Achievements of the Moore County Health Foundation
Since the Foundation's inception in 1997, we have provided multiple gifts, through fundraising, to the Moore County community.
The Foundation's very first project was to raise funds for a building to house the District ambulances in the late '90s / early '00s. The project was successful, and the building that was erected still houses the District ambulances to date. The building also houses EMS staff quarters and a classroom that District staff and community organizations use for education and training.
The Foundation purchased an additional ambulance for the District fleet in 2010 with funds raised through the 2009 Boot Scootin' Gala.
The Foundation raised in excess of $50,000 for dialysis patients through the 2010 Boot Scootin' Gala.
The Foundation purchased a digital mammography machine for the District in 2012 through the 2011 Boot Scootin' Gala proceeds.
The Foundation helped to purchase a radiation reduction module for the District's 64-slice CT scanner in 2013 through the 2012 Boot Scootin' Gala proceeds.
The Foundation focused on much needed renovations for the Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation Center from 2013 through 2015. Proceeds raised through the 2013 Boot Scootin' Gala, the 2014 Starlight Soiree, and the 2015 Harvest were all dedicated to this project.
The Foundation provided a $3,000 donation to the Music and Memories program at the Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The program provides personalized music players to nursing home residents with Alzheimer's to help residents connect better with family, friends, and caregivers.
The Foundation raised in excess of $100,000 for an endowment fund to provide scholarships to Moore County students enrolled in the Registered Nurse program at the Moore County campus of Amarillo College. The funds were raised through the 2016 Spring Scholarship Luncheon and the 2016 Harvest.