Rainbow Foundation

Our Mission

The Rainbow Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity chartered with a singular mission—to provide financial support for Rainbow Hospice Care Inc.

The Rainbow Hospice Foundation regularly collaborates with individual donors wishing to do legacy gifting in support of Rainbow Hospice Care and partners with local businesses interested in raising funds that enable us to prevent unnecessary suffering.

Recent examples of donor/partner fundraising initiatives include sales of Rainbow branded coffee produced by Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, the annual Linda’s Lookout Bar & Restaurant Tailgate Party, and the annual Rainbow Hospice Golf Outing at Lake Ripley Country Club in Cambridge.


Oversight for the Foundation is provided by a Board of Directors including:

  • Karen Lacke Carrig, Rainbow President
  • Michael Maier, Rainbow CFO
  • Randy Knox, Lake Mills
  • Phil Mertens, Jefferson
  • Nate Parrish, Whitewater
  • Jim Statz, Madison (also Legal Counsel)
  • John Uttech, Watertown

Ways to Give


 The  Rainbow Hospice Foundation is prepared to receive gifts of any type while simplifying the process for those who offer to contribute to our cause. Some examples of gifts we have received are:

  • Cash
  • Real Estate
  • Tangible personal property
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Company matching payroll deduction
  • Tax-free direct transfer from an otherwise taxable IRA or retirement account.

Your generosity is the reason we have been able to help so many families throughout over three decades in south-central WI.

Create A Legacy

To cement your legacy with Rainbow Hospice Care and the Rainbow Hospice Foundation forever, discover one of our many naming opportunities.

Whether it be an area of the Inpatient Center, or on one of our walls of honor. To speak further about personal or corporate giving, or to learn more about facility naming opportunities, contact the Rainbow Hospice Foundation at (920) 674 6255.

If you want to do something to make a difference in your community, a donation to the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Facility is an excellent opportunity.

Brick-by-Brick Campaign
Special Tributes

There are many ways that individuals, families and businesses help to support the work we do in providing the highest quality end-of-life care possible. 

Your gift to the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Facility offers an opportunity to create a personal tribute to a friend or loved one.

Gifts and pledges may be made in honor or memoriam of individuals, families, businesses or organizations. 

Please call the Rainbow Foundation at (920) 674 6255 for more information on how you can make a difference. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Kindness Fund

Sometimes, you don’t need a reason to help someone. Everyone experiences kindness at some point in their life. For many people they are looking for opportunities to show a little kindness when good fortune finds them.

The Kindness Fund is just for those times. It is a way to give a small donation to provide a lasting impact in the life of a patient and their family.

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