What is the Borgess Foundation? How are they helping the community?



Created in 1986, the Lee Memorial Foundation is the official fundraising arm of Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac. Today, when individuals and community organizations provide financial support, they continue the tradition of charitable giving that has always been an integral part of how we support Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital’s most urgent needs.

To invest in the future of Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, call (269) 783.3026 or make a donation online.


 This year the event raised over $26,000 to enhance Oncolgy Clinic facilities and patient equipment needs throughout the hospital. Next year's event will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Blackmond's Sesquicentennial Farm overlooking beautiful Indian Lake in Dowagiac. The event will showcase many local wineries and breweries. Tickets are $50 per person and include unlimited tastings, live entertainment, a souvenir wine glass and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets will be limited to 350 guests. For ticket information contact: Beth Cripe at (269) 783-3026 or beth.cripe@ascension.org  OR Tom Carlson at (269) 782-7788.

Guests enjoy wine and beer tastings at the Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event in August at scenic Indian Lake in Dowagiac.



Tree of love tree lighting ceremony

In 2011, the Lee Memorial Foundation launched the first Borgess Tree of Love program in Cass County. Since then, the community donations to this campaign have assisted hundreds of low-income women without health insurance in receiving free mammograms and diagnostic mammography servcies at Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital. Last year's campaign reached over $10,000 in total donations and was proudly supported by nearly 150 area donors.

Every $8 donation to the Tree of Love campaign will help a woman receive a mammogram, as well as allow donors to honor or remember someone important in their lives. Every $80 donation will sponsor a mammogram for a woman and allow donors to honor or remember up to 10 people.

The 2018 Tree of Love campaign will begin in October and run through December. The annual tree lighting event will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Farr Park next to the hospital.


Don't miss out on the 14th annual Lee Memorial Foundation Golf Outing on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course in Eau Claire. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with a shot gun start at 10:00 a.m. The registration fee of $60 per golfer includes 18-holes of golf, a cart, lunch, and prizes. Tee sponsorships begin at $150. For more information contact Beth Cripe at (269) 783-3026 or beth.cripe@ascension.org.




Borgess Foundation

1521 Gull Rd MSB300
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: (269) 226-8100
Email: foundation@borgess.com

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