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Welcome to Newman Regional Health Foundation! Your charitable giving supports healthcare programs and services that positively impact the healthcare of residents of east-central Kansas.

Newman Regional Health offers the latest technology, evidence-based medical services, and talented healthcare professionals because generous benefactors provide the philanthropic resources required to address the healthcare needs of our neighbors throughout the Flint Hills region.

Newman Regional Health Foundation was incorporated in 1957 as Newman Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. The Foundation secures, manages and disburses funds to benefit Newman Regional Health and is committed to leveraging philanthropic support to improve the health and wellness of residents of east-central Kansas.

Community leaders support Newman Regional Health Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. Tim Harris reflect on why they support our work.

Donor Bill of Rights
Download a brochure about giving to Newman Regional Health Foundation

Areas of Support

Newman Regional Health Foundation accepts gifts to benefit general and operating needs (“where needed most”) and particular Hospital programs, services, and initiatives.

At this time, Newman Regional Health Foundation encourages gifts that support the following priorities:

Corporate Gifts

Your business or organization can underwrite events, projects or initiatives that further your brand and NRH’s mission. Corporate and foundation sponsorships allow us to achieve project and event outcomes while recognizing funding partners that make our work possible.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Newman Regional Health Foundation Director Michael Perigo at (620) 343-6800 extension 1921 or

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Tribute Gifts

Celebrate. Honor. Remember.

Your thoughtfulness helps us continue our vision of providing top-rated health and wellness services to our neighbors in east-central Kansas while celebrating those who shine brightly in your life.

Memorial and Honor Gifts are a wonderful way to remember, recognize, and honor someone’s life while also helping the hospital. Gifts may be made to commemorate special events such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries or the birth of a child and are the perfect way to show appreciation to a hospital caregiver or doctor who provided excellent care during a hospital visit.

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Gift Planning

Thoughtful gift planning can provide important benefits to the donor and to Newman Regional Health. A gift to Newman Regional Health Foundation through a will, life insurance, 401K/403B, or other estate plan provides you and/or your beneficiaries with significant tax benefits and advances the health and wellness programs offered by Newman Regional Health.

The corporate name of the Foundation is “Newman Hospital Regional Health Foundation”. Donors who wish to make a planned gift should so designate the corporate name as the beneficiary.

Interested in making a gift of grain or livestock?

Donors who include the Foundation in an estate plan may be enrolled as members of The Newman Society at their discretion or may choose to join but remain anonymous.

For more information about Gift Planning, please contact Newman Regional Health Foundation Director Michael Perigo at (620) 343-6800 extension 1921 or

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This information is offered for educational purposes only. Newman Regional Health Foundation does provide tax or legal advice. Prospective donors should consult their tax and legal advisors to determine whether the information presented here is appropriate to their tax situation.

2019 Denim & Diamonds Breaks Fundraising Record

With more than 450 people in attendance and over 60 event sponsors, Newman Regional Health celebrated its 10th anniversary of Denim & Diamonds by bringing in a record-breaking total net revenue of approximately $107,000. The event was held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Emporia State University’s Memorial Union Webb Hall.

Each year, funds raised at Denim & Diamonds are designated for a specific purpose that will most benefit patients who seek care at Newman Regional Health.

Director of Anesthesiology, Larry Finley, DNAP, CRNA, speaks on this year’s fund designation. “This year’s donations will benefit community members by assisting in the purchase of new state-of-the-art anesthesia machines. These sophisticated machines will facilitate the safe delivery of more than 2,500 anesthetics annually to increasingly higher-risk patients. Our families, friends, and neighbors deserve the best equipment and personnel during complex surgical procedures. Keeping healthcare local at Newman Regional Health would not be possible without the participation and generous contributions of those involved with Denim & Diamonds.”

The five new GE Avance CS2 anesthesia machines will benefit Newman Regional Health’s surgery and labor & delivery departments. Over the course of two to three years, a total of five machines will be purchased, costing $50,000 each.

