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

2017 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

Paula Carper, Treasurer 970.520.5426

Diana Baeza  970.520.4973 

Jessie Ruiz Jr. 970.466.1116

Julianne Kramer, Secretary  970.466.1720

Nancy Colglazier, Executive Director  970.580.2238


** Making a Donation **

You may bring your gift to MMH and give it to the admissions office in the entrance of MMH  or mail it to MMHF, 1001 East Johnson Street  Holyoke, Colorado  80734.  Please make your check payable to MMHF.  A plaque will be added to our donor wall if the memorials add up to $1,000 or more.  Thank you for thinking of the MMH Foundatiion and Melissa Memorial Hospital.  We are honored by your gift.

7th Annual MMHF Legacy Event

  It is hard to believe that this is #7! The Legacy Committee met recently and selected the

Titanic Grandeur

theme for the upcoming 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- Titanic Grandeur




The Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation is very pleased to announce that the foundation has met their first goal for the MMHF Legacy Campaign 2016!  The foundation has committed to the EPCHD Board of Directors to raise $300,000 from 2016-2018 with $100,000 raised each of these 3 years.  The foundation raised $102,541.30 in this past year!  We also have pledges to be paid in the next two years equaling $8,910.08 by the end of 2018.
Thank you so very much for your part in helping us meet this first goal!  Every dollar helps us reach a goal this size, no matter whether it is $10 or $5,000.   First of all, THANK YOU to the MMH Staff who have committed to the MMHF Legacy Campaign 2016 though the MMH Payroll Deduction Plan.  We appreciate their support tremendously! The staff believes in the good things that are happening at their hospital, our hospital.  Thank you also to everyone who supports us throughout the year with donations or for our main fundraiser, the MMHF Annual Legacy Event.  What a wonderful way to support our projects by attending the legacy events with the donor having a wonderful evening right in Holyoke while donating to a great cause.
We have begun a new year in raising $100,000 and would appreciate your consideration of helping us meet the 2017 goal. All donors are invited to take advantage of the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit through NECALG.  If you would like more information talk to your accountant or financial advisor about the Enterprise Zone or stop by the MMHF Office at MMH.


On behalf of the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors,

THANK YOU to everyone who helped us surpass our 2016 goal!


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



A cooperative and dynamic effort was realized this past fall for PINK OUT and the Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the HHS Volleyball Team along with their parents, Jake’s Feed LLC,

the MMH Radiology Department, and the MMH Foundation.

A total of $3,496.63 was raised together for the MMH Mammography Scholarship Fund.

HHS Volleyball Bake Sale and Silent Auction – $1,581.02

MMH Radiology Department, T-Shirt Sales – $1,336

HHS Volleyball Pass & MMHF Jar Donations – $392.11

Jake’s Feed LLC, Montana Smith Jewelry Sales % – $187.50

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.