Denver Health Foundation has been the fund-raising arm for Denver Health since 1998 and, under the guidance of the Executive Director Paula Herzmark, secures private funds that enable Denver Health to provide high quality health care for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. The Foundation is committed to their mission of supporting Denver Health in sustaining and advancing health care and well being to the populations of Denver and the Rocky Mountain region.
Since 1860, Denver Health has played a crucial role in providing and sustaining health care, which has resulted in Denver gaining the reputation as one of the nation’s healthiest cities. Today, Denver Health continues to care for the needs of vulnerable special populations including the poor, minorities, non-English speakers and refugees. In 2008 Denver Health served approximately 160,000 people, including 25% of Denver's residents and 35% of Denver's children. More than 85% of them were low income or "working poor".
Denver Health has a state of the art emergency and trauma care; provides education for the next generation of health care professionals; is a leader in public health; and provides advanced research in patient care.
Our Board of Directors is committed to helping the Foundation in its mission to support Denver Health provide health care for the vulnerable populations of Denver.