BMH Foundation for Community Health

The BMH Foundation for Community Health has a mission to improve community health by addressing the social determinants of health throughout the communities it serves.

Boone Memorial’s original leaders had a philosophy of “people helping people” and being a vital part of the community.  In 2022, Boone Memorial Health’s leaders and Board of Directors further implemented that vision with the launch of the BMH Foundation for Community Health for the purpose of addressing social determinants of health, which include:

  • Economic stability
  • Access to quality education
  • Safe neighborhoods and living environments
  • Social and community connection
  • Access to quality healthcare

The BMH Foundation for Community Health plans to accomplish its goals through programming and education, managed projects and operations, grantmaking to other non-profits and governmental entities, and community events and partnerships.

Ways to Give to the BMH Community Foundation

The Boone Memorial Health Giving Tree

The Boone Memorial Health Giving Tree ensures that a loved one or organization will exist in perpetuity with the lifetime of the hospital. This gives a donor a lasting way to honor, thank, memorialize, or acknowledge a special loved one or group.

Giving Options

Leaves, acorns, stones, and mini trees are available for purchase. Each will be inscribed and individually mounted. Messages are limited as described below.

LEAF: A message will be engraved on a brass LEAF (3″ x 1-3/4″) for a donation of $300.00 (limit 5 lines, 20 characters per line).

ACORN: A message will be engraved on a cast bronze and brass ACORN    (4″ x 4″) for a donation of $500.00 (limit 6 lines, 24 characters per line).

STONE: A message will be engraved on a cast bronze STONE (8″ x 4-1/4″)   for a donation of $750.00 (limit 5 lines, 30 characters per line).

MINI TREE: A message will be engraved on a wood and brass MINI TREE  (10″ x 7″) for a donation of $1,000.00 (limit 8 lines, 30 characters per line).

Sample Messages

“ In loving memory of John Doe”

“We miss and love you”

        – Daughter of John Doe

“The Family and Friends of John Doe”

“We celebrate the life of our mother, Sara”

        – The Doe Family

“The Rotary Club and Friends of John Doe”

Payment Options

Ask any BMH Auxiliary Member Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm in the Gift Shop, located just inside the main hospital entrance.

Building a Better Tomorrow… Today!

While the Boone Memorial team has long been dedicated to clinical advancement and community service, its original hospital reached the end of its viability as a 21st century healthcare facility.

Hospital and county leaders, feeling strongly that Boone County citizens and neighboring counties deserved a fresh new hospital, moved forward with plans
to construct a new, modern hospital, which opened its doors on June 25, 2016.

The USDA provided the majority of funding through a $37 million loan.

The new facility – designed with direction and feedback from BMH employees and physicians – is a welcoming, patient-centric hospital ensuring departments and services have adequate space and technology to grow well into the future.

The new BMH has 25 modern family-friendly rooms, all private and one level, IV therapy, Black Lung Center, Pharmacy, the latest in radiology and laboratory technology, two new surgery suites, plus six additional emergency treatment rooms, and three new triage rooms.

And while the USDA loan is certainly a strong start to funding the new Boone Memorial, it will not cover the entire cost of the ongoing diagnostic, treatment, and administrative technologies that are a key part of modern healthcare delivery.

The people of Boone County and the surrounding areas have the rare opportunity to show their thanks by ensuring the new Boone Memorial Hospital can continue to serve its community well into the future.

We appreciate your support. No donation is too small. Thank you for your consideration.

To learn how you can contribute to the BMH Campaign contact:

Ray Harrell
General Counsel and Chief External Affairs Officer
Phone: 304.369.7878

Friends of the Foundation

Boone Memorial Health is integrally linked with our community and welcomes community members to participate fully in our many activities. We extend an invitation to become a Friend of the Foundation and volunteer alongside our staff in support of our work, while in turn creating life-long friendships and relationships. Here are just a few of the many events that our Friends of the Foundation help support.

  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Health Fair
  • Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Blood Drives
  • Christmas Spirit Activities

Get Involved!
To learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities as a Friend of the Foundation, contact:

Karlie Belle Price
Marketing and Public Relations Director
Phone: 304.369.1230 x5506


Our Gifts to the Community

The BMH Foundation for Community Health gifted support to the following organizations and projects in 2022.
  • City of Madison, WV | $59,700
    Madison Tennis Courts Project
  • Southern WV Community College Foundation | $50,000
    Scholarship Program
  • Town of Danville, WV | $46,247
    Walking Bridge Lighting Project
  • Town of Danville, WV | $37,100
    Danville Splash Pad Project
  • Boone County Schools | $38,500
    WV Gamechangers Project
  • Scott High School | $30,868
    Scott High School Dual Volleyball Courts Project
  • RPG Memorial Outdoor Fitness Park | $12,500
  • Boone County Parks and Recreation Board | $12,500
    Waterways Summer Concert Series

If your community or organization would like to apply for funding from the BMH Foundation for Community Health, please click below to complete and upload all information requested in our Grant Application Form.


For questions or more information, please contact:

Ray Harrell
General Counsel and Chief External Affairs Officer
Phone: 304.369.7878

Karlie Belle Price
Director of Public Relations, Communications, and Grants Management
Phone: 304.369.1230, Ext. 5506