Aspirus Health Foundation

About the Aspirus Health Foundation


The mission of the Aspirus Health Foundation is to develop critical resources necessary to advance the health of our communities and increase health services in the region.


The vision of the Aspirus Health Foundation is to be the leader in developing community partnerships to advance the health of people in north central Wisconsin.

About Us

The Aspirus Health Foundation Board of Directors is proud to oversee the work of the Foundation and to ensure that the donations and support entrusted to us are used for the purposes for which they were given. Thank you for partnering with us to advance health, increase health services, and care for people in our region.

Front Row, Left to Right: Brad Peck, Bill Becker, Deborah Kane, Paul LaPree (Vice Chair), and Ben Reif Back Row, Left to Right: Roger Lucas (Asst. Secretary), Kalynn Pempek (Exec. Director), John Johnkoski, M.D., Matt Heywood (Aspirus CEO), Charles Peth, Barb Juedes, John Tubbs (Chair), Lisa Macco, Cindy Hermel (Secretary/Treasurer), and Sid Sczygelski (Assist. Treasurer).

The Aspirus Health Foundation raises money for various health related initiatives in the community and within Aspirus. In addition to raising money and receiving community gifts, the Foundation also determines the best way to utilize its resources to make the biggest impact on the community.

Some of the projects we have partnered to support include:
  • Scholarships to expand the health care workforce through Northcentral Technical College and UW Marathon County

  • Regional health education and screening programs in cardiac, cancer, women's health, pediatrics, and colorectal cancer

  • Nutrition services for the elderly

  • Education programs on suicide prevention, alcohol and drug abuse, and tobacco reduction for adults and youth

  • Prenatal care for women

  • Summer camp for special needs children

  • Safety information and equipment for newborns and children 

The Foundation also supports and invests in programs that more directly support:
  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital
  • Aspirus Heart and Vascular Institute & CaRE Research Foundation
  • Aspirus Regional Cancer Center 
  • Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services
  • Aspirus Women's Health