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Stoughton Hospital Foundation

Stoughton Health

900 Ridge Street
Stoughton, WI 53589

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(608) 873-2328

Stoughton Hospital Foundation

Stoughton Hospital Foundation, Inc., established in 1974, raises friends and funds to benefit Stoughton Health and has contributed more than $10 million for Stoughton Health’s programs and services. The Foundation has provided funding for Capital Campaigns, renovation or remodeling of facilities and grounds, purchasing of medical equipment and providing financial support to those in the community who may need assistance with medication fulfillment.

Mission: The mission of Stoughton Hospital Foundation is to cultivate and nurture relationships, develop, manage, and distribute charitable gifts to assist Stoughton Health in improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

Vision: Meet the changing needs of the communities we serve and become their foundation of choice for financial giving to improve health and wellness.

Values: Community, Accountability, Relationships, Trust, Transparency, Service

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2023 Swinging for Health Golf Outing

Why Our Board Members Are Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

There are opportunities to get involved helping with our many events including the Swinging for Health Golf Outing, Community Walk, and more.

Gift Giving Options

There are various ways to donate to the Stoughton Hospital Foundation including cash, securities, retirement plan assets, saving bonds, real estate, life insurance, bequests, charitable remainder trusts, qualified charitable distributions (QCD) and donor-advised funds (DAF).


Choose Where Your Gift Goes

Angels Who Care
Our Angels Who Care program gives patients and family members a heartfelt way to recognize those special caregivers for their commitment to providing outstanding patient care.

Through the program, you can make a contribution to the Stoughton Hospital Foundation in a caregiver’s name to support Stoughton Hospital’s mission. Your Angel Who Cares will receive a card recognizing your donation in their honor and a lapel pin to wear proudly for having earned the distinction of delivering exceptional care.

Greatest Need
Donate to programs and services with the highest need. Areas may include expanding hospital programs, services, community education, medical equipment, and more.

Infinite Boundaries Retreat Program

Help send a breast cancer patient or survivor to a peaceful recovery retreat.



Kristi Hund Memorial Scholarship

Help fund the education of a Stoughton Health employee pursuing a nursing degree.



Memorial/Honor Gifts
Showing people how much you care is an important part of life. Gifts can be made to honor the memory of a love one, friend or co-worker. Gifts may also be given to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, the birth of a child or other important milestones. In lieu of flowers, consider selecting a charity like Stoughton Hospital Foundation to help honor their legacy.

Wellness Garden
Purchase one of the metal sculptures or brick paver for the garden in memory or honor of your loved one.




Other Gifts to Consider

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Gifts of Cash

Making an outright gift of gratitude is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. It’s easy and convenient.

Gifts of Securities

Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Making a gift of stock to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets

If you’re like many others, your financial future will likely depend on your retirement plan assets. To maximize the value of a retirement account, consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.

Gifts of Savings Bonds

Savings bonds — likely the nation’s most widely held appreciated asset—represent major assets that may have stopped growing and are now collecting dust, just waiting to be put to use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.

Gifts of Real Estate

Using real estate, such as your house, farm or commercial property to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Donating an old life insurance policy you no longer need, could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support our organization. By making Stoughton Hospital Foundation the beneficiary of a matured policy, you receive a tax deduction for the value of the policy or the net premiums paid on the policy, whichever is less. You can also take out a new policy or gift an existing policy on which payments are still being made. Your premium payments may be deducted as gifts each year.


The most common planned gift is a bequest in a will. This bequest can be a dollar amount or stated as a percentage of the estate. This gift avoids probate on the amount gifted to charity, which can have positive tax consequences for loved ones who also receive bequests.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This extraordinary plan offers you income for a period of years or your lifetime. Then after your death our organization, as the beneficiary, receives the remainder of the principal in the trust.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)

Individuals 72 years and older are able to transfer funds from a traditional IRA directly to Stoughton Hospital Foundation to count towards satisfying their required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

A DAF is a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations. As a 501(c)(3), Stoughton Hospital is eligible to receive DAF gifts. The DAF when coupled with “bunching” or “doubling up” your itemized deductions can prove to be an easy tax savings way to donate to charities.


What is the Foundation?

The Stoughton Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charitable foundation that was incorporated in 1974. The Foundation was established to raise funds on behalf of the Stoughton Hospital Foundation. All funds raised by the Foundation go towards providing our service area with the best healthcare possible close to home.

How are funds raised?

Funds are raised through capital campaigns, major gift solicitations, direct mail appeals, special events and grants.

How are contributions recognized?

