Bellville Hospital Foundation

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.

Foundation Information

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.

Our Texas Charter from the Office of the Secretary of State certifies the Articles of Incorporation for BELLVILLE  HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (file number 13674901), a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation, was filed on December 17, 1956. It is further certified that the entity status in Texas is in existence.

Our nonprofit status was approved with an IRS Determination Letter issued in April 1959, recognizing the BELLVILLE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).

Contact Information

Bellville Hospital Foundation   
P.O. Box 55
Bellville, TX 77418-0055
979-885-8397 - Board CHAIR
832-457-9282 – Board Member
[email protected]

New 2 U Resale Shop   
238 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 55
Bellville TX 77418-1351
[email protected]
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The Hospital Foundation Board strives to represent all areas of Austin County. We are a very active Board. The Executive Board meets the first Tuesday of each month. The entire Board of Directors meet the following Tuesday. The Foundation Board consists of 16 voting volunteer members.

Foundation Executive Board members:

  • Chair of the Board: Marcella Schomburg (Bellville area)
  • Board Vice-Chair: Mable Meyers (Industry area)
  • Board Secretary: Georgianne Schmid (Industry area)
  • Board Treasurer: Amy K. Meyers, CPA (Bellville Area)
  • Board Operations Chair: Dr. Wayne Hall (Bellville area)

Hospital Foundation Board of Directors:

Michael Faterkowski
Dennis Hansen
Susan Huff
Joan Joiner- Auxiliary President
Kay O’Jibway
Daryl Okonski
Cassidy Parks
Kim Shoquist

Jennifer Brandes

Kathy Kucera
Kara Sodolak

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 Jennifer Brandes ([email protected]), the Director of Physical Therapy, with a copy to Dr. Wayne Hall ([email protected]), Bellville Hospital Foundation, Operations Chair.

The Hospital Foundation has one major annual fundraiser event. It is the C. Gaylen Ackley Memorial Golf Classic. Held at our local Bellville Golf Course, located on State Highway 36 N.  This tournament usually accommodates 144 players, with both morning and afternoon starting times. For additional golf tournament information, please contact Michael Faterkowski at [email protected]  or call/text at 979-877-8154.

Our Code of Ethics

  • We respect the communities we work within and serve.
  • We accept responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.
  • We are committed to acting honestly, truthfully, and with integrity in all our dealings.
  • We are committed to avoiding conflicts of interest and appropriately handling actual or perceived conflicts of interest in our relationships.
  • We are committed to treating every individual with dignity and respect.
  • We are committed to being a good corporate citizen and complying with the spirit and the letter of the law.
  • We are committed to being responsible and transparent for all our actions.
  • We are committed to improving the nonprofit field's accountability, transparency, ethical conduct, and effectiveness.

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