WI Hospitals State PAC & Conduit Surpasses Fundraising Goal!

340 individuals contributed in 2017; disbursements top $225,000

January 05, 2018

The Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC & Conduit surged past its aggressive $312,500 fundraising goal in late December on the way to hitting a record-setting total of $317,569. A total of 340 individuals contributed in 2017 to propel the campaign forward. What were a few of the year-end stats for 2017?

  • Over $6,107 was raised, on average, each week in 2017.
  • Contributors gave an average of $934 each.
  • Club Level giving continued growing in 2017 with 85 individuals giving at one of the three levels:
    • Leaders Circle ($5,000+) – 6 individuals contributed at this level.
    • Platinum Club ($3,000-$4,999) – 21 individuals contributed at this level. This is up 6 contributors over 2016.
    • Gold Club ($1,500-$2,999) – 58 individuals contributed at this level. This is up 9 contributors over 2016
  • In 2017, 70 new contributors came on board.
  • In a non-election year, over $225,000 was still disbursed to candidate campaigns, both Democrats and Republicans.

“Thank you, again, to everyone who contributed in 2017. Your generosity and commitment to political advocacy is greatly appreciated,” said WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding. “Additionally, thank you to the many Wisconsin Hospitals Conduit contributors who disbursed hundreds of thousands of dollars in this non-election year. Your commitment helps keep Wisconsin health care moving forward.”

See the final list of 2017 Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC & Conduit contributors below.

