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Reflecting on 2023

From Racheal Faulks, President, Ascension Wisconsin Foundation

Every year, it seems like time goes by fast and faster. Looking back on 2023, there are a few words that can encapsulate what our year consisted of: hope, innovation, togetherness, inspiration and passion.

Donor support to Ascension Wisconsin Foundation provided hope and healing to the hundreds of thousands of patients that we are privileged to care for. With your help, funding was put toward supporting innovative care and treatment across the state. We saw our four foundations merge to one, creating a sense of togetherness and inspiration as we continue to make an impact at all Ascension Wisconsin sites from Racine to Appleton. 

Finally, one thing — among many — remained noticeably unwavering: the passion and drive of our donors. For that, we are incredibly thankful.

In 2023...






What's your why?

"I believe in the organization's mission. My family and I have benefitted from the great care at Ascension. I give because I understand the need for philanthropic support and I want to make a difference."

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Yoga Connection

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Cancer Care: Amy's story

Watch Amy's inspiring story to learn how she spent decades of her life fundraising for the place she now receives care at.

Heroes then, heroes now

Hear from providers on what it was like working through the pandemic, how they're doing today and what drives them to make a difference.

Who you helped in 2023

Every gift to Ascension Wisconsin Foundation makes a direct impact on patient care. While we became a unified Foundation, our goal of helping our local communities remained the same. Every gift — whether it was directed toward Ascension Wisconsin sites in Appleton, the Greater Milwaukee area, Oshkosh or Racine — directly supported patient care. The below quotes are from patients that benefitted from care made possible through donor support to Ascension Wisconsin Foundation.

Your support helped...


Heart care patients


Cancer care patients


Behavioral health patients

and many, many more

Thank you

While 2023 was a year of many things, it was also a year of change as we formed a unified Ascension Wisconsin Foundation. Throughout it all, you remained steadfast in your passion of helping our patients. You made it possible for every patient across Ascension Wisconsin to receive the care they deserve. While we can't thank you enough, our providers also wanted to share their gratitude:

“Behavioral health is at the core of overall health, and we recognize that every person requires a different approach to treatment. Thanks to your support of Ascension Wisconsin Foundation, we are able to ensure that all patients can receive the care that they need to heal their mind, body and spirit.”

— Chintan Desai, MD, MSHI, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Wisconsin

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