grant and Hoffman Law for important projects related to healthcare,” he Firm, and when he isn’t participating in one of his said. “If you don’t have a healthy community, many board duties, he turns his attention to his many other assets of the community can’t be fully clients and their legal issues. In addition to his enjoyed, which is why having a strong healthcare roles for The Weld Trust and NCMC Foundation, system is so important.” Grant is a board member for Greeley’s Downtown Grant became involved in local philanthropic Development Authority. He also served on the efforts to make a difference in Weld County and Poudre River Trail Board for nearly 20 years. be a good steward for the hospital. The mission You can find Grant spending his free time in the of the NCMC Foundation speaks to him in that mountains, hiking, going on walks, reading, and through fundraising and charitable caregiving, taking advantage of Greeley’s Friday Fests in the the overall quality of care at the hospital can summer — post-pandemic, of course. improve to provide additional resources to patients in need. Moreover, the partnership Grant appreciates all of the hard work done by between the NCMC Foundation and The Weld the NCMC Foundation team and board. He said Trust allows for larger giving opportunities and a their efforts have made a huge impact in the greater reach to the populations they serve. community and that everyone has played an

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“The NCMC Foundation and The Weld Trust boards work together to provide a number of projects and gifts that will improve the health and education of our community,” he said. “I love

important role in making the NCMC Foundation into what it is today. He hopes to continue the organization’s success and expand efforts to benefit Weld County’s future in healthcare.


Thanks to our Donors in 2020 Gifts of $25,000 or more Banner Health The Human Bean Jerome Charitable Lead Trust Curtis Strong Estate The Weld Trust

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 William “Bill” Allnutt Estate

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

American Cancer Society Carrico Family Foundation Nick and Jan Francis, Jr. Fortress Development Solutions

Richard and Mary Kemme Foundation

Crothall Service Group

University of Northern Colorado

Dr. and Mrs. Curtis E. and Ryann Crylen

Knights of Swallows Montera Family Foundation

Crumbl Cookies

Empire Electric Inc.

Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999

Ensign

A&W Water Service, Inc.

Fairacres Manor, Inc.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Fiske Electric

Aerotek

Flatirons Field Services, LLC

Baessler Homes

Flood and Peterson

Aims Community College

Baker Team Corporation - Steve and Teresa Baker

Corie Baessler Family

Dr. Colleen Foos and William Foos

Bank of Colorado

BBVA USA

Francis Royalties, LLC

Big Creek Resources

Cementer’s Well Service, Inc.

Julia Gentry

Blackeagle Energy Services

DCP Midstream

Ghent Chevrolet Cadillac

Kevin and Karen Bothwell

W. Lee Detterer

Allen and Allis Gilbert

George and Karin Boughter

First FarmBank

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Gillmore

Boulder Associates, PC

First National Bank

Great Western Bank

Vernell J. Brown

Great Western Oil & Gas

Greeley Country Club

Burris Company, Inc.

Paul and Mary Henneck

Benjamin C. Gruseck

Harold Buxman

Masoud Shirazi Family Foundation

Halliburton Energy Services

Cache Bank & Trust

Judy Harper

Gary Chalfant

Hemmings Group

Connecting Point

Sharon Herdman

Credit Union of Colorado

HighPoint Resources

Mike and Lori Shoop Wenaas Family Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

Mike Harper Livestock Phelps-Tointon, Inc. Craig Rasmuson and Family

Extraction Oil & Gas Lynn and Leslie Fagerberg

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Dylan and Allison Hockett

Reck Flyers, LLC

Shaina Clark

Kyle and Kristen Holman

Dr. Kenneth and Beth Richards

Kenneth and Juleen Clements

Holy Cross Energy

Richmark Companies

Kathleen J. Clemons

Illuminations Studio Inc.

John and Wendy Sparks

Colorado Moisture Control, Inc.

Independent Financial

SPN Well Services

Innovest Portfolio Solutions

Spradley Barr Ford of Greeley

Consolidated Fabrication and Constructors

Richard and Barbara Jenkins

John Stapleton

Norman B. Corbin

Stacy LaLonde

Ellen E. Stewart and Donald R. Vancil

Leah J. Cordova Timothy and Sheila Croissant

Stoller Family Foundation

Dr. William and BJ Culver

Summit Engineering Services, Inc.

Darin and Kristin Dalton - Dalton Land Co.

Summit Pathology

Chelsea Danielson

Loustalet Family Fund at the Weld Community Foundation

Sunrise Community Health, Inc.

Sylvia A. Dann

TEAMHealth

The Dean Charitable Foundation

M & M Excavation Company

The Bucklen Foundation

Caroll J. Dierks

Shannon R. Mack

Tim and Sally Warde

John and Marie Dollarhide

MDL Innovative Services

Waukesha Engines

Susan Dvorak

Mollandor Owens Wealth Management Group

Weld County Garage Buick GMC

Trisha J. Easthouse

Jean L. Morrell, PhD

Western States Fire Protection Company

C. William and Debbi Eastwood

Mundt Energy Services

Mike and Diana Wood

Robert E. Murphy

Zito Trucking

Elite Energy Services

Lamp Rynearson Valerie A. Leal-Whitehead Liberty Oilfield Services James E. and Charlotte A. Lord II

Naill Services Inc.

Ron and Vicki Norby Norgren Family Fund

Gifts of $250 to $999 Ancon II Constructors, Inc.

Northeastern Colorado Firefighters Association

Applied Control

Northern Colorado Speech Therapy

Basic Energy Services

Anderson & Whitney Steve and Carol Arceneaux

Northern Plains Trucking

Connye Benson

OtterCares Foundation

Larry R. Besack

PCS Ferguson, Inc. - An Apergy Company

Justin and Michelle Bieri

PDC Energy, Inc.

