Saint Michael’s Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Ascension Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ascension.Make a Donation
The Greatest Need Fund provides unrestricted support for the programs and service that improve the quality of health care services for the patients and families served by Ascension Saint Michael's Hospital and Ascension. The use of these funds is based on the discretion of Saint Michael's Foundation's Board of Directors.
Breast Care Center Fund
Gifts to this fund will be used to provide support to patients, programs and initiatives of the Breast Care Center at Ascension Saint Michael's Hospital.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Fund
Gifts to this fund are restricted for cardio-pulmonary programs, services and initiates within Ascension Saint Michael's Hospital and Ascension.
Circle of Hope Endowment Fund
These funds, raised by the Living With Cancer Support Group’s Circle of Hope bracelet sales, are to be used to enhance the quality of life and provide education and support for the members of the Living with Cancer support group.
Community Leadership Celebration Fund
This fund serves as a pass-through account for all sponsorship, ticket sales and gifts received during the Community Leadership Celebration. Net proceeds from this event are traditionally transferred to the Greatest Need Fund.
Edward J. Okray Endowment Fund
The endowment fund, started in 2001 by Joseph J. Okray on behalf of Edward J. Okray, was established to have its interest used to benefit the greatest need locally, though scholarships, support groups and community education.
Gala for Giving Fund
This fund serves as a pass-through account for all sponsorship, ticket sales and auction purchases made during the Gala for Giving. Net proceeds from this event are traditionally split between the Greatest Need Fund and the fund that was highlighted during the Gala.
Hansen Family Memorial Endowment FundInterest earnings from the Hansen Family Memorial Endowment Fund are restricted for cancer services initiatives, which touch the lives of patients dealing with cancer. This endowment was started in 2005 by Stephen and Sue Hansen, and Jay and Linda Cook.
Health LiteracyThis fund supports healthy literacy initiatives in our community as well as the Literacy for Little Ones program.
Healthy Patients, Healthy Weight FundThis fund supports programs, initiatives and services that address juvenile and adult diabetes as well as obesity.
Keith M. Worzalla Memorial Endowment
The Keith M. Worzalla Memorial Endowment was established in memory of Keith Worzalla with earnings applied to Saint Michael’s Community Care Program.
Ascension Behavioral Health FundThe Ascension Behavioral Health Fund supports the various programs, services and initiatives within Ascension Behavioral Health. This includes, but is not limited to, the Mental Health Navigator Program, Cable Gun Lock Program and mental health speakers.
Ascension Dental Center – Operations FundGifts to the Ascension Dental Center – Operations Fund are used to purchase new equipment for the Ascension Dental Center's immediate needs and subsidize operational or financial losses.
Ascension Dental Center – Endowment FundGifts to the Ascension Dental Center – Endowment Fund help to ensure that the center's future needs are met. All gifts help grow the endowment which provides annual earnings to the organization and supports the Ascension Dental Center's goal to become self-sufficient.
Ascension Home Care Hospice Services - Operations FundAscension Home Care does not deny hospice services to anyone based on an inability to pay. Gifts to the Ascension Hospice Services Operations Fund at Saint Michael's Foundation are used to subsidize the cost of hospice care for any patient not able to afford the service. Gifts to this fund may also be used for training/education of staff and/or volunteers for Portage County.
Ascension Home Care Hospice Services – Endowment Fund
Gifts to the Ascension Home Care Hospice Services – Endowment Fund help to ensure that the program’s future needs are met. All gifts help grow the endowment which provides annual earnings to the organization and supports the goal to become self-sufficient.