The McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation has the privilege of partnering with benevolent community members who wish to make a difference in the lives of patients and those dedicated to their care.

At any moment, throughout McLaren Northern Michigan, gifts are changing lives. For instance, at the same time that a hearing test is given to a newborn, a leading-edge surgery allowing for quick recovery is performed. While an oncology nurse navigator explains the next steps for cancer treatment, a patient being discharged is handed gas cards so he can drive home. And, as a scholarship recipient begins the first shift of her nursing career, a patient and his family are welcomed at the Hiland Cottage for compassionate end-of-life care.

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All of these moments, and countless others, are made possible through the act of giving; the desire to help others receive, or provide, the best care possible. The McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation disburses millions of dollars each year to fund new technology, programs, education and facility enhancements, as well as to assist patients throughout the 22 counties it serves in Northern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.

Gifts of every size make a difference. Donations can be made to the area of greatest need or to a variety of funding needs, including the Foundation’s current priority, the Building the Future of Health Care Campaign. This campaign supports the construction of a new 170,000-square-foot wing and extensive renovations at the Petoskey Campus.

Consider giving by calling 231-487-3500, texting GIVE to 231-487-6033 or visiting