Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: Dr. William Young

Radiologist William Young, M.D.’s impact on our community will be long remembered. His philanthropic imprint on Des Moines and specifically on Mercy is significant, transformative and meaningful. Dr. Young recently accepted a position at Huron Valley Radiology at Trinity Health in Michigan and moves there this fall with his family. Dr. Young made his first…

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Donor Spotlight: Teddy Beard

For some, a simple fleece blanket does not hold much value. However, for patients treated by the Palliative Care Team at Mercy, a simple fleece blanket means so much more. When we find ourselves suffering from illness or watch as a family member spends their last days with us, a loving hand or a kind…

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Donor Spotlight: Emily Eckman

For Emily Eckman, lending her time, talent and treasure to House of Mercy has become an integral part of her life and who she is as an individual. Eckman serves as Assistant Vice President of IT at Principal. She and her husband live on a small acreage in Des Moines and enjoy camping, gardening and…

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Donor Spotlight: Generosity Heals through William Semon Fund

Imagine for a moment that you or a loved one have been given a diagnosis of cancer.  In addition to managing cancer treatments, the expenses begin to build up from co-pays, gas or travel expenses, utility bills, medications, or the random bad luck of a flat tire or needed auto repair.  Through discussions with the…

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Donor Spotlight: The Andres Family Legacy of Giving

Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that are the most heartfelt and inspiring. A few months ago, Mercy Foundation received two white envelopes from Dr. Matt Andres, Chief of Pathology at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. The envelopes were filled with coins from his son, ten-year-old Connor Andres. Inside one of the envelopes…

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