Saint Michael’s Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group. We welcome you to learn more about us by reading below or jumping directly to our Mission & Vision, About Us, Ways to Support Saint Michael’s Foundation, our Board of Directors and Frequently Asked Questions.
Mission & Vision
The MISSION of Saint Michael’s Foundation is to develop, manage and grant charitable support to meet the health care needs of the community.
The VISION of Saint Michael’s Foundation is to enhance the quality of health care services for the patients and families served by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group.
Our story began in 1989, when a group of 150 individuals, businesses and organizations contributed over $120,000 to establish Saint Michael’s Foundation with a mission develop, manage and grant charitable support to meet the health care needs of the community. Through our generous donors and responsible stewardship of gifts, the Foundation’s restricted and endowed funds have grown to more than $4 million.
The growth in funding has allowed us the opportunity to offer support and medical and dental care to countless individuals and groups. Saint Michael’s Foundation has provided over $2 million to support the tradition of serving others, fulfilling health related needs and strengthening lives in our community by helping serve the poor and those in need. The positive impact that these grants have had on this community is immeasurable.
Ways to Support Saint Michael’s Foundation
Your gift to Saint Michael’s Foundation will be used in a manner consistent with the values and mission of Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital and will help provide quality health care programs and services to the patients and families of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group.
There are several ways in which you can partner with Saint Michael’s Foundation:
- Direct contributions, either one-time or regularly throughout the year.
- Tribute gifts in memory or honor of a loved one.
- Gifts of stocks, bonds, and annuities.
- Gifts through estate planning (including bequests, life insurance policies and trusts).
- Create an endowment designed to benefit a specific health care initiative.
- Participation in fund drives.
- Participate in one or both of the Foundation’s annual events, the Community Leadership Celebration held in April and the Gala for Giving held in November.
Saint Michael’s Foundation allows you to direct your gift to an area of need that touches your heart, such as Ministry Dental Center, Oncology Services, Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services, scholarships for health careers, Lifeline, and many other areas of need.
Your generous gifts will be acknowledged in our Annual Report and on the donor wall in Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital. All gifts, regardless of size, are tax deducible as allowed by IRS regulations and are sincerely appreciated.
2011 – 2012 Board of Directors
|Ryan Andrews, MD
Ministry Medical Group
|Mary Berard, Chair
United Way of Portage County
Retired – Worzalla Publishing
Ministry Home Care
||Dennis Peterson (Past Chair)
Delta Dental of Wisconsin
|London Cooper, DDS
RH Rettler Corporation
Wood Trust Asset Management
||Jeff Whitrock, Vice Chair
|Terri Hahn, MD – Secretary/Treasurer
Ministry Medical Group
President & Regional CEO,
Ministry Health Care
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Saint Michael’s Foundation?
Saint Michael’s Foundation was established in 1989 with a Mission to develop, manage and grant charitable support to meet the health care needs of the community.
Since its inception, the Foundation has granted over $2 million to support health care initiatives within Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, Ministry Medical Group and our community.
Saint Michael’s Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) charitable organization with its’ own Board of Directors.
Where is Saint Michael’s Foundation located?
The Saint Michael's Foundation office is located on the second floor (West wing) of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital.
How do I contact Saint Michael’s Foundation?
Saint Michael’s Foundation office staff can be easily contacted by phone and e-mail:
Why does Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital (MSMH) need a Foundation?
As Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates decrease and the number of under- and un-insured patients increase, hospitals are finding it more difficult to fund capital improvements, provide the latest in technological advances, and expand services to patients. The Foundation is responsible for developing relationships with donors, informing them about the needs within MSMH and matching potential donors to projects. This will help to ensure that the facilities and equipment that our patients need and quality of care they deserve is available into the future.
What does Saint Michael’s Foundation fund?
Saint Michael’s Foundation funds projects that enhance the quality of health care services for the patients and families served by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group. In the past four years, the Foundation has funded over $300,000 in projects. Projects include HALO Sleep Sacks for Newborns, Hat and Wig Gifting Program, Medication Cost Relief, capital purchases for the Ministry Dental Center and many additional programs. Contact the Foundation Office directly for a full list of supported initiatives.
Can I decide where my gift is used?
Yes. A variety of restricted funds have been established to allow donors to choose how their gift will be used. These options are designed to match the appropriate needs of MSMH with donor interest.
Does Ministry Medical Group (MMG) benefit from the Foundation?
Yes. Funding is available for projects and initiatives that benefit the departments and programs within MMG as well as MSMH.
Does my gift pay for Foundation operations?
The expenses associated with running the Foundation are paid for by proceeds from Foundation events, one-percent interest earnings on Foundation investments, and by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital.