Masoud Shirazi will be honored with the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation’s Legacy Award at the 26th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala, scheduled for January 31, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland.

Shirazi, a 24-year member of the NCMC Foundation board of directors, has held every position on the board and has chaired numerous committees during his tenure. He is currently the chairman of the finance committee.

“We are pleased to honor Masoud for his many years of service to the NCMC Foundation,” said Foundation president Chris Kiser. “Masoud exemplifies the true meaning of volunteerism – he generously gives his time, financial support and business advice to the Foundation. There is no one more deserving of this award than Masoud. He has made a significant impact on healthcare in our community during his nearly quarter century on the board.”

The NCMC Foundation Legacy Award is not the first community award for Shirazi. He was the recipient of the 2006 Boy Scouts of America Weld County Distinguished Citizen of the Year, and he also was honored with a UNC Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. Shirazi graduated with a BA from UNC in 1974. He has operated Shirazi Benefits, an award winning independent insurance agency specializing in group employee benefits and estate planning, since 1976.

Proceeds from the 2015 NCMC Foundation Gala will support technology upgrades, expansion and renovation of the NCMC Cancer Institute.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Diana Wood at[email protected]

The NCMC Foundation, incorporated in 1975, supports the purchase of advanced medical equipment, capital construction, and continuing education for numerous departments at NCMC which include North Colorado Med Evac, Western States Burn Center, Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy and Cancer Institute.

About North Colorado Medical Center
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed in Greeley, Colo., operated by Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 25 hospitals in seven states. It serves as a regional medical center offering a comprehensive scope of with community-based and specialty healthcare services for an area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. For more information,