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Experience The Impact Your Support Can Have

We encourage you to read about some of our recent impact and meet our 2019 donors. 2020 donor information will be available in early 2021.

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About Samaritan Foundations

Did you know? Samaritan Health Services has five different foundations throughout the system. Our foundations play an important role in meeting the health care needs of the community by funding facilities, equipment, services, education and compassionate care. We work together to provide innovative medicine and world-class quality in a way that supports the values of the communities we serve.

We work together! The Samaritan Foundations team works across the system. From our local fundraisers to our coordinated central operations team, we are all working toward the same mission. When you make a gift to one of our Samaritan Foundations you can trust that your gift designation will be honored.

Below you will find stories to learn about the wonderful things happening in each of our communities thanks to support from people like you.

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Foundation Board Members

Each of our five foundations are overseen by volunteer boards.

Albany General Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors

Chris Hanson, Chair
Dick Running, Vice Chair
Holly Hood, Secretary
Heather McGowan, Treasurer
Joseph Hawes, Immediate Past Chair
Dell Alexander, Director
Brenda Burch, Director
Kimberly Christensen, CRA, Director
Michael Cowgill, Director
Jim Decker, Director
Michael Goger, Director
Kari Goodyear, Director
Mary Gray, Director
Barbara Hansen, Director
Mary Harer, Director
Justin Krueger, Director
Charles Mouradian, Director
Perry Ordeman, Director
Susie Orsborn, Director
Janet Steele, Director
Will Summers, Director

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

Greg Goracke, President
Maddie Rudolph, Vice President
Kelly Gallagher, Secretary
Steve Uerlings, Treasurer
Ryan Sparks, Past President
Pete Barnhisel, Trustee
Tammy Bray, PhD, Trustee
Gloria Chaves, Trustee
Kay Dawson, Trustee
Erin Duncan, Trustee
Ed Easterling, Trustee
Katie Elliott, Trustee
Aaron Manley, Trustee
Ron Marek, Trustee
Tom Marker, MD, Trustee
Bill Mercer, Trustee
Ken Pastega, Trustee
James Ramseyer, Trustee
Joan Reukauf, Trustee
Bond Starker, Trustee
Ron Stevens, Trustee
Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn, Trustee

Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

Debbie Paul, President
Judge Richard Triska, Vice President
Lori Hill, Secretary
Steve Hanscam, CPA, Treasurer
Joanne Nelson, Past President
Bob Adams, Trustee
Linn Armstrong, Trustee
Maxine Bailey, RN, Trustee
Al Barrios, Trustee
Louise Crittenden, Trustee
John Dinges, Trustee
Charlie Eads, Trustee
Jan Hull, Trustee
Kristin Hyde, Trustee
Judge Jessica Meyer, Trustee
Mike Patterson, Trustee
Bill Rauch, CPA, Trustee
Peggy Sweet, Trustee
Aida Van den Bos, Trustee
Brian Vandetta, Trustee
Robert Wimmer, MD, Trustee
Bo Yates, Trustee

North Lincoln Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

Wendy Wilson, President
Bettye Ruth Gamester, Vice President 
CeCe Buggenhagen, Secretary
Mark Sanders, Treasurer
Duane Silbernagel, Past President
Kitty Bushman, Ex-Officio Trustee
Lesley Ogden, MD, Ex-Officio Trustee
Ann Butler, Trustee
Bettye Ruth Gamester, Trustee
Charlotte Lehto, Trustee
Zach Poole, Trustee
Joan Prins, Trustee
Dennis Regen, Trustee
Bruce Robinson, Trustee
Linda Roy, Trustee
Marilyn Salci, Trustee
Chad Ulrich, Trustee
Charlene Vandervelden, Trustee

Pacific Communities Health District Foundation Board of Trustees

Lalori Lager, President
Matt Updenkelder, Vice President
Vicki Meyer, Secretary
Julia Carlson, Treasurer
Jackie Stankey, RN, Past President
Ralph Breitenstein, MD, Ex-Officio Trustee
Kathryn Doksum, Ex-Officio Trustee
Sabine Maresco, Ex-Officio Trustee
Lesley Ogden, MD, Ex-Officio Trustee
David Zarkou, DPM, Ex-Officio Trustee
John Baker, Trustee
Laurie Ferris, Trustee
Kathleen Grady, Trustee
Brian Haggerty, Trustee
Scarlett Kier, Trustee
David Larsen, MD, Trustee
Tim Miller, Trustee
George Plant, Trustee
Nancy Stevens, Trustee
Aimee Thompson, Trustee
Tiana Tucker, EdD, Trustee
Kathy Windell, Trustee


Our Giving Programs

The Samaritan Foundations offer giving programs that span across all of our foundations and communities. Learn more about our giving programs and how we recognize our generous donors who collaborate with us to build healthier communities together.

What Our Donors Say

Our donors play an important role in helping improve our local communities. They are inspired, compassionate and generous people and organizations who care deeply about those around them. Hear from a few of our donors about why they are a part of Samaritan Foundations.

Estate Planning

If you’re looking for a way to support our mission and plan for your future, Samaritan Health Services has sponsored an estate planning website that can serve as your toolkit for building your philanthropic investment portfolio. For more information, please contact your local foundation for a personal visit.
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Give in a Way that Suits You

Samaritan Health Services and the Samaritan Foundations have many opportunities to get involved. If you are interested in helping us build healthier communities, here are some of the other ways you can get involved:

Samaritan Foundations Commitments

To Our Donors
We commit to honoring the Donor Bill of Rights.

To Our Communities
We commit to building collaborative partnerships, keeping patient care at the center of our endeavors, and advancing the health of our communities.

To Samaritan Health Services
We commit to being passionate and innovative in our philanthropic endeavors, to partner in meeting the needs of our facilities, to raising funds with the highest level of integrity and respect, to providing exemplary customer service, and to adhering to the mission of Samaritan Health Services. 

Who We Are
We are creative, resourceful catalysts committed to matching the needs of Samaritan patients and communities with the passions of our philanthropic partners. We want to be trusted partners with our donors, communities, hospitals and clinics in order to provide the philanthropic resources needed to serve our patients with compassion and dignity. Our innovative team approach empowers us to be successful in all areas of fundraising while being open, brave and joyful.

Questions? Contact Us!

Taylor Gilmour, assistant vice president of central operations, Samaritan Foundations,
Jennifer Stanaway, executive director, Albany General Hospital Foundation,
Darrel Kau, executive director, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation,
Brandy O’Bannon, executive director, Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation,
Ursula Marinelli, executive director, Pacific Communities Health District Foundation,
Christy Duncan, senior regional development specialist, Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation,
Whitney Olsen, regional development specialist, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation,
Bobby Williams, regional development specialist, Albany General Hospital Foundation,
Karla Clem, regional development specialist, Pacific Communities Health District Foundation,
Leslie James, regional development specialist, North Lincoln Hospital Foundation
Heidi Howard, annual giving & database administrator,
Mary Landis, grants compliance manager,
Haleigh Gallegos, patient assistance coordinator,
Lisa Evans, annual giving & database specialist,

Samaritan Foundations Central Office: 1-844-768-4256
Albany General Hospital Foundation (Tax ID: 93-0712890):
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation (Tax ID: 23-7252406):
Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation (Tax ID: 93-1260080):
North Lincoln Hospital Foundation (Tax ID: 93-0867677):
Pacific Communities Health District Foundation (Tax ID: 93-0858825):

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