Foundation Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events! Proceeds from each event support the patients and families served by Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group.

Upcoming Events:

Saint Michael’s Foundation invites you to join us



April 25, 2015
Stevens Point Country Club





The Quality of Life Leadership Award is awarded annually by Saint Michael’s Foundation in recognition of a leader who currently resides or has previously resided in Portage County and has made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the surrounding region.

Potential recipients will have benefited their community through accomplishments in areas including: community service, education, environmental enhancement or preservation, government service or political action, social/health services, entrepreneurship and/or job creation.

This enjoyable evening allows us to reflect on these individuals’ contributions to our community and to thank them for their tireless efforts towards creating a better quality of life for everyone.


Evening Program
6 p.m. Social Hour
Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Program



Over the past 22 years, Saint Michael’s Foundation has honored +70 community leaders with the “Quality of Life Leadership Award”.


Saint Michael’s Foundation would like to thank our event partners whose generous support made this celebration possible. 


Platinum Event Partners:


                                                      JOHN & PATTY NOEL


                           Edward J. Okray Foundation            





Past Events:

21st Annual Community Leadership Celebration


(L-R) Jim King, Cheri Karch,
Cliff King, and Gerry McKenna

Local leaders Jim King, Cheri Karch, Cliff King, and Gerry McKenna, were honored with the Quality of Life Leadership Award at the Saint Michael’s Foundation 21st Annual Community Leadership Celebration on Saturday, May 3. More than 150 people took part in celebrating the exceptional contributions each has given to our community. The Quality of Life Leadership Award is offered annually in recognition of leaders that significantly impact the lives of others.

“Each one of this year’s honorees has made such an impact on our community,” said Angie Heuck, Saint Michael’s Foundation director. “They each lead by example. Anyone who has worked or volunteered beside these four will be inspired to work together to make our community a better place.”

Cheryl “Cheri” Karch

Cliff and Jim King
Gerard “Gerry” McKenna

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Stevens Point Country Club

Gala for Giving event makes dreams of fighting breast cancer
a reality for all women
Record breaking $87,000 demonstrates community commitment

Felicia Van Lysal, Wisconsin Rapids, has two dreams for you. First, to not take anything for granted. Second, to help fund the Angel Fund.

Mrs. Van Lysal, 34, shared her story of her own fight against cancer at the Saint Michael’s Foundation 2013 Gala for Giving on November 2. Felicia and 137 Gala participants shared in that dream and together they raised over $87,000, an amount unmatched in the eight-year Gala for Giving history. The total far exceeded the original goal of $75,000.

The Gala, held at the Stevens Point Country Club, featured live music by Uptown, a gourmet dinner, and live and silent auctions with items donated by local artists, individual supporters, and businesses.

This year’s record-breaking proceeds went to the Angel Fund at Saint Michael’s Foundation. The Angel Fund serves Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group patients by providing assistance to those who are without health insurance or are under-insured and unable to afford their annual mammogram and other breast cancer screenings.

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Play It Again – Dueling Pianos for Hospice

Friday, October 25, 7-10:30pm

Elk’s Lodge in downtown Stevens Point


20th Annual Community Leadership Celebration


Joe Kinsella, Meg Erler
and Hon. Fred Fleishauer

We are grateful for our 2013 CLC Platinum Sponsors:

Central Wisconsin Radiologists SC,
Delta Dental of Wisconsin,
Ellis Stone Construction Co.,
Ministry Health Care,
Sentry Insurance,
Skyward, Inc.

More than 160 people participated in Saint Michael's Foundation’s 20th Annual Community Leadership Celebration, Saturday, April 27th at the Stevens Point Country Club. Community members Joe Kinsella, Meg Erler and Hon. Fred Fleishauer were the 2013 Quality of Life Leadership Award recipients. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of life in our community.

Tributes to Joe Kinsella

Tributes to Meg Erler
Tributes to the Hon. Fred Fleishauer
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