Donors are recognized for their cumulative lifetime giving to the Foundation.  If your donations total at least $2500.00, you are recognized on our Donor Wall located in the Main Lobby. Additionally, each year donors who have given gifts totaling $250 or more for the current year are recognized in our Annual Report.  

How do I remove or add my name to the mailing list?

To remove or add your name to the Stoughton Hospital Foundation mailing list, please contact the Foundation Office at (608) 873-2328 or (608) 873-2334.

If I make a memorial or tribute gift, will the Foundation send a card to the bereaved family or person being honored?

Yes. The donor will receive an acknowledgement letter which serves as the tax receipt and a card will be sent to the family of the person being memorialized or honored.

Can I give online and what credit cards does the Foundation accept?

Yes. Donations can be made by clicking here. The Foundation accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Amex and PayPal (pay as a guest).

Where is the Foundation located?

The Foundation office is located within Stoughton Hospital on the first floor next to the Human Resources Department. Walk-ins are always welcome, or, if you prefer to meet somewhere in your community contact the Foundation Director at (608) 873-2328 to arrange a time and location to meet.

What specifically does the Foundation fund?

The Foundation has raised funds to support the renovation of the ER, Urgent Care, Laboratory, Day Surgery, Registration, Lobby and waiting areas, the purchase of medical equipment and the attainment of medical technology, the creation of a Wellness Garden and Donor Wall, the purchase of televisions throughout the hospital, patient comfort items, (whiteboards, iPads) and new cardiac rehabilitation equipment, scholarships for Stoughton High School Seniors, and medication vouchers for individuals in need of assistance in the 53589 zip code. 

Does the Foundation issue charitable tax receipts?

Yes, the Stoughton Hospital Foundation is a registered 501 © 3 charity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.  Our Employee Identification Number (EIN) is 23-7395183.  All donors receive an acknowledgement letter for their tax records.

Does the Foundation sell or give my name to other organizations?

No.  The Foundation respects the rights and privacy of its donors.  The personal information that you provide the Foundation is used solely to process your donation, maintain records of all contributions and keep you informed of the latest news and fundraising initiatives by sending newsletters, annual reports, etc.

How can I arrange to have guests make a donation to the Foundation in lieu of gifts to commemorate a special occasion?

Donations in your honor are strongly welcomed. The Foundation can supply you with self-addressed, postage paid envelopes. Contact the Foundation Director at (608) 873-2328 for more details.

Can I make an anonymous gift?

Yes. Your gift to the Foundation will be acknowledged and you will receive a letter for your tax records. Your name will remain confidential and will not be recognized on the Donor Wall and in any lists or publications you will be listed as “anonymous”.

My employer has a Matching Gift Program does the Foundation accept Matching Gift Program?

Yes.  By and large, most companies will match at 1:1 (or dollar per dollar) rate therefor doubling your donation!

Stoughton Hospital Foundation Board


Back row (left to right): Tom Pertzborn (Vice President), Jessica Pharo (President), Lori Allen (Director), Laura Mays (Executive Director), Abbey Welsh (Director), Lukas Trow (Secretary/Treasurer)

 Front row (left to right): Matt Roethe (Director), Michelle Abey (Stoughton Health CFO), Taylor Harmel (Executive Assistant), Judy Knutson (Director), Terry Brenny (Director)

Not Pictured: Carolyn Clow (Director), Dr. Sarjoo Patel (Director), Brad Schroeder (Emeritus Member)


Jessica Pharo – President
Director, Cress Funeral & Cremation Services

Tom Pertzborn – Vice President
Senior Project Manager, JP Cullen

Lukas Trow – Secretary/Treasurer
CFO/VP of Finance, Eldon Homes

Foundation Board

Lori Allen
Client Support Representative, Lake Ridge Bank

Terry Brenny
Retired CEO/President, Stoughton Hospital

Carolyn Clow
Board President, Village of McFarland

Judy Knutson
Retired Director, Oregon Chamber of Commerce

Sarjoo Patel, MD
CEO/President, BEAM Healthcare

Matt Roethe
Attorney, Roethe Pope Roethe LLP

Abbey Welsh
Agent, State Farm Insurance 

Brad Schroeder
Agent, TRICOR Insurance Stoughton

Stoughton Health Staff

Laura Mays
Foundation Executive Director

Taylor Harmel
Foundation Executive Assistant

Contact the Foundation

Stoughton Hospital Foundation
900 Ridge Street
Stoughton, WI 53589

Laura Mays

Laura Mays

Foundation Executive Director
(608) 873-2328

Laura Mays

Taylor Harmel

Foundation Executive Assistant
(608) 873-2334

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