$5 Jewelry Sale

The biannual $5 jewelry sales are a popular fundraiser at Hutchinson Health, and nationwide Masquerade Fundraising has become a highly requested hospital fundraising partner – raising over $10 million for Hospitals across the country.

The Hutchinson Health Foundation uses the sales from our $5 jewelry events to help raise funds for the Foundation’s Scholarship fund.

Next Jewelry Sales:

Spring Sale
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Hospital Main Entrance


Winter Sale
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Hospital Main Entrance

If you would like to receive an email notification reminding you of our upcoming jewelry sale, you can sign up here.

Masquerade Jewelry Sale

Give Thanks

In 2014, by the generosity of donors like you, the Hutchinson Health Foundation was able to fund the

following extraordinary grant requests.

• Hutchinson Health Radiology was awarded an $11,500 grant to remodel its outdated waiting area to better accommodate patients.

• A $2,000 grant was given to Hutchinson Health Primary Care Nursing Conference to provide additional education for nurses throughout Minnesota.

• Another grant was given to the McLeod County Senior Expo to help control costs for seniors desiring to attend the informational day.

• Allina Health Home Care Services received $9,434.67 in donations to assist them in hiring both a music and massage therapist for local clients.

• Also, six qualifying students from the region received $1,000 each to pay for higher education school tuition to pursue a career in a health care related field. These are some of the highlights of the great things you, our donors, have accomplished.

Thank you!

Your donations will:

• Create Joy – Knowing you are an important part of the success and accomplishments that have taken place over the years, and knowing you will continue to help in the future.

• Bring Pride – promoting excellence through philanthropy right here in our community.

• Be Rewarding – Hutchinson Health is your community hospital. We exist to serve you and your loved ones – to provide hope, healing, and recovery. Your support makes an immediate impact.

Choose to participate in 2015

Masquerade Jewelry Sale
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Hospice Share N’ Care Dinner
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Scramble for Life Golf Tournament
Monday, August 10th, 2015

Caring Hearts Gala
Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Masquerade Jewelry Sale
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Please consider giving the gift that gives back. A donation of $50, $100, or $150 can make all the difference.

Donor Name: _________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: ________________________________ State: ____________________ Zip: __________

Email: _______________________________________ Phone: __________________________

Credit Card Donation: CC# _____________________________________________________

Exp. Date: ___________________ Security Code: ____________

Signature: ___________________ Date: ___________________________________________

Thank you for your contribution! Your donation is tax deductible.

Please make checks payable to:
Hutchinson Health Foundation.

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For assistance or information, please call 320.484.4438

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Lindsey Krenik

One of the 2014 Scholarship Recipients L: Cary Linder- Foundation Director, Lindsey Krenik, Rosalie Krenik, Steven Krenik

Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship recipients. Through the generosity of our donors the Foundation is able to award $8,000 in scholarship dollars every year.

Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded to local high school students pursuing degrees in health care related fields. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Hutchinson Health employee children; these applicants are qualified for an additional $1,000 in tails for the second year of the scholarship.

2014 Recipients

Hutchinson High School- Jackson Ewing
Dassel/Cokato- Paige Sangren
Buffalo /Lake Hector /Stewart- Rebecca Ebbers
New Century Academy- Marissa Rogowski

Hutchinson Health Employee Child- Lindsey Krenik
Hutchinson Health Employee Child- Kelly Lehrke


Scholarships Available

The 2014 Scholarship program is well underway.

 The Foundation’s Scholarship Program presents six $1000 scholarships that are awarded through the Foundation. Four are for area high school seniors at Hutchinson High School, New Century Academy, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart and Dassel-Cokato. Highschool students who are interested in attending college for a health care related field and attend one of the formentioned educational facilities should seek an application from their advisment center.

Two scholarships are given to a Hutchinson Health employee children. When selecting these recipients, the criteria includes their choice of a health care related field of study. Applicable highschool students, who have a parent that works at Hutchinson Health can obtain a application here or by stopping at the Hutchinson Health Foundation.

Michaela Otto

2013 Hutchinson Health Employee Child Scholarship Winner- Michaela Otto

Foundation Receives Donation

Sara Girard- Hutchinson Health Foundation Board Member accepted Form-A-Feeds generous donation at their 40 year celebration.

Sara Girard- Hutchinson Health Foundation Board Member accepted Form-A-Feeds generous donation at their 40 year celebration.

On behalf of all of us at the Hutchinson Health Foundation, we  would like to thank Form-A-Feed for their donation of $5,000. Their generous support of our organization has helped to continue assiting Hutchinson Health meet the health care needs of its patients, residents, and clients. Form-A-Feed recognized the Hutchinson Health Foundation as a recipeint of this donation during their 40 year celebration.

We again would like to thank Form-A-Feed for their condinuted commitment to helping the Foundation promote excellence through philanthropy!

Caring Hearts- Grand Slam Gala

Ace High Casino

A part of the entertainment for the night will be provided by Ace High Casino

Come join us for a night of fun, feast, and entertainment!

Our gala is the largest biennial event for the Foundation in which we cultivate large donations that support the mission of the Foundation. The gala is an over-the-top feast of food, fun and fundraising.

The Fondation engages donors to assist Hutchinson health meet the health care needs of its patients, residents, and clients. We hope you will consider supporting the Foundation by purchasing a ticket, donating a auction item, or sponsoring the event.

For more information on the event and to register visit the Caring Hearts Gala page on this website.


This year’s Gala Committee includes:

Melissa (co-chair) and Josh Campbell
Amber and Mike Cannon
Peggy and Cary Christianson
Gail (co-chair) and John Gillard
Kristi and Anthony Hanson
Christie and Robert Hantge
Wendy and Rich Hantge
Mary and Tom Inglis
Megan and Josh Karg
Jessica and Shawn Knorr
Claire and Craig Lenz
Cara and David Mach
Evelyn and Steven Mulder
Carol and Dean Nissen
Emily and Ryan Ritchie
Claire and Glenn Woelfel
Beth and Gus Wurdell


Books Are Fun


A Plan for Planning

Estate Planning

An estate plan is often commonly referred to as a “last will and testament” or more simply “a will”. A simple definition is a document in which you, the owner of assets and property, can determine what happens to those resources after you are deceased.

For many, preparing a will is like one of those New Year’s resolutions…we resolve to get it done, we recognize how important it is, and yet, before long we forget about it and don’t do it. Sometimes we become overwhelmed by the thought of who do I contact, where do I go to get started, how much is it going to cost?

Well, I would like to introduce you to a no cost opportunity to get started. Hutchinson Health Care Foundation is offering free estate planning to anyone interested in putting together an estate plan based on your personal values and objectives.

Hutchinson Health Care Foundation has contracted with Thompson and Associates to offer free of charge to you, the opportunity to formulate with a Thompson Associate, your estate plan that is personally and carefully thought out.

In the Thompson process:


  1. You will meet monthly with the Thompson Associate. The meetings are about one hour in length, are held in a Hutchinson Health Center Conference Room and it normally takes five to seven meetings to complete your plan.
  2. You will identify and clarify your legacy values
  3. You will create a statement of values that will communicate to your family or others the “why” and the “wherefore” of your estate
  4. You will have a statement of your net worth
  5. You will have an expert who can share tax advantaged planning tools and techniques to best accomplish your legacy plans
  6. You will receive a formal document that defines the details of your best plan to share with your own personal legal and financial advisors
  7. You will work with your own legal and financial advisors to implement your plan.

More benefits to you:

  1. Thompson and Associates expertise is completely FREE
  2. All information is completely confidential between you and your Thompson representative
  3. Though planning you may be able to significantly reduce tax liability associated with your estate
  4. Everything that is important to you will be identified in your plan
  5. There is no sales pitch, you not be asked to purchase anything
  6. If you already have a plan, this process can be a great opportunity to review and update your current will and/or trust and beneficiary statements.

You can arrange to have an appointment set up for you to meet with your representative to start by contacting Cary Linder at 320-484-4442 or email to clinder@hutchhealth.com.


Advancing Health

Hutchinson Health was born on January 1, 2013. The integration of Hutchinson Medical Center and Hutchinson Area Health Care allows for a more seamless continum of care. The following video depicts Hutchinson Health’s dilligence in advancing health.

Advancing Health Video