Ways to Give
We offer many ways to make contributions to the Gunnison Valley Health
system, from online donations to partner programs with organizations like
Amazon.com. A variety of ways to support the Foundation are listed below.
Thank you for your generosity.
Make an Online Donation by clicking the link below:
Other Ways to Give:
• Grateful Patient
The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity for you to share your
story with us. From compassionate nursing care to skilled clinical treatment,
the Grateful Patient program allows you to recognize our staff and thank
them for their work. Through the program you can also give to support
efforts such as nursing education, and further the already superb care
available to our community.
• Major Gifts
Gifts of $20,000 or more in support of a clinical program or capital project
to Gunnison Valley Health System are crucial to our fiscal health. A major
gift will provide our community with the latest, most advanced care available
and drive real change in medical technology and treatments. You may contact
the Foundation office to learn more about major gift opportunities.
Endowed funds ensure the superiority of care provided by Gunnison Valley
Health System. They supplement operating support and allow programs to
develop and grow. Endowed funds support clinical programs, education and
advocacy. Endowed funds are carefully managed for growth and the interest
earned is available year after year, benefitting our patients and their
families in perpetuity. Endowed funds may be established with a gift of
$50,000 or more.
• Planned Giving
Planned Giving provides a wonderful opportunity to make a significant donation
to the Gunnison Valley Health System, while providing a tax benefit or
lifetime income for loved ones or ourselves. Planned gifts may be made
with cash, but many are made by donating other assets such as stocks,
real estate, art pieces, or business interests. Often planned gifts are
bequests made through your will, but other methods include charitable
trusts and charitable gift annuities.
Making a planned charitable gift usually requires the assistance of an
attorney or financial advisor to help structure the gift appropriately.
Please contact the Foundation with questions about how you may leave your
legacy at Gunnison Valley Health. If you have already chosen to do so,
please contact the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation and let us know so
we may thank you in person!
• In Kind Donations
We welcome and appreciate donations that can help our patients, their families
and staff. If you are interested in donating an item (furniture, equipment,
or art) to the health system, please contact the foundation. You may also
call to inquire about our prioritized needs.
• Sponsor an Event
The Gunnison Valley Health Foundation hosts a number of
events throughout the year to help raise funds for the health system. We welcome
community involvement and look forward to seeing you at one of our social
or sporting events. You can give to the health system and have fun at
the same time!
• City Market Cares
You can support healthcare in the Gunnison Valley just by picking up the
groceries at City Market. City Market regularly contributes to local communities
when customers register their Value Cards with their favorite local nonprofit.
Just assign your Value Card to Gunnison Valley Health Foundation, and
City Market will donate a percentage of your purchases back to the Foundation
on a quarterly basis. It costs nothing, and there will be no change in
your fuel point collection. Register your 12 digit Value Card number and
City Market will give back to Gunnison Valley Health every time you use it
Click Here and follow the steps to “Enroll Now” register your card, and
make sure to designate Gunnison Valley Health as your Community Awards
• Amazon Smiles
You can also support healthcare in the Gunnison Valley when you're
doing your online shopping at Amazon. Through the Amazon Smiles program,
0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to the Foundation.
Sign up is easy. Visit
smile.amazon.com to sign up up as an Amazon Smiles participant and support the Foundation.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more or to make a charitable contribution, please contact:
Jennifer Birnie, Executive Director, Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
Gunnison Valley Health Foundation
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-8406 | (970)641-7239 (Fax)