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 contributions extend so much further than this lifetime. Their gifts will keep on giving 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- Bereavement Services Gathering & Raffle
  • 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

    Foundation Event & Giving Forms

    History & Mission of Agnesian

    It started more than 120 years ago with the visionary leadership of Mother Agnes Hazotte, first general superior of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.