About Charity Open 2020

What an amazing event and show of support from our community! Thank you for your time, your contributions and your support! We are grateful for YOU! Together we raised $250,000! Amazing!

Annually, the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation provides nearly $300,000 in patient care support. After the amazing amount of support we have received, we are 96% of the way to providing ONE YEAR of care at the Hospice Home of Hope!

Will you help us provide one year of hospice care?

​Donate online or call the donation hotline at (920) 926-8966

2020 has brought some interesting and perplexing changes to the world we know. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt everywhere. Now, more than ever, the needs of health care and hospice care are great. 

Each year, the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation provides nearly $300,000 to support hospice patient care. In 2020 and beyond, we anticipate that need to be even greater. 

Consider this, in 2019 alone, just under 1,000 hospice patients were served with 30 percent of these patients receiving financial assistance for the length of their care - approximately 65 days on average. Our commitment is that all who seek hospice care have access during this sacred time of life, no matter their ability to pay. 


Starts at:  August 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Ends at:  August 17, 2020 6:30 PM




Virtual Event from August 17

Click here to view this year's virtual event!

While this year has been a year like no other, hospice care continues. The 32nd year of Charity Open did not feature an auction, raffle or golf, but we joined together virtually to share the beautiful message of hope and support that the Hospice Home of Hope provides in our community!

We were joined by American Idol finalist Ashley Hess as she performed virtually from Nashville, we took a look back at how hospice began in Fond du Lac, we heard from this year's co-chairs, Paul & Michelle Muche and Drs. Punit & Nidhi Kumar and we will revealed how much was raised supporting hospice!

Fulfilling a Purpose Greater Than Self

Aligning with their culture statement, "fulfilling a purpose greater than self," Grande Cheese continues to invest within the Fond du Lac area community and supports the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation. Grande Cheese is committed to assist with funding Hospice Hope and challenge local residents to reflect upon how they reinvest into their community. 

"We're proud to be a part of this event and the organization and have seen the benefits in our community. It makes us all stronger as a result." 

Kelly Norton, Senior Director, Grande Cheese

The Need Lives On

“The members of the Michels Family have always been strong supporters of the hospice mission.  We feel very strongly that this mission and the need lives on right now, even more so as hospice patients may feel disconnected from their families.  We encourage other businesses and individuals to make contributions now. Even though we can’t be together and raise funds as a group, the needs are still there.”

Marysue Michels​​ - Executive Manager, Corporate Development, Michels Corporation

"Give Where You Live"

Following their motto, "Give Where You Live," Mike Shannon of Holiday Automotive has been a generous sponsor of Charity Open, supporting local hospice patient care, for 32 years. Watch why Mike chooses to support this mission of providing invaluable end-of-life care for all, regardless of their ability to pay. 

"Charity Open is something special in Fond du Lac. There are many things being cancelled, and for good reason. The funds are still needed, and maybe now more than ever. We're happy to be part of it. You don't have to talk to too many people before you talk to somebody who has been touched by the hospice home. It's a very special organization."

-Mike Shannon, CEO, Holiday Automotive

Kay's Story

"Kay and I share a beautiful story; together we have five children, all of whom are now grown and raising children of their own. Kay was diagnosed in 2011 with Dementia with Lewy bodies. 

We didn’t know how we would deal with her disease and the unknown of what lied ahead, but we knew that we could do anything together.

A blessing was how our family came together to care for her - and when the time was right, Hospice was there.

The hospice team was amazing as they offered daily care and comfort measures, ensuring she was as comfortable as possible.

As Kay’s final days drew near, the family gathered together to say their final good-byes.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. She is loved and missed, always, and we are forever blessed to have had her.

Thank you, Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope."

- Stephen Victor, Kay's husband