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May 31, 2023

ThedaCare Medical Center-New London Quasi Endowment Fund Announces 2023 Recipients

More Than $57,000 Awarded to Local Nonprofits

The ThedaCare Medical Center-New London Quasi Endowment Fund recently awarded a total of $57,300 to 14 local nonprofit organizations and programs in the New London area. The ThedaCare Foundation-New London Fundraising & Grants Committee makes donations once each year to local nonprofits.

“We are pleased the Quasi Endowment Fund supports programs and services that improve the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve,” said Kellie Diedrick, Vice President of ThedaCare Medical Centers-New London and Waupaca. “These programs help all of us to better understand the needs of individuals and families in our area, which leads to solutions that can improve health outcomes.”

The 14 organizations awarded funding this year include:

Allen Matson Wheel Chair Ramp Foundation to support the purchase of materials for wheelchair ramp construction.

Christ Congregational UCC and Clintonville Churches which will allow the groups to continue to provide weekly community meals.

City of New London Senior Center to support the continuing collection of plastic bottle caps that will be melted down and made into park benches to be placed throughout the community.

Compassionate Connections Center to assist with the purchase of healthy food for the weekend backpack program.

Friends of the Clintonville Dog Park in support of creating a free dog park.

Harbor House to provide domestic and/or sexual abuse prevention education, shelter programming and support services.

Manawa Rural Ambulance for the purchase of new cardiac monitors.

Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin, Inc. to assist with operational costs and emergency shelter and homelessness prevention efforts.

New London Area First Responders to assist with training costs for crewmembers and medical supplies.

New London Lions Club to provide eye care and eyeglasses for families in need, particularly in the New London School District.

New London Middle School Bulldogs PLUS+ to purchase supplies for the after-school, extended classroom-learning program.

Project Backpack New London to support purchasing healthy food for students to take home on weekends and holidays.

Rawhide Youth Services to provide sliding-scale assistance for mental health services.

Trinity Lutheran Church to purchase food for the community “Grab and Go Meals.”

“Supporting programs such as those awarded aligns with ThedaCare’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our communities,” said Mike Morse, ThedaCare Family of Foundations trustee. “We understand that many factors affect how well and how long we live. Access to safe, affordable housing, healthy food, quality education and other social determinants of health are just as important as access to comprehensive health care. We’re proud to support a wide variety of local programs that make our communities safer, healthier places to live.”

Applications for funding in 2024 will open on November 1, 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit

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About ThedaCare

For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to more than 650,000 residents in 17 counties and employs approximately 7,000 providers and team members. ThedaCare has 180 points of care, including eight hospitals. As an organization committed to being a leader in Population Health, team members are dedicated to empowering people to live their unique, best lives. ThedaCare also partners with communities to understand needs, finding solutions together, and encouraging health awareness and action. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts about a patient’s care. ThedaCare is proud to partner with Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network to enhance convenient access to the most advanced levels of specialty care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit health system with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs, as well as primary care.

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