Foundation

Brookings Health System Foundation, created on December 30, 2009, was formed to help build and support Brookings Health System. It is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally separate from the health system, and is governed by its own board of trustees.

Our Mission

Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.

Brookings Health System Foundation relies on your gifts to achieve its mission.

Foundation Board of Trustees

David Kneip, Chairperson

David Kneip

Chairperson

Joanie Holm, CNP, Vice Chairperson

Joanie Holm, CNP

Vice Chairperson

Jason Merkley, CEO & President of Brookings Health System

Jason Merkley

CEO & President of Brookings Health System

Jim Winterboer, Secretary/Treasurer

Jim Winterboer

Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Fishback

Tom Fishback

Tara Mills

Tara Mills

Mary Minton

Mary Minton


Foundation News

Giving Patients Their Best Chance

Two years ago on Sept. 2, 2016, the Friday before Labor Day, Brookings Health System’s ambulance service was called to an accident along U.S. Highway 14 west of Volga. An east-bound 2001 Oldsmobile crossed the center line, colliding head-on with the car driven by Medary Elementary Art Teacher Jennifer Moser.

Foundation Raises Funds for New Ambulance Station & Education Center

More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundation‘s ninth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 9 at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Brookings Health System Foundation to Hold Ninth Annual Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the ninth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D.