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Invest in exceptional care

CentraCare Health Foundation exists to improve health and health care. It really is that simple, it just takes a tremendous amount of work. Our staff and our board tackle that challenge head on, engaging our community to invest in exceptional care within CentraCare Health and its 23-county service area. The Foundation’s work — and your generosity — benefit all of Central Minnesota by supporting advances in treatment and technology across a spectrum of health care services.

There are different ways to give, and simply put, your gift will provide a healthier future.

Dr. Howard Zimring & Casey Myers Memorial Funds

When we lose special people in our lives, we often feel compelled to do something to honor their memory. CentraCare Health lost two family members in the past few months and now their colleagues have chosen to honor their legacy by creating a named fund through CentraCare Health Foundation.

The Dr. Howard Zimring Memorial Fund has been established in his name through the CentraCare Health Foundation. Dr. Zimring, a Heart & Vascular Center Cardiologist for 18 years, passed away unexpectedly in winter 2019 of a cardiac arrest while he was biking. This fund will benefit the greatest needs of the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center.

Howard Zimring, MD

The Casey Myers’ Fund has been established after Casey, an Adult & Pediatric Occupational Therapist, passed away tragically in an automobile accident, along with son Simon, in fall 2018. The Casey Myers’ Fund at the CentraCare Health Foundation will help to carry on her legacy and will be used to assist Rehabilitation patients with the purchase of therapeutic equipment not covered by insurance such as weighted blankets, brushes, specialized prism glasses or swings, etc. Casey Myers & Family

Pediatric and Adult Rehabilitation, with the blessing of Casey’s family, also is purchasing a memorial bench in honor of Casey and Simon. It will be located along the walking path at CentraCare Health Plaza where Casey frequently walked.

Please Note! If you would like to contribute to Casey’s or Dr. Zimring’s funds, please use the “Donate Now” link below. Please select Designation “Other” and type “Casey Myers” or “Howard Zimring” in the box that appears.

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Honor and Memorial Gifts may be directed to any CentraCare Health Foundation fund and a gift acknowledgement will be sent to the family of the person being remembered or to the person being honored.

Contact the CentraCare Health Foundation at or call 320.240.2810.

Priority Giving Areas

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Funds

  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Greatest Needs
  • Joseph & Susan Kuhl Heart Center Education

Cancer Funds

  • Aunt Leona’s
  • Breast Cancer Greatest Needs
  • Cancer Survivorship Program
  • CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital
  • Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs
  • Dr. Harold E. Windschitl Cancer Research
  • Hind Site
  • Pediatric Cancer Greatest Needs

Behavioral Health Funds

  • Adult Psychiatry Services
  • Behavioral Health Greatest Needs
  • Bernie Belling Recovery
  • Clara’s Fund (Child & Adolescent)
  • Clara’s House Therapeutic Arts
  • Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund
  • Journey Home Greatest Needs
  • Recovery Plus Greatest Needs
  • Sallie Engel Fund – Trauma Survivorship
  • Senior Helping Hands – Elder Care Network
  • St. Cloud Hospital Eating Disorders Program Fund

Child Advocacy Center

Hospice Fund

CentraCare Regional Community Funds

See how the CentraCare Health Foundation engages the philanthropic community in partnerships to improve health and health care in our 2018 Annual Report.

View a complete list of giving opportunities.

“Without philanthropy, there would be no Child Life Specialists, no Care Coordinators, no Music or Art Therapists and no Gorecki Guest House or Clara's House."
Christy Gilleland, Foundation Board of Directors Chair

This past year, 7,300 benefactors contributed more than $10 million to CentraCare Health to support educational programs, research and services that improve health and health care in our region.

We are so grateful for your generous gifts and support, which provide hope and healing.

In the past fiscal year, CentraCare Health Foundation distributed more than $12 million for a variety of programs and services throughout Central Minnesota.

Contact the Foundation

Feel free to email or call 800-835-6652, ext. 52810. Get Directions.

Mailing address:

CentraCare Health Foundation
1406 Sixth Ave N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1901

Office address:

3001 Clearwater Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301