August is Rocky Mountain Care Foundation Awareness Month. As such, we thought this month would be a great time to share with you the inspiration behind the programs and services we offer here at RMCF.
Lee R. Bangerter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 3, 1944. Lee attended BYU where he obtained a degree in Business Administration and later met his wife, Anita Edwards. As a businessman, Lee enjoyed working with and caring for others; particularly those who were frail or elderly. He dedicated his professional life to ensuring appropriate health care services were available to those who needed them and often could not afford them. In 1999, Lee and his twin brother, Dee Bangerter, founded the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation as the fundraising arm for Rocky Mountain Care.
In July of 2005, Lee was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. For over a year and a half, Lee and his family battled this dreadful disease. On January 30, 2007, Lee peacefully passed away at his home. The impact of Lee’s life continues to be felt and lives on through the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation.
In June of 2006, the Foundation received its own 501(c)(3) status, enabling us to better assist underprivileged individuals served within the community and to build off the great work begun by the parent company. Rocky Mountain Care Foundation is located in Bountiful, Utah. There are seven members currently serving on the board and two full time staff members.
We hope this allows you a personal look into our foundations history, and explains why we are so passionate about what we do here at Rocky Mountain Care Foundation.