News and Updates

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Five New Directors Join 2019 Mercy Foundation Board

July 9, 2018

For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2018 Five New Directors Join 2019 Mercy Foundation Board DES MOINES, Iowa­ — Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce its new board members for the 2019 fiscal year: Kelly Bucher, Susan Fitzsimmons,…

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Donor Spotlight: Emily Eckman

July 6, 2018

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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Mercy Auxiliary’s July Special

July 6, 2018

Mercy Auxiliary supports Mercy Foundation through sales from Mercy Starbucks, Mercy Gift House & Flowers, Mercy Salon and West Lakes Gift House & Brew. Save even more by becoming a lifetime Auxiliary member today! Sign up online or visit any of the retail locations listed above. This month, join the Auxiliary and take advantage of the discount…

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2018 House of Mercy Game Show Gala Raises a Record-Breaking $356,888

June 19, 2018

          For more information, contact: Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines (515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2018   2018 House of Mercy Game Show Gala Raises a Record-Breaking $356,888 DES MOINES, IOWA – Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce a record-breaking year…

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AUDIO: WHO Radio House of Mercy Game Show Gala Radio Interview

June 5, 2018

Find out what’s new at the 2018 House of Mercy Game Show! WHO Radio’s Sue Danielson interviewed Gala Co-Chair, Mercy Medical Center Board Member and Nationwide Vice President of Human Resources Monica Friedman as well as House of Mercy Director Rebecca Peterson in this radio interview.

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Mercy Auxiliary June Promotions

June 1, 2018

Mercy Auxiliary supports Mercy Foundation through sales from Mercy Starbucks, Mercy Gift House & Flowers, Mercy Salon and West Lakes Gift House & Brew. Learn about its April specials below and support Mercy while you shop! Save even more by becoming a lifetime Auxiliary member today! Sign up online or visit any of the retail locations listed…

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Corporate Spotlight: Downing Construction, Inc.

June 1, 2018

Growing up, Downing Construction, Inc. President Denis Frischmeyer was taught through his parents and Catholic School education the importance of giving back to those less fortune than him. These lessons have always stuck with Denis through his personal philanthropy and also through his business. “As a business, it is important we lead by example for…

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Foundation’s Megan Mildenberger Graduates from West Des Moines Leadership Academy

June 1, 2018

Mercy Foundation Director of Annual Giving & Events Megan Mildenberger has graduated from the West Des Moines Leadership Academy, a nine-month intensive, regionally-oriented leadership development program designed to give potential and emerging leaders the skills, knowledge, and ongoing support they need to succeed in the West Des Moines community. Mercy Foundation congratulates Megan and her…

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Donor Spotlight: Generosity Heals through William Semon Fund

June 1, 2018

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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Stock Gifts Make Significant Impact

June 1, 2018

Many donors to Mercy Foundation have made a significant impact on the causes they care most about by making gifts through appreciated assets.  House of Mercy, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Mercy Cancer Center, Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics and many other mission affiliates have benefitted from the generosity of donors who wished to make…

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