The RMCHCS Foundation was established in 1984 as the Western Health Foundation. It’s mission is to serve as goodwill ambassadors to the community and to support Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services in providing “Quality Health Care Close to Home.”
During its first decade, the Foundation raised funds to develop the region’s only comprehensive Behavioral Health Unit which continues to provide a broad range of treatment services for adults, adolescents and families with alcohol, drug and mental health problems. The Foundation was also instrumental in helping to purchase dialysis machines for the Gallup Dialysis Unit.
In the past decade, the RMCHCS Foundation has grown into an organization that conducts capital campaigns, an annual fundraiser, a direct mail program and planned giving program that enables donors to support the Foundation through wills, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and an endowment program.
In 1995, the Foundation raised over $2.3 million to build a new emergency room, Intensive Care Unit and modern laboratory for RMCHCS. For the past seventeen years, the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Charity Invitational, has raised over $4.5 million for new medical equipment, services and programs.
In 2003, the Foundation established a permanent endowment for retaining, recruiting and educating future health care professionals. The Foundation also continues to work on grant proposals that have supported a broad range of programs including Reach Out and Read, medical student rotations, diabetes prevention, health education and wellness.
Board & Staff
RMCHCS Foundation Board Members Mark Gartner, Chair Paul McCollum, Vice Chair Kevin Taira, Treasurer Heather Nasi, Secretary Tessa Duran-Diaz Jeannette Gartner Arlene High Liz Sanchez Rebecca Stauder Kevin Taira Dr. Bruce Tempest Ex Officio Ina M. Burmeister, RMCHCS Foundation Executive Director Roger L. Gleisner, RMCHCS Acting CEO
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The RMCHCS Foundation Board has several standing committees. The committees meet six times per year or, in the case of some committees, on an as need basis. They are:
Major Gifts Committee
Every year a new Charity Invitational Committee is formed and both RMCHCS Foundation Board members as well as community members are welcome to serve on the committee.
For more information on serving on the Charity Invitational Committee, call 505.863.7287.
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The RMCHCS Foundation’s mission is to serve as goodwill ambassadors to the community and to support the work of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services in providing quality healthcare close to home.
The RMCHCS Foundation publishes a newsletter called Foundation Focus three times per year. Please click on the pdf files for each issue
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