Fond du Lac Resident Wins Samaritan Cash Raffle Grand Prize 

Ellen Kant, a Fond du Lac resident, is the grand prize winner of the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Samaritan Cash Raffle, being randomly drawn for the $50,000 cash prize. 

Ticket sales were steady all morning on the drawing’s final day, May 10. The suspense was finally relieved when the grand prize winner was announced by Shawn Fisher, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation executive director, and co-chairpersons – Heather Schmidt, DO, an SSM Health Fond du Lac Regional Clinic family medicine and integrative health physician, and Ryan Kamphuis, president & CEO of Bristol Morgan Bank. 

The SSM Health Samaritan Clinic provides health care to around 500 underinsured patients annually. The clinic works to provide a full spectrum of care, helping individuals to navigate insurance options, finding a primary care provider and working with local community resources if other needs arise. This year celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Samaritan Clinic. 

More than 4,000 tickets were sold in this year’s raffle with the cash raffle raising approximately $120,000. 

All money raised by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation stays local and supports the Greater Fond du Lac community. 

“We are very fortunate to live in a community where we completely support one another – whenever, or wherever a need develops,” says Shawn Fisher, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation executive director. “I hear firsthand how patients and families benefit from the care provided through the Samaritan Clinic. With the community’s continued support, we can ensure that the present and future health care needs of our community are being met and exceeded.” 

            Other prize winners include: 

            Second prize, $10,000: Sandra Fryda, Fond du Lac 

            Third prize, $5,000: Wayne Sobotta, Fond du Lac 

            Fourth & Fifth prizes, $2,500: Jacob Weiland, Campbellsport; Cindy Bell, Fond du Lac 

Sixth to 10th prizes, $1,000: Michele Kuhfuss, Howards Grove; Mike Kopff, Randolph; Mark Nehring, Beaver Dam; Judy Jaber, Fond du Lac; Andy Steger, Fond du Lac 

11th to 20th prizes, $500: Carla Rieder, Fond du Lac; Dave Knueppel, Fond du Lac; Gerrie Andrew, Eldorado; Kateyln Wulff, Fond du Lac; Gary Haensgen, Fond du Lac; Marge Frank, Lomira; Patty O’Hearn, Fond du Lac; Diana Dietrich, Fond du Lac; Pamela Rank, Campbellsport; Tim Sterr, Malone 

The Samaritan Cash Raffle was assisted by many sponsors, including Fond du Lac County Medical Society, Shea Electric & Communications, LLC, Commonwealth Companies, Michels Corporation, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Baker Family Foundation, Bristol Morgan Bank, and Society Insurance.  

The cash raffle was also supported by a team of community champions who brought their time and talents to the fund-raiser.