Skagit Regional Health Foundation
Established in 1988, the Skagit Regional Health Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation that acts as the official gift-receiving agency for Skagit Regional Health. The sole mission of the Foundation and its 25-member board of directors is to raise, manage and distribute funds to assure the continued availability of quality healthcare services and programs. The Skagit Regional Health Foundation has funds that support programs and healthcare services across the Skagit Regional Health system.
The Skagit Regional Health Foundation is celebrating 34 years of partnerships, generosity and gratitude. The Foundation works with Skagit Regional Health to improve upon the service, quality and efficiency provided in the many healthcare facilities across Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. The Skagit Regional Health Foundation has supported a wide variety of programs and capital projects since it's inception in 1988 and has exciting plans to continue raising the bar for state-of-the-art healthcare in our communities.
The Skagit Regional Health Foundation is taking a new project to heart! Patients served at the Heart and Vascular Institute will be the beneficiaries of the Foundation’s next fundraising campaign. At the Foundation’s spring 2022 summit, board trustees voted to raise $3 million to update the technology and equipment in two of the catheterization labs located on the Skagit Valley Hospital campus in Mount Vernon.
Skagit Regional Health’s Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology programs, in partnership with the interventional radiology program, serve as a regional hub for heart care, treating more than 3,000 patients from 15 different zip codes each year.
The Skagit Regional Health Foundation is grateful to our 2021 donors who gave 911 gifts totaling more than $725,000. This included more than $18,000 allocated to Cancer Care patients to provide financial assistance for their medications, transportation to and from treatments and help with medical expenses. Nearly $13,000 was allocated to purchase supplies for the Children's Therapy Program and more than $8,600 helped purchase supplies needed for Emergency Department patients. A total of $16,717 was also provided for general patient program needs. Why wait? Support the Skagit Regional Health Foundation today!
Laura resides in Bow with her husband Dan and their two sons. She is an active parent volunteer at Immaculate Conception Regional School The Foundation board is pleased to have Laura’s expertise in brand management and marketing.
Scott currently practices immigration, naturalization and border law in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Scott is an active member Western Washington University Alumni Association. He and his wife Deborah live in Mount Vernon.
Viry is the owner of COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria in Mount Vernon. She serves on the boards of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Latino Business Chamber and Community Action Viry, her husband Luis and their two children reside in Mount Vernon.
Travis is the president and CEO of Principal Warranty Corp. He has been active as a Rotarian and a Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County board member. The Coulters live in Burlington and have two grown daughters.
Duane is the President of WAFD Insurance in Mount Vernon. He is an active member of Skagit Rotary, is the current president of the Washington State Independent Insurance Agents Association. Duane and his wife Lynn live in Mount Vernon.
Brett recently retired from Comcast after a 28-year tenure with the company. Most recently, he served as the Director of Technical Operations and General Manager. Brett and his wife Laurie live in Mount Vernon. The Foundation is pleased to have Brett's expertise in project and financial management.
Richard Leone, MD, PhD
Dr. Leone is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Skagit Regional Health. He served on the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Foundation for a decade and is honored to now serve on our Foundation board. He and his wife Kathy have two young daughters and reside in Bellingham.
Join us at any of our events to support quality healthcare services and programs at Skagit Regional Health.
The Skagit Regional Health Foundation hosts several major fundraising events during the year.
June 25, 2021
Par Tee Golf ClassicSkagit Golf and Country Club SOLD OUT EVENT
Cardiac Cares Capital CampaignA Growing Need for Advanced Cardiovascular Care Learn More
November 25 - 27, 2022
34th Annual Festival of TreesBenefitting the Cardiac Cares Capital Campaign Event Information
Strengthening healthcare services in your community.
The Skagit Regional Health Foundation works collaboratively with Skagit Regional Health to transform our healthcare system by improving upon service, quality and efficiency in support of a healthier community.
Bump, Set, Give!
La Conner Volleyball Team gave a gift of $ 1,212 in support of cancer care. This is the third gift presented to the Foundation in support of cancer care patients. Mount Vernon High School’s Volleyball Team raised $900 for breast cancer care as part of their Dig Pink Night in October 2021.
Tee It Up For Cancer Care
Skagit Woodstock directors Dave Clark and Reed Harlow presented the Skagit Regional Health Foundation with a check for $11,000 to support the Cancer Care Patient Assistance Fund. Monies were raised at the charity’s 2021 golf tournament. Skagit Woodstock has raised more than $89,070 during its 12 years, beginning with a decade plus of music festivals. The Foundation is most grateful for Skagit Woodstock’s organizers and donors for their on-going support of patient care.
Sedro-Woolley Riding Club
For the sixth year in a row, this club raised funds for the Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund through its annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. This nationally-recognized campaign helps rodeos promote breast cancer awareness and fundraise to benefit their local communities. They presented a check in the amount of $ 686.50.
Dwayne Lane’s Cares
Random acts of kindness go a long way, especially when sweet treats are involved. In mid-February, Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family CEO Tom Lane, Marketing Director Shelia Countryman-Bean and Dwayne Lane’s Skagit Subaru Manager Bart Bunnell surprised the Skagit Valley Hospital Emergency Department, CCU and Environmental Services staff with a generous array of snacks as a token of appreciation for the great care for and attention to patients and families visiting Skagit Valley Hospital. Thank you, Dwayne Lane’s Skagit Subaru!