Director of Foundation
Senior Development Specialist
The Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota is fortunate to have nearly 100 volunteers active on different committees supporting its health care mission.
The Foundation Board is made up of the chairs of all the Foundation committees as well as at-large members. Their leadership is the keystone of our success.
Bob Fitzgerald, Chair
Ryan & Jean Baer
Dave & Kelley Hengel
This committee provides opportunities for community members to become more involved with Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota. The Annual Support Committee established Partners in Health, an annual giving club to recognize donors giving between $1 and $999.
Dave & Kelley Hengel, Co-Chairs
This committee recognizes cumulative business donations and gives businesses the opportunity to invest in our community's health care.
Melissa Vacek, Chair
Paul Diehl, Vice-Chair
This committee connects the Foundation to community members through health-focused events and activities.
Kevin Cease, Co-Chair
Pat Kelly, Co-Chair
Dick & Linda Klovstad
The Employee Foundation Committee increases awareness of the Foundation among employees. The Cornerstone Club is the employee-giving club.
Chris Carter, Co-Chair
Nancy Luoma, Co-Chair
The Major Gifts Committee recognizes donors contributing more than $10,000.
Sylvia Wildgen, Chair
The primary purpose of the Planned Gifts Committee is to educate the community about planned giving and 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.
Doug Oman, Chair
The Special Gifts Committee has established the Honors Society to recognize individuals with cumulative giving of $10,000 or more. This club also offers special member benefits and activities.
Ryan & Jean Baer, Co-Chair
Jeff Hill & Amy Dubray
Ken & Kari Howe