KH.ORG 21 Also critical to the event’s success are longstanding partnerships with donors who support the mission of Kootenai Health—to improve the health of our region one patient at a time through compassionate and quality care. Mountain West Bank has been a steady supporter for 30 years; as the dinner’s premier sponsor, their employees greet guests and run the entire check-in and checkout process for the auction. “Our north Idaho team of bankers cherish the opportunity to volunteer at the annual Festival of Trees event expansion of facilities, best-practice clinical programs, state-of-theart equipment, and education and support services. Not only does the Foundation encourage private support from individuals, corporations, private foundations and other institutions, but it also partners with community members like you. Working alongside community partners, the Foundation’s board of directors and hospital leadership continue to ensure thoughtful investment of donor support in order to respond to the rapid changes in demographics and the health care needs of our community. The continual population growth of very active seniors and many young families relocating to the area requires high levels of emergency, neonatal and pediatric care. Philanthropic support ensures these higher levels of care remain strong and accessible to the people of our region. Shaping the future There are many ways you can support the Kootenai Health Foundation and become a partner in shaping the future of our hospital. Whether it be through donating your time and talent or giving money, the Foundation’s work would not be Giving changes lives To learn more about how you can make an impact, visit KH.org/foundation or call (208) 625-4438. and underpin our commitment to support the efforts of Kootenai Health Foundation,” said Mountain West Bank Chief Executive Officer Scott Anderson. We are grateful for the many decades of your partnership and investments. THANK YOU! possible without our generous board members, donors, volunteers, staff and community of friends. With immense gratitude we thank you. Your gifts change lives and support quality, compassionate health care in our community. We are humbled and awed by the generosity of our community over the past 40 years!