About Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization
(Formerly the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary)

Our Volunteer Organization fulfills its mission by supporting Fairview Lakes Medical Center's programs and services and giving scholarships for students entering health care careers. The Volunteer Organization informs members about important local and national health care issues. With more than 350 members, the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization is one of the largest health care volunteer organizations in Minnesota.

Members have many chances to serve Fairview Lakes Medical Center through fund-raising and "friend-raising" events. Funds raised support patient care, equipment needs and health care scholarships for deserving local students and staff. Friend-raising activities, such as the annual Fall Brunch, bring us together for fun and friendship and welcome new members to our ranks. Members volunteer their time and talents at the hospital in many different positions and also through Fairview Lakes Hospice, Meadows on Fairview and two crafting groups.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization is to provide, support, and enhance services and communication to patients, community and staff while fostering a community atmosphere that embraces the values of service, dignity, compassion, integrity and innovation.

Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization Officers and Board Members
The Volunteer Organization Board meets at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Conference Room B, at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings are open.

President: Linda Peterson (
Vice President of Fund Distribution: Mary Ann Cooper
Vice President of Membership: Bob Zaske (651-786-2852,
Gift Shop Chair: Sally Lawrence
Secretary: Jeanne Zaske
Treasurer: Pat Scherber
Gift Shop Treasurer: Valerie Danielson
Past President: Pat Rogowski
Corresponding Secretary: Cathy Morehead
Parliamentarian: Jenny Mayer
Newsletter Editor and Vendor Coordinator: Dot Kirchmann
Members at Large: Judy Wester, Pam Reeves, Gwen Patrick, Judi Haller 
Liaison: Jane Denovchek (651-982-7774,
Becoming a Member
As a member of the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization, you join a network of men and women dedicated to patients and their families. Our membership represents a cross-section of people who live and work in the communities we serve. We welcome you to complete and mail this interest form and join us. There are no membership fees.

Funding process
Each year the Volunteer Organization approves close to $50,000 in projects to enhance patient care. Managers at Fairview Lakes Medical Center and nearby clinics may apply for this funding to support a needed item or service. Contact Jane Denovchek, manager of volunteer services, for more information. 

Each year, the Volunteer Organization awards $20,000 or more in scholarships to high school graduates and adult students pursuing health care careers. A similar number of scholarships will be awarded again this June. Money for scholarships comes from funds raised by the Fairview Lakes Medical Center Volunteer Organization, from Fairview Lakes Medical Center and from scholarship funds that the Volunteer Organization manages on behalf of the donors.

2017 Scholarship Application

2017 Scholarship Guidelines

To apply for a scholarship, a student must be entering a health care career and meet several other guidelines. Scholarship applications are available beginning in January each year. Completed applications must be received no later than March 31. Scholarships are awarded each June. For information, contact Jane Denovchek, 651-982-7774 or
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