About Us

Founded in 1978, Ridgeview Foundation has made an indelible impact by helping Ridgeview Medical Center deliver on its mission to enhance the health of people it serves by creating a culture that nurtures the whole person: mind, body and spirit. The Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization, is guided by a volunteer board of directors whose members are representative of communities within Ridgeview’s service area. Together, staff and the boards of directors of the Foundation and Ridgeview Medical Center collaborate to identify funding priorities. View a list of projects philanthropy has funded at Ridgeview.

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Foundation Board of Directors

There are hundreds of people who have donated their time and talents over the years to build bridges between the Foundation and our communities. Volunteers continue to help Ridgeview dream about the possibilities and engage our neighbors by organizing special events and leading new initiatives. We are grateful to the many Board and committee members who have supported our broad range of projects and programs to improve the quality of health care offered at Ridgeview Medical Center.

Nancy Bach, Community leader, Wayzata

Brian Beniek, Sergeant, Plymouth (Minn.) Police Department; president, Beniek Property Services, Inc., Mound

Jean Buller, Chair, Community leader, Chaska

Dermot Cowley, Secretary, President, Irish Born Hospitality, Watertown

Stacy Desai, Managing partner, Equifinality LLC; executive coach, Eden Prairie

Tim Foster, Partner, Foster Klima & Company, Wayzata

Fred Green, CEO, Community Bank, Edina

Darla J. Holmgren, President,West Market of KleinBank, Waconia

Gregory A. Kummer, CTFA, Trust president, Security Bank & Trust Company, Norwood/Young America

Jim Leonard, Community Leader, Chaska

Brian Mark, President, RBC Tile & Stone, Excelsior

Rick Polk, CEO and founder, Whiteboard Product Solutions, Excelsior

Linda Roebke, Community leader, Waconia

Dan Ross, DDS, Dentist, Norwood Dental Associates, PA, Chaska

Lorene Rutherford, MD, Pediatrician, Lakeview Clinic, Plymouth

Charles E. Spevacek, Vice Chair, Partner, Meagher & Geer, PLLP, Shorewood

Mark Steingas, President, Copperwood Real Estate, Excelsior

Carla Struble, Co-owner and CEO, Electrical Production Services, Chaska

Paul Whittaker, Director of Environmental Services, Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia

Larry Wilhelm, Owner, Laketown Chocolates, Victoria

David Windschitl, Senior mortgage banker, Bell Mortgage, Chanhassen

Steve Youngstedt, CEO, Youngstedt Companies, Excelsior, Excelsior