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The 10th Annual Run In The Sun helps raise money for families who have had a loved one being cared for at Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House. Our Hospice House has impacted families since 2010. Our house is a six-bed facility, that continues our community commitment to grow, adapt, meet needs, and provide compassionate care to families who need it the most.

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Tributes & Memorial Gifts


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Our Story

Caring for Our Community

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December 2020 Mahaska Health Foundation and Mahaska Health Mobile Food Bank Volunteer Team

The Mahaska Health Foundation and Mahaska Health, along with our community are working together to combat food insecurity in Mahaska County through the Mobile Food Bank (with the Food Bank of Iowa) Meals from the Heartland, a partnership with the USDA Eat Greater Des Moines, and the United Way Summer Lunch Program. Grants and donations are a vital way that Mahaska Health Foundation is able to positively impact the community for necessary food needs.

See our latest newsletter: Q1 Foundation Newsletter

The Mahaska Health Team served over 500 family meal boxes. Each food box provided to community members weighed over 30 pounds and included a gallon of milk. There were no requirements to receive the boxes, and any family was eligible. We are so grateful for everyone who helped and we are so appreciative of your support of the Mahaska Health Foundation and our community.

We also want to show our appreciation to United Way of Mahaska County, Kraig Ford, MCG, and Hy-Vee for partnering with us. A huge thank you to Mahaska CERT who helped maintain the flow of traffic.

Thank You!!!

Our Mission:
To raise support and awareness for projects and services that maintain and improve the quality of patient care at Mahaska Health.

Summer Lunch Program meals to be served Summer 2020
$ directed for Palliative Care
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pounds of food given away with a partnership with the Food Bank of Iowa (yearly estimate)

Our Vision

To meet the healthcare needs of today while looking, planning, and investing into the future.

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Ways to Give

At the Mahaska Health Foundation, there is no such thing as a small gift; there are only gifts that are greatly appreciated. Be assured that your gift will be used wisely, and will serve as a reflection of your generosity and concern for others.

If you would like more information about how you can help, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.676.7146.

More Ways to Give to Mahaska Health Foundation

Many of the gifts made to the Mahaska Health Foundation are Memorial or Tribute gifts. You may choose to make a gift in memory of a loved one who received services from Mahaska Health, or you may also make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your life. These loving tributes provide lasting benefits to the communities served by Mahaska Health.

A good estate plan is one that guarantees all your wishes will be faithfully executed, provides you with peace of mind, and ensures that your beneficiaries enjoy the legacy that you worked so hard to build. Estate plans are not just for older people or for those with significant financial resources. They are for anybody and everybody.

A planned gift to the Mahaska Health Foundation enables you to support our healthcare mission and make a difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors, as well as future generations. Here are some of the ways you can leave a legacy and support the Mahaska Health Foundation.

For further information, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.672.3361.

The simplest way to make a planned gift is through your will. You can direct a specific amount or percentage of your estate to support Mahaska Health’s work. Your gift can be designated to support the hospital’s greatest need, or a hospital service that is most important to you.

For further information, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.672.3361.

Endowments can be created with gifts of $10,000 or greater. The earnings support the department or service that you designate. You may add to your endowment at any time.

For further information, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.672.3361.

There are many other ways to give and support Mahaska Health. These include cash gifts, gift annuities, trusts, IRAs or other retirement plans, life insurance, real estate, securities and more. You are encouraged to talk with your financial advisor for more specific information on how to reach your financial, philanthropic and estate goals by creating a gift plan that’s right for you. If you have questions, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.672.3361.

About the Foundation

The Mahaska Health Foundation was formed to meet the needs of our community – today and in the years to come.  The Foundation was established in 1994 to serve as an independent board and financial resource for the improvement of health care at Mahaska Health and the communities we serve.   The Foundation is a designated 501(c)3) nonprofit. Mahaska Health Foundation is responsible for contributions, bequests, and memorials directed to Mahaska Health.  Thanks to generous investors and supporters, our facilities are continuously being improved, technology updated, services expanded, and lives in our communities are impacted for the better.

For more information or to find out how you can be involved, please contact the Mahaska Health Foundation at 641.672.3361.

The following members currently serve on the Mahaska Health Foundation Board of Directors:

Guy Vander Linden

Donna Arendt

Shawn Langkamp

Josh Buckingham, Treasurer

Andy Holmberg, Secretary

Shirley Vore, Vice Chair

Gene Williamson, Mahaska Health CFO, Interim CEO

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Support the Mahaska Health Foundation while you shop on AmazonSmile.
Our custom link directs Amazon to donate 0.05% of Amazon Smile purchases you make. It’s free and it’s an easy way to support our healthcare mission.

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Mahaska Health Foundation Areas to Support

Greatest Need – Your support allows the Foundation to direct funds where there is the greatest need, including such things as building and equipment repairs and purchases, enhancing current programs and services, and expanding our healthcare outreach. The Foundation Board will work with Hospital Administration to assure your donation helps meet the hospital’s healthcare mission.

Hospice and the Hospice Serenity House – End-of-life care focuses on the patient’s comfort and making the most of the time that remains. Hospice addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones. Mahaska Health Hospice cares for patients of all ages both in the patient’s home and at the Hospice Serenity House, a six-bed residential hospice facility on the Mahaska Health Campus.
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Nursing Scholarships — The role of Nurses continues to expand to help meet the ever changing healthcare needs of our community. The Mahaska Health Foundation has committed to support Mahaska Health Nurses who want to grow their leadership skills and further their nursing career. To date, three (3) $3,000 scholarships have been given to Mahaska Health Nurses to attend William Penn University’s RN to BSN Program, which focuses on complexities of decision-making for providing professional nursing care. Students enhance their leadership skills that are essential to nursing practice in a diverse and ever-changing healthcare environment. With more community support for the Nursing Scholarship Fund, the Foundation will be able to expand its scholarship offerings.

Other – Designate where you want your donation to be applied.

The holiday season can bring up many emotions and memories of loves ones. Mahaska Health Foundation wants you to know that we understand the tenderness of the upcoming season. Several individuals are diagnosed with an illness that is overwhelmingly daunting. As a way to help support individuals and families who are currently undergoing medical hardships, Mahaska Health Foundation invites you to take part in an upcoming fundraiser that benefits our Cancer Care and Infusion Center.

This opportunity will enable us to update, purchase, expand, and improve our Cancer Care and Infusion Center, which will benefit the ones we care about most, our patients. Along with updating our CCIC space, it is a way to give back to the community and help spread joy during the holiday season.

Please call us with any questions, we would love to hear from you!

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Thank you for your support of the Share the Love 2021 Drive Thru Dinner & Online Auction!

14k White Gold Earrings Raffle Donated by Gardner-Collier Jewelry!

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Event hosted by Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary to benefit

Mahaska Hospice Serenity House.

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Please contact Amber Coffey for more information: 641.660.3216

Stand out with a little sparkle and enter to win a beautiful pair of 14k White Gold Diamond Earrings! Your raffle ticket benefits Mahaska Hospice Serenity House.