Wyoming Medical Center Foundation
The Wyoming Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to enhance excellence in healthcare delivery at Wyoming Medical Center by securing private philanthropic resources, cultivating enduring relationships, and delivering superior donor stewardship. Our purpose is to help raise the funds needed for various projects that will improve our hospital while benefiting the patients and community we serve.
The Foundation aspires to be the premier strategic partner of Wyoming Medical Center in its pursuit of being the leader in quality, safety, and service. We work to improve the health of the community through financial and educational support.
- We have raised almost $4.8 million to build a new Masterson Place, our hospitality home for patients and families.
- We secured $1.5 million for the creation of the NERD Heath and Wellness Center which opened its doors in January 2017.
A generous gift of any amount will go a long way to support the Foundation's mission.
Gift of Health Gala
Save the date for our annual Gift of Health Gala on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the Nicolaysen Art Museum.
- 6 to 7 p.m.: Social hour with wine tasting and live entertainment
- 7 p.m.: Dinner program and live auction
- Info: Learn more about sponsorships and register here or call (307) 577-2973
All proceeds benefit the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation.
Masterson Place, the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation’s hospitality home, grew from the vision of Mary Masterson, a longtime Casper resident. It is an affordable place to stay while in Casper for medical treatment. Presently located at 2325 E. Yellowstone Highway in Casper, Masterson Place serves thousands of patients every year. It offers short- and long-term accommodations for patients and families at a cost of only $45 per night.
However, in recent years, the current building has become worn, often needing repair. After exploring several options, the Foundation’s board of directors decided to construct a new building to better serve patients in Wyoming.
We are currently building a new Masterson Place, expected to open in the summer of 2019.
Often referred to as “a home away from home,” Masterson Place is a needed refuge for patients and families of Wyoming Medical Center and other area hospitals and treatment centers. The $4.8 million project supports the hospital by offering an updated facility that focuses on the patient. With land donated by Wyoming Medical Center, the new structure will be built entirely with funds raised through private donation and grants. It will be located on the corner of Washington and Third streets, directly behind the hospital.
The two-story structure will have an elevator and will be ADA compliant. It will have 14 guest rooms, each with a kitchenette equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave and sink. Each room will have phones connected to the hospital system. There will be a lobby with a two-sided fireplace and a Community Room with a refrigerator, oven and room for the Angels Cancer Care Program to host monthly dinners for Masterson Place guests.
If you would like to make a contribution to the Masterson Place project, please contact the Foundation at (307) 577-2973.
In the middle of the community campaign to help an officer shot in the line of duty, the suggestion was made that the community be more prepared for similar events that may occur in the future. In response, a group of first responders has partnered with the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation to create the Heroes' Fund.
Through donations and fundraisers, the Heroes' Fund will support families affected by line-of-duty incidents resulting in death or serious injury of a first responder from Natrona County including:
- Professional and volunteer firefighters
- Emergency Medical Service workers
- Law enforcement officers
The fund committee will determine the amount received by a family on a case-by-case basis, but it will depend on the generosity of the community and the success of the Heroes' Fund.
Cash donations, sponsorships and checks can be mailed to:
WMC Foundation - Heroes' Fund
1233 E. Second St.
Casper, WY 82601
A receipt will be mailed to you that may be used for tax purposes. All money will remain in Natrona County and will be distributed directly to our injured and deceased heroes’ families.
Heroes' Fund Golf Tournament
To provide seed money for the fund, the first responders are organizing a golf tournament on Aug. 10.
- When: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10
- Where: Paradise Valley Country Club, 70 Magnolia St.
- Cost: $100 per player, includes golf, cart, prizes, range balls, other events and a BBQ. (Please pay Paradise Valley Country Club directly.)
- Tournament: This is a four-person scramble tournament with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. We encourage you to form four-person teams to enter.
- Registration: Please fill out a registration form and return it to Paradise Valley Country Club with your entry fee. Forms are available at the country club, through the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation or you can dowload it here.
There will also be a 50/50 helicopter ball drop at 12:30 p.m. prior to the golf tournament. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Paradise Valley Country Club. You do not have to enter to golf tournament to play or be present to win.
Foundation Board Members
Judy Aurelius (Vice Chair)
Michele Chulick (WMC President & CEO)
Pam Miller (WMC Volunteer President)
John Purviance, M.D.
Contact the Foundation
Wyoming Medical Center Foundation
167 S. Conwell St., 2nd Floor (physical address)
1233 E. Second St. (mailing address)
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 577-2973 (office)
(800) 822-7201 ext. 2973 (toll-free)
(307) 577-2275 (fax)
Caryn Dowell, WMC Foundation Executive Director
Julie Schmitt, Foundation Coordinator