Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO


Leaving a Legacy

We thank the many people and organizations who have chosen to establish and continue a legacy of health improvement for our community. They truly make a difference.

Benefactor Awards

See Benefactors who have been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and other prestigious awards from previous years.

Cumulative Benefactors

Cumulative Benefactors are persons, foundations and corporations who 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.

Named Funds

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. Read Tim Thueringer’s story.

Beacon Society

Beacon Society benefactors have named St. Cloud Hospital or CentraCare Foundation as a partial beneficiary of their estate.

Caduceus Society

The Caduceus Society is a philanthropic guild of CentraCare 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.

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 employees continue to give to CentraCare 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

Matching Gifts

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

Honor Gifts

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

Memorial Gifts

Benefactors make gifts to memorialize and celebrate the lives of loved ones. Read Dennis Zaun's story. See the Book of Life, which contains the names of those we remember.

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