Weld Legacy Foundation, previously known as North Colorado Medical Center Foundation, is the supporting Foundation for North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley. Following the sale of the hospital to Banner Health in 2019, the Foundation is expanding its menu of services. In addition to supporting programs, departments, and patients at NCMC, the Foundation will now be working with nonprofit organizations throughout Weld County that focus on health and education.
To reflect its new direction, the Foundation changed its name to Weld Legacy Foundation to honor the past while looking toward the future.
Weld Legacy Foundation was founded in 1975 to give Weld County residents the opportunity to support programs at the local hospital. In the nearly 50 years since the Foundation’s inception, Weld Legacy Foundation has raised more than $50 million for the community.
Honor Donors’ Legacy
Weld Legacy Foundation will continue to support departments and patients at NCMC. Monies that have been donated to the Foundation for a specific intent, such as a program or scholarship, will continue to be used for that purpose. Any new donations made to Weld Legacy Foundation to be used for NCMC will stay in the community and be used as the donor intends.
Weld Legacy Foundation plans to offer services to nonprofits and schools in Weld County to increase their capacities and multiply the impact they have on their beneficiaries. Foundation staff members are working with a consultant to help identify the services nonprofits would find helpful. Those services are yet to be finalized but may include assistance with strategic planning, leadership development, and recruiting.
Weld Legacy Foundation will continue to raise money through fundraising events such as the Golf Tournament, Gala, and Turkey Trot. The Foundation’s 33rd Annual Gala was held in January 2022 with over 400 guests in attendance and raised over $220,000 in net proceeds. The Gala will be moving to a new date and location. It will be held in October 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lincoln Park in Greeley.
Multiplying the Impact
Weld Legacy Foundation will join its supporting organization, The Weld Trust, in fulfilling the mission to promote excellence in health and education in Weld County. Through qualifying grants from The Weld Trust and tools and resources for building capacities from Weld Legacy Foundation, nonprofit organizations in Weld County will be able to multiply their impact for the citizens they serve.