Fort Smith

Together we can touch more lives. Save more lives.
And improve more lives.

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith provides philanthropic support for Mercy Hospital Fort Smith –  an acute care hospital with over 300 licensed beds and delivers quality care close to home. The Foundation not only helps Mercy Hospital Fort Smith to provide exceptional health care to the residents in the River Valley, but also supports critical access hospitals in the communities of Booneville, Ozark, Paris and Waldron, Arkansas.

The health care needs of our community will always outpace our resources. Your support will help ensure Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith continues to touch the lives of families, friends and neighbors in our community. The simplest health care initiatives begin by caring for our neighbors.  When you choose to invest in Mercy Health Foundation you make a lasting impact on the health of our community.

Our Focus

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith focuses on improving community health care, enhancing patient programs, funding life-saving equipment and supporting capital projects.

Mercy’s providers offer advanced treatment for the most challenging health concerns while keeping patients close to home, but they can’t do it alone.

Through the generosity of donors like you, the Foundation supports patients at every stage of life. From providing life-saving equipment for our tiniest patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to helping our low-income seniors maintain their independence through medical alert technology. Patients facing the end of life receive medical supplies, comfort items and spiritual guidance.

Need To Know


Helpful tools, tips and information to make the most of your giving experience. 

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Grateful Families

Mercy patients and their families often want to say “thanks” in some special way for the exceptional care they received. Our Grateful Families program is one way to express gratitude while helping share the gift of healing with others. Learn more

Upcoming Events

Check out our Combined Sponsorship Opportunities brochure below to see the many ways you can collaborate with Mercy Health Foundation in 2021.

2021 Combined Sponsorship Opportunities 

Annual Reports

Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.

FY2021 Annual Report

FY2020 Annual Report

FY2019 Annual Report

Learn More About Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith. ​

Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in our communities.

Fort Smith Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Patrick Pendleton

Executive Director

Kayla Anthony

Senior Foundation Coordinator

Jenny Hassen

Senior Annual Giving Officer

Taylor Martinez

Senior Annual Giving Officer

Jarred Rego

Senior Development Officer

Board of Directors

Sara Goodwin


Scott Clark


Matthew G. Holland


Damon Wright


Travis Beshears

dwight curry

Charlotte Davis

Walter Echols

Rachel Fiori, MD

Melissa Hanesworth

Drew Harmon

Judge Annie Hendricks

Roger Holroyd

Zach Ledford

Lisa Newton, MD

Andre Nolewajka, MD

Mark Rumsey

Brian Schneider

Jeff Taake

Ken Warden

Bennie westphal

Ex Officio Officers

Adam Cook

Chief Development Officer, Mercy Health Foundation

Ryan Gehrig

President, Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

David Hunton, MD

President, Mercy Clinic Fort Smith

patrick pendelton

Executive Director,
Mercy Health Foundation

Greta Wilcher

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Hospital Fort Smith

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Smith
2901 S 74th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903