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

See what Mercy Health Foundation Springfield has accomplished
in the past 5 years, thanks to donors like you:

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$1.2 million raised for the restoration of St. John’s Chapel

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$10 million raised to open Mercy Springfield Heart Hospital

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$20 million raised to create Mercy Kids ER, the area’s only dedicated pediatric ER

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield was founded with the mission of improving community healthcare, enhancing patient programs, providing life-saving equipment and raising money of capital enhancements for Mercy Hospital Springfield. The hospital provides care to more than 576,000 patients annually and offers comprehensive care with the region’s only pediatric cancer center within its dedicated Children’s Hospital, as well as the only Level 1 Emergency Trauma Center and Burn Center. The 947-bed hospital also provides Life Line medical helicopter services, a Cancer Center, Heart Institute and a nationally-certified Stroke Center.

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield’s charitable efforts in support of the hospital enhance the healthcare opportunities for the Springfield community, as well as throughout Southwest Missouri including Aurora, Branson, Cassville, Monett,  Mountain View and the entire Ozark region into Northwest Arkansas.

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield 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 Springfield help enhance patient programs, fund life-saving equipment and capital projects and support charity care programs and services for those who need it most. 

When you donate to Mercy Health Foundation, you support critical projects in our community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Our Focus

Women’s and Children’s: Supports a comprehensive range of services to meet women’s unique health needs, including high-risk breast care, maternity care, low-intervention births through our midwifery program and care for our tiniest patients through NICU and pediatric services. 

Cancer Care: Provides access to advanced diagnostic capabilities, therapies, leading-edge treatments and compassionate care, close to home. Funding to the cancer care program also provides patient assistance, such as gas cards, transportation and lodging for those in need, as well as resources for support groups.  

Eye Care: Mercy Eye continually works to bring state-of-the-art equipment to our community in order to provide transformative care to our patients. Funding also supports patient assistance and education for nurses. An investment in Mercy Eye can help establish an Eye Care Center that combines the Clinic and Eye Surgery Center, ensuring that a patient can receive the best and most efficient care possible. 

Area of Greatest Need: Provides unrestricted support for high-priority needs, such as state-of-the-art equipment and technology within Mercy Hospital Springfield.  

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Maria suffered severe burns to over 80% of her body from a malfunctioning hot tub. Learn how Mercy’s Burn Center, the only one in Southwest Missouri, saved Maria’s life with specialized therapies and treatment.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone Avenue | Springfield, MO

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


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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

Colors of Hope Gala – November 4, 2023. Click Here to learn more.

We are always creating ways to help better the lives of people in the community. Check back soon for upcoming events.

Annual Reports

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

FY2023 Annual Report

Donor List

Force For Good

Please make your gift today to support the immediate needs of our co-workers right here in Springfield. 

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Springfield Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Alyea Alldredge

Executive Director

ELAINE Leinaweaver

Foundation Coordinator

Rebecca Lucas

Senior Foundation Coordinator

ashley walden

Senior Development Officer

Board of Directors

Dan Cobb


Bill Bretall

Gretchen Cliburn

Steve Gassel

Bill Hennessey

Greg Horton

Mayrol Juarez, MD

Lacy Martin

April McClure

Abe McGull

Gina McNabb

rick meewes

Shannon Merriman

Marie Moore

sunthosh parvathaneni, md

gary powell

shanne shipman

Jessica Snider, MD

Nathan Tonlaar, MD

Chad Turner

Ex Officio Officers

David Argueta

Mercy Hospitals Springfield Communities

William J. Roberts

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Springfield Communities

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Springfield

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield
3265 S National #200,
Springfield, MO 65807

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