Windom Area Health Foundation
Windom Area Health Foundation was established in April 2002 to provide charitable support for medical and educational programs at Windom Area Health, apart from the normal operating expenses. Funds raised by the foundation help the hospital purchase life-saving equipment and provide scholarship and loan programs for both current employees and students interested in completing training in the medical field.Download Windom Area Health Brochure (PDF)
To facilitate charitable giving, the foundation was incorporated and obtained charitable 501c(3) organization status with the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift may be tax deductible. Gifts can be made in honor of – or in memory of – someone you respect and love. Donations can be made by cash, check, stock, bonds, IRA, life insurance policy or a bequest through your will or trust. In addition, a charitable gift annuity can be established.
Gift givers are acknowledged by membership in the Foundation’s Heritage Club.
$25,000 & Over – Founder
$10,000 – Trustee
$5,000 – Leader
$1,000 – Builder
$500 – Fellow
$250 – Sponsor
$10 to $249 – Friend
Each membership category may be attained through cumulative giving.
A Legacy Club has been established to recognize donors of the Windom Area Health Foundation who have arranged for a future gift by means of a will, trust, or insurance policy.
For more information, contact the Chief Financial Officer at Windom Area Health, at 831-0615.Give Now Foundation Pledge Form (PDF)
Governing Board Members
- Dr. Michael B. Fisher, Chairperson
- Kay Gross, Vice-Chairperson
- Ann Bartelt, Secretary
- Laura Fresk, Treasurer
- Julia Brugman, Non-Voting Rep.
- Cindy Espenson, Trustee
- Mary Holmen, Trustee
Foundation Board Members
- Alice Huebert, Chairperson
- Steve Johnson, Vice-Chairperson
- Sandy Robinson, Secretary
- Laura Fresk, Director
- Eric Lohse, Director
- Ann Bartlet, Director
- Kay Gross, Director
Windom Area Health Foundation will once again be offering several $1,000 continuing education scholarships to local students who are interested in pursuing a career in a healthcare field.
Scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, character, integrity, community service, and a commitment to following a course of study relevant to healthcare. Students must have a GPA of 3.0, OR be officially accepted into a healthcare program in order to be eligible for the scholarships. Recipients may apply for scholarships in subsequent years as the foundation intends to continue the program in the future.
This year, we are again partnering with the Sanford Health Network for an additional scholarship opportunity. Eligible students who apply for the Windom Area Health Foundation scholarships will have their applications forwarded on to the Sanford Health Network for consideration for an additional $1,000 scholarship. There are separate criteria for the Sanford portion of the scholarship, including being admitted to a healthcare program and having a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. There is also a lifetime limit of $4,000 in Sanford scholarships. Applicants may apply for the Windom scholarship regardless of their eligibility for the Sanford scholarship.
The postmarked deadline for application is March 15th, 2019. For more information on the scholarships, contact Emily Masters at 831-0625.
2019 Scholarship Applications Available!Click Here for Instructions & Application (PDF)
Women's Health Fund Information
Foundation Offers Assistance to Women’s Health Patients
The Windom Area Health Foundation has changed the Breast Health Fund to the Women’s Health Fund, broadening the community members that may benefit.
Initially created to fund the purchase of digital mammography equipment, the fund now exists to support community education and financial support to patients undergoing women’s health treatments. Specifically, this includes treatment and procedures relating to breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer (others may be considered on a case-by-case basis).
A certain percentage of the money raised each year through fundraising efforts will be earmarked specifically for the support of women’s health patients who may be experiencing financial strain in addition to dealing with their health concerns. Current patients with ties to local healthcare providers can apply for the funds.
The Foundation envisions the funds being used for things like gas cards, transportation costs, child care, or preventative care for those individuals who may not otherwise have the means. Examples of things that would not be funded include things like insurance co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, credit card debts, or direct medical expenses to hospitals (excepting mammograms), physicians or clinics.
For more information, or to request an application packet for assistance, please contact Emily Masters, Human Resources and Marketing Director, at 831-0625.Download Women’s Health Fund Application (PDF) Read Women’s Health Fund Policy (PDF)