2018 Good Neighbor Annual Campaign
Each year, the Bronson Health Foundation works to ensure your donations have a positive impact on Bronson patients and families. Thanks to your generosity, this year we distributed more than three million dollars within the Bronson Healthcare system to support programs, projects and services that are critical to delivering exceptional healthcare in our region.
View this year's Good Neighbor brochure here.
When families experience loss or setbacks, your support helps them through these difficult times. We want to thank you on their behalf. The Bronson Health Foundation strives to connect the generosity and kindness of our community with the healing mission and critical work of the Bronson Healthcare system. Our guiding principles inspire us to approach philanthropy with humility, integrity, and respect for others.
Last year, we raised nearly $250,000 during our Good Neighbor Annual Appeal. We hope you will consider making a gift this year. Your support is vital to ensure all families have access to quality care and programs from their locally owned healthcare system.
Whether you choose to give to our children’s hospital, cancer care center, or an unrestricted gift to Bronson’s greatest needs, please know that every gift matters. Together, we act as good neighbors by helping others when they need it most.
To donate, click on DONATE TODAY or send a check to the Bronson Health Foundation, 301 John Street, Kalamazoo MI 49007.
Tom and Bruce Kocher
Betty Kocher’s family wanted to give back in Betty’s honor following her death last year. Bruce Kocher and his two sons thought of Bronson because it was a place that had treated their family with kindness and compassion. “I always knew that Bronson was a class act and I saw it first hand when my mom was sick,” says Betty’s son Tom. Betty had been a longtime supporter of causes that help children and young adults. “To honor my mom, we thought whatever we did should be child-oriented.” The Kochers decided a fitting way to give would be to help the young patients at Bronson Children’s Hospital. “We wanted to make a difference and do it locally.”
The Kochers generously funded a child-friendly mural and a multi-sensory bubble rover to help pediatric patients undergoing surgery. Tom recently made an additional donation to fund an upcoming project that will help hospitalized children stay connected to their schools. “My mom would be pleased we did this in her memory,” says Tom. “She was a great mother and grandmother. And giving to help these children is really meaningful. It touches your heart.”
— Tom Kocher, Kalamazoo