Windom Area Health Foundation

Windom Area Health Foundation was established in April 2002 to provide charitable support for medical and educational programs at Windom Area Health, apart from the normal operating expenses. Funds raised by the foundation help the hospital purchase life-saving equipment and provide scholarship programs for both current employees and students interested in completing training in the medical field.


To facilitate charitable giving, the foundation was incorporated and obtained charitable 501c(3) organization status with the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift may be tax deductible. Gifts can be made in honor of - or in memory of - someone you respect and love. Donations can be made by cash, check, stock, bonds, IRA, life insurance policy or a bequest through your will or trust. In addition, a charitable gift annuity can be established.

Heritage Club
Gift givers are acknowledged by membership in the Foundation's Heritage Club.

Membership Categories:
$25,000 & Over - Founder
$10,000 - Trustee
$5,000 - Leader
$1,000 - Builder
$500 - Fellow
$250 - Sponsor
$10 to $249 - Friend

Each membership category may be attained through cumulative giving.

Legacy Club
A Legacy Club has been established to recognize donors of the Windom Area Health Foundation who have arranged for a future gift by means of a will, trust, or insurance policy.

For more information, contact Kim Armstrong, Foundation Director at Windom Area Health, at 831-0615.

Give Now

Foundation Pledge Form (PDF)

Foundation Board Members

  • Steve Johnson, Chairperson
  • Greg Scheitel, Vice-Chairperson
  • Kay Gross, Secretary
  • Terry Tegels, Director
  • Ann Bartelt, Director
  • Tom Christiansen, Director
  • Chad Merrihew, Director

Governing Board Members

  • Dr. Michael B. Fisher, Chairperson
  • Kay Gross, Vice-Chairperson
  • Dan Ortmann, Secretary
  • Terry Tegels, Treasurer
  • Julia Brugman, Mountain Lake Advisory Member
  • Ann Bartelt, Trustee
  • Justin Schmit, Trustee
  • Dan Hormig, Trustee

Meet the Governing Board

Foundation Scholarships

The Windom Area Health Foundation was established in 2002 with a mission of providing charitable support for the medical and educational programs of Windom Area Health, apart from normal operating expenses.  In keeping with this mission, the Windom Area Health Foundation will once again be offering several $1,000 continuing education scholarships to local students who are interested in pursuing a career in a healthcare field.    

Scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, character, integrity, community service, and a commitment to following a course of study relevant to healthcare.  Students must have a GPA of 3.0, OR be officially accepted into a healthcare program in order to be eligible for the scholarships.  Recipients may apply for scholarships in subsequent years, as the foundation intends to continue the program in the future.

We are once again partnering with the Sanford Health Network for an additional scholarship opportunity.  A recipient of the Windom Area Health Foundation scholarship will have their application forwarded on to Sanford Health for consideration for an additional $1,000 scholarship.

Students who are selected for the scholarships will be asked to submit a photograph for use in future newsletters and marketing materials. 

Online applications are open in February and close in early April every year. To fill out your scholarship application, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Sanford Health Scholarship Page by clicking here.
  2. Select ‘Health Network Scholarships.’
  3. Apply Online. You will be required to write an essay, provide proof of enrollment, your transcript and three recommendations.

For more information on the scholarships, contact Kim Armstrong at 831-0615.

Foundation Offers Assistance to Women’s Health Patients

Womens Health FundThe Windom Area Health Foundation has changed the Breast Health Fund to the Women’s Health Fund, broadening the community members that may benefit.

Initially created to fund the purchase of digital mammography equipment, the fund now exists to support community education and financial support to patients undergoing women’s health treatments. Specifically, this includes treatment and procedures relating to breast cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer, and preventative breast health treatments such as preventative mastectomies (others may be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Depending on the applicant, funds may be granted for things like gas cards, transportation costs, child care, hotel stays, or payments made on behalf of the applicant to utilities, mortgage companies, or healthcare facilities. Applicants with financial need and connection to local providers will be considered.

For more information, or to request an application packet for assistance, please contact Emily Masters, Chief Human Relations Officer, at 831-0625.

Download Women's Health Fund Application (PDF)

Read Women's Health Fund Policy

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