Fry Healthcare Foundation

Fry Healthcare FoundationMission Statement: The mission of the Fry Healthcare Foundation is to serve as a non-profit agency dedicated to collecting and dispersing funds, goods, and services to meet the ongoing needs of Boundary Community Hospital and Extended Care Facility. The Foundation recognizes the need for networking life-long healthcare facilities and services in a rural county such as ours. The Foundation assists individuals and organizations wanting to support and contribute to our healthcare facilities whether it is financially or in kind (time and effort). Gifts received by the Foundation are used to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, finance facility construction and renovation, and fund ongoing programs and services at the hospital.

Contact us at (208) 267-6912 or email


Currently, Fry Healthcare Foundation is incorporated in the State of Idaho Code under Section 501(c) (3) of Internal Revenue Code. It is composed of a nine member Board of Directors with ex-officio representation from the hospital and community.

Board of Directors
Carol Julian, President
Kevin Callos, Vice President
Janis Kerby, Secretary
Teresa Rae, Treasurer
Directors: Ed Sample, Blanche Studer, Jenny Fessler, Linda Hiatt, Ray Spencer
Ex-Officio Members: Preston Becker, BCH CEO; Lauren Kuczka, BCH Marketing Director

The Foundation’s founding members include: John Brussman, Jim Burkholder, Jr., Marion Davidson, Bill Florea, Helen Marx, Bill McClintock, Eula Sims, Larry Nelson, Ben Studer and Pete Wilson.

Each year the foundation has two major fundraising events – the Festival of Hearts in February and a Golf Tournament in June.

The Fry Healthcare Foundation and our community have raised $1.2 Million to benefit the hospital over the past 21 years. Thank you to the community for your continued support of the Foundation and its fundraising efforts on behalf of Boundary Community Hospital.

Individuals, groups and organizations interested in or participating with the Foundation in any manner are asked to contact any member of the foundation or the Hospital Administrator.

Fry Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  – Tax ID#82-0465538

Annual Fund Raising Events

2021 Festival of Hearts

2021 – Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Gala will not be able to be held in person.  Instead, the Fry Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors will be bringing their gala favorite Dessert Dash to the community in a fun, socially-distanced way as the Festival of Hearts Cupid’s Dessert Dash Raffle.  Details to come.

Fry Healthcare Foundation
Festival of Hearts Cupid’s Dessert Dash Raffle

Raffle Drawing: February 11, 2021
Dash Event: February 12, 2021

Fry Healthcare Foundation (FHF) is having a special raffle event to raise funds for a new surgical table for Boundary Community Hospital.  In addition to three grand prizes, 24 desserts crafted by local businesses and individuals that are well-known for their luscious confections will be raffled off. Instead of picking up their prize, each winner of a dessert, will need to “Dash” to pick one from those available. Tickets will be available from FHF Board Members for a donation of $10 each. Call 208-267-6912 for more info. 

Annual Golf Tournament

The Fry Healthcare Foundation’s annual Golf Tournament fundraiser will be the Friday after Labor Day each year at Mirror Lake Golf Course in Bonners Ferry.

2019 Annual Golf Tournament – September 6, 2019

2018 Golf Tournament Recap
2017 Golf Tournament Recap
2016 Golf Tournament Recap 
2015 Golf Tournament Recap

Festival of Hearts

Fry Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors host an annual Festival of Hearts fundraiser on a Saturday in February at the Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry.  This Valentine Gala features a four-course dinner prepared by the Kootenai River Inn’s celebrated Chefs followed by the popular “Dessert Dash” where tables compete to choose a dessert from an array of locally crafted sweet confections. The evening rounds-out with a live auction highlighting a variety of items.


Kootenai River Inn, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Festival of Hearts 2020 – February 8, 2020
Festival of Hearts 2019
Festival of Hearts 2018
Festival of Hearts 2017

 In the News

A Heartfelt Thank You – February 2019
Festival of Hearts The Beat Goes On – May 2017
Mobile Ultrasound – Newest Tool in the Emergency Department – April 2016