This page will be updated frequently to provide up-to-date information on Global Partners fundraising events, volunteer opportunities and informational meetings. 

The Global Partners program is funded through philanthropy and fueled by volunteers! Many individuals and businesses support the activities of the program through their ongoing financial and volunteer support. Additionally, several fundraising events take place throughout the year to raise funds for the healthcare, educational and community development activities in each of our partner communities. Please email or call 608-775-1903 if you have any questions or would like to get involved in an upcoming event. 

CAKE POP SALE: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Cake Pop fundraiser on April 18, 2014! Cake pops sold out in 3 hours, raising nearly $1200 to support the volunteer vision team heading to Nicaragua in November!

NURSES WEEK FUNDRAISER FOR OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP: In recognition of National Nurses Week May 6-12, you are invited to give a Gundersen nurse a note of thanks and an appreciation gift, for only $5. Your $5 donation will fund scholarships for Oglala Lakota College (OLC) nursing students from Pine Ridge Reservation. Stop by the Heritage Building Cafeteria, La Crosse Campus, on Tuesday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to give your note of thanks to a Gundersen nurse and $5 donation. Or, click here to download a printable form to send to Global Partners at mailstop C03-006, by May 11. All notes and gifts will be inter-department mailed the week of May 12.

GLOBAL PARTNERS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION: Save the date! Thursday, September 18, 2014, is the 6th Annual Global Partners Dinner and Wingspan Raffle.

WINE GUYZ FUNDRAISER: Save the date! Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 6-8pm, at 122 King St. Global Partners will receive 20% of the sale of wine glasses and all tips... past years have raised more than $500, we're hoping to exceed that with a full house of attendees!


Please email or call 608-775-3833 if you would like to volunteer at any of the upcoming events.

WINE GUYZ FUNDRAISER: We need 6-8 individuals willing to be servers for the Wine Guyz Fundraiser on Wed, Oct 15th. Volunteers are needed for 1 hour shifts (6-7pm or 7-8pm). Volunteers will take orders and serve wine, appetizers and sandwiches to the patrons. Global Partners will receive 20% of the sale of wine glasses and all tips from 6-8pm that evening.

VOLUNTEERS TO SORT DONATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES: Global Partners is looking for 1-2 individuals who have a clinical background to help sort donated medical supplies.

Several trips take place throughout the year to each of our partner communities, each with a unique focus! Please click on the page for each site that has information about volunteering in order to learn more about the trip dates, cost, roles needed, and other information specific to that site.

Occasionally, informational meetings are scheduled to provide updates on activities in our partner communities and an overview of volunteer opportunities. These meetings are open to anyone interested in participating in a Global Partners volunteer service trip - Gundersen Health System employees as well as general community members. No need to RSVP to attend - just come as you are!

PINE RIDGE PRESENTATION: Friday May 2, 2014 from 12:15-1pm in the Overholt Auditorium. Presentations by Pine Ridge volunteers will share exciting updates from the March and April 2014 Global Partners trips! Projects highlighted during this presentation include First aid training provided by School District of La Crosse and Gundersen volunteers, Physical Exams held in reservation schools and Head Starts, and Specialty clinics and training offered at Indian Health Service and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Health Administration office.

To watch past presentations given by Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Pine Ridge teams, please visit

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