McLaren Port Huron Foundation
About Us

About McLaren Port Huron Foundation

Since the admittance of the first patient to Port Huron Hospital and