Benefis Employees Set Fundraising Record

Benefis Health System employees once again proved they believe in the mission of Benefis Foundation through their generosity during the annual We Care! We Share! Employee Giving Campaign.

With their gifts to the Foundation, to United Way, and to other local nonprofits, 59 percent of employees donated and set a new giving record of $545,731*, more than $21,000 above last year’s tally. Forty-one departments saw 100 percent participation.

Employees can choose among causes such as the Angel Fund, which helps the families of children who must leave Montana for further treatment, the Caring for Our Own Fund, which supports employees in crisis, or they can direct their contributions to whatever has the greatest need.

Some employees stretched their dollars with a unique program aimed at helping young professionals throughout our community become dedicated philanthropists. Thanks to a generous donation, any gifts to build the new Benefis Women’s and Children’s Center from donors ages 21-40 will be matched, up to $100,000. Young professionals who donate $500 by the end of 2020 – that’s less than $10 a week next year – will be recognized on a donor wall to inspire the next generation of philanthropists. Between We Care! We Share! and the annual Mayfaire fundraiser, the match program has raised $42,720 so far.

Cathy Burnstein, BMG Clinic Manager, joined the We Care! We Share! Campaign Committee four years ago because she's inspired by seeing everyone come together for a common goal.

“Through helping others and becoming more involved in our community, we are able to look past our differences and work toward a better world for everyone."

–Cathy Burnstein, BMG Clinic Manager

2019 We Care! We Share! top three supported funds

  • Women’s and Children’s Center
  • Caring for Our Own
  • Angel Fund

Benefis employees who give to the We Care! We Share! campaign understand that no matter the size of their gift, every contribution makes a difference. Help ensure people continue to get the assistance they need. Visit to donate to your favorite fund today.

* Includes $59,218 worth of 2019 Mayfaire pledges