Author: Victoria Leonhardt


The Superior Health Foundation has elected Elise Bur of Marquette to its board of directors.  Bur brings to the SHF board of directors a vast background in health care and issues relative to improving health in the Upper Peninsula.  Bur was hired as the inaugural director of the Northern Michigan Read more…


Megan Murphy, a leader in healthcare philanthropy, has been named executive director of the Superior Health Foundation (SHF). She brings extensive knowledge of the non-profit and philanthropic sector to this role, including more than 15 years of experience at small non-profits, a university-based research and learning center, a nonprofit health Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its Indigent Care Fund.SHF will award nearly $58,000 at its spring grant celebration in April. Qualified health-centered, non-profit organizations can apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 1 through Feb. 29. The Superior Health Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation Winter 2024 Newsletter is now available!


LaJoie served as ED of Superior Health Foundation for nearly 12 years The Superior Health Foundation will soon have a new executive director.   Jim LaJoie, who has served as the non-profit organization’s executive director since its inception on Sept. 1, 2012, is retiring, effective this May.  Under his leadership, the Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has selected the Northern Lights Child Advocacy Center as its partner for the 2024 Annual Gala. Based in Marquette, its mission is to help and serve all child survivors of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, human trafficking, and witness to Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its spring 2024 funding cycle. SHF will award more than $180,000 in grants during the spring cycle.  Applications will be accepted from Dec. 15 through Jan. 15.  The Superior Health Foundation’s Grants Committee will review the applications and will make Read more…


On Friday afternoon in Watersmeet, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians presented the Superior Health Foundation with a check for $3,728.86! The funding was raised during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Players were encouraged to gift their gaming winnings while Read more…


Are you a non-profit with a health-centered mission? If so, the Superior Health Foundation invites you to submit a funding request, with the hopes you’ll be part of the SHF’s 2024 annual gala celebration. The Superior Health Foundation annual gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024 in the Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation added a new director to its Upper Peninsula board at its November meeting. Scott Sampeer is a certified financial planner for Northwestern Mutual in Marquette. Sampeer, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, has worked for Northwestern Mutual for 16 years, including the last six out of the Marquette office. Read more…

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