Bismarck Foundation

About the Bismarck Foundation

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation was established in 1988 as the philanthropic arm of CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible and will make a positive impact on the health of our community and region by enhancing patient care at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck.

Donor Bill of Rights

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s purpose is to advocate and advance our healing presence for the benefit of the patients, families, associates and communities we serve.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck was established in 1885 by a group of Benedictine Sisters who recognized a need for healthcare in this region. It is a nonprofit hospital which provides access to healthcare for all, helps fund the unpaid costs of the uninsured or underinsured, and supports education and prevention programs in our community.

To learn more about CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck click here.

Established in 2012, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation’s Resource Cabinet serves as an advisory group. It is comprised of 12 community members who have a passion for CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck’s mission. Members are excited to assist CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck define and shape a culture of healing.

Current members are as follows:
  • Dean Anagnost
  • Chris Baumgartner, Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Randy Hansen, Hansen’s Designs
  • Sister Nicole Kunze, OSB
  • Dale Pahlke, Dakota Community Bank & Trust
  • Dr. Matthew Voigt
  • Dr. John Warford, Sr., Warford Orthodontics
  • Michael Schmitz, Schmitz-Holmstrom CPA

 

Michelle Walker

Development Director
Phone: 701.530.7394
Email: michelle.walker900@commonspirit.org

Kathy Wamsley

Foundation Specialist
Phone: 701.530.7389
Email: kathy.wamsley@commonspirit.org

 

Throughout its history, there are many individuals who have made a significant impact on CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck and its Foundation. In 2014, the Pillars of the Foundation award was created to pay tribute to those who have changed the course of history for CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck and in turn helped transform the region’s healthcare for the better.

Recipients are announced each year in October. In addition, they are featured in Foundation’s bi-annual newsletter The Journey and on the Pillars of the Foundation plaque erected near the Tree of Life.

To guide the nomination and selection process a subcommittee of Foundation’s Resource Cabinet established the following criteria:

  • Recipients are a long-time volunteer and/or donor to CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Foundation.
  • Recipients have made a significant impact on CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck’s history.
  • Recipients are more than likely community members; however, associates can receive the recognition.

Click to read about the Pillars of the Foundation recipients

  • 2017 Recipient - Myron Atkinson
  • 2016 Recipient - Dr. Steven Hamar
  • 2015 Recipient - Dr. Margaret Edna Forke-Morgan and Dr. Riffat “Riff” Morgan
  • 2014 Recipient - Ruby Jeannette Gay Whittey