Support the Foundation

The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation and Foundation for Ripon Medical Center, both charitable tax-exempt organizations, exist to accept, acknowledge and invest charitable gifts to help meet the health needs of the people in our communities.

Our Foundation Team

  • Holly Brenner, President
  • Michelle Ries, Director
  • Shawn Fisher, Foundation Coordinator
  • Michelle Schmitz, PR/Foundation Office Support Assistant

Why Donate to the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation

In 2016, we provided:

  • $2.4 million to support community programs
  • Care to 847 patients at the Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope
  • Financial assistance in the form of gas, rent and groceries through the Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund to 110 people
  • Healthcare to 738 patients through the Samaritan Health Clinic

Thanks to the 3,226 donors and volunteers that made this all possible!

About the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation

Each year the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation is challenged with the task of taking donor contributions and allocating them to serve the areas of greatest need. 

"Our donors are our lifeline, and their contribution extends so much further than their lifetime. Their gifts keep on giving and will do so for years to come"- Holly Brenner, AHC Foundation President

Recently funded projects:

  • Hospice Home of Hope Expansion
  • St. Francis Home Capital Improvements
  • Facility upgrades to Domestic Violence facility
  • Palliative care amenities such as, dimming lights, calming music and home-like furnishings in the new private patient rooms at Waupun Memorial Hospital

Annual Fundraising Events

  • February - Chocolate & Wine 
  • April- Denim & Pearls
  • May - Samaritan Cash Raffle 
  • June- Foundation for Ripon Medical Center Golf Outing
  • July - Garden Walk 
  • August - Charity Open 
  • December - Caring for You Holiday Luncheon 
  • December - Love Lights

About the Foundation for Ripon Medical Center

The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is an individual entity whose goal is to focus on the needs within the Ripon area. 

    How to Give

    You are welcome to make your donation online or you can  mail donations to:

    Agnesian HealthCare Foundation

    430 E. Division Street

    Fond du Lac, WI 54935

    If you have questions, need information or would like to sponsor any of our events, call (920) 926-4959 or email at

    Giving Forms

    Foundation Upcoming Events

    The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation and Ripon Medical Center Foundation hold several fundraising events throughout the year.

    Donate to the Foundation Online

    Donor Recognition

    Legacy Circle within gardens at St. Agnes Hospital campus

    Donor Recognition Levels/Placement

    • $1,000 gift - Foundation for Ripon Medical Center, St. Francis Home and Waupun Memorial Hospital
    • $3,000 gift - Tree of Life at Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Division Street Campus
    • $5,000 gift - St. Agnes Hospital Wall of Honor - Grand Hallway

    Memorial and Tribute Gifts

    • Angel of Hope Garden
    • Cancer Center Plates
    • Hospice Remembrance Gardens
    • Legacy Circle
    • Women & Infants Plates