Volunteers in Philanthropy
Sun Health Volunteers in Philanthropy influence directly impact our community’s health through fundraising efforts focused on superior health care. More specifically, VIPs have a proud tradition of special event fundraising, office support and enlisting support for Sun Health’s resale stores and hospital gift shops within Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.
Proceeds from special events and retail sales provide much-needed support for orthopedic, cardiac, neuroscience and research programs at these medical facilities that partner with our Arizona nonprofit. With the support of an engaged community, Sun Health hosts an array of special fundraising events, including golf tournaments, fashion shows, home tours and formal galas that cater to a wide range of individuals.
Formerly known as Sun Health Auxiliary, Volunteers in Philanthropy (VIPs) was formed in 1968. Its original members worked tirelessly, encouraging area residents to help fund construction of an Arizona nonprofit community hospital in Sun City.
Working together with Sun Health Foundation, this volunteer committee provides leadership for anticipated yearly fundraisers for Arizona nonprofits and charities, including the spring fashion show and the fall home tour. The committee also participates in the foundation’s annual gala.
Additionally, VIPs provide the valuable workforce we depend upon which enables the continued success of the Foundation’s gift and resale shops. Today, the combined total of nearly 900 patient-care beds at the award-winning Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers provide clear testament to the dedication and hard work of the group’s founders as well as those who continue to build upon its rich history of giving.
Engaging the community through fundraising
When Sun Health Foundation VIPs are involved, having fun is a staple ingredient in the recipe for successful fundraising. View our list of events and join us for friendship, laughter and the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting your local nonprofit community.
Resale & Gift Shops
To raise funds for the purchase of vital medical equipment for Banner Boswell and Del E. Webb medical centers, the dedicated volunteers operate retail and resale operations: four gift shops and two resale shops. All purchases are sales-tax free.
For information on how you can become a Sun Health Foundation VIP, contact us or call (623) 832-7609.