Becky Wagner, of Princeton, is the grand prize winner of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Samaritan Cash Raffle, being randomly drawn for the $100,000 cash prize.
Ticket sales were steady all morning on the drawing’s final day, May 9. The suspense was finally relieved when the grand prize winner was announced by Holly Brenner, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation president, and Joanne Pasiuk, MD, an Agnesian HealthCare general surgeon.
This is the fifth year the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation has offered the cash raffle. It follows a successful annual Samaritan Health Clinic House Raffle, which was established 22 years ago to help provide vital medical and emergency dental services to individuals and families in financial need whether at Ripon Medical Center, St. Agnes Hospital or Waupun Memorial Hospital. More than 4,400 tickets were sold in this year’s raffle.
With so many other prizes to offer, the Samaritan Cash Raffle offers fantastic odds to win and the community continues to show its support each year.
“We are very fortunate to live in a community where we so automatically and so completely support one another - whenever, or wherever a need develops,” says Holly Brenner, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation president. “I hear firsthand how patients and families benefit from the care provided through the Samaritan Health Clinic. They touch deep at the heart, and encompass the main principles of Agnesian HealthCare’s mission and core values. With the community’s continued support, we can ensure that the present and future health care needs of our community are being met and exceeded.”
Other prize winners include:
- Second prize, $10,000: Perry Carney, Oshkosh
- Third prize, $4,000: David Zunker, Fond du Lac
- Fourth to 25th prizes, $500: Hiedi Duel, Eldorado; Mary Lorenz, Fond du Lac; Tim Good, Fond du Lac; Arlene Sesing, Fond du Lac; Debbie Wirkus, Brownsville; Iris Halbach, Fond du Lac; Helen Sears, Fond du Lac; Tony Deich, Mt. Calvary; Ron McCreedy, Fond du Lac; Eric Stone, Fond du Lac; Dennis Thompson, Fond du Lac; Tori Owens, Fond du Lac; Vickie Huck, Fond du Lac; Becky Thiel, Fond du Lac, Joanna Schohl, Fond du Lac; Laurie McKay, Fond du Lac; David Knueppel, Fond du Lac; John Hounsell, Fond du Lac; Zach Gneiser, Fond du Lac; Holly Mueller, Fond du Lac; Laurence Lebrasseur, Fond du Lac; Robert Kraus, Fond du Lac
The Samaritan Cash Raffle was assisted by many sponsors, including: Outstanding contributors: C.D. Smith Constructions, Inc., Dr. Nathan and Jenni Slinde, and Shea Electric & Communications, LLC. Major contributors: Baker Cheese Factory, Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Margaret Terlinden and Michels Corporation. Contributors: Cal-Ray Inc., Hierl Insurance, Holiday Automotive, Lakeside Wealth Management, Drs. Adam and Elizabeth Strittmatter, and Whispering Springs Golf Club.
The cash raffle was also supported by a team of champions who brought their time and talents to the fund-raiser, including: Louann Biddick, Kathy Donahue, Jenna Floberg, Amanda Hiemstra, Jeff Meincke, MD, Chris Schattschneider, Evelyn Schaefer, PsyD, Richard Schaefer, MD, Joanne Schneider, Kendra Stone, Adam Strittmatter, DO, Filip Troicki, MD, Sam Twohig, Jill Wendt and Deb Winterhack.