The Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation share a mission to engage the community in philanthropic support for Morris Hospital. Both organizations provide for programs and equipment purchases which may not otherwise be possible for the Hospital or would require more time for the Hospital to fund through its operations.
Each governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Auxiliary and Foundation receive gifts of all sizes from individuals, local businesses, grantors, employees and physicians, grateful patients and their families, and others who are invested in the health of our community.
Here are some of the Auxiliary and Foundation’s highlights from 2016:
- Raised more than $5,000 for Morris Hospital’s Pediatrics Department at our 2nd Annual Auxiliary Wild West Fest
- More than 580 volunteers provided 52,000 hours of service for our hospital
- Assisted the Hospital in purchasing the new linear accelerator thanks to the $143,000 that was raised at our Annual Auxiliary Gala and more than $51,000 that was raised through our year end community appeal
- Provided for new LifeLine® units, which will enable more people to live independently in their homes, and a Patient Transportation Bus which provides complimentary, non-emergent rides to health-related appointments, with proceeds from the annual Auxiliary Golf Outing and Bridge/Euchre Tournament
- Gave $10,500 in scholarships for students pursuing an education in healthcare
- Provided funding for Morris Hospital’s summer internships through the Grundy Economic Development Council internship program.
- The Auxiliary gift shop turned over $48,000 to the Foundation which surpassed 2015’s record of the biggest gift shop donation in the history of the gift shop!
- Helped employees and volunteers experiencing a disaster or hardship through our Relief Fund
- Provided tranquility for patients, families, and staff in our Serenity Garden
- The Foundation raised more than $58,000 through the Year End Community Appeal for various programs and projects at the Hospital.
- Supported Camp 911, a popular program teaching emergency skills and first aid to more than 100 kids each summer
- Community support and grants to the Auxiliary and the Foundation totaled $554,000!
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in supporting the Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation.
We believe that Morris Hospital is a truly incredible place and that we are thriving today because of our community. Last year alone, members of the community, our medical staff, employees, volunteers, local organizations, donors, and grantors contributed more than 52,000 hours of service and $551,000 to our Auxiliary and Foundation. As non-profit organizations, we rely on this kind of support in order to help us sustain a thriving and impactful healthcare organization.
Auxiliary and Foundation donors can say that they helped bring in the best technology, services, and programs to our Hospital. Everything from our Cath Lab, patient care carts, pediatric security monitoring system to our Patient Transportation, Medication Dispenser, and LifeLine® programs: your gifts made a tremendous impact.
We know that there are many needs in our community and wonderful organizations that meet those needs and increase the quality of life for our community. We hope you include Morris Hospital in that list and consider making a gift, or joining our team of 600+ volunteers.
We thank you again for your interest and encourage you to explore the many ways you can support our Hospital.
President, Morris Hospital Foundation
President, Morris Hospital Auxiliary
Throughout the year the Morris Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation make possible many different Hospital programs and services. These programs include Camp 911, Employee and Volunteer Emergency/Disaster Hardship Relief, Patient Transportation, LifeLife(R), Medication Dispenser Program, Scholarships, and the Frederick E. Butts Serenity Garden. To learn more about the Morris Hospital Foundation’s annual programs and services, please click here.
The Morris Hospital Foundation is governed by a Board of up to 20 Directors. The Board, composed of community members, volunteer their time to set strategic direction, provide fiduciary oversight and set policy.
The following community members currently serve on the Morris Hospital Foundation Board of Directors:
- George McComb – President
- Joan Harrop – Vice President
- Mike Topielec – Treasurer
- Ernie Lindsay – Secretary
- Dianne Breslar
- Pete Brummel
- Becky DiVincenzo
- Rodney Engstrom
- Carol Harrington
- Janis Hedenschoug
- Greg Lyons
- Dr. John Roth, Jr.
- Judie Roth
- Nicole Schaefer
- Tania Schwer
- Dr. Beatriz Setrini
- Rita Smith
- Sue Szumski
- Tracy Zabel
The Morris Hospital Auxiliary is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of community members who volunteer their time to set strategic direction, provide fiduciary oversight and set policy.
The following community members currently serve on the Morris Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors:
- Shawn Hornsby, President
- Ruth Briscoe, Vice President
- Richard Sefton, Treasurer
- Sheila Funk, Secretary
- Cathy Bergstrom
- Debbie Bols
- Diane D’Arcy
- Jeri Dolezal
- Mary Jo Enrietta
- Jackie Goggins
- Carol Havel
- Katie McInerney
- Mike Pfaff
- Mike Wright