Department of Development

Throughout its history, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare has benefited from a tremendous philanthropic relationship with the community.

This essential partnership began more than 125 years ago as the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration prepared to open the region’s first hospital in La Crosse, WI – a modest, 35-bed facility called St. Francis Hospital.

Your support today is just as crucial to maintaining compassionate, high quality healthcare. Your contributions benefit such diverse areas as:

  • medical research
  • advanced technology
  • patient & staff education
  • patient care, including cancer care, cardiac care, diabetes and hospice

And importantly…programs that extend medical care to those in financial need.

We ask your partnership as we work to further the Sisters’ healing mission in the 21st century. Today, just as in 1883 and every year since, your support makes all the difference. Thank you. 

Contacting the Department of Development

Email the Department of Development 

Postal mail:
  Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare
  Department of Development
  700 West Avenue South
  La Crosse, WI 54601


Visit the Department of Development in La Crosse:
  First Floor South (adjacent to Volunteer Services)
  Professional Arts Building, 615 10th St. S. 
  Parking is available directly across 10th St.

Make a Gift 

Credit Card:
  Telephone: 1-800-297-1185

By Check:
Mail your check to the Mayo Clinic Gift Processing Center using the following address:
  Department of Development
  Mayo Clinic
  200 First St. SW
  Rochester, MN 55905
  Please include the Mayo Clinic Health System specific designation of your gift in your correspondence

Make a Donation Online 
The link below will re-direct you to make a donation to Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare. You will have the option to designate your gift or you may choose to make your gift available to fund the greatest need.

Make a donation.