The Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota is organized into eight committees with approximately 100 community leaders who serve in a volunteer capacity.
This committee reaches out to provide opportunities for community members to become more involved with SHNM. The Annual Support Committee established Partners in Health, an annual giving club to recognize donors giving between $1 and $999.
Dave Hengel, Co-Chair
Kelley Hengel, Co-Chair
This committee recognizes cumulative business donations, and gives businesses the opportunity to invest in our community's healthcare.
Paul Diehl, Vice-Chair
Melissa Vacek, Chair
This committee focuses on connecting the Foundation to community members through health-focused events and activities.
Kevin Cease, Co-Chair
Pat Kelly, Co-Chair
Dick and Linda Klovstad
The Employee Foundation Committee works to increase awareness of the Foundation among employees. The Cornerstone Club is the employee-giving club.
Paul Andreas, Co-Chair
Kaci Mrazek, Co-Chair
Mary L. Miller
Community Endowment Grants
The Foundation also gives back to the community. A fund was established by the Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota Board of Directors in 1997. The interest from the fund is made available to assist local non-profit agencies in addressing significant regional healthcare issues.
Jennifer Sanford, Chair
The Major Gifts Committee connects with and recognizes donors contributing over $10,000. Typically, a naming opportunity is provided for these special contributions.
Sylvia Wildgen, Chair
The primary purpose of the Planned Gifts Committee is to educate the community about planned giving and specifically to inform the community about our planned gifts program. The Planned Gifts Committee established the Legacy Society to recognize generous individuals who have made planned gifts to the Foundation.
Jim Bensen, Chair
The Special Gifts Committee has established the Honors Society to recognize individuals with cumulative giving of $10,000 and above. This club also offers special member benefits and activities.
Ryan and Jean Baer, Co-Chairs
Jon and Beth Duncan
Ken and Kari Howe