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.

17th Annual Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation Golf Outing

The 2021 annual event will take place on Thursday, July 15, 2021 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. Funds raised for this event will be used for the renovation of the radiology department Women's Health Center, which provides 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.

 

10th Annual Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation Wine and Beer Tasting Event

This popular event is back and celebrating it's 10th year! The 2021 event will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Blackmond's Sesquicentennial Farm overlooking beautiful Indian Lake in Dowagiac. The annual event showcases many local wineries and breweries. The 2021 wineries and breweries include Round Barn Winery and Brewery, Tabor Hill, 12 Corners, Cody Kresta, Contessa, Sister Lakes Brewing Company, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Silver Harbor Brewing Company and Virtue Cider. Tickets are $75 per person and include tasting, live entertainment, a souvenir wine glass and hors d'oeuvres by Classic Catering. 

Funds raised for this event will be used for the renovation of the radiology department Women's Health Center, which provides 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.