Foundation Update Written By Lauren Whitby

Ivinson Cares

The IMH Foundation is set to host this year’s annual employee giving campaign.

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Each year, the IMH Foun­da­tion hosts Ivinson’s employee campaign, giving employ­ees like you the oppor­tu­nity to give to the causes that you care about. This year we are part­ner­ing with employ­ees through­out the hospi­tal to create a campaign that supports our hospi­tal and our community.

Through­out the month, staff from depart­ments through­out the hospi­tal will meet together to coor­di­nate our two employee campaign events, which will be held on Monday, Septem­ber 24, and Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27. Each event will not only be an oppor­tu­nity to give but also to serve orga­ni­za­tions based in Laramie. 

Our Septem­ber 24 event will feature a The Sugar Mouse cupcake walk. The Foundation’s purchase of these locally made cupcakes will provide a nonprofit orga­ni­za­tion support for rescued child victims of traf­fick­ing in Cambo­dia. Our Septem­ber 27 event will feature a service project to support Amy’s Kids, a nonprofit that provides funds and supplies to a school in Kenya and was founded by Cancer Center direc­tor, Amy Smith.

You will have the oppor­tu­nity to give in the follow­ing ways:

1. Donat­ing to Foun­da­tion fund­ing categories

These cate­gories include the Tech­nol­ogy and Inno­va­tion fund, the Capi­tal Construc­tion fund and the Area of Great­est Need fund.

2. Donat­ing to employee scholarships

Schol­ar­ships include the Sandy Joy – Kris Kram­schus­ter Schol­ar­ship, the Inge Townsend Nurs­ing Schol­ar­ship, the Employee Educa­tion fund, the Employee Well­ness fund and Employee Finan­cial Assis­tance. All of these schol­ar­ships support your cowork­ers at Ivinson.

3. Purchas­ing tick­ets to Foun­da­tion fundrais­ing events

Buy your tick­ets in advance to show your support through Foun­da­tion fundrais­ing events includ­ing La Grande Fleur, the Sports­man Raffle and the Health Links Golf Tournament. 

As you consider giving to the employee campaign, remem­ber that many of these funds support employ­ees like you. Our schol­ar­ship funds support train­ing and educa­tion for Ivin­son staff, and the Foun­da­tion fund­ing cate­gories ensure employ­ees have the equip­ment that they need to provide state-of-the-art care. 

Beyond the events and partic­i­pa­tion prizes that come with the campaign each year, this is a unique oppor­tu­nity to payroll deduct any gift that you make to the Foun­da­tion. Last year, 32% of Ivin­son employ­ees partic­i­pated in the employee campaign. This year, we hope to reach 50% partic­i­pa­tion. We know that each dona­tion is not only a bene­fit to our hospi­tal but also an oppor­tu­nity to become unified in a common goal to improve patient care at Ivinson.