Mary Beyer, of Mt. Calvary, is the grand prize winner of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Samaritan Cash Raffle, being randomly drawn for the $100,000 cash prize.
Ticket sales were steady all morning on the drawing’s final day, May 12. The suspense was finally relieved when the grand prize winner was announced by Shawn Fisher, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation executive director, and Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic and cash raffle chairperson.
This is the seventh year the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation has offered the cash raffle; due to COVID-19, the 2020 cash raffle was cancelled. This year’s raffle follows a successful annual Samaritan Health Clinic House Raffle, which was established 25 years ago to help provide vital medical and emergency dental services to individuals and families in financial need whether at Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital or Waupun Memorial Hospital.
More than 6,400 tickets were sold in this year’s raffle with the cash raffle raising approximately $135,000.
All money raised by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation stays local.
“We are very fortunate to live in a community where we so automatically and so completely support one another - whenever, or wherever a need develops,” says Shawn Fisher, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation executive director. “I hear firsthand how patients and families benefit from the care provided through the Samaritan Health Clinic. With the community’s continued support, we can ensure that the present and future health care needs of our community are being met and exceeded.”
Other prize winners include:
- Second prize, $10,000: Jane Wirtz, Plymouth
- Third prize, $4,000: JoAnn Streeter, Fond du Lac
- Fourth to 25th prizes, $500: Paul Hayward, Fond du Lac; Marc Wayne Ashley, Oakfield; Dave Schanen, Campbellsport; Julie Lavey, Fond du Lac; Ellie Baldus, Kewaskum; James Griesbach, Fond du Lac; Lisa Strachan, Kiel; Jeannie Timblin, Fond du Lac; Kimberly Mussa, Madison; Laura Schneider, Fond du Lac; Leann DeVries, Waupun; Maria Vossekuil, Mayville; Randy Berzinski, Fond du Lac; Mary Steberg, Fond du Lac; Carla Rieder, Fond du Lac; Tony Rhodes, Fond du Lac; Ryan Ramthun, Winneconne; Kathy Templin, Fond du Lac; Kailey Boyle, Middleton; Brian Fryman, Oakfield; Melissa Forrest, Kaukauna; Ann Geiger, Eden
The Samaritan Cash Raffle was assisted by many sponsors, including: Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., Edward Jones Investments, Mike & Melissa Hierl, Holiday Automotive, Michels Corporation, Shea Electric & Communications, LLC, Dr. Nathan & Jenni Slinde, and the Fond du Lac Medical Society.
The cash raffle was also supported by a team of champions who brought their time and talents to the fund-raiser, including: Jobina Berenz, Louann Biddick, Arin Boldt, Joan Buechel, Lori Cardinal, Loraine Carley, Dr. Dwayne Clark, Kathy Donahue, Dr. Kathy Doyle-Kelly, Valerie Everson, Jenna Floberg, Thor & Mallory Gilbertson, Jeff & Kathy Gravelle, Molly Haack, Sarah Haubenschild, Emily Klapper, Peggy McArdle, Tara Rhodes, Dr. Richard Santa-Cruz, Dr. Evelyn Schaefer, Christine Schiek, Joanne Schneider, Tracey Schroeder, Julie Schwartz, Kendra Stone, Dr. Adam Strittmatter, Missy Tate, Patty Trepanier, Dr. Filip Troicki, Samantha Twohig, Katherine Vergos and Kristin White.