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The HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation was established to ensure the continuing growth, stability and future of health care in this region.

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Financial contributions are vital to the healing ministry of HSHS Anthony's Memorial  Hospital. The HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation was established to safeguard the mission of the hospital and carry forward the values and traditions of the Hospital Sisters for future generations. 

When you contribute to HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation, you are supporting an organization that provides leading-edge, compassionate care that benefits patients and their families through all stages of life.

For more information about HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation, please contact
Michael Wall

Why give to HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation?

As a non-profit hospital, we rely on generous contributions from people just like you to help us to achieve our mission. Whether it entails welcoming our youngest patients as they open their eyes to a new world, getting a new lease on life with a joint replacement or providing groundbreaking cancer treatment close to home, you can be assured that donations to the HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation are making a difference.

Many positive investments in equipment and our facility are made possible through the generous donations of both the public and our own colleagues. 

Any way it is measured – by participation, annual giving or as a planned gift for the future – giving to HSHS St. Anthony's matters. It matters to our patients, who benefit from expanded opportunities for health care excellence. It inspires our colleagues who utilize philanthropy to provide compassionate patient services. It engages the entire HSHS St. Anthony's community, who rely on a healthy philanthropic program to sustain and build the mission of the hospital.

Foundation Leadership

  • Jerry Hecht, Chairperson
  • Lee Beckman
  • Jeff Brunoehler
  • Ann Doedtman
  • Jeff Dust
  • Billi Jansen
  • Troy Jansen
  • Karen Luchtefeld
  • Joe Knabe
  • Larry Micenheimer
  • Chad Markham
  • Elaine Stock
  • John Strohl
  • Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy

Established funds and ways to give to the Foundation

Contributions to "Commitment to Progress" are used to assist St. Anthony's in improving facilities or purchasing state-of-the-art technology to provide the best possible care for our patients.
Financial Assistance is a part of St. Anthony's mission to provide health care to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Financial Assistance is not bad debt; it is truly the cost of providing health care to those who have the obligation and willingness to pay, but do not have the ability to pay.
The HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation Grateful Patient Program is a very meaningful way to recognize and celebrate the excellence of care patients received from physicians or staff during their stay and treatment at HSHS St. Anthony’s. The Grateful Patient Program enables families to support programs and services while recognizing caregivers that have a special connection to them.

Through the Grateful Patient Program, former patients can recognize physicians and staff as a Guardian Angel. The Guardian Angel honors and pays tribute to the caregivers who made a difference in their stay at St. Anthony’s. The caregiver honored receives a letter from the Foundation Chairperson recognizing them as a Guardian Angel, along with a custom-made lapel pin.

Download our Grateful Patient Pledge Form

Download our Hospice Grateful Patient Pledge Form

Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy
Contributions that are not specified for any certain program or service are used where the need is greatest at St. Anthony's.
An endowment has been established in honor of the HSHS St. Anthony's Auxiliary. Donated funds are invested with only the interest gained being spent to support the hospital's projects and programs.
Friends for Life recognize supporters who have provided for the future of St. Anthony’s through a planned gift. A planned gift allows a donor to make a gift they may not have thought possible, while maximizing tax benefits. A planned gift provides the opportunity to not only assist the hospital now but also for many generations to come.

There is no minimum amount that is required to be included in the Friends for Life. Also, it is not necessary to disclose the percent or amount of the gift. Members of the Friends for Life are recognized on a separate panel located next to the Donor Recognition Wall.

Planned giving options available to donors include:
  • Bequest in One’s will or other estate plan document
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Marketable Securities (stocks, bonds, etc.)
  • Pooled Income Trust
  • Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts
  • Individual Retirement Account
We would like to work with you and your financial advisors to be sure your gift allows you to assist St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital while providing maximum benefits to your estate.

Tax ID: 37-1186514
Legal Name: Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc.
d/b/a HSHS St. Anthony's Foundation