Board of Visitors grants $800K to charities supporting healthcare

From left, Katie Cumming, Care Card co-chairman; Cheriese Chambers, director of communications; Bonnie Morgan, major gifts officer; Cathy Byram, Care Card co-chairman; Steven Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.

From left, Katie Cumming, Care Card co-chairman; Cheriese Chambers, director of communications; Bonnie Morgan, major gifts officer; Cathy Byram, Care Card co-chairman; Steven Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Board of Visitors, Arizona’s oldest charitable organization, has announced plans to distribute $820,000 in grants to local charities that provide health-care services to women, children and the elderly.

The 2015 BOV grants include a two-year commitment to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in a recordbreaking Care Card campaign.

The Board of Visitors recently presented a $230,000 check to Phoenix Children’s Hospital through proceeds raised from Care Card, BOV Chairman Mona Smith announced. The funds will benefit the PCH Developmental Pediatrics Program.

“We see first hand the overwhelming need for health-care services that are not being met in our community,” said Mona Smith, chairman of The Board of Visitors. “Our volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds that aid the most underserved in our community. We are thankful for the donors who support our work.”

Established in 1908, The Board of Visitors is the oldest charitable organization in Arizona. Its members volunteer to raise funds to serve the health-care needs of women, children and the elderly.

The BOV has donated more than $18 million to local charities to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in our community.

For more information, please visit www.theboardofvisitors.org.

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