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Read the newsletter of Saint Mary's Doran Foundation!


Fall 2010

Up on the Roof guests Ralston Bowles and Cheri Hulst.

The Newsletter of Saint Mary's Doran FoundationAdvancing the mission of Saint Mary's Health Care through philanthropy and stewardship.

IN THIS ISSUE:Making an ImpactPage: 3

Join the CirclePage: 6

Look Who's Up NextPage: 7


Raise the Roof!On September 16, a sold-out crowd of more than 420 guests partied the night away on the Rooftop Garden of The Lacks Cancer Center. Up on the Roof guests were dressed in their hip and chc wear and enjoyed live music, food, and signature drinks while participating in the unique raffle and silent auction. This much-an-

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ticipated night resulted in raising more than $55,000 for the Personal Care Area at The Lacks Cancer Center, which provides complimentary services designed to support cancer patients during their treatment by offering wigs and styling, manicures and pedicures, facials and make-up applications, bra fittings and shaving or styling of hair.More on page 5

BOARD OF TRUSTEESJuly 1, 2010 June 30, 2011


look Who's on board...Saint Marys Doran Foundation welcomes our new trustees.Deb baileyFamily: Daughter - Alix Day job: Director, Corporate Relations, Steelcase Why did you want to become involved with Saint Marys? As a former patient, I have had many very positive experiences and believe in the mission, philosophy, and have experienced the benefits of the culture many times. Favorite food: Pasta, BLTs in the summer, bread and cheese of all sorts all with wine, of course. Favorite places: Lake Michigan, Italy, several countries in the Middle Easthome after any trip.

BoArD offICErSJoe Schmieder Chair Judson M. Lynch Vice Chair Ross Meehan Treasurer Paul O. Farr, MD Secretary Blair C. Sharpe At-Large Latricia Trice At-Large

TrUSTEESDeb Bailey Micki Benz Donna Betten Harold e. Bowman, MD* Christopher Brown Lawrence P. Burns Suzanne Condit Rosalind ebrom Denise gribbin, MD Barbara Herr Otis Jackoboice Kurt V. Lacks Teresa LaLonde Katherine ellis Lloyd Philip H. McCorkle, Jr. Rachel P. Mraz Stephen Pirog ernest Quiroz, MD Kathleen Schiefler Stanley R. Sherman, MD adriana S. Tanner, MD Peter M. Wege* Steve Wolf Lisa Wurst *Founding Trustee

Kathleen SchieflerFamily: Spouse - Roger; Children - Courtney, Sean and Colin Day job: Owner, Kathleen and Company Why did you want to become involved with Saint Marys? Saint Marys is a pillar of health care for all in this community and has a caring and progressive reputationI wanted to be a part of that. Favorite hobbies: Cooking, teaching, gardening, writing Favorite food: Thai anything!

Steve WolfFamily: Spouse - Karen Day job: Director, Human Resources, Aquinas College Why did you want to become involved with Saint Marys To serve the community by supporting health care. Favorite place: Spartan Stadium Favorite quote: Think of me and try not to laugh. - Rod Stewart

HoNorAry TrUSTEESRobert D. Burton, MD Curtis D. edholm, MD William J. Passinault, MD

new officers electedOn July 1, new officers of the Executive Committee for the Saint Marys Doran Foundation began their term: Joe Schmieder, Chair Judson M. Lynch, Vice Chair Ross Meehan, Treasurer Paul O. Farr, MD, Secretary Blair Sharpe, at-Large Latricia Trice, at-Large

EXECUTIvE DIrECTorMichelle Rabideau2Fall 2010 Pinnacle

Saint Marys Doran Foundation would like to thank David Baumgartner, MD and David Stickney for their years of service as Trustees to the Foundation. Your unwavering commitment to our organization is greatly appreciated.

gifts & grants

Oh, What a Year!During the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010, Saint Mary's Doran Foundation gave a total of nearly $800,000 back to programs and capital efforts at Saint Mary's.So, which Saint Marys programs benefited? Here are some highlights of how your gifts made an impact on various programs at Saint Marys Health Care: The Lacks Cancer Center $11,345 The Wege Institute for Mind, Body, Spirit - $31,497 HealthLink (our health centers) - $153,380 Hauenstein Center - $45,016 Warren Reynolds Library $89,577 ALS Center - $69,429 Patient Assistance (not including any Community Benefit Ministry support) $12,491 Hauenstein Parkinsons Center $16,950 Nursing Scholarships - $5,327 Medical Mission Trips - $1,000 Friendship in Action (employee assistance fund) - $8,450 Clinical and Nursing Education - $6,274 Renovation of Surgery Reception Area - $59,000 Other capital - $23,050 In addition, grants were awarded for the following programs and services at Saint Marys: Parkinsons Exercise and Recreation Class ($3,600) The Lacks Cancer Center for a Coordinator of Personal Care Services ($20,000) Obesity Epidemic: Managing Patients ($2,325) Fiducian Marker Delivery System Development ($16,215) Sleep Lab Modifications and Enhancement Plan ($10,000) Apoptosis Study in Radiation Oncology ($20,185) Patient Education on 7 North ($1,000) NICU Safe Sleep Program ($5,000) NICU Family Education Program ($1,250) Resident Fatigue Study Program ($3,000) Comprehensive Guided Care Program ($25,000)

