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, Randy Marsh, 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, Trevor Bonesteel, Rick Darling, Scott Dorman, Tom Gemmell, Scott Keys, Phil Macumber, Ryan Ruggles, and Jenna Stauffer.

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, Holly Bonesteel, Teri Deering, 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, and, most recently, a renovation of the emergency room (ER).

The Acute Care Renovation Project


The Long-Term Care Dining Room Renovation Project


The ER Renovation Project



Current Development Projects
The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation is currently working to financially assist the hospital in renovating  the common living areas within Marlette Regional Hospital’s Hannah D. Wolfe Retirement Residence in Marlette. This residence has been a valuable resource for independent senior living since 1969, and continues to be an affordable retirement solution for area seniors today.


Very few facility updates have been made since the complex was built, so the proposed renovation plan aims to create a more contemporary, inviting, and homelike environment for its residents. Main features of the renovation will include: new carpeting in the common living areas, refinished walls, updated lighting, dining and living room furniture.

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.

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