Contributors ranging from $1 to $499
Anderson, Eric Aspirus, Inc.
Anderson, Marty Marshfield Clinic
Bagnall, Andrew HSHS - St. Nicholas Hospital
Bauman, Jan Divine Savior Healthcare
Bea, Javon Mercyhealth 
Bengtson, Carolyn Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Benning, Joanna Mercyhealth 
Benz, Betsy Aurora Medical Center- Two Rivers
Bortner, Barbara Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Breen, Melissa Marshfield Clinic
Brenner, Holly Agnesian HealthCare
Burch, Todd Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics
Busch, Rebecca Spooner Health System
Brice, Kaitlin HSHS - Eastern Wisconsin Division
Byrne, Frank SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Cahoy, Jim WHA Information Center
Cameron, Kelli Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Carr, Alistair WHA Information Center
Clark, Julie HSHS - St. Joseph's Hospital
Cliffe, Elizabeth Ascension Wisconsin
Collins, Sherry Wisconsin Hospital Association
Cook, John Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Competente, Brian WHA Information Center
Cranley, Patrick Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Danner, Forrest Aspirus Clinics
Decker, Michael Divine Savior Healthcare
Derks, Jenny Affinity Health - Calumet Medical Center
Dettman, Amy Bellin Hospital
Dorsey, John Mercyhealth Hospital & Medical Center - Walworth
Dresang, Andrew Froedtert Health
Drone, Kim Wisconsin Hospital Association
Dux, Larry Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital campus
Gordon, Edwards Marshfield Clinic
Ferrigno, Sandra SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Fielding, Laura Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Foley, Kathy Kelsey Aspirus
Folstad, John HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Franzen, Kimberly HSHS - St. Vincent Hospital
Garibaldi, Isabelle Watertown Regional Medical Center
Goelzer, Mark Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Groskreutz, Kevin HSHS - St. Joseph's Hospital
Halida, Cheryl HSHS - St. Joseph's Hospital
Hall, Jennifer Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Hallatt, Jeni Mercyhealth Hospital & Medical Center - Walworth
Hanson-Mays, Joan Black River Memorial Hospital
Harris, Kathleen Ascension Mercy Medical Center
Hart, William Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee
Hermel, Cindy Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Hieb, Laura Bellin Hospital
Helgeson, Jason HSHS - Eastern Wisconsin Division
Hendrix, Jamie Columbus Community Hospital
Hill, Juliet HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Hinner, William Ascension St. Clare's Hospital
Jensen, Tom Mercyhealth 
Johnson, Kimberly HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Kaufmann, Marilyn Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Kempen, Jacob Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Klay, Chris HSHS - St. Joseph's Hospital
Kluth, Doreen HSHS - St. Vincent Hospital
Koebke, Troy Bellin Hospital
Kruse, Joe Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare
Layman, Ben SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Lerch, Shawn Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Lippert, Michele Mercyhealth Hospital & Trauma Center - Janesville
Luehring, Sally HSHS - St. Vincent Hospital
Lux, Teresa Froedtert & MCW Community Memorial Hospital campus
Lynch, Sue Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare
Malone, Virginia SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Manning, Bradley Meriter - UnityPoint Health
Mannix, Peter HSHS - St. Clare Memorial Hospital
Manley, Paula Prevea Health/Hospital Sisters Health System
Margan, Rob Wisconsin Hospital Association
Markgraf, Janelle Aspirus Langlade Hospital
Maurer, Mary Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
McCawley, Thomas Beloit Health System
McMeans, Scott Aurora BayCare Medical Center 
Meicher, John SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Mercer, Carla Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Miller, Thomas Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Mirasola, Tony WHA Information Center
Nagle, Dan WHA Information Center
Nevers, Rick Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
Nicklaus, Todd Aspirus, Inc.
O'Brien, Colleen Bellin Health System
O'Connell, Kevin Aspirus Wausau Hospital
O'Keefe, James Mile Bluff Medical Center
Page, Alison Western Wisconsin Health
Parker, Bessant Aspirus Langlade Hospital
Pavelec-Marti, Cheryl Ascension St. Michael's Hospital
Peck, Lori Aspirus, Inc.
Peiffer, Susan HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Pempek, Kalynn Aspirus, Inc.
Penovich, Carrie Aurora Medical Center - Two Rivers
Pinske, Heather SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Potempa, Debra Mercyhealth 
Prunty, Brian Aspirus
Quackenboss, Tatum HSHS - St. Vincent Hospital
Revnew, Dorothy ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
Riddle, Roberta Rusk County Memorial Hospital
Ripsch, Sue Mercyhealth 
Risley-Gray, Ruth Aspirus, Inc.
Roethle, Linda Bellin Hospital
Rude, Nels The Kammer Group
Rudquist, Debra Amery Hospital & Clinic
Rumpf, Michael Fort HealthCare
Schaetzl, Ron SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Schattschneider, Tami Agnesian - Ripon Medical Center
Schrieber, Sue Mercyhealth 
Selle, Ginger SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Sheehan, Heather Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home
Smith, Robert Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Stamas, Peter Ascension St. Clare's Hospital
Strasser, Kathy Aspirus, Inc.
Statz, Darrell Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Staudenmayer, Suzanne WHA Information Center
Stelzer, Jason SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Stephens, Brian Door County Medical Center
Tandberg, Ann HSHS - St. Joseph's Hospital
Tapper, Joy Milwaukee Health Care Partnership
Telega, Craig Marshfield Clinic
Thompson, Mark SSM Health - Wisconsin
Thompson, Mark Aurora Health Care
Thorton, Eric SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Tincher, Pat Aspirus Langlade Hospital
Trinkner, Steve WHA Information Center
Van den Heuvel, Paul Mercyhealth 
VanStraten, Randy Bellin Hospital
Waldoch, Timothy Columbia St. Mary's, Inc.
Walker, Troy SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Walters, Robert Mercyhealth 
Werkheiser, Cindy Monroe Clinic
Westbrook, Diane River Falls Area Hospital
Wetenkamp, Vicki Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Wilczek, Teri Marshfield Clinic
Wymelenberg, Tracy Aurora Health Care
Wysocki, Scott SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Yarbrough, Ruth Mercyhealth 

