Iron Area Health Foundation

About Us

The Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation is a separate not-for-profit health care organization, which is dedicated to caring for the communities of Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin by directly supporting the mission and vision of Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics.

We achieve this through the development of relationships and partnerships with individuals, corporations, foundations and others who endorse our position to provide quality health care, community education and development of new programs and services.

Advancements in technology and treatment occur continuously. Financial resources are essential for the provision of excellence in care we notably provide to our patients and families. The significance of your gift assures continuance of this care as it is used to augment the operating revenues of Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics for endeavors which cannot be funded through general operating revenue.

Ways to Give

There are various ways you can facilitate the continuance of health care resources for our region with a gift to the Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation. Your gift ensures quality of care for present and future needs.

Ways to Donate

  • Via mail - Print out the online form, fill it out and mail with your payment to:
    Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation
    PO Box 468
    Iron River, MI 49935
  • Over the phone - call 906-308-0239 providing Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card information.
  • In person - Please call ahead to make an appointment or to ensure someone will be in the office.

Types of Gifts

  • Cash Gifts - Gifts of cash can have an immediate effect in addressing our most essential healthcare priorities. You may gift by mail, online or in person.
  • In-Kind Gifts - The foundation welcomes non-cash contributions of items that directly benefit patients, as long as the department receiving the gift deems it acceptable and appropriate. The donor maintains responsibility of indicating the value of the gift.
  • Stock Gifting - Appreciated stock is frequently used for charitable gifting. This type of donation offers advantages to both the donor and the Foundation. The donor may qualify for a tax deduction at the stock's appreciated rate. The Foundation can sell the stock and use the revenue for desired equipment and/or program development.
  • Real Estate Gifting - Real estate, whether personal or commercial property, is an opportunity for a donor to safeguard cash assets and realize tax and income benefits.
  • Planned or Deferred Gifting - This method of giving offers the Foundation stability, providing a reserve for its future. These gifts offer advantages specific to immediate tax deductions, the elimination of capital gains tax, potential to increase spendable income and reduce estate and gift taxes. Common planned giving options include:
    • Life Insurance - In naming Aspirus as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you increase your potential to make a significant gift.
    • Annuities - This opportunity allows you to make a charitable gift, receive income for life, avoid capital gains and possibly earn an immediate charitable tax deduction.
    • Bequests - A considerate gesture to name Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation as a beneficiary in your will.
    • Life Estate Gifts - This option provides the donor an opportunity to gift their property to the Foundation, while continuing to reside at the property for the remainder of their life. The donor avoids capital gains taxes and in fact receives considerable tax benefits. You may consider gifting the entire property or a portion thereof.

You may contact your personal financial representative for assistance or call our office directly at 906-308-0239 so that we may refer you to our brokerage firm.


The established practice of the Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation is that we do not sell or distribute our mailing list or any donor information to other parties.

Foundation Board

Your financial donation can have a direct and lasting impact on your family, friends, and neighbors.


  • Heidi Priestley

Vice Chairperson

  • Chris Kent


  • Randy Jacobs

Secretary/Assistant Treasurer

  • Steve Tinti

Board Members

  • Kurt Anderson
  • Katie Clark
  • Glenn Dobson, Aspirus Iron River, CFO
  • Peg James, Foundation Director
  • Rae Kaare, Aspirus Iron River, CAO
  • Donald Patton, MD
  • Sue Omdahl


Mission Statement

The Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation directly supports the mission of Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics through securing, distributing and stewarding financial investments for critical resources which will advance the healthcare and healthy lifestyles expected by our region's residents and visitors.


Contact Us

Please contact us by one of the options listed below. If you are in the area, we welcome you to stop in for a visit.

Thank you for supporting the Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation.