Support Your Community's Well-Being

By contributing to the CCHS Foundation, area organizations and residents help ensure that highly trained staff, modern medical equipment and the latest in technology are available when and where Cass County needs it.

The Cass County Health System Foundation was established in 1968 as the "Dorothy S. Kelloway Diagnostic & Research Foundation."  While the name was changed along the way, the purpose has remained the same -- to provide funding to Cass County Health System for equipment, education, service and facility needs. The Foundation manages the Lifeline emergency response system and the Louis and Elsie Hansen Memorial Scholarship fund.  The CCHS Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The CCHS Foundation has an annual fundraising campaign every winter, a spring gala, and sponsors a golf benefit in August. These activities, along with planned giving and capital campaigns, provide the financial means for the Foundation to achieve its mission.  Personal gifts are accepted throughout the year.  For more information, contact the CCHS Foundation Director, Dawn Marnin, at 712-243-7409 or

Donations help a rural community retain high quality healthcare services and facilities, such as an orthopedic surgery center, physical therapy clinic, rehabilitation services, OB-GYN clinic and a wide variety of other health services. Your donations help make it possible for Cass County residents to stay close to home when medical care and services are needed.

We are immensely grateful to the organizations, people and families who help improve the health of patients and the community through their generous donations.  That community generosity is one of the many ways we are able to live our motto, Neighbors Caring for Neighbors.


The CCHS Foundation is proud to award the Louie and Elsie Hansen Foundation Scholarship (PDF Application) to students enrolled in physician and nursing programs (Louie and Elsie Hansen Foundation Scholarship (Word Document).)

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