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The Kootenai Health Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation in 1983. Since then, contributors to the Foundation have been serving the community by funding everything from new vans for patient transportation to major service expansion and remodel projects.

The community has generously donated more than $18 million and counting. Your donation can help finance the many projects and activities benefitting Kootenai Health and its patients.

2015 Festival of Trees

The 27th annual Festival of Trees was November 27-30 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

Ticket sales closed Friday, November 20Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event!

Jack's Birthday Club

“Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small. It’s about giving to the people that need it most. It’s an act of love. For the people I love.” –Jack

Meet Jack. He’s an incredible 8-year-old boy with a heart for giving! Caring for others is woven into every part of his life, it’s who he is. Many of Jack’s closest family and friends - surgeons, physicians, and nurses - are employees of Kootenai Health and care for you, your family and friends every day. That is why it was not a surprise that for the last two years, instead of presents for his birthday Jack has asked his friends to donate to others in need. He has pooled the birthday money, along with his own, and donated $100 each year to Kootenai Health, where all the people he loves go.

Join Jack and continue the spirit of his giving by donating $100 each year to care for others in need! Click here to donate today and select Jack’s Birthday Club as the gift designation.

Your annual gift will be used to address the greatest immediate needs of patients at Kootenai Health. Thank you for being Jack’s partner; together we are making a difference! Be on the lookout for your invitation to Jack’s birthday party, where each spring we will celebrate the impact your gifts are making.

Ways to Give

The easiest way to give is by using the online donation form. Make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation.

To learn about donation options available through your estate, visit the planned giving page.


The Foundation hosts special events and projects to help raise funds throughout the year. Whether it's the annual Festival of Trees or golf tournament, these events offer the opportunity for participants to have fun while supporting a charitable cause.

To learn more about the Foundation, call (208) 625-4438 or check out our Official Kootenai Health Foundation Facebook.


Foundation Staff

Shawn Bassham, Foundation President
Shawn Bassham
Foundation President

Bonnie Delyea, Office Coordinator
Bonnie Delyea
Office Coordinator

Marcee Hartzel
Marcee Hartzell
Fund Development Coordinator 

Melanie Lambrecht
Melanie Lambrecht
Fund Development Coordinator 

Jennifer Reynolds, Admin Assistant
Jennifer Reynolds
Administrative Assistant

Britt Towery
Britt Towery
Community Gift Coordinator