St. Luke Foundation
Roger Schroeder, Executive Director of Foundation (620-382-2177 ext. 219)
On Maple between Freeborn and Roosevelt streets, Marion.
Sally Hannaford, President
St. Luke Foundation Board Members:
Brenda Maddox, Treasurer
Diane Richmond, Secretary
Greg Carlson, Director
Darin Neufeld, Director
Joan Winter, Director
Gene Winkler, Director
Janet Herzet, Director
Ryan Edmundson, Director
Our mission is fundraising and charitable gift efforts which support Hospital District #1, Marion County, KS, which operates St. Luke Hospital. The Foundation is responsible for the Annual Dinky Duck Race that takes place in June and also for the Benefit Dinner in the Fall each year. These events have supported many different projects and departments throughout the Hospital over the years and will continue to do so moving forward.
What is St. Luke Foundation?
The Foundation was formed in 1999 as the fundraising arm of St. Luke. And while these are two separate entities, St. Luke Foundation exists for the sole purpose of supporting projects and programs at St. Luke Hospital.
Moving Forward Together
Campaign Progress: $1.5 million goal
Thanks to your support, we have raised $1,001,386 towards our goal
St. Luke began a $1.5 million capital campaign in August 2016 to improve the quality of its long-term care unit and medical clinic. The bulk of the project -- $1.2 million - will focus on renovating the Living Center should we meet 100 percent of our fundraising goal. The 32-bed facility is in need of upgrades throughout as there have been no significant improvements in nearly three decades.
The HVAC system is in dire need of replacement, and while not the most desirable renovation, it is possibly the most important part of the project considering the comfort and well-being of our residents are of the utmost concern.
Should we meet the goals with your help, an addition will be added to the front entrance of the Living Center that will house administrative offices and a newly-designed dining area that can seat 28 people at capacity. A "living area" also will become part of the plan where friends and family members can congregate with residents and staff when visiting. Finally, hallways, floors and residents' rooms will receive much-needed updates to help complete the renovated facility.
The remaining portion of the project includes a 1,000-square foot addition to St. Luke Medical Clinic. Currently the clinic houses four provider offices, eight exam rooms and one procedure room. With the addition and renovation to current space, the clinic will feature five provider offices, 13 exam rooms and a newer, larger procedure room, allowing for a more effective workspace as well as possible additional providers.
Quite simply without this campaign the project does not happen. Seven years ago St. Luke Hospital embarked on a $6.5 million project mainly funded by bonds to renovate the entire building. More than $1 million was raised to help offset the costs and bring the facility up to modern standards.
The Impact of the Campaign
This campaign will have more of an impact considering every dollar raised will be used to complete the renovation. With a contribution of any amount YOU will become a part of St. Luke history while helping move the facility, and quality of care, into the future.