In 2004, the McLaren Oakland Foundation was formed to assure philanthropic support for McLaren Oakland and the community it serves. In today’s health care environment, we look to the Foundation for fundraising initiatives to provide state-of-the-art technology; support medical education to ensure highly qualified physicians; help enhance facilities, and support community outreach programs that promote health, maintain wellness, and express compassion for all.

We are able to provide this support because of our dedicated doctors, caring staff and the generosity of our donors.  We’re excited about the opportunity to invite you to join us in supporting the McLaren Oakland Foundation.

Programs your dollars support:

Free mammogram program

The McLaren Oakland Foundation’s free mammogram program raises awareness about breast cancer and provides free screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds to uninsured and underinsured women in Oakland County. As a result of these screenings, about 50 breast cancers have been detected.

 “I love that the McLaren Oakland Foundation helps uninsured and underinsured women with free mammograms. The Foundation is also very open in getting everyone involved, which is so important, because breast cancer affects so many of us.”
- Anya Carr, breast cancer survivor and model for the Sister & Sister Fashion Extravaganza

three women whose lives were saved by one mammogram
Click on the video to see how one mammogram provided through the Foundation is helping to save the lives of three generations.

Safe Wheels and Heels
Bike helmet program
Every second grader in the Pontiac and Oxford school districts receives a bicycle helmet and safety education through the McLaren Oakland Foundation’s Safe Wheel and Heels program. The Safe Wheels and Heels program was founded in 2008 when the McLaren Oakland emergency department noticed that the number of 6- to 10-year-olds being treated for bicycle related injuries doubled in one year. Since then, the rate of bicycle related injuries seen in the emergency centers of McLaren Oakland has decreased by close to 40% among youth. The Foundation hopes to expand the program to Waterford and Clarkston school districts in 2017.

“When I drive through the community on the weekends, I see the kids wearing their helmets. The parents love the program too and we look forward to it every year.”
- Chad Boyd, Principal, Daniel Axford Elementary School, Oxford 


Children's Health Services Clinic
Children Health Services
The McLaren Oakland Foundation supports the Children’s Health Services Clinic, which provides free health care services to uninsured children in Oakland County. Children from birth through 18 years of age receive acute and preventative health care services, including wellness exams, immunizations and specialty care.

The Children’s Clinic also hosts an annual sports health fair where Oakland County youth can get free sports physicals for the upcoming school year.

The Children’s Clinic averages about 1,200 patient visits a year.

 “It’s really a family atmosphere. The staff is very warm; they treat you with a great deal of respect. For the all the times I’ve been there with my kids, they gave the best care that you could possibly receive.”
- Micah White, father of three sons


State-of-the–Art Facilities and Technology
State of the Art Facilities

The McLaren Oakland Foundation joins McLaren Oakland in continually striving to improve patient outcomes through the utilization of cutting edge equipment. In the past, the McLaren Oakland Foundation purchased a digital mammography system and provided facility improvements to the emergency department and nursing units.


Medical Education 
Medical Education
McLaren Oakland has a very robust community of medical students, residents and physicians who work closely with interdisciplinary teams to integrate the values of integrity, excellence, diversity and intelligence to serve patients and families in our community. The McLaren Oakland Foundation provides the Department of Graduate Medical Education with the technical expertise and skills necessary to develop and apply for grant funding for conferences and research. We continually search for new and innovative ways to improve resources for medical education today to ensure we have highly qualified physicians tomorrow.