The Campaign for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital

A Community Responds

Impact by the Numbers

Total Raised
Number of Gifts
55 Gifts totaling 165M
Cathy Jacobson and John Raymond

Thank You!

We are profoundly grateful to everyone who made the Hope to Health Campaign so successful. Thanks to your generosity and leadership, we raised an unprecedented investment in support of our priorities that will have a far-reaching impact on the health of our communities.

We started this Campaign with a vision to redefine health beyond healthcare and to work closely with our many partners to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to thrive. In 2020, as we entered the final year of the Campaign, few could have predicted the sweeping changes that our state, our country and the world would undergo as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark the culmination of the Campaign, we are mindful of the very real suffering that so many families endured and continue to face—the loss of loved ones, disruptions to work and school, and the sacrifices and isolation we all have experienced as the pandemic spread.

The critical importance of science and research-driven patient care is now more important than ever. These times emphasize both the vital role academic health systems play in keeping communities safe and the crucial importance of strong partnerships that foster health and well-being. We are pleased that our institutions have emerged as a trusted source of accurate healthcare and scientific information for our communities during this crisis. Numerous partners have informed and joined our efforts to ensure that our region has had the needed information to keep individuals and families safe while also providing civic leaders with data to set effective public health policies.

While COVID-19 has kept many of us apart physically, we have come together as a community to support the work that needed to be done to keep families as safe and as healthy as possible.

As we look to the future, the philanthropic investments during the Hope to Health Campaign will continue to support our work together as an essential engine for healthcare excellence, the largest educator of healthcare professionals in the state, and a critical resource for discovering medical breakthroughs and innovative patient care. Together with our community partners, we will continue to lead efforts to reduce inequities, eliminate barriers to healthcare access, and support the next generation of scientists and clinicians so that they may join the diverse and talented healthcare workforce of the future.

We are very appreciative of the distinguished members of our community who made the Hope to Health Campaign successful, including graduates of MCW’s Medical, Pharmacy and Graduate Schools and Froedtert Hospital’s residency programs. We also wish to thank the leaders on the Hope to Health Campaign Cabinet, and especially our Campaign Advisors, Jon Hammes, Ted Kellner, David Lubar, and Linda Mellowes.

With your support, we will continue to drive innovations in education, research, and patient care that make our communities healthier and more secure.

With deep gratitude,

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO, Medical College of Wisconsin
Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO, Froedtert Health

Impact by the Numbers

45M from Alumni
18M from Patient Families
9M from Facuty and Staff

Campaign Priorities

Thanks to your support, we will continue to drive innovations in education, research and patient care that make our communities healthier and more secure.

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Accelerating Research and Advancing Patient Care

We are ensuring that families in eastern Wisconsin have access to the latest and most effective research-driven treatment options.

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Transforming Healthcare Education

Providing access to the latest training and educational opportunities is what distinguishes Froedtert & the Medical College as eastern Wisconsin’s only academic health system.

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Cancer Research and Care

Leading the Way in Cancer Research and Care

The philanthropy investment raised for cancer care across all four campaign priorities is helping us to address the burden of cancer on our communities.

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Community Priority

Driving Health and Vitality with Our Community

We work closely with community partners to address social determinants of health.

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