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2022 Annual Support Campaign

The Madison Regional Health Foundation was created to help support the Madison Regional Health System’s goal of providing health and wellness to the Madison area. Healthcare is highly dynamic and there are always new discoveries on how to better diagnose and treat different conditions. The Madison Regional Health Foundation is excited to kick off our 2022 Annual Support Campaign to continue its assistance to Madison Regional Health System in building their services and providing quality healthcare, close to home. Donations go towards growing our endowment; which secures the means to meet future needs, develop health programs, aid professional recruitment, provide scholarships, and provide new equipment.

Madison is a growing community and has a wide variety of age groups who all have different needs. Madison Regional Health Foundation wants to be certain that we are able to support these changes through our endowment and other specific areas. All donations stay local and are used to help support the goal of providing quality healthcare, close to home.

We hope you will join our team of amazing donors to continue bringing healthy initiatives to Madison and all of the surrounding communities we serve. If you have any questions about your donation or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact me by phone or email.

Stephen Klekas
Madison Regional Health Foundation
Director

Established in 2013, the Madison Regional Health Foundation aspires to provide resources to assist the Madison Regional Health System and advocate for local healthcare philanthropy. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are 100% tax deductible. While striving to reach our goals, Madison Regional Health Foundation helps identify and meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of the communities we serve, for the present and future years to come. The Madison Regional Health Foundation utilizes donations to improve medical care at MRHS through equipment upgrades, enhancements to patient care, scholarships, medical staff recruitment, and capital improvements. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. The Foundation Board is made up of volunteers who live in the Madison community.

Mission

The Madison Regional Health Foundation exists to support the Madison Regional Health System and the healthcare needs of the greater Madison community. The Foundation will seek donations and raise funds for capital improvements, enhancements to patient care, technology upgrades, and otherwise fulfill Madison Regional Health System’s commitment to provide quality healthcare close to home.

Vision

The Madison Regional Health Foundation aspires to provide resources to assist the Madison Regional Health System in identifying and meeting the ever-changing health care needs of the communities we serve for the present and future years to come.

Goals

Madison Regional Health Foundation’s primary goals are to inspire philanthropy and raise funds that will ensure the Madison community has quality healthcare close to home.

Our goals are to grow our endowment to $5 million, double our yearly donors, and extend our services to neighboring communities.

Board of Directors

Jim Edwards, President
Randy Carper, Vice-President
Dr. Ashley Crabtree, Secretary/Treasurer
Darrel Simon
Tammy Miller
Marlin Brozik
Nick Prostrollo
Mike Bates
Jeff Bloom

Champion of Health Care Award Recipients

2021 – Employees of Madison Regional Health System
2020 – First Bank & Trust – Jon Knuths
2019 – Darrel & Patti Simon
2018 – Dr. Richard Sample

Doris Garwood Pharmacy Scholarships

The Doris Garwood Pharmacy Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a pharmacy student from the Madison, South Dakota area (whose hometown/high school is within a 30-mile radius of Madison). The student needs to have completed at least two years of college and be accepted to or enrolled in a pharmacy program.

Madison Regional Health Foundation proudly announces Mikayla DeNoon has been awarded the 2020-2021 Doris Garwood Pharmacy Scholarship. DeNoon is from Dell Rapids and is currently enrolled in the South Dakota State College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. Mikayla has earned a 3.95 GPA and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“Every scholarship I receive is very helpful and appreciated. This past year, I was a co-chair of the Operation Diabetes Committee of SCAPP, a pharmacy organization. I led a new event this year in making care packages to donate to pediatric patients at Avera McKennan who were diagnosed with type one diabetes.”
-Mikayla DeNoon

Pictured from left to right: Tammy Miller, Mikayla DeNoon, Marlin Brozik, Stephen Klekas

To apply, students need to:
Complete the application form (PDF).
Write and submit a short essay regarding your education plans and career goals. Address how this scholarship would help you achieve your plans and goals.

Submit a current unofficial transcript.

The deadline for application is May 31. Applications can be mailed to:
Madison Regional Health Foundation
323 SW 10th St.
Madison, SD 57042
or emailed to scholarship@madisonhospital.com.

Questions? Please contact Stephen Klekas, Foundation Director, at 605-256-8817 or Stephen.Klekas@madisonhospital.com.

Our Foundation’s Annual Gala

The Madison Regional Health Foundation Gala has served as the primary fundraiser for the Foundation for the past four years.

As the premier event in Madison, this year’s Gala will be held on November 5th, 2022 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. COVID-19 has forced us to change our event for the past two years, but we are now finally ready and excited to have all of our friends and guests back in their seats for 2022!

For more information about MRHF, the 2022 Fall Gala, or if you would like to make an in-kind donation to the event, please contact the Foundation Director, Stephen Klekas, at 605-256-8817 or stephen.klekas@madisonhospital.com.

It is our Foundation’s job to inspire philanthropy – connecting and partnering with people like you who want to ensure that our community has quality healthcare close to home, and who are willing to support this cause. Thank you for believing that our mission of supporting access to quality healthcare close to home is important and worthy of your support. Every gift, large and small, makes a difference right here at our facility for people we care for, all thanks to selfless people, like you.

“Our donors are proud of the level of medical care that Madison Regional Health System provides to our community. They are making an investment now to ensure a healthy community in the future, ensuring access to quality healthcare close to home, provided by MRHS.” – Jim Edwards, President of MRHF Board of Directors.  

Madison Regional Health Foundation
Legacy Donors

Legacy Donors are those who have donated $10,000 or more to the MRHF in the past 10 years. Madison Regional Health Foundation is grateful to the following donors for their unbelievable support.

Madison Regional Health Foundation
Annual Giving

Annual Giving recognizes donors who have donated $500 or more to the MRHF in the past year. Madison Regional Health Foundation is grateful to the following donors for their unbelievable support.