“Our mission is to enhance quality of life and increase community generosity in the community served by Melissa Memorial Hospital”

2015 MMHF Board of Directors

Please contact any board member or the executive director with any questions.

Linda Alberts,  President  970.520.3414

Steve Young, Vice President  970.854.2133

Andrea Calhoon 307.631.7823

Paula Carper 970.520.5426

Diana Baeza  970.520.4973 

Jessie Ruiz Jr. 970.466.1116

Julianne Kramer

Nancy Colglazier, Executive Director  970.580.2238

7th Annual MMHF Legacy Event

The date has been set for our 7th Annual MMHF Legacy Event!  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 11, 2017 for an evening of great dining and dancing.  It is hard to believe that this is #7! The Legacy Committee met recently and selected the theme for the upcoming event.  It will be announced to previous table sponsors on November 8 and to the public on November 9!  We are SO excited about this theme this year and we want YOU to be a special part of this event.  Funds raised will be going to the MMH Expansion Project and medical scholarships.  Please consider joining us for a grand evening!

Themes from previous years are:

2011-Mardi Gras

2012-Roaring 20’s

2013-Western Splendor

2014-Run for the Roses

2015-James Bond 007

2016-Romance in Venice

2017- ????????


MMHF Building New Bridges!

Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the success of the MMHF Building New Bridges Event

The Building New Bridges was a wonderful evening bringing our community together while enjoying great cultural music together and celebrating our local healthcare. The foundation is pleased to have sponsored this event for Holyoke and surrounding communities.  Funds raised through this event are going to the MMHF Legacy Campaign 2016 for the MMH Expansion Project and scholarships for students pursuing a medical degree.

Jessie Ruiz Jr., chair of the event was the mc for the evening

Music was provided by Sonida Cobra, DJ and the Hector y su Destino Norteno 5 piece live band throughout the evening. An evening of dancing and fellowship was enjoyed by all attending.The DJ provided both Mexican and American music.

Many guests enjoyed a meal of authentic Mexican food prepared by Minnie Martinez.

Three guests were lucky winners when their dance ticket was drawn during the evening. All attending were eligible for this drawing of $1,000 cash.

Kristin Schueler of Lamar, Nebraska – $250  (Special thanks to Curt and Kristin for donating the money back to the foundation!)

Laura Pahua of Wray, Colorado – $250

Anibal Juarez  of Holyoke, Colorado – $500

Other prizes were available to win throughout the evening through ticket drawings.


Colonial Life                              Hometown Liquor                           HUB International
Jack’s Bean Company              Juan 93.1 FM               Marketing Consultants                       Melissa Memorial Hospital
Mile High Outdoor Advertising                   Red’s LiquorSeaboard Foods               Star 92.3
Transwest Chevrolet Buick            Wickham Tractor Co.


Harvey & Nancy Colglazier         Colonial Life
Cornerstone         Hometown Liquor         Nokian Tyres, Israel Rodriquez
Red’s Liqours        Jessie & Olga Ruiz         Sully Realty
Transwest         The Summit        Wickham Tractor Co.


Ticket Sellers

Diana Baeza
Carniceria y Abarrotes Aldama
Miriam Garcia
Luz Malpica
Ana Olivas
Eva Penzing
Cynthia Rosales
Abigail Ruiz
Amanda’s Restaurant
Don Francisco Inc.
El Buen Sazon



Ximena Arvizu      Lupe Ayala      Anna Bencomo      Harvey Colglazier
Miriam Garcia      Megan Garrett      Chance Kramer      Minnie Martinez
Eva Penzing      Dominique Penzing      Juana Penzing      Olga Ruiz      Alonzo Rojo
Fernando Rojo      Javier Rojo      Maria Rojo      Cynthia Rosales      Adaluz Santiesteban


Sincere thanks to everyone who purchased a dance ticket and attended this event!


Event Committee Members

Jessie Ruiz, Jr. Chairman
Diana Baeza, Co-Chairman
Linda Alberts
Paula Carper
Nancy Colglazier
Trampas Hutches



Thank You for Your Support!

Linda Alberts, President      Steve Young, Vice President      Paula Carper, Secretary      Andrea Calhoon, Treasurer      Diana Baeza       Julianne Kramer      Jessie Ruiz, Jr.
Nancy Colglazier, Executive Director



Pink was the theme when the HHS volleyball team hosted a celebratory  Pink Out day Saturday, October 8, to acknowledge cancer survivors and promote mammographies during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We also honor all cancer survivors.  Funds raised during this event are given to the MMH Foundation for the MMH scholarships for qualifying candidates for digital mammography exams at MMH.  Preliminary figures show more than $3,000 was raised through donations, a silent auction, a bake sale, a kiss out caner poster, tumbler sales, a percentage of October sales of Montana Silversmiths jewelry at Jake’s Feed and the sale of Pink Out t-shirts.

We were honored to have our MMH CEO Trampas Hutches address the volleyball team and spectators and express his thanks on behalf of MMH and MMHF for the Pink Out funds.

Special thanks also to Cheyenne Radiology who supports this program by donating 10 free mammography reads each year for those qualifying.  Scholarships are available for mammograms and mammography reads by request. Please contact MMH Financial Counselor Sharon Bernard at 970.854.2241 for more information.

T-shirts are still available through the MMH Radiology Department.  You may order one by calling 970.854.2241.  The shirts are pink with “Awareness is Power” on them!   Special thanks to Tim, Jamie and Megan for selling these shirts for this cause and donating all funds raised from the t-shirt sales!

Thank you to the HHS Volleyball Teams, the MMH Radiology Department, Jake’s Feed, and all supporters of this event!  Early detection saves lives…make your appointment today at MMH!



Honoring and Remembering Loved Ones

The MMH Foundation is honored to receive monetary donations in honor of and in memory of loved ones and friends.  Your loved one will be remembered at our Legacy of Thanks and their name will be placed in our memorial book at Melissa Memorial Hospital.  You may designate where you want your donation to go or allow the board to make that decision.



2016 Legacy of Thanks

Please join us for our Annual MMHF Legacy of Thanks on Sunday, November 20.  The foundation board will be honoring our medical professionals, donors, and scholarship recipients.  A light lunch will be served from noon to 12:45 with the program beginning at 1:00 pm.  We will be holding this event in the new MMH Clinic Waiting Room this year.  We are very excited to showcase this beautiful new room at Melissa Memorial Hospital!

We will also be awarding our MMHF 2016 awards:

Outstanding Business

Outstanding Philanthropist

Outstanding Adult

Outstanding Youth

MMH “Angel” Award

Please join us on November 20!


Enterprise Zone Benefits

MMHF is a designated entity for the enterprise zone through Northeastern Colorado Association of Colorado Governments.  You may receive a 25% tax credit on your Colorado state taxes.  Contact your accountant, your financial advisor, or the executive director for more information.  Make your check payable to MMHF/NECALG if you wish to utilize this tax benefit.