Cancer Center Campaign Donors

St. Anthony Foundation is grateful to these donors who have made a commitment to the St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center Capital Campaign. We thank them for their generosity and support for this important project.

New Cooperative

New Cooperative

NEW Cooperative committed to a gift of $25,000 and presented the first installment of that donation on May 16, 2019. Pictured are Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Development Director, Dr. Mark Westberg, Medical Oncologist, Dr. Randal Hess, Radiation Oncologist, and Gary Mortiz, Communications Director, of NEW Cooperative


The Graphic Edge

The Graphic Edge

The Graphic Edge employees donated a total of $7,000 on May 15, 2019 towards the new St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center. The money was raised after the employees surpassed their goal for the Relay for Life. They also contributed to an employee charity fund. Pictured from left are The Graphic Edge employees: Abbey Brauckman, Robin Wilson, Ashley Keller, Megan Warnke, Abby Ortner, and Peg Sanders along with Trish Roberts, Dr. Randal Hess and Ed Smith, all of St. Anthony.

JP Flooring

JP Flooring

Kendra and Jeff Peterson, owners of JP Flooring in Carroll, pledged $3,000 in April 2019 toward the building of the Regional Cancer Center at St. Anthony. They recall how parents of their good friends had battled cancer and understood how difficult it became for them to have to travel long distances to receive their treatments in the metro cities.

"We are so proud to be a part of this project and to see the growth in the Carroll area," Jeff said. "We are one step closer to helping our friends and neighbors who won't have to travel so far for cancer treatment anymore."

Availa Bank

Availa Bank

On Friday, July 19, the Availa Foundation presented a check in the amount of $250,000 to St. Anthony Regional Hospital.  The Availa Foundation is proud to give back to the communities that Availa Bank serves, and partner with St. Anthony to build hope for the future.

Pictured are St. Anthony Cancer Center co-chairs along with staff members from Availa Bank’s Carroll branch.

United Bank of Iowa

United Bank of Iowa

On July 26, the employees of United Bank of Iowa presented a commitment to the St. Anthony Cancer Center Campaign with a pledge of $50,000. The St. Anthony Cancer Center is under construction with a slated completion in the fall of 2020. The campaign is an effort to raise more than $7 million of the estimated $16.5 million cost of the new building. Pictured are UBI staff members from the Carroll and Glidden offices presenting their commitment to the St. Anthony Foundation in Carroll.

Mid Iowa Insurance

Mid Iowa Insurance

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Terry Axman and Mike Franey, owners of Mid-Iowa Insurance and Real Estate for making a pledge to regional cancer center project at St. Anthony. Their gift of $25,000 will have a significant impact on treating those with cancer in west central Iowa.

“Cancer has touched everyone's lives. At Mid Iowa we have always considered giving back part of our role in this community. To be able to give to a project that will make such an impact on the lives of our family, friends, and fellow citizens of the Carroll area is just the right thing to do,” said Mike Franey, Owner.

Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home

Dahn & WoodhouseJay and Julie Woodhouse and Family, Bob Woodhouse, and Dahn & Woodhouse each gave to the regional cancer center campaign, Building Hope, with a combined gift of $15,000. They have felt the astounding impact of cancer diagnoses in our area many times over through their clients.

“We feel that the personal investment we made towards the St. Anthony Cancer Center is necessary. The stories from the clients we are honored to serve at Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home have made us realize what courageous battles these families have gone through. The common denominator of many of these families includes traveling out of town for various treatments. Traveling commits many families to added expenses, from taking off work, hotel rooms, meals, and gas; the amount of time and money spent can be a burden. Offering a top of the line cancer center here in western Iowa will help relieve many of these burdens. We feel truly blessed to have a regional hospital in Carroll that is able to offer the level of care St. Anthony gives. What a great addition this new cancer center will be for all of us,” Jay Woodhouse, Owner.

Drees Company

Drees Co

Drees Company committed a gift of $50,000 to build a new regional cancer center on the campus of St. Anthony. Howie Drees, owner, said "We know so many people that have and are suffering from cancer, how could we not give."

In the photo in front of the site of the new cancer center are several members of the campaign committee to raise more than $7 million for the project. From left Ryan Milligan, Pat Louis, Terry Axman, Tom Louis, Howie Drees, Mark Nepple, Dr. Kyle Ulveling, Jill Schweers, Tom Farner and Matt Greteman.

Farmers Cooperative-Arcadia

Farmers Cooperative - ArcadiaShown from left to right, Dave and Lucille Leiting, along with co-chairs for the campaign, Matt Greteman, Barry and Mary Bruner, and Jean and Tom Farner.

Dave and Lucille Leiting, along with Farmers Cooperative-Arcadia, recently pledged their commitment to the regional cancer center being built at St. Anthony with combined gifts of $65,000. “As we live our daily lives, we believe that we will remain healthy but that can all change suddenly. My wife, Lucille, and I have experienced this with our parents. When cancer strikes close to home, there is a great burden on both the patient and the caregivers. Having a regional treatment center near home greatly relieves one major burden. Lucille and I have personally donated to this cause and ask you to also join in and be a part of this regional project,” said Dave Leiting.

He continued, “I also am the General Manager of Farmers Cooperative Elevator which has assets in Carroll and Crawford Counties. We are not a large cooperative, however we do support our local communities with donations and matching gifts from the industry. Our employees depend on the medical facilities in Carroll and have received cancer treatments at St. Anthony. Some have been able to work while receiving treatments which helps them both monetarily and mentally. To fight cancer locally it will take all businesses and many people personally to build this cancer center. Please join us in doing just that.”

Carroll Broadcasting

Carroll BroadcastingShown here representing their gift to the project are Kim Hackett, Kelly Derner and Pete Collison in front of a portrait of their late father, Paul Collison.

Mary Collison, Kim Hackett and Curt Kirsch, Kelley & Pat Derner, Pete & Anne Collison and Carroll Broadcasting recently made a gift to the regional cancer center project with a commitment of $50,000. “Carroll Broadcasting Company and the Collison family are proud to support the St Anthony Cancer Center. We want those affected by this disease to be able to get the treatments they need- right in their backyard. This cause is close to our family and the families of all those who are fighting cancer. We are so fortunate to be able to build this facility, which will help so many!”

Carroll Masons, Signet Lodge

Carroll Masons

St. Anthony extends a special thank you to our friends at the Signet Lodge #264 whose members contributed $1,000 to help see our new cancer center come to fruition.

Pictured receiving the check are Trish Roberts, Development Director and Ed Smith, President and CEO. Representing the Masonic Lodge are Jerry Jason and Joe Reed.