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Help Mercy caregivers save more lives.

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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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$1 million+ raised for a new 3D Mobile Mammography Bus

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$2 million raised through the Colors of Hope Gala

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield is an internal supporting organization that aligns with the strategic and philanthropic direction of Mercy Springfield.

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield formed in 2001 thanks to a generous donation from J.F. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a conservative man but when it came to helping others, he gave all he could, even after he passed away in 1999 at the age of 95. The former MFA Milling Company manager, cattle farmer and St. John’s Advisory Board Chairman left a generous amount to St. John’s for nursing education, helping many students each year with the J.F. Johnson Nursing Scholarship Fund.

Today, 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. Our charitable efforts in support of the hospital enhance the healthcare opportunities for the Springfield community, as well as throughout Southwest Missouri.

We are dependent on the donations and support of generous foundations, corporations, and caring individuals like you. When you donate to Mercy Health Foundation, you support critical projects in our community. 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.  

Charitable Care: Provides continued support for the Co-Worker Crisis fund, McAuley Prescription Assistance fund, MSU Care Clinic and our Hospice program in partnership with Integrity Home Care & Hospice – Springfield

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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Tianna Legere scheduled her mammogram appointment on the mobile mammography bus because it was convenient. This screening revealed areas of concern that led to a diagnosis of breast cancer and lifesaving treatments. Because of her early diagnosis and intervention, Tianna is now cancer-free.

Paver Program

Mercy Health Foundation Springfield invites you to honor or memorialize your loved ones, or commemorate a life event through our Paver And Commons Giving Program. Personalized pavers are a wonderful way to remember the special people and cherished times in our lives in a lasting, meaningful way.

Pavers are located in St. John’s East and West Commons, inside the beautifully appointed Patient Tower at Mercy Hospital Springfield. They are available in two sizes and have limited character count options. 4 x 8 pavers can have up to three lines with a maximum of 20 characters per line and 8 x 8 pavers can have up to six lines with a maximum character count of 20 per line.

To purchase a 4×8 paver, select the $250 amount below.

To purchase an 8×8 paver, select the $500 amount. 

For more information contact:

Becky Lucas

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


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 9, 2024. 

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 Annual Giving Officer

ashley walden

Senior Development Officer

Board of Directors

Dan Cobb


Bill Bretall

Gretchen Cliburn

Steve Gassel

Bill Hennessey

Greg Horton

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 Springfield Communities

William J. Roberts

Chief Financial Officer,
Mercy Springfield Communities

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Springfield

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

Mercy Health Foundation
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