Annual Report

You gave Happy in 2017!

Annual Report

Through the Baptist Health Foundation in 2017 you gave $3.1 Million in happiness to those within your community, and hopefully experienced the happiness that came from giving.  Whether it was providing food for a family in need, a hotel room for a family with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a scholarship for a deserving nurse or technology that will revolutionize healthcare in Arkansas, each dollar impacted the health of Arkansans.

See a complete list of our 2017 donors here.

The Baby Project

The Baby Project

Last year, donors gave over $69,500 to help out-of-town parents with hotel rooms when their babies were in the NICU.

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Give Fresh: The Power of Food

Give Fresh: The Power of Food

69,000 lbs of fresh produce were delivered in 2017 to 3 different communities that are considered food deserts in Arkansas, helping hundreds of families.

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Healthy & Active Youth Program

Healthy & Active Youth Program

17 youth gained confidence from the 10-week 2017 summer program, by learning exercise and nutrition tactics that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Nursing Excellence

Nursing Excellence

Your donations of $771,000 in scholarships and continuing nursing education was awarded last year to allow 542 nurses & allied health professionals to pursue more education.

Psalm 91

Psalm 91

In 2017, you provided over $4,100 in resources for families who cannot afford the unexpected expenses of an extended hospital stay, impacting 35 of families receiving care at Baptist Health.

System Needs

System Needs

Over $206,402.94 was given through grants, corporate donations, & individual donations for needs of equipment, renovations, etc. across the system.

Foundation events help to raise much needed funds for our projects and programs, and allow for more community involvement.  Check out the success of our 2017 events below!

Bolo Bash® Luncheon

Bolo Bash® Luncheon

The 2017 Luncheon raised over $176,000 for the Give Fresh: Power of Food program.

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Bolo Bash® Golf

Bolo Bash® Golf

The tournament brought in over $460,000 for Nursing Continuing Education & Scholarships.

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Bolo Bash® Tennis

Bolo Bash® Tennis

Over $124,000 was raised last year for Nursing Continuing Education & Scholarships with over 1,000 participants.

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Arkansas Charity Clays

Arkansas Charity Clays

You funded an IVR machine for Radiology with over $95,600 in tournament proceeds last year.

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Regional Events

Regional Events

Events held for each regional hospital raised over $194,000 to provide much needed equipment.

Third-Party Fundraisers

Third-Party Fundraisers

You participated in events held across the community to benefit Baptist Health Foundation programs totaling $172,393 in extra funds raised.

Missy Lewis

Missy Lewis, Chief Development Officer

At Baptist Health Foundation, our priority is providing excellence across the board for our patients and visitors--from our Patient Guest Services Department and personal patient visits to our cutting-edge medical equipment and facility upgrades. We are so grateful to our donors, who make all of this possible. Our reach continues to grow as you partner with us in caring for our communities and our patients and families with compassion and personal concern. Thank you for giving happy!

Gene Whisenhunt

Gene Whisenhunt, Vice Chairman, Foundation Board

The Baptist Health Foundation Board of Trustees is an amazing group of people. As Chairman of the Board, I am proud and honored to work alongside all of them, as well as all the donors involved with this great institution, Baptist Health. Thank you, on behalf of the entire Board, for everything you made possible this past year.

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