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.

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South Dakota Day of Giving 2020

Help Cookie raise money to make the holidays a little sweeter for residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home.

 

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

Chairperson

Jim Winterboer, Vice Chairperson

Jim Winterboer

Vice Chairperson

Tom Fishback, Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Fishback

Secretary/Treasurer

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

“Maskstaches” Remind Men to Care for Their Health

Worldwide men die on average six years earlier than women. For American men, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young American males between the ages of 15 and 34. On average, men experience a first heart attack at age 65, seven years before women.

Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser & Raffle Raises Over $18K for COVID-19 Response Fund

More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundation‘s eleventh annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D., presented by First Bank & Trust.

Annual Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser & Raffle to Support Brookings Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the eleventh annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser, presented by First Bank & Trust, on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, S.D.