Welcome to the BTLLF Website. Our Foundation has many segments and you can use the tabs above to reach the information that you require. Should you need our assistance, please email our staff. We are glad you are here!


As we approach our 12th anniversary of operation in July of 2017, the amount of  $1,250,000 has been approved by the BTLLF Board of Directors for this calendar year. Close to 4,000 Kansas Citians will be helped throughout this year with medical services that they cannot afford. Medical services in the areas of emergency dental issues, prescription assistance, eye care and glasses, hearing aids, diabetic care and durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, are included in the program. The need continues to rise. Won’t you consider a donation to the Medicine Cabinet today?



Poor oral health affects more than a person’s smile. Bacteria and infections can lead to heart disease, dementia, pneumonia and complications for diabetes. The path to better health is preventive care. The Smile KC campaign goal is to collect at least 10,000 new toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste within the next year. Several metro area dental offices are participating, and we’re holding quarterly public events where you can donate new toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to be distributed throughout the metro area. Learn more on the Medicine Cabinet tab…



November 6-10, has been designated as Coins for the Cabinet week 2017. Many local schools will participate in our annual coin collection for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. We are grateful to those who have faithfully participated in this fund raiser where 100% of every COIN or BILL collected goes directly to helping a person in KC who is having a medical crisis. In November 2017… your school’s small change can add up to BIG change for those who need help! Please consider joining our team and we’ll bring you a collection jar. See KCMEDICINECABINET.Org for more details. Thank you!


In early May of 2017, the Trinity Nursing Scholarship Committee and the L.A. Hollinger Family met to decide on the 2017-18 scholarship awards. Fifty-three Trinity awards totaling $161,750 were given to students in nursing programs at 14 different schools. Sixteen students were recipients of the L. A. Hollinger award totaling $30,000. The Trinity Alumnae Nurses Annual Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation was held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:30 at Brio on the Country Club Plaza.
Application information and requirements for the 2018 Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarships and the L.A. Hollinger, M.D. Scholarships can be found on the Education/Grants page. Please use the links for eligibility requirements. Deadline for 2018 Scholarships is Tuesday, May 1st. Both scholarships are awarded in mid-May of every year. Please call the Foundation with questions. (816) 276-7555


The annual Orear Conference… is a yearly gathering where one can learn about recent advances in medicine, network with peers, and connect with leaders in the medical field. Please see the Education/Grants tab and the Orear link for more information. The Institute’s “Recent Advances in Medicine” 2017 Conference was held on June 29 – 30, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City – Overland Park. Call (816) 276-7555 for questions.


In the past, we’ve called it the “Tip-Off”, but the annual fundraising concert held at the historic Uptown Theater on February 17th had a NEW NAME!  The Medicine Cabinet DOSE of FUN started with a Patrons’ Party KC picnic-style…  and continued into the theater for a foot-stomping musical concert featuring the classic NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND and an opening performance from vintage Southern country rock favorites Ozark Mountain Daredevils!! The theater was filled to capacity to see these two iconic bands. Patrons enjoyed a tree-lined Valentine Room at the Uptown prior to claiming their seat at the concert and enjoyed picnic fare, libations, music, and a visit from Teresa and Frank White, the KC Medicine Cabinet Spokespersons. Patron tickets also included a $75 tax deductible donation to Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. THANK YOU! See a list of our generous sponsors on the Dose of Fun tab! There’s also a link to Facebook with the evening highlights in photos.