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

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Joplin is here to help meet the health care needs of those we serve in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas. The Foundation raises funds to improve patient care programs, fund lifesaving equipment and provide resources that benefit patients at Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Joplin and Carthage, MO, and Columbus and Galena, KS.

Mercy Health Foundation Joplin is a nonprofit organization. We are dependent on the donations and support of generous foundations, corporations and caring individuals like you. Your gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Joplin help bring the care and service Mercy is known for to patients throughout Joplin, Carthage, Columbus and Galena. 

When you donate to Mercy Health Foundation, you support care programs and essential services for those in our community who need it most. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Our Focus

Patients in Joplin, Carthage, Columbus and surrounding areas should be able to access health care services conveniently and confidently.

With your help, Mercy Health Foundation Joplin benefits telemedicine programs that leverage technology to remove geographic barriers and allow rural patients to see primary and specialty care providers without leaving their community.

Recent support of new 3D mammography equipment and digital upgrades to the mobile mammography unit demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to making the most advanced treatment options available to all patients. 


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.

Need To Know


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

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

Stick It to Cancer

November 9 -13, 2020

Stick It to Cancer looks a little different this year. Learn more about how the need to support Mercy Hospital and our oncology fund is greater than ever.

Click here to learn more. 

Annual Reports

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

FY2020 Annual Report

FY2019 Annual Report

Joplin Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Kimberly Kory

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Christopher W. Dumm


Renee Motazedi

Vice Chair

Nanci Bazzano

Lane clevenger

Kristie Crossland

Russell Kennedy, DO

Laurie Lowery

Ryan Stanley

Daniel R. Stengel

Wendy Watson

Ex Officio Officers

Jeremy Drinkwitz

President, Mercy Hospital Joplin

Thomas Mathews

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Hospital Joplin

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Joplin

Mercy Health Foundation Joplin
100 Mercy Way, Ste. 220
Joplin, MO  64804