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Sister Kenny Foundation
The Sister Kenny Foundation distributes philanthropic funds exclusively to Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute programs, services and research.
To make a donation to the
Grants are made in three priority areas to achieve the Institute's mission of making lives work:
Philanthropy makes a difference
At Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, it is often said, "Patients are the reason we exist. People are the reason we excel." Our benefactors make that excellence possible.
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is extremely fortunate to benefit from the generosity of our community. In turn, we use the gifts we receive to serve the needs of our patients and our community.
With the support of philanthropy, the Institute provides exceptional patient care and conducts breakthrough clinical research to enhance the quality of life for those who entrust us with their care.
Board and staff
The Sister Kenny Foundation is led by a volunteer board of directors consisting of leaders in business, health care and the community.
The board is dedicated to safeguarding each donor's intent when making philanthropic donations to the foundation. The board is also committed to communicating how each gift is being used for the benefit of those who entrust their care to Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
Board of directors officers
Todd Langevin, president and COO, Functional Neuromodulation Inc.
Vice chair & treasurer
John Ryan, community volunteer
Winifred Smith, community volunteer
Board of directors
Amanda Abdo Sheahan, director of marketing, Abdo Markethouse
Scott Appelwick, assistant director - financial services, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
George Appleby, chief investment officer, Burr Oak Group, Inc.
Mike Chappuis, community volunteer
Karl Dedenbach, community volunteer
Tim DeLapp, senior director of global movement disorders, Medtronic
Erik J. Ekstrom, MD, Institute for Low Back and Neck Care
Pete Gallus, community volunteer
Sherry Gorman, senior technology consultant
Barry Hix, executive director, Healthcare Solutions at 3Cinteractiv
Sandy Jacobs, senior director of Indirect Tax, Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc.
Michael McDonnell, partner, SavvySherpa, LLC
Neal N. Peterson, partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Karl Sandin, MD, MPH, physician-in-chief, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Jennine Speier, MD, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Associates Musicians’ Clinic
Sarah Walbert, Bioscience/Medical Device Sector specialist, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
W. Don Conley
Sandy Landberg, executive director
Marjorie Rolland, manager, foundation accounting
Pamela Chapman, administrative assistant
Sister Kenny Foundation's newsletter, Possibilities, is intended to convey the same hope and optimism that Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute inspires in its patients and families.
Sister Kenny Research Center Briefing newsletter
Briefing is an occasional newsletter highlighting the accomplishments and activites of the Sister Kenny Research Center.
Sister Kenny Foundation publishes its annual report, which includes yearly financial statements, information about grants made, and ways donors have affected the lives of patients.