Message to Ascension and ThedaCare

Below is text of an email sent yesterday to Monica Hilt, CEO of Ascension Fox Valley and Megan Mulholland Director of Public Relations for Thedacare. We are now counting the number of days (weeks...months) until we receive a response.


Ms. Hilt/Megan:

I am attaching a document titled: “Governance and Related Topics-501(c)(3) Organizations” that I found on the IRS website. The final section of this report (“Transparency and Accountability”) contains the following statement:

"6. Transparency and Accountability

By making full and accurate information about its mission, activities, finance, and governance publicly available, a charity encourages transparency and accountability to its constituents. The Internal Revenue Code requires a charity to make its Form 1023 exemption application, Form 990, and Form 990-T, available for public inspection. The Internal Revenue Service encourages every charity to adopt and monitor procedures to ensure that its Form 1023, Form 990, Form 990-T, annual reports, and financial statements, are complete and accurate, are posted on its public website, and are made available to the public upon request. Organizations that file Form 990 will find that Part VI, Section C, Lines 18 and 19, ask whether and how an organization makes its Form 1023, Form 990 and Form 990-T, governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements available to the public.”

I searched your website for the Forms 990, 990-T, 1023, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements on your website but couldn’t locate them. Can you direct me to the place where you publish this information or, if they are not published please send the most recent ones to me at:

(home address)

Thank you.