The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation

Improving the Health of Our Communities
The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation provides a working link between the hospital and the communities we serve. The goal of the MRH Foundation is to build support, involvement, and lasting relationships with employees, medical staff, volunteers, donors, and those we service.

The MRH Foundation Development Council is led by chairman Terry Haske of Marlette. Terry has served in this leadership role since 2008. As chairman, Terry helps to identify community needs and desires and communicates them to the organization. He also works in coordination with a group of community volunteer leaders that serve on one of three Foundation committees, each managing programs that increase community involvement, community service, communication and education, and philanthropic involvement for the hospital.

Some of these notable programs carried out by the Development Council includes the Friends of MRH giving club, the annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble, and the Tree of Shining Love event.


The Development Council Volunteer Committees
The MRH Foundation Development Council consists of three committees of community volunteer leaders, each managing programs that communicate with, cultivate, solicit, and recognize specific groups.

These programs increase:

  • Community involvement.
  • Community service.
  • Communication and education.
  • Philanthropic involvement.

Listed below are the three committees, their dedicated volunteers, and the programs that they conduct.

The Annual Support Committee orchestrates the Friends of MRH giving club.

Volunteer committee members include: Bradley Bissett, chairperson; Ken Babich, Ruth Babich, Ted Huntoon, Amy Lowman, Al Patrick, and Ann Schrope.

The Business Relations Committee organizes the Driving for Health Golf Scramble and hosts business leader seminars and programs.

Volunteer committee members include: Kathy Sauvola, chairperson; Amie Abbe, Holly Bonesteel, Trevor Bonesteel, Andrew  Huffman, Scott Keys, Phil Macumber, and Jenna Muxlow.

The Community Relations Committee organizes the Tree of Shining Love event, along with other community outreach events such as the Coaches Sports Summit, Total Tune Up Health Fair and Classic Car Show, community walking program, and additional health and wellness events.

Volunteer committee members include: Mark Kappen, chairperson; Sharon Beals, Jan Blovsky, Kendra Jickling, Sheila Lambert, Meredith Lyons, Jill Thomas, Joanne Thompson and Jeanette Yaroch.

Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in learning more about the MRH Foundation or are interested in volunteering on one of these committees, please contact MRH Foundation Manager Sara Redman at 989-635-4012.


Past Development Projects

The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Development Council committees have carried out various fundraising programs—such as the Friends of MRH giving club, the annual Driving for Health Golf Scramble, and the Tree of Shining Love event—in an effort to support the hospital in its mission to improve the quality of health in the communities it serves.

At the start of each year, the hospital leadership team and Development Council committees jointly determine a project or cause for the Foundation to financially assist the hospital in achieving.

Past Foundation projects have included: Raising additional funding for the B.C.U.P.S. program, creation of the diagnostic imaging department waiting area, purchase of a nuclear medicine imaging camera, LIFEPAK defibrillators, renovations of the acute care unit, long-term care unit dining area, emergency room (ER), and, most recently, a renovation of the Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence.

The Acute Care Renovation Project


The Long-Term Care Dining Room Renovation Project


The ER Renovation Project


The Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence Renovation Project


Current Development Projects
The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation is currently working to financially assist the hospital in renovating the acute care/swing bed unit at the hospital.

This unit includes a nurses’ desk/reception area, a physician work room, inpatient rehabilitation, and 7 rooms for patients that are hospitalized following illness or surgery. The renovation will feature warm and inviting colors, finishes, and updates that will create a healing environment for patients visiting the facility.

Support this Project
If you are interested in supporting this project with a charitable contribution, please visit our Giving Opportunities page within this website. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.


29th Annual Tree of Shining Love
The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation’s Tree of Shining Love event provides a unique, annual opportunity for the general public to honor the special people in their lives. In doing so, the public will support a worthy cause that will strengthen the quality of health care services provided to patients at Marlette Regional Hospital.

Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund a renovation project of Marlette Regional Hospital’s acute care/swing bed unit (see description in section above).

In addition to those honored by the general public, this year’s Tree of Shining Love event and ceremony will pay special tribute to farm families. This special group of people is empowered by a strong desire and a devotion to their families, to our communities, and to the world.

The public is invited to honor or memorialize the special people in their lives. Those honored and memorialized will be recognized in a special presentation at the Tree of Shining Love ceremony on Sunday, December 3rd and in local forms of media during the holiday season. Supporters are welcome to submit photos of those they are honoring to be featured in the ceremony presentation along with their name. Photos can be emailed to Sara Redman at

To support this year’s Tree of Shining Love event, download the Tree of Shining Love tribute form here. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the MRH Foundation office.

Contact Us
MRH Foundation Office
Phone: 989-635-4011 or 989-635-4012