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Benefactors

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~ Albert Pike

The lists of benefactors highlight the thousands of people in our region whose gifts are impacting the care of patients today and leaving a legacy of health improvement for the future. Thank you for making a difference!

Cumulative Benefactors

The persons, foundations and corporations listed have achieved a lifetime giving level of $10,000 or more. We are truly grateful to our benefactors and make every effort to list them as they prefer.

Cumulative Benefactors

Named Endowments

The endowment funds have been created by individuals to carry on family names or to honor special physicians, caregivers or friends. The principal of these gifts is invested and the interest is used to support the area designated by the benefactor.

Named Endowments

Honor Gifts

Benefactors made gifts in honor of the people to thank them for their generous care and/or to commemorate an important life event.

Honor Gifts

Memorial Gifts

Benefactors made gifts to memorialize and celebrate the lives of the people who are special to them.

Memorial Gifts

Beacon Society

These benefactors have named St. Cloud Hospital, St. Benedict’s Senior Community or CentraCare Health Foundation as a partial beneficiary of their estate.

Beacon Society

Caduceus Society

The Caduceus Society is a philanthropic guild of CentraCare Health Foundation open to Central Minnesota practicing and retired medical staff who make a gift to support the Foundation’s mission of improving health and health care.

Caduceus Society

Associates Giving Program

The annual Associates Giving Program was started by Sister Rita Budig with support from caring and generous people to provide resources that enable St. Benedict's Senior Community to enhance the high-quality, Christian care for the elderly.

To be recognized as a member, Associates contribute an annual gift of $100 or more or have included a gift to St. Benedict's Senior Community as part of their estate plan.

Associates Giving Program

Employee Benefactors

Since 1886, the Sisters of St. Benedict have shown incredible devotion to improving health and health care in Central Minnesota. Acts of faith, foresight, self-sacrifice and generosity allowed the Sisters of St. Benedict to build and operate the “new” St. Cloud Hospital in 1928.

Years later, CentraCare Health employees continue to give to CentraCare Health Foundation to improve health and health care throughout Central Minnesota.

30/60/90 Employee Giving
The philosophy behind 30/60/90 giving allows us to more equally recognize our employees’ commitment of time to the campaign regardless of the end dollar amount of their gifts at one of three levels:

Leader - 90 minutes per pay period
Steward - 60 minutes per pay period
Patron - 30 minutes per pay period
Friend - Other gifts increments

Employee Benefactors

Matching Gifts

Businesses and organizations who believe in engaging our community to improve health have been inspiring others to give to the CentraCare Health Foundation through $100,000 matching gifts.

Matching Gifts

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Mae Ellingson-Skalicky

Mae Ellingson-Skalicky
2015 Lifetime
Achievement Award

This award recognizes benefactors for their years of giving, service to CentraCare Health, community engagement and history of generosity.

With the support of Mae Ellingson-Skalicky, Clara's House opened in 2004 — the first St. Cloud Hospital facility paid for completely by community donations. Clara's House serves nearly 500 youth every year who need St. Cloud Hospital Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services.

    • Benedict and Dorothy Gorecki, 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Service to the Foundation Awards

Lee Hanson

Lee Hanson

This award recognizes benefactors for their work, commitment and generosity as philanthropists as well as their “over the top” service to CentraCare Health.

  • Lee Hanson, 2015 Service to Foundation Award

Rising Star Awards

Christy Gilleland

Christy Gilleland

This award recognizes “rising star” benefactors for their dedication, commitment, involvement and philanthropy to CentraCare Heath.

  • Christy Gilleland, 2015 Rising Star Award
  • Douglas J. Boser, 2014 Rising Star Award