Patrice Luer, Executive Director, Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Foundation


    Despite an aggressive timeline to keep up with the construction schedule, this community reached its ambitious capital campaign goal through a focus on major gifts, achieving an unprecedented success for a rural Wisconsin hospital.


    Plan and direct a $5 million community-wide campaign.

Small community raises $5 million for a new state-of-the-art hospital

After conducting a feasibility study, McDonald Schaefer directed a $5 million capital campaign to help this small hospital foundation partially fund construction of a new state-of-the-art $47 million hospital. With limited major gift fundraising history, McDonald Schaefer guided this foundation’s growth and redirected its focus to major gift opportunities presented by the campaign.

The community raised an astonishing $5 million, a groundbreaking figure for rural Wisconsin hospitals.