Our Mission


The Mercer Foundation for Health was founded in 1990 as a not-for-profit IRS 501 (C)(3) Corporation. The foundation has supported the hospital by giving financial aid in the form of equipment and property.The mission of Mercer Foundation for Health is to assist in providing the best possible health care for the people of Mercer County. The primary focus is to acquire financial support for Genesis Medical Center, Aledo in the form of gifts, deferred gifts, estate planning, grants, endowments, and bequests.

A Community Effort

The Foundation helps the community to become knowledgeable and supportive of its ongoing challenges to keep pace with advancing standards of health care and in the acquisition of associated equipment and facilities. It also provides educational opportunities and builds partnerships with the people it serves. Since 1993, Mercer Foundation for Health has provided $1,317,000 in funds to the hospital for remodeling, equipment, and upgrading of some rooms/areas within the hospital. The citizens of Mercer County generated these funds, through supporting the Foundation. It is hoped that this tradition of giving continues within this campaign. By its very nature, the campaign to enhance and expand the hospital's medical services is a community effort which will enable our hospital to continue to provide high quality, compassionate care.

Contact Us

For more information about our Foundation, please contact:

Melissa Seefeld

Genesis Philanthropy

For more information please contact:

Melinda "Missy" Gowey

Aledo Naturally Slim Program

Ready to Lose Weight?

Better yet, want to do it for free? The Mercer Foundation for Health is participating in the Naturally Slim® Program, an initiative that approaches weight loss by learning new techniques about how and when to eat.

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