A Mission of Giving

Mercy Foundation Board of Directors

Mercy Foundation would not be able to serve the Douglas County community's children without the support and guidance of these leaders who volunteer to govern the foundation's activities.

Gary Wayman, Chair

Paul Kremser, MD, Vice Chair Syndi Beavers

John Blodgett, Treasurer

Ann Carey

Pete Carhart

Rachelle Carter

Liann Drechsel, DDS

Jerry Duncan

Cheryl Ford

Jeff Johnson

Dave Leonard

Kelly Morgan

Kathleen Nickel

Shari Notenboom

Lisa Platt

Tammy Rondeau

Christine Seals, MD

Kim Swenson

Brad Watkins

Sandy Wertz


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  • “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that all service is joy.” - Kahlil Gibran
  • “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” - P.J. O’Rourke
  • “If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give — the ability to influence.” - Shannon L. Alde
  • “Being innovative in your philanthropy allows you to stride forward in your giving journey; you can marry your mind and heart to turn charity into lasting impact; and you can become more ambitious in your giving.” - Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
  • “Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.” - Gamaliel Bailey
  • “ Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.” - David Rockefeller
  • "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
  • “The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.” - Mary Ritter Beard



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