Valley VNA Donors Are Generous and Diverse

By Theresa Pichelmeyer, President and CEO, Valley VNA Senior Care

It’s that time of year when Valley VNA leaders publish the Valley VNA Senior Care Annual Report. Because we are a non-profit organization with an active board of directors, this report records and communicates our income, expenditures, and major programs and activities from the prior calendar year. The printed report is ultimately mailed to our families and donors with a thank you letter and invitation to continue to support our shared community mission.

As I paused to review this year’s letter, I thought about how our supporters in the community make hundreds of donations every year that are as varied as the people we serve. We need all of these different gifts because they make Valley VNA—and Neenah—the beautiful and life-giving community we know and love. Not all of our donors give money; nor do all of our donors volunteer. But together, all of our donors make us better, more vital, and more connected to one another.

If you support the mission of Valley VNA, if your loved one is living safely and happily with our help, or if he or she has passed on and you’d like to honor his or her memory, please consider becoming a donor. There are many ways to show your love and appreciation:


Share Your Interests

  • We are seeking volunteers to help in our garden courtyard to keep things fresh and occasionally help our resident-gardeners with their raised bed plots.
  • We have regular craft and art club activities where volunteers share helping hands and upbeat energy with our residents
  • Musicians are always welcome! Young and old are invited to play their instruments for our residents and clients.
  • Become a bike rickshaw pilot and give beautiful bike rides to our residents and clients this summer.
  • Please contact us at or call us at 920-727-5555 in our Life Enrichment department to volunteer.


Send a Monetary Donation

Donate online or send a check of any amount to support the activities and building that make VNA a warm and welcoming place. If you’re unsure how to proceed, here are a couple of ideas:

  1. Make a Donation to honor the memory of a loved one or pay tribute to someone (anniversary, milestone birthday, etc.) by making a donation in their name.
  2. Designate your Thrivent Choice dollars each year to Valley VNA Health System. Or each time you purchase on Amazon, consider the percentage of your purchase in the Amazon Smiles program and designate Valley VNA as your nonprofit of choice!
  3. Annual Gift – Please consider making a donation to the Valley VNA’s Annual Friends Campaign.


Make a Planned Gift

If you are interested in making a large contribution or making a planned gift, please contact Tammy Malewski, Valley VNA Director of Marketing and Fundraising. She will work with you to help make arrangements that meet your giving goals.


Bring Bakery or Blooms

Our caregivers always love a plate of homemade muffins, fruit, or other delicious treats. Sometimes a family will bring a bouquet of flowers with a note of appreciation, and it’s a real morale boost to know our teams’ special efforts are recognized and appreciated.


Make a Referral

There is no greater compliment than to receive a referral that brings a new client, resident, or employee to Valley VNA. A kind word about Valley VNA, expressed at church, among friends, or within your family is a gift that grows our organization and our impact within the community.


Thank you for more than 110 years of community support for Valley VNA. We couldn’t carry out our mission without you.