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Published on June 15, 2011

KishHealth Foundation Recognizes and Thanks Legacy Society Members

June 15, 2011

On behalf of KishHealth Foundation and KishHealth System, I would like to thank all of our Legacy Society members for their commitment to healthcare in our community. Your gifts will help provide quality healthcare to our community members for many generations.

Members of the Legacy Society enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the home of KishHealthSystem President & CEO Kevin Poorten and his wife Patty for KishHealth Foundation’s annual Appreciation Event in May. The Legacy Society currently consists of 34 members, of which 10 were in attendance. The group reviewed plans for the health system’s future including campus planning for Kishwaukee and Valley West Hospitals.

The following members have agreed to have their names listed:

Tom & Joan Fenstermaker           
Harriett Finnan*      
Wayne & Betty Fowler       
Marshall & Jennifer Hayes           
Margaret Jean Johnson*
William C. Johnson            
Eloise Kaeck                        
Elizabeth Lane*                  
Virginia Larsen                    
Paul* & Mary Larson

Margie Moulton 
Kevin & Patty Poorten      
Janan Rieff                          
Diane Schmitt                     
Dr. William* & Mary* Stach
Jerry & Ging Smith 
Sally Stevens          
Toby & Nancy Vidlak          
Oneita Waltenberger          
Emerson & Ellen Wells

*Denotes deceased member

KishHealth Foundation’s Legacy Society was created to recognize and thank donors who have named the Health Foundation in their will or estate plan. Naming KishHealth Foundation in your will or estate plan is a wonderful way to show your support for quality healthcare, far into the future, without the burden of providing cash upfront. Please contact the Health Foundation for more information at 815.748.9954 or

Renee Ellingson, Executive Director, KishHealth Foundation


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