A Mission of Giving

Festival Of Trees


2018 Annual

Festival of Trees

25 th Silver Anniversary

Thursday-11/29-Sunday 12/2.

Gala is 12/1.

The Annual Mercy Foundation Festival of Trees is the major source of financial support for all of Mercy Foundation's Health Care Programs.


Local designers donate their talents, and individuals and businesses donate funds that buy decorations and gifts for each tree, which are displayed the last week of November and the first weekend in December. During a special gala celebration, the trees are auctioned off -- decorations, gifts, and all. The festival has raised more than $4.5 million over the past 25 years for Health care in Douglas County.


The 2018  Festival of Trees events will run from November 29th - December 2nd, 2018.


The Festival of Trees Committee


Bethany Bellemy

Donna Boak (Coordinator)

Sherry Cooley

Dennis Eberhardt

Joseph Fallin

Trina McClure Gwaltney

Lisa Platt

Tara Randall

Kathleen Ross

Melissa Garza Schmidt

Karlyn Wagner

Shawn Ramsey-Watson


  • “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that all service is joy.” - Kahlil Gibran
  • “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” - P.J. O’Rourke
  • “If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give — the ability to influence.” - Shannon L. Alde
  • “Being innovative in your philanthropy allows you to stride forward in your giving journey; you can marry your mind and heart to turn charity into lasting impact; and you can become more ambitious in your giving.” - Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
  • “Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.” - Gamaliel Bailey
  • “ Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.” - David Rockefeller
  • "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
  • “The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.” - Mary Ritter Beard



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