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. 

Masterson Place

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. Formerly located at 2325 E. Yellowstone Highway in Casper, Masterson Place serves thousands of patients and families every year with both short- and long-term accommodations.

We are currently building a new Masterson Place at 310 S. Washington St., expected to open in the summer of 2019. 

Often referred to as “a home away from home,” our new facility truly focuses on the patient. The two-story structure located across the street from the hospital will be ADA compliant and have an elevator. There will be 14 rooms, each with a refrigerator and microwave, with phones connected to the hospital system. The lobby will have 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 the guests.

While the new Masterson Place is under construction, we have special nightly rates at two local hotels for patients and their families. Just mention Wyoming Medical Center.

  • La Quinta Inn - $50 per night
    • Breakfast included with your stay
    • 400 W. F St  
    • 307-265-1200
  • Sleep Inn & Suites - $70 per night
    • Breakfast included with your stay. Angels Cancer Care Program offers frozen meals for patients & families.
    • 6733 Bonanza Road    
    • 307-235-3100

Heroes' Fund

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.  

Women of Vision

The Wyoming Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Vison was created as a tribute to the historic women leaders of Wyoming. As we all know, Wyoming is known for many female firsts: the first state in the nation to give women the right to vote as well as the first state to have a female Governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross. When the Casper branch of Wyoming General Hospital opened its doors on Nov. 1, 1911, a woman, Martha Converse Kimball, served as its first superintendent. From the start of WMC, women have played a significant role in providing a solid foundation for innovative health care. Now it is our turn to ensure the legacy endures.

Wyoming Medical Center must have supporters who are continually looking for new and innovative ways to generate funding in support of its mission. The Women of Vision encourages and promotes philanthropy amongst our community’s women, providing funds for health care needs of all patients in the region.

Purpose

  • Involve women as philanthropic leaders
  • Host quarterly events to socialize and provide Women of Vision members educational opportunities from local physicians on a women’s health topic
  • Identify appropriate and timely opportunities to fund health care needs within WMC
  • Celebrate the impact Women of Vision has made for WMC and the Foundation

Past Gifts

  • Privacy screens for breastfeeding in the nursery
  • Angels Cancer Care Program funding for five cancer patients with direct needs such as gas cards, grocery cards, etc.
  • Nitrous Oxide Unit and Premature Anne with and without Simpad
  • Car Seats for Safe Kids of Central Wyoming
  • Bili Blanket Phototherapy Light
  • And many others

Membership Criteria

Membership in WMC’s Women of Vision is open to interested female friends of the hospital. We welcome all community members that are willing to make a gift of $500 annually to the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation. Your entire gift will be used by the Women of Vision to purchase needed items for hospital departments. Your membership dues will NOT be used for overhead/general costs and your contribution is 100 percent tax deductible.

Benefits and Activities

The most important benefit of membership is the satisfaction of knowing that you are part of a collaborative, informed, and empowered group of women who choose to improve Wyoming Medical Center and enhance the lives of patients.

As a member, you will have the opportunity to decide which items will be funded and to hear how your support has made an impact on WMC and the patients we serve. In addition, you will build comradery and friendship with fellow members.

As a member of Women of Vision you can make a difference in the health care of the region.

Foundation Board Members

Judy Aurelius Chairwoman
Kyle Thompson Vice Chair
Debbie Reid Secretary/Treasurer
Bob Barnard
Scott Brownell
Michele Chulick President & CEO
Dax Collins
Pam Miller
Susie McMurry
Brian Stack

Not pictured:

Corrine Arross, Jennifer Gladson, Ryan Klinger, Traci Maxner and Lisa Warren.

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)

Foundation Staff

Tiffany Oldland, Foundation Coordinator