Major Donors


Investing in the hospitality of patients and their families receiving critical care at UPHS – Marquette and the Upper Peninsula Medical Center benefits us all. We could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of our committed supporters. Thank you!



  • Dr. Tom and Sue LeGalley

  • Dr. Craig Coccia and Kellie Holmstrom

  • John and Renee Prince

  • David and Gladys Wiitanen

  • Patricia Pellett

  • Michele Butler / Vango’s Pizza

  • Ben Sager

  • Ray & Peg Hirvonen Charitable Foundation

  • Darlene and John Martin

  • Elvera Koper

  • Michael and Vicky Mattila

  • Jackson Pellett

  • Susan Micklow, D.D.S., P.C.

  • Dr. Bre and George Pond

  • Patricia MacQueen

  • Bill and Anne Weaver

  • Phyllis/Max Reynolds Foundation

  • Bob and Ruth Nara

  • Upper Michigan Cardiovascular Associates, P.C.
  • MGH Volunteers
  • Portage Hospital Auxiliary

The Mariucci family Foundation was formed in 2011 by Steve Mariucci to promote and advance his philanthropic works and to involve his family in those endeavors. The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds and make grants to other non-profit organizations and cause-related events and programs.

For more than 50 years River Valley Bank has stood for a commitment to provide service standards that were and still are unique in the industry. We have done it by understanding our customer’s needs. That commitment has never changed.



44 North |

44North is a Michigan based company that is leading the healthcare revolution providing employers and consumers the tools and services needed to navigate tomorrows benefit world today. 44 North Provides health benefits, claims auditing, third party administrator services, wellness programs, workers compensation, liability, home, auto, and life insurance.

Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery |

Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, formerly Orthopaedic Surgery Associates of Marquette P.C., has been providing unmatched care to patients in Marquette, the surrounding Upper Peninsula, and throughout Northern Michigan for over 50 years.

Checker Transport |

The Checker Transportation Group offers transportation across the US and Canada. Based out of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Checker Bus is the only name you need to know when travelling. Checker Transport is the most innovative passenger transportation specialists offering transportation services including motorcoaches, mini-coaches, mini-buses, passenger vans, sedans, shuttles, and school buses. They pride ourselves on on-time service, safe vehicles, and highly qualified professional drivers.

Bacco Construction |

Being Michigan’s oldest prequalified contractor, Bacco Construction Company has been prequalified with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for over 70 years. The company is also prequalified with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT). Bacco Construction Company handles a wide array of jobs.

Blue Cross Blue Shield |

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a nonprofit mutual insurance company founded in 1939 and the largest health insurer in Michigan, serving 4.5 million people here and 1.6 million more in other states. It is the  largest network of doctors and hospitals in Michigan.

CBC Telethon |

CBC is an organization in Schoolcraft County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that raises funds for the American Cancer Society, Bay Cliff Health Camp, and Community Charities—hence “CBC”. From humble beginning in 1968 on WTIQ Radio in Manistique, CBC has become an annual fundraiser that has generated over $1.6 million in funds for the charities.

Easy Ice |

Easy Ice delivers the nation’s most reliable ice machine subscription service to business owners. For a fixed monthly fee your subscription includes the equipment, all preventive and repair maintenance, replacement parts, water filters, and free backup ice if the machine breaks down.

EMP Machine Products |

EMP is a leading producer of mechanical and electric water and oil pumps, electric fans, thermal management systems and highly complex precision machined components.  EMP is a specialized full service provider of manufacturing and engineering solutions, focused on delivering value-added products and engineered solutions to customers.

Elizabeth’s Chop House |


Exchange Club Marquette County |

The Marquette County Exchange Club is a non-profit group of all ages that benefits the Youth of Marquette County. Thier biggest fundraising activity is the International Food Fest during the 4th of July at Mattson Park in Marquette. Each month, they meet and donate funds to local organizations. The Club  meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Holiday Inn.

Grotenhuis |

Grotenhuis offers health and life agents a full range of services beginning at pre-sale with your client, marketing field support through the sale process, and teams dedicated to helping agents maintain a positive relationship with their client. Authorized Managing Agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.