Grants committee for last fiscal year:Stan Sherman, MD, Chair Larry Burns Barb Herr Jud Lynch Blair Sharpe Dave Stickney

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women's health & philanthropy

Chicks Ahoy!Officers ElectedOn July 1, new officers of the Saint Marys Doran Foundation began their terms: Joe Schmieder, Chair Judson M. Lynch, Vice Chair Ross Meehan, Treasurer Paul O. Farr, MD, Secretary A special thank you to Lisa Wurst who stepped down from the Executive Committee as Treasurer but will continue to serve as a Trustee for the Foundation.

On August 17, twenty Grand Girlfriends set sail on a boat New Foundation for an evening of camaraderie and fun on Lake Michigan.

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like to thank Betsy Beaton Borre, Msgr. William Duncan, Ray Knape, Bill PassinAs a Grand Girlfriend, you are invited to attend Verde, MD, for their ault, MD, and Francis such events and you receive invitations to collective service of morespeakers on events featuring than one hundred years of service as Trustees to the health issues that are important to you. Your unwavering commitFoundation. ment to our organization is greatly And thats not all - you get 20% off retail items in our gift appreciated.

Saint Marys Doran Foundation would Special thanks to Lori Lacks for hosting this summer event.

shops. But the really grand thing is that you get to be part of an empowered group of women who help improve the lives of women with a minimum, one-time $1,000 commitment. Its that easy. Join us today!Members as of September 1, 2010Anonymous Cynthia Kay Afendoulis Deb Bailey Shirley A. Balk Jane M. Becker Stacie Behler Micki Benz Sister Myra Bergman, RSM Laura L. Berman Donna Betten Cathy Bissell Pat Bloom Eileen A. Brader Cathy Brady Mary C. Brady Katherine Bratschie Ellamae Braun* Linda Burpee Lisa Buth Carol Campbell Marie Olney Canepa Helen M. Carr Kris Carter Jamie L. Caughran, MD Jennifer Chaffer Frances Chames, MD Rene Chulski

Please return in the enclosed envelope.

Special Fund Established

he John Bremer Neuro- associates and many friends to science Education Fund was make gifts to the Saint Marys Doran honor Herr establish an endowPat Colegrove established in Barbara of a Foundation to Mary Jane Lacks beloved Saint Marys leader. ment fund in his name. J. Landstra Marlene Nancy Hickey Penelope Collins Dana Hintz Jan Lippert Suzanne Condit John Anne Copps played such a great role in The John Bremer Neuroscience Pat Hoekman Katherine Ellis Lloyd helping us our NeuroGinny Lovett Laurie Daum, MD develop Teri Holwerda Education Fund will be used to supscience Leah today, Lynn E. Lynch Amy DenUyl Program to what it isHooks port continuing education for staff remarked Mary Lee Lynch Mary Ann DeWitt Leanna Krukowski,J.RN, or for other necessary expenditures Patricia Hughes Clinical Services Director, Neuro- that would enhance the care expeLorissa MacAllister Cheri Hulst Kim Ditmar science Program at Saint Marys. Its rience for the patients and their Louise Eastman Noreen Hungerford Marnie Masterson only tting that we have a fund in families served by the neuroscience Katy McAleenan Rosalind Ebrom Barbara Hyatt his name that will carry on his desire program at Saint Marys. Barbara Jackoboice Gayle McCorkle Frances to see us succeed. S. Ellis Susan A. Ellis Sarah Jackoboice Linda McInerney Donations to this fund can be made Cathy McKenzie Sue killed in Irene English Bremer was tragically Jandernoa at any time. Contact the Foundation John Connie K. Mead Nancy Erhardtaccident in theRoberta Jelinekat 616.685.1892 or simply return a a car summer of Paula Meehan Bridget 2007. To honor his legacy, his wife, gift in the envelope enclosed. D. Farr Susan J. Johnson Liesel Meijer Susan M. Johnson Kathy Florentine Carol Bremer, asked Saint Marys Katie Karczewski Mary Beth Meijer Nancy Flower Susan Milligan Linda Fotieo Mary Beth Kenyon Amy S