The Bellville Hospital Foundation is a duly recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization formed in 1959. It went dormant for some years until its revitalization in 1999 by local banker Keith Kidwell and Industry business owner C. Gaylen Ackley. These two Austin County residents provided seed money to jump start the hospital with the help of the newly formed Bellville Hospital District to provide necessary healthcare for Austin County. The Hospital Foundation was re-energized as the fundraising entity it is today.
Historically the Hospital Foundation and Hospital Auxiliary (now called New 2 U Resale Shop) have been instrumental in raising funds for the operation and improvement of the Bellville Medical Center (BMC) for many years. As the cost to provide healthcare increases, the need for more charitable funds increases as well. Please consider a donation to the Hospital Foundation or the addition of the Hospital Foundation in your estate planning. The Hospital Foundation now may accept stock certificates and other financial instruments related to estate planning. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed under current IRS rules. Please make your check or other contributions payable to the Bellville Hospital Foundation.
The Hospital Foundation Board strives to represent all areas of Austin County. This is a very active Board. The Executive Board meets the first Tuesday of each month. The full Board of Directors meet the following Tuesday. The Board consists of 16 voting volunteer members and one contracted Treasurer, Elaine Black.
Foundation Executive Board members:
- Chair of the Board: Marcella Schomburg (Bellville area)
- Board Vice-Chair: Mabel Meyers (Sealy area)
- Board Secretary: Georgianne Schmid (Industry area)
- Board Operations Chair: Dr. Wayne Hall Bellville area)
Hospital Foundation Board of Directors:
Joan Joiner- Auxiliary President
CAT SPRING AREA
NEW ULM AREA
As part of our commitment to the Medical Center, we offer scholarships to any hospital employee employed for at least one year and commits to returning to the hospital for at least two years. The Scholarship Program APPLICATION PERIOD runs from October 1st through December 1 st of each year. The time frame for college attendance runs from summer, fall and spring semesters. Interested employees of BMC should discuss their professional goals and their commitment to BMC with their supervisor. Then discuss with and obtain an application packet from the Director of Nursing.
The Hospital Foundation has one major annual fundraiser event. It is our C. Gaylen Ackley Memorial Golf Classic. Held at our local Bellville Golf Course, this tournament accommodates 144 players, with flight start times at 7:30 AM and 1:00 PM. For additional golf tournament information please contact Michael Faterkowski, [email protected] or call/text 979-877-8154.
Help keep quality healthcare close to home for all of us.