“I could tell it was going to be a special year from the very beginning. As we progressed with event planning, I knew it was going to be an event that community members would not want to miss. As hard as our Denim & Diamonds committee worked, and the level of community support we received in partnership with the event, the amount of money that was raised is a true testament to what our local community hospital means to those that we serve,” said McKenzie Cinelli, Director of Business Development at Newman Regional Health.
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About Newman Regional Health: Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital owned by the citizens of Lyon County, Kansas. Recognized as a Level 4 Trauma Center, Newman Regional Health provides inpatient acute and medical rehabilitation services along with a full range of emergency and outpatient care to patients of all ages in Lyon County and surrounding areas in East Central Kansas. Newman Regional Health offers 24/7 care with a newly renovated, state-of-the-art 19-bed emergency room and 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit. With a mission to improve health in the community by providing high-quality care and a vision to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services, Newman Regional Health receives recognition as a top Critical Access Hospital each year.

Community Rewards

You can support the Newman Regional Health Foundation by simply shopping at your favorite online stores or your local Dillons. Your participation in the programs do not change your shopping prices and the participating merchant rewards Newman Regional Health Foundation with a percentage of your purchase.

Sign up for rewards programs at any of these participating programs: Click on the Logo for detailed instructions.


Emporia Dillons
902 E 12Th Ave
Emporia, KS
12th & Lakeview Dillons
Dillions’ Community Rewards program


Start your Amazon shopping by using the link below and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Newman Regional Health Foundation
or click HERE


Shoppers at can shop at more than 1,800 stores and hotels and the retailers donate a portion of the transaction to Newman Regional Health Foundation.

Start your shopping at, create an account, designate Newman Regional Health Foundation and just shop like normal.


What is Givi?

Givi is a giving app you download to your phone.
Create an account and store a payment method.
Use the search bar to find “Newman Regional Health Foundation” and tap the heart to save it as a favorite.
You can easily make an immediate donation, even make manage recurring gifts. All with just a few taps.

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Donor Recognition


Individuals who provide for the Foundation through an estate plan, trust agreement, or other forms of gift planning will be honored as members of The Newman Society. Benefactors may decline membership or may choose to be listed as “Anonymous”. The Newman Society is named for Mr. George Newman, a local businessman who contributed $50,000 through a bequest to substantially fund the construction of what is today Newman Regional Health. The Hospital opened in 1922.


Donors who wish to make a substantial gift to benefit a particular program, service or lasting initiative of the Hospital may elect to establish a named fund. A minimum gift of $25,000 is required, which may be paid over a period of five years. The funds may be contributed by way of an individual gift, estate gift, corporate gift, foundation grant, or an aggregate of funds given for this purpose. An initial gift of $5,000 is required to initiate the formation of the fund. Please contact Newman Regional Health Foundation Director Michael Perigo at (620) 343-6800 extension 1921 or for more information.

Foundation News

Newman Regional Health Foundation receives grants to support pharmacy expansion

Newman Regional Health Foundation has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust, US Trust, Bank of America, NA, Trustee and a $100,000 grant from the Trusler Foundation, managed and operated by ESB Financial and the Emporia Community Foundation.

Shop at Dillons and help raise funds for Newman Regional Health Foundation.

Are you a shopper at Dillons? If so, you can choose Newman Regional Health Foundation and Dillons will donate a percentage of your shopping total to the Foundation. You need to have a Dillons Rewards card and create an account at Under your account settings, you can choose a charity. Our charity number is 69271. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation office at (620) 343-6800 extension 1921 or, or contact Dillons Consumer Communications Department at (800) 576-4377.

Foundation Leadership


Chair: Barbara Wry, Community Volunteer
Vice Chair: Jerry Campbell, Emporia Anesthesia Associates
Secretary/Treasurer: Marilyn Laird, Credit Union of Emporia


Deidra Baumwert, Beta Sigma Phi
Richard Duncan, Navrat’s Office Products
Gail Barrett, PharmD, Walmart Pharmacy
Jennifer Browning, Community Volunteer
Wesley C. Jones, PhD, LCP, LCMFT, Flint Hills Counseling and Consulting Center
Mary Kretsinger, Community Volunteer
Bryon Rosine CPA, Wright CPA Group
Ty Wheeler JD, Kansas Legal Services
Jim Williams, PhD, Emporia State University
Robert Wright, NRH CEO
Holly French, NRH CFO
Michael Perigo, NRHF Director

Contact Us

Newman Regional Health Foundation
1201 West 12th Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801

(620) 343-6800 extension 1921

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801