Cameron Family Leads the Way on Supporting Women’s and Children’s Center

Working in public health north of Nome, Alaska, Nancy Cameron confronted for the first time that some families are unable to meet their most basic needs. 

That awareness has stayed with Nancy throughout her career and inspired her in her philanthropy. 

Nancy recently contributed $600,000 toward building the Benefis Women’s and Children’s Center, an outpatient clinic with pediatric therapies, pediatrics, and women’s health along 10th Avenue South.

Nancy said she appreciates the chance to contribute to a project that will impact generations to come.

“When it comes to helping mothers and children, I’m big on that,” she said.  “I feel blessed to be able to contribute.”

Benefis womens and childerns center construction november 2020

Nancy added another $300,000 earmarked for scholarships awarded by Benefis Foundation to support medical education. She said the scholarships are a way to support medical professionals in their careers, something that has been top-of-mind this pandemic. Scholarships also are a way to help ensure northcentral Montanans have healthcare providers in the future.

Nancy now lives in Boise, Idaho, but said her brother told her about the Women’s and Children’s Center being built in her hometown of Great Falls. David and Tanya Cameron also are significant backers of the project. 

Marilyn Parker, chief operating officer of Benefis Foundation, said the Camerons donate in a way that leads others to give, too. 

“The incredible generosity of the Cameron family to Benefis Health System across many years – as well as to other important causes throughout Montana – is an inspiration. They give with humility, with a spirit of gratefulness, and with a deep love for Great Falls,” Marilyn said. “They truly want to make our community better  for everyone – and they do."