GivingTuesdayNow Tuesday, May 5, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity scheduled for May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. To make an online donation, click donation online.


How to Give

You are welcome to make your donation online or you can mail donations to:

Agnesian HealthCare Foundation

430 E. Division Street

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

For PPE donations or other questions, please contact Shawn Fisher at (920) 926-4959 or For questions regarding sewing masks, please contact Jennifer Stephens at (920) 924-4662 or

If you have general questions, need information or would like to sponsor any of our events, call (920) 926-4959 or email at

    2019 By the Numbers

    • $223,074 to patients receiving end-of-life care who cannot afford hospice services. 
    • 18 lifesaving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) provided to local businesses.
    • $26,295 to 66 patients navigating long-term illnesses to support non-medical expenses through the Caring for You Fund. 
    • 60 children, who experienced significant loss, to attend overnight grief camp.
    • Together we provided $780,000 in community support.

    About the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation

    The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation and Foundation for Ripon Medical Center, both charitable tax-exempt organizations, exist to accept, acknowledge and invest charitable gifts to help meet the health needs of the people in our communities.  ALL FUNDS STAY LOCAL!

    Each year the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation is challenged with the task of taking donor contributions and allocating them to serve the areas of greatest need. 

    "Our donors are our lifeline, and their contributions extend so much further than this lifetime. Their gifts will keep on giving for years to come."- Shawn Fisher, Executive Director

    Recently funded projects:

    • Cycling without age trishaw bicycles at St. Francis Home
    • Access 4 Recess
    • Wheelchair access patio swing at Agnesian Adult Day Services
    • Cuddle Cots at St. Agnes and Waupun Memorial Hospitals
    • Sleeping bags for the homeless
    • Samaritan Health Clinic

    Our Foundation Team

    • Shawn Fisher, Executive Director
    • Kimberly Laws, Director of Development
    • Michelle Schmitz, Foundation Assistant 
    • Colleen Schneider, Foundation Coordinator

    Annual Fundraising Events

    • February - Chocolate & Wine 
    • April - Foundation for Ripon Medical Center Cheese & Wine - Postponed 
    • May - Samaritan Cash Raffle - Postponed
    • August - Charity Open 
    • December - Caring for You Holiday Luncheon
    • December - Love Lights

    About the Foundation for Ripon Medical Center

    The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center is an individual entity whose goal is to focus on the needs within the Ripon area. 

    Foundation Event & Giving Forms