Contributors ranging from $500 to $999
Alstad, Nancy Fort HealthCare
Bayer, Tom HSHS - St. Vincent Hospital
Braun, James Flambeau Hospital
Brenny, Terrence Stoughton Hospital Association
Brophy, Michael Aurora Health Care
Carlson, Peter Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
Cormier, Laura Bellin Hospital
Cottrell, Michael HSHS
Curran-Meuli, Jane Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
DeGroot, Dan HSHS - St. Clare Memorial Hospital
Dexter, Donn Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire
Edwards, Gordon Marshfield Clinic
Elfner, Christopher Bellin Health System
Elkins, Kelly Ascension/Columbia St. Mary's
Fitzpatrick, Carrie Aurora Health Care
Francaviglia, Stephen Aurora Health Care
Francisco, Margo SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Geboy, Scott Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
Gille, Larry HSHS - St. Vincent Hospital
Graf, John Watertown Regional Medical Center
Griffin, Gregory  
Gutsch, Mike Cumberland Healthcare
Hartberg, David Gundersen - Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics
Heaney, Dwight Fort HealthCare
Herbst, Amy Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Herzog, Sarah Ascension/Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Jensema, Christine HSHS - Eastern Wisconsin Division
Johnas, Lora HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Just, Lisa Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
Keddington, Richard Watertown Regional Medical Center
Kersten, Juliet Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Kingston, Mary Beth Aurora Health Care
Kneiser, Patti Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Larson, Margaret Ascension Mercy Medical Center
Lentz, Darrell Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Logemann, Cari Aspirus, Inc.
McDonald, Brian Aurora Health Care
McMeans, Scott Aurora BayCare Medical Center - Green Bay
McNally, Maureen Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Miller, Brent Marshfield Clinic
Myers, Karen Stoughton Hospital Association
Nelson, Meg Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Nelson, James Fort HealthCare
O'Brien, Colleen Bellin Health System
Ordinans, Karen Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Pearson, Jane SSM - St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
Peterson, Douglas Chippewa Valley Hospital
Pfaff, Marion Marshfield Medical Center
Quinn, George Wisconsin Hospital Association
Richardson, Todd Aspirus
Richman, Tim Ascension/Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Rocole, Theresa Ascension/Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Roesler, Bruce The Richland Hospital
Roundy, Ann Columbus Community Hospital
Rislov, Amy Aurora Health Care
Rutkowski, Jennifer Grant Regional Health Center
Schnedler, Lisa Upland Hills Health
Sczygelski, Sidney Aspirus, Inc.
Shabino, Charles Wisconsin Hospital Association
Sprecher, Lon  
Statsick, Nora Wisconsin Hospital Association
Strasser, Kathy Aspirus, Inc.
Stuart, Philip Tomah Memorial Hospital
Van Meeteren, Bob Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Vergos, Katherine Agnesian - St. Agnes Hospital

Contributors ranging from $1,000 to $1,499
Bard, Jeffrey Aurora Medical Center - Oshkosh
Bedwell, Elizabeth Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Brenton, Andrew Wisconsin Hospital Association
Buck, Catherine Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Cadieux, Marc Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Dietsche, James Bellin Hospital
Doty, Kelsie UW Health
Ericson, Allen Froedtert & MCW St. Joseph's Hospital Campus
Falvey, Patrick Aurora Health Care
Fields, Mary Aurora Health Care
Foley, John Aurora Health Care
Furlong, Marian Hudson Hospital & Clinics
Garcia-Thomas, Cristy Aurora Health Care
Geraghty, Tricia Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Grebe, Michael Aurora Health Care
Gunn, Veronica Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Gustafson, Andy & Sara SSM Health
Gutzeit, Michael Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Hafeman, Paula HSHS - Eastern Wisconsin Division
Jacobson, Terry St. Mary's Hospital of Superior
Jelle, Laura SSM - St. Clare Hospital & Health Services
Kadlec, Mark SSM Health
Katt, Jeff Aurora Health Care
Kulick, Dr. Steven ProHealth Care, Inc.
Lewis, Jonathan SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
McGrail, Michael Aspirus, Inc.
Miller, Kimberly Beaver Dam Community Hospitals
Mugan, James Agnesian HealthCare
Muzi, Titus Aurora Health Care
Nelson, David HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Nelson, Meg Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Newcomer, Peter UW Health
Norell, Brett Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Pollard, Dennis Froedtert Health
Punzenberger, Lindsay Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Reardon, Brian Hospital Sisters Health System
Reding, Dr. Douglas Ascension Wisconsin
Robertstad, John ProHealth Care - Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
Rohrbach, Dan Southwest Health Center
Roller, Rachel Aurora Health Care
Sahajpal, Ajay Aurora Health Care
Sanders, Robert Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Schafer, Michael Spooner Health System
Siddalingaiah, Vasanth Aurora Health Care
Sohn, Jonathan Ascension Wisconsin
Tector, Leslie Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Ter Horst, Thomas SSM Health
Thota, Venkata Aurora Health Care
Veldhouse, Paul Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Voelker, Dr. Thomas Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics
Wolf, Edward Marshfield Clinic

