Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation

Created in 1986, the Ascension Borgess-Lee  Foundation is the official fundraising arm of Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital in Dowagiac. Today, when individuals and community organizations provide financial support, they continue the tradition of charitable giving that has always been an integral part of how we support Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital’s most urgent needs.

To invest in the future of Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital, call (269)783.3026 or make a donation online.

18th Annual Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation Golf Outing

The 2022 annual event will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Indian Lake Hill Golf Course in Eau Claire. Sponsorships are available and range from $200- $5,000. Golfer fees are $100 and include 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch and beverages. In 2021, $20,000 was raised   for the renovation of the radiology department Women's Health Center, which will provide a private and comfortable place for patients receiving ultrasound, mammography and bone-density services. For more information contact Beth Cripe at (269)783-3026 or beth.cripe@ascension.org.

 

11th Annual Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation Wine and Beer Tasting Event

This popular event is celebrating it's 11th year! The 2022 event will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Blackmond's Sesquicentennial Farm overlooking beautiful Indian Lake in Dowagiac. The annual event showcases many local wineries and breweries. Tickets are $75 per person and include tasting, live entertainment, a souvenir wine glass and hors d'oeuvres by Classic Catering. 

In 2021, $47,000 was raised for the renovation of the radiology department Women's Health Center, which will provide a private and comfortable place for patients receiving ultrasound, mammography and bone-density services. For more information contact Beth Cripe at (269)783-3026 or beth.cripe@ascension.org.

Tree of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony

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In 2011, the Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation launched the first Borgess Tree of Love program in Cass County. Since then, the community donations to this campaign have assisted hundreds of low-income women without health insurance in receiving free mammograms and diagnostic mammography services at Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital. Last year's campaign reached over $12,000 in total donations and was proudly supported by nearly 200 area donors.
Every $8 donation to the Tree of Love campaign will help a woman receive a mammogram, as well as allow donors to honor or remember someone important in their lives. Every $80 donation will sponsor a mammogram for a woman and allow donors to honor or remember up to 10 people.

The 2021 Tree of Love campaign will begin in October and run through December. The annual tree lighting event will take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in Farr Park next to the hospital. This fundraising initiative supports women’s diagnostic mammography services throughout Ascension Borgess Health.