Sun Health Foundation

Sun Health Foundation

Sun Health Foundation is committed to bringing superior health care to the West Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’ve served our local community for more than 50 years. To this day, we continue to support excellent patient care, landmark research initiatives, and provide health and wellness programs. We’re driven to make a positive impact in our community and enhance every life we touch.

Bringing Good To Our Community

Sun Health Foundation is an organization driven by passion. Specifically, a passion to improve the wellbeing of our community and the quality of life of its residents.

While our roster of philanthropic efforts is extensive, we primarily focus on supporting:

  • Banner Boswell Medical Center
  • Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
  • Banner Sun Health Research Institute
  • Sun Health Wellness, including wellness classes and services open to the community

We’re fortunate to partner with these outstanding organizations and academic institutions that share our mission to champion healthy living, research, and superior health care. These partnerships have resulted in health care advancements, internationally recognized research, and innovative community health programs.


Our Banner Health Partnership

In the 1960s, when the first housing and population boom exploded in Phoenix’s West Valley, Sun Health Foundation, then known as Sun City Community Hospital, Inc., was established to bring critical health care resources to our community. Donations from the community funded, built, and opened Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital in 1970 and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in 1988. In 2008, Banner Health acquired both Sun Health hospitals. That’s when our Banner Health partnership was born, and Sun Health Foundation became the exclusive fundraising arm.

Today, we’re honored to continue our partnership with Banner Health and serve as the philanthropic link between the local community and Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. We believe our partnership is valuable as philanthropy ensures that our community hospitals have the latest medical advancements and sophisticated technologies, as well as specialized care programs and services. We thank Banner Health for their committed partnership throughout the years.

Generosity For Generations: Raising $48 Million In 48 Months

As a part of our Banner Health partnership, Sun Health Foundation is embarking on a comprehensive, four-year fundraising Campaign to help transform and raise the level of superior health care for the growing population in the West Valley. The Campaign is themed Generosity for Generations because of its far-reaching impact not only for today’s residents of our community but for tomorrow’s as well, helping to serve the community’s health, wellness, and medical needs for generations to come. The Campaign is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

The Generosity for Generations Campaign will fund and support the following initiatives.

Emergency Department and Patient Care Transformation: $34 Million

This initiative is designed to provide extraordinary patient and family services for one of the busiest emergency departments in Arizona—Banner Boswell Medical Center. The new emergency department will accommodate nearly 60,000 patient visits annually.

Community Health and Wellness: $2 Million

The Community Health and Wellness initiative will help sustain and increase Sun Health’s community outreach, education, events, and activities to improve the health and wellness of West Valley residents.

Service Enhancements for Women and Infants: $2 Million

Additional funding for The Women and Infant Services department at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will support renovation and expansion for the new obstetrics triage area, a new obstetrics post-anesthesia care unit, and inpatient nursery.

Spine Health and Orthopedics: $2 Million

With more than 4,700 patients a year receiving surgical care at the center, The Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will be further developed as a more extensive orthopedic and spine center.

Cancer-Fighting Treatment and Care Advancement: $2 Million

This initiative will support Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell medical centers. Both will receive facility renovations and improvements, and state-of-the-art technology and equipment to better serve cancer patients.

Future Cardiac Initiatives and Cancer-Fighting Treatment and Care Advancement: $6 Million

The frontiers of cardiac and cancer care are always advancing. That means breakthrough technologies and treatments are continually emerging. We’re planning ahead to invest $6 million in anticipated innovations. Nimble leadership is lifesaving leadership.

How You Can Help

Support for superior health care and healthy living, through Sun Health Foundation, is the catalyst for life-changing results in our community. Your charitable donations of time, talent, and treasure, combined with proceeds from our resale shops, will have an impact for generations. It’s a true group effort and we encourage you to help. Whether you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or leaving a legacy through a Planned Gift, we’re honored to have your support. We welcome all opportunities to speak specifically about your interests in our efforts.

By supporting Sun Health Foundation, you’ll help ensure friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and families in our community get the support and health care attention they need. We sincerely thank you for your consideration.

Sun Health Communities

Sun Health owns and operates three life plan communities as well as an exceptional Sun Health At Home program.

Sun Health Wellness

Sun Health Wellness develops, supports, and implements industry-leading health and wellness programs.

Make a Donation

Make a tax-deductible donation to ensure the highest level of health care and wellness programs are available to you or a loved one in the local community. 100% of donations support wellness and health care initiatives funded by Sun Health Foundation.