Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Over the years, Appleton Medical Center Foundation has donated nearly $12 million to help Appleton Medical Center provide the most state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and care to the community it serves. The generosity of our donors has made the following programs, tools, and services possible, in addition to many others.

PET/CT Scanner

Our $275,000 grant helped support the purchase of this standard imaging tool, which allows physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer, and determine whether it has spread, before they recommend a treatment plan.

LightSpeed RT 16 Slice Big Bore CT Scanner

Made possible by a $500,000 grant, this advanced piece of equipment, housed in the Radiation Oncology Department, can quickly, accurately scan a patient’s body, regardless of his or her position or the immobilization device used. It also helps doctors and technicians administer radiation treatments more accurately.

Breast Ultrasound Equipment

This upgraded ultrasound machine allows technicians to get more detailed images of breast abnormalities not visible with older equipment. It also allows Breast Center patients to receive care without moving between departments.


Another cancer-fighting tool at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center, this technology delivers radiation in a more precise, concentrated way, so the tumor can be treated with higher doses of radiation without damaging the healthy tissue around it.

Clinical Focus Program

This program helps medical students more easily transition from an academic institution to clinical practice. ThedaCare hires eight clinical focus students each year, and our foundation assists in funding these graduates.

Community Emergency Prescription Drug Fund

We provided $10,000 in funding to this program, supported by the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, which offers short-term assistance to financially disadvantaged individuals in need of prescriptions for emergency or chronic medical conditions.

Teaching Tool for Medical Training

To better prepare student nurses and first responders to deal with life-threatening emergencies, we helped Fox Valley Technical College acquire a human-like, wireless patient simulator.

Scholarships Thanks to some very generous donors, our foundation awards three scholarships annually to local high school, undergraduate, and graduate students that encourage them to consider careers in healthcare.

  • The Jayme Reetz Scholarship assists Appleton Medical Center employees who are pursuing a nursing education. 
  • The Sarah Schmitt Scholarship, established by physicians in the Emergency Services Department, provides for the continuing education of the department’s staff and their dependents to earn a nursing degree.  
  • The Sharon Stanlik Nursing Scholarship awards $1,000 to an area student who is pursuing a nursing degree.