Superior Health Foundation

And yes the show will go on!


The Superior Health Foundation’s annual gala, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, is still a go, with a slightly different twist. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing mandates put in place, the in-person gala cannot happen. It’s not feasible. And, yes, we’re saddened by that. 

Yet, the Superior Health Foundation team and Gala Planning Committee, along with our 2020 partners —  Great Lakes Recovery Centers and the Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties — are ramping up efforts to throw a live streaming and online event that evening! 

We will have more than a dozen incredible silent auction packages to bid on. Our prize boxes, which our guests have come to really enjoy, will be back. There will be a prize wheel and 50/50 drawing. 

We’re working on exciting entertainment for the evening. 

And, we will be actively raising money for all three organizations leading up to and during the event.    

The bottom line is the SHF Annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is a time to come together, to celebrate, to support our trusted partners. Granted, it will look and feel a bit different. What doesn’t these days? Yet, we’re abundantly confident it will be an enjoyable evening. 

With mental health being our focus for this year’s gala, it’s imperative we move forward with the gala. That is our focus.  

The GLRC and Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties will each receive $10,000 that evening for their projects. We love our partners!

The exiting details will be rolled out in the next several weeks. And, best yet, the live streaming event will be open to all.  

SHF successfully pivoted to a live/virtual hybrid golf outing in June. Our team feels confident we will build on that knowledge and offer an engaging, fun, live virtual event. It’s all enormously exciting!

Stay tuned!

The Ninth Annual SHF Gala will be back … and we’re hoping our trusted donors, friends, sponsors and families will embrace and support what we believe will be a dynamic evening on Saturday, Sept. 12!

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SHF Covid-19 Grant at Work!

Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Michigan Tech University to help cover expenses for product design and production of filtered face shields, meeting the specifications developed with the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) in development with the National Institute of Health (NIH)
The face shields were donated to local first responders and health organizations who express a need.
We're happy to support!
Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding. Simply visit our website at superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.
Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Covid-19 Funding at Work!

The Superior Health Foundation awarded $1,000 to Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice to help pay for its Zoom healthcare license. This allowed LSLC & Hospice the ability to provide telehealth services for its hospice patients and Adult Day Service caregivers and participants.
To date, the SHF has provided nearly $35,000 in funding to 39 non-profit and service organizations across the Upper Peninsula.
Funding dollars remain in the SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Fund. To apply for funding or to give a charitable gift to help support the fund, simply visit superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund button.
Thank you for your support!
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SHF Grant at Work!

In May 2019, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,849 mini-grant to the Historic Ironwood Theatre for its “Don’t Laugh at Me” program.
The "Don't Laugh at Me" playwright and performance initiative is a student-driven, anti-bullying program. Its creation was inspired by Peter Yarrow's Operation Respect April 2018 performance at the Ironwood Theatre for area school children. When the Awkward Stage Drama Club (ASDC) started work on the anti-bullying project in June, the intention was to create original scripts addressing bullying.
Several teen members spoke about the pervasiveness of bullying in schools and their desire to make a difference. They wanted the teen members of ASDC to determine the direction of the project, and they have.
The project has evolved with the input of the 25 6th to 12th graders of ASDC. An unanticipated result of the original proposal and SHF mini-grant is the ownership of the initiative shown by ASDC teens. They are speaking out about bullying, and they have expanded on the original idea of a one-time presentation of short, one-act plays. The plan is to have multiple performances of alternative fairy tales followed by a large-scale production of "Shrek the Musical."