JP Electric |

Established in 1986, JP Electric continues to build its solid reputation of service. JP Electric has been serving Marquette and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for over 20 years. The electrical contractor offers complete electric service for projects of all sizes including residential/commercial repairs, design, maintenance, remodeling, and installation.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community |

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians is located approximately 65 miles north of Marquette, Michigan in the L’Anse/Baraga Michigan area and has dual land bases on both sides of the Keweenaw Bay in Baraga County.

Landmark Inn |

Landmark Inn offers travelers an off the beaten-path heritage travel experience, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a four-season playground, surrounded by the majesty of Lake Superior on one side and the rolling terrain of historic downtown Marquette on the other.

Marquette County Title |

Marquette County Title is a premier full service title and escrow company in Marquette, Michigan. They are committed to providing our customers quality service.

MBank |

Headquartered in Manistique, MI, mBank has 23 branch locations; 12 in the Upper Peninsula, four in the Northern Lower Peninsula, one in Oakland County, MI and six in Northern Wisconsin. The Company’s banking services include commercial lending and treasury management products and services geared toward small to mid-sized businesses, as well as a full array of personal and business deposit products and consumer loans.

Marquette Golf Club |

Nestled in the highlands surrounding Marquette, Michigan, you’ll find Marquette Golf Club, Upper Michigan’s only 36-hole facility. Opened in 1926, the semi-private club has expanded to include The Heritage, the original course designed by William Langford (later expanded by David Gill) and Marquette Golf Club’s nationally-ranked new addition, Greywalls, designed by Mike DeVries.

Medtronic |

Medtronic’s mission dictates their first and foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare. Their mission continues to serve as our ethical framework and inspirational goal for our employees around the world. It guides their day-to-day work and reminds them that Medtronic’s efforts are transforming the lives of millions of people each year.

Meijer |

As the pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer offers excellent customer service, low prices, quality foods and a broad selection of national and Meijer brand items. Their growth and innovation remain focused on their core values: customers, competition, freshness, family, and health and safety.

MJ Electric |

M. J. Electric, LLC invests in and fosters trusting relationships as they safely deliver electric transmission, substation, distribution, renewable energy, power, industrial, and civil/foundation construction services that increase the security, reliability, and capacity of our nation’s infrastructure.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance |

Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world, focusing on domestic property and casualty insurance, life insurance and retirement savings, asset management, and strategic investments.

Range Bank |

At Range Bank, they have been committed to the community for over 130 years. We live here. They are dedicated to meeting all of your banking needs with the kind of attentive, personal service you would expect from a neighbor.

Swailes Plumbing & Heating |

Swailes Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a professional plumbing & heating shop with an office in Sands Township. We have a very experienced and trusted team of skilled technicians. We specialize in a number of plumbing, heating, and cooling techniques. For the last 25 years their reputation has been built on workmanship, respect and trust.

UP Health System |

UP Health System – Marquette is a regional medical center for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and beyond. UPHS – Marquette is a 315-bed specialty care hospital receiving patients from throughout Upper Michigan, providing care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. The medical staff of more than 200 doctors work as a team with 2,400 employees in caring for approximately 12,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients a year.

UP Health Plan |

Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) is a managed-care and provider-service organization based in Marquette, Michigan. The mission of UPHP is to be an innovative health plan managing the care of our members in the Upper Peninsula guiding them to quality, cost-effective care of more than 47,000 Upper Peninsula residents enrolled in Medicaid, Medicaid, and more.


VAST is an insurance and risk management firm, a leader in business, personal, and benefits insurance needs. VAST partners with its clients to provide protection and security through strategic thinking and risk management solutions. VAST is proud to support the communities in which it works.  Team members partner with many local non-profit organizations to make an impact. Our mission is to support those communities that support us.

Vango’s Pizza |

Vango’s is the home of the oldest pizza parlor in Marquette.  They specialize in only the freshest, homemade food in town. They make their own dough and sauce from scratch, and use only the freshest vegetables for all  pizzas, soups, salads and specials. Come and taste the difference and enjoy their friendly atmosphere.

Verso |

VERSO CORPORATION is a leading North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp. Our printing papers are designed primarily for commercial printing, media and marketing applications, including magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail, corporate collateral and retail inserts.