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.

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COVID-19 Response Fund

Help support Brookings Health System as we respond to community needs during the COVID-19 epidemic.

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

Joanie Holm, CNP, Chairperson

Joanie Holm, CNP


Jim Winterboer, Vice Chairperson

Jim Winterboer

Vice Chairperson

Tom Fishback, Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Fishback


Jason Merkley, CEO & President of Brookings Health System

Jason Merkley

CEO & President of Brookings Health System

Tara Mills

Tara Mills

Mary Minton

Mary Minton

David Jones

David Jones

Foundation News

Brookings Health Accepting PPE Donations

Brookings Health System is currently accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, including home sewn surgical masks.

Foundation Raises Funds for Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Equipment and Instrumentation

More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundationā€˜s tenth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Aiming to Inspire Health Raffle to Support ENT Services at Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System Foundation will raffle a Benelli ultra-light 12 gauge shotgun at the conclusion of the annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser. Only 250 tickets will be sold, costing $20 each.