The Philanthropy of Choice for Creating Healthier Lives
December 2013
Happy Holidays and thank you, as always, for your support!

-Bronson Health Foundation staff
The Good Neighbor Annual Community Appeal is Under Way!

Strong communities are created from vibrant neighborhoods with people who, in times of need, band together to help one another. 
Whatever reason you have for giving, we are grateful that you consider the Bronson Health Foundation as one of the ways to touch your community and support your neighbors.  

Bronson Health Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members


The Bronson Health Foundation is pleased to welcome its newest members to the foundation Board of Directors: Ben Ipema, Von Washington Jr., and Joshua Weiner.

Ben Ipema is President of The Exhibit House, but has business interests also in Airpower America, Level Data and First National Bank of Michigan (as a Director). Ben and his wife Robin have been residents of Kalamazoo since 1985.


Von Washington Jr. is the Executive Director of Community Relations for the Kalamazoo Promise. In a previous role, Von was principal of Kalamazoo Central High School and had the opportunity to host President Obama at Kalamazoo Central's 2010 commencement -- the first time a sitting president gave a high school commencement speech. Von resides in Kalamazoo with his wife Beth.  


Josh Weiner is the Chief Executive Officer of the Meyer C. Weiner Company, a real estate and development firm, a graduate of the University of Michigan and a licensed real estate broker. Josh and his wife Pamela reside in Kalamazoo, MI.


To learn more about our newest board members, please follow this link. 

CSM Group Continues Its Generous Support of Bronson!


CSM Group is a construction management firm in Kalamazoo with national experience managing both large and small projects. The company has been a valued supporter of the Bronson Health Foundation through donations to extraordinary projects including such as the Bronson Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that opened in 2007. Most recently, CSM was a sponsor for the 2013 Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run and donated its expertise in the creation of a Comfort Suite at Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center.


Steve East, CEO, states "At CSM, we strongly believe that a healthy community provides critical foundational support for all socioeconomic advances.  We also believe that everything from macro (institutional) to micro (grassroots) efforts are necessary to foster the multitude of health related initiatives essential to create a robust, agile and effective community wellness program.  In that context, we see the Bronson Health Foundation as a gatekeeper and linchpin in the process with connectivity and comprehensive service support at all points in the continuum."

Thank you to CSM Group for your strong support of Bronson and the communities we serve! Read more here.

Fancy's Salon has 'Hair-raising' Support for Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Patients

For the sixth year in a row, Fancy's Salon, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, held several fundraising events this past fall to support area cancer patients. One was a 'pink party' at the Moonraker West Restaurant on Columbia Avenue with a portion of food specials and tips going to a cancer fund at Bronson Battle Creek's Cancer Care Center.


Another event involved the local salon earmarking a portion of its charges in October for pink hair extensions and pink glitter tips for local cancer programs. It also sold tickets for drawings for more than 15 unique gift baskets.


As a result of Fancy's efforts, the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center received $3,475 for a new fund. The Cancer Care Special Needs Fund provides transportation, durable medical equipment, and other special needs for cancer patients. To read more, follow this link.

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