Harlan Boda

Beverly Peratino

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

Timothy and Audrey Pike

Justin and Michelle Booren

Positive Outlook Industrial, LLC

Julie Brende

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc.

David W. Bressler

ProFrac PTW Energy Services Radiology Imaging Associates Rain for Rent 30

Dr. Meghan A. C. Fels

North Central Chapter Colorado Oil & Gas Assn.

David and Patricia Pringle

Farmers Bank Bonita L. Feilmeier

NCMC Volunteers NGL Water Solutions, LLC

M. Margaret Eisenman

Michelle L. Black

Matthew and Sonja Brucklacher Timothy and Jennifer Brynteson Elizabeth A. Burns Jeffrey S. Carlson

Trudy Fergus Cynthia Ferri and Tammy Neves First Christian Church Elwyn and Marilynn Elwyn Mary French Dr. Juliet H. Fried David W. Fry Steven and Rebecca Garber Cassandra L. Gardner W. Herrick and Diane Garnsey Jacob and Amy Gomez Greeley Firefighters Local 888 Darwin L. Guinn Georgia A. Gutierrez John W. and Delia Haefeli Steve and Laurie Hamit Dr. H. Wentzell Hamner Andrea L. Hawkins HealthONE Alliance Hensel Phelps

Dr. Bobbi J. Chambers Hawk

Dr. Cecilia M. Hirsch and Joseph Hirsch

Citizen Printing

Ed and Renee Holloway


Mark and Enita Hout

Troy Owens

Brandon and Erika Houtchens

Dr. Arnold E. and Chun Pfahnl

Geoffrey W. Howe

PolyNovo North America LLC

William W. and Edith Hughes

Margaret M. Priestley

Zach and Mandi Huston

Leslie and Sandra Race

Barbara A. Jennett

Matthew and Kendall Reck

John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Angela A. Richard

Altis L. Johnson

Chris Roth

Donald L. Jones

Don and Leota Romick

In Memory William “Bill” Allnutt Norma Boda Reverend Rolf Brende Richard “Dick” Budd Jerry Clinkscales Mary Corbin Sisto Ferri Evelyn Geringer

Justice Trucking

Dr. Jennifer Main Rutberg and Barry Rutberg

K.V.F.D. Auxiliary

Sears Real Estate

Michelle Ging

Kaan Inceoglu State Farm

Dr. James and Pamela Shaddock

Barbara Hakanson

Kiwanis Club of Greeley

Robert and Marietta Shreve

Iris Hughes

Kay Kosmicki

Marcia L. Siebring

Paul Jennett

Nate Lamkin

Hoyt and Carmen Skabelund

Ada Johnston

Larry and Cathy Lande

James and Alice Smith

Mary Elaine Kercher

Howard A. Lang

Dr. Yo-Jun and Eun-Joo Song

Gordon Kindred

Larson Insurance Agency, Inc.

Bonnie Sowder

Charles Kipp

Thomas J. Lee

Dr. Robert E. and Julie Swaney III

Marianne Lindstrom

Sueann L. Swetzig

Bill Miles

Mark and Susan Tallman

Pete Morrell

George and MaeBeth Tappin

Michael P. Mukina

TCBY

Stan Ross

John V. Teague

Chris Santistevan

Thomas & Tyler, LLC

Lillian Schaeffer

Bob and Jeannine Truswell

Perry Wilcox

UBS Matching Gifts Program

Dr. Raymond Yockey

Gregg and Jody Leonnig Randy and Randie Lieser Josh and Michelle Little Hannah Lobato Helen P. Lohnes Lundvall Enterprises, Inc. Pamela S. Luster Daniel Maxey Jesse and Chasta MacCue Mac and Faith McFarling Cecil and Joanne McPherron MEDNAX Health Solutions Partners

Fred Gibbs

Marjorie I. Lohr

United Way of Weld County, Inc Will and SueAnn Unrein Upstate Colorado Economic Development

In Honor

Oleg and Egle Metsaev

Marcos F. Vallejo

Richard and Debra Meyer, and Ron Erbes

Lee E. Walters Brandon Wamsley

Our Dedicated Healthcare Providers

Douglas and Terry Miller

Roy T. Wardell Charitable Fund at the Weld Community Foundation

The Weld Trust Board of Directors

Nik and Allison Miller Dr. Angela L. Mills Kaye Monfort

Andra Weathers

Michael and Natalie Morgan

Weld Community Foundation Colorado Gives Day

Morning Fresh Farms, Inc.

Marlys Wellnitz

Bradford and Pepper Mueller

Wellsite Services, Inc.

George Munoz

Gayle K. Wilson

Deborah L. Murphy

Jeffrey and Autumn Woltemath

Dr. Craig L. and Anne Nerby

Dr. Elizabeth Wuerslin

Norfolk Iron & Metal

Jason and Lindsey Yeater

Tom and Kay Norton

Dr. Shu and Min Min Zhang

Old School Services

James E. and Charlotte A. Lord

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North Colorado Medical Center Foundation 815 8th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631

Upcoming Events Double Barrel Blast Sporting Clays Tournament

NCMC Foundation Golf Tournament

presented by Fortress Development Solutions

Longmeadow Game Resort, Clays Club, and Event Center – Wiggins, CO Friday, May 14, 2021 – 9:00 am Benefiting the Heart Safe City program. For registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.ncmcfoundation.org or contact Kyle Holman at 970-373-3426 or kyle.holman@weldtrust.org.

Greeley Country Club Monday, June 14, 2021 Benefiting the Heart Safe City program. AM and PM tee times available. For registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.ncmcfoundation.org or contact Allison Miller at 970-539-9481 or allison.miller@weldtrust.org.


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