Contributors ranging from $1,500 to $1,999 - Gold Club
Anderson, Andy Aurora Health Care
Anderson, Sandy Ascension Ministry Health Care 
Bakkum, Kyle Vernon Memorial Healthcare
Barth, Andrew Aspirus Langlade Hospital
Brussow, Julie Security Health Plan
Clapp, Nicole Grant Regional Health Center
Coffman, Joan HSHS - St. Joseph's Hospital
Colman, Gerard Aurora Health Care
Court, Kelly Wisconsin Hospital Association
Doeringsfeld, Jean WHA Information Center
Frank, Jennifer Wisconsin Hospital Association
Grasmick, Mary Kay Wisconsin Hospital Association
Gustafson, Sara UW Health
Gullingsrud, Tim Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home
Harding, Edward Bay Area Medical Center
Heywood, Matthew Aspirus, Inc.
Hilt, Monica Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital
Hogan, Denis Bellin Health System
Jensen, Jerard Marshfield Clinic
Kluesner, Kevin Ascension Wisconsin
Levin, Jeremy Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Lewis, Gordon Burnett Medical Center
Lindberg, Steve Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar
McKevett, Timothy Beloit Health System
Newson, Reggie Ascension Wisconsin
Oland, Charisse Rusk County Memorial Hospital
Rose, Laura Wisconsin Hospital Association
Rozenfeld, Jonathan SSM - St. Mary's Hospital
Sanders, Michael Monroe Clinic
Sexton, William Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center
Sheehan, John UW Health - The American Center
Teigen, Seth Ascension Wisconsin
Telega, Craig Marshfield Clinic Health System
Turney, Dr. Sue Marshfield Clinic Health System
White-Jacobs, Mary Beth Black River Memorial Hospital
Woleske, Chris Bellin Hospital
Zenk, Ann Wisconsin Hospital Association

Contributors ranging from $2,000 to $2,999 - Gold Club
Bahr, Jeffery Aurora Health Care
Bloch, Jodi Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Bolt, Elizabeth UW Health
Dallman, Michael University of WI Hospital and Clinics
Faure, Bruce Aurora Health Care
Flannery, Bob UW Health
Hanson, Gail Aurora Health Care
Hanus, Andrew Aurora Health Care
Heisler, John Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Herzog, Mark Holy Family Memorial, Inc.
Kachelski, Joe Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network
Kaplan, Alan UW Health
Khare, Smriti Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Lappin, Michael Aurora Health Care
Leitch, Laura Wisconsin Hospital Association
Manas, Julie HSHS - Sacred Heart Hospital
Natzke, Ryan Marshfield Clinic
Norbin Killoran, Carrie Aurora Health Care
Potts, Dennis Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Robaidek, Jay UW Health
Russell, John Columbus Community Hospital
Schulze, Connie UW Health
Turney, Dr. Sue Marshfield Clinic Health System

Contributors ranging from $3,000 to $4,999 - Platinum Club
Alig, Joanne Wisconsin Hospital Association
Andersen, Travis Ascension Wisconsin 
Boatwright, Damond SSM Health
Boese, Jennifer Wisconsin Hospital Association
Duncan, Robert Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Jacobson, Catherine Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Kammer, Peter The Kammer Group
Kerwin, George Bellin Hospital
Little, Steven Agnesian HealthCare
Meyer, Daniel Aurora BayCare Medical Center 
Normington, Jeremy Ascension North Central Region 
O'Brien, Kyle & Laura Wisconsin Hospital Association
Pandl, Therese HSHS - St. Clare Memorial Hospital
Potter, Brian Wisconsin Hospital Association
Sherry, Bernie Ascension Wisconsin
Simons, Preston Aurora Health Care
Standridge, Debra Ascension Wisconsin
Stanford, Matthew Wisconsin Hospital Association
Starmann-Harrison, Mary Hospital Sisters Health System
Tyre, Scott Capitol Navigators, Inc
Wallace, Michael Fort HealthCare

Contributors ranging from $5,000 to $9,999 - Leaders Circle
Borgerding, Eric & Dana Wisconsin Hospital Association
Brenton, Stephen Wisconsin Hospital Association
Mettner, Michelle Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Size, Tim Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Troy, Peggy & Ron Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Turkal, Nick Aurora Health Care


This story originally appeared in the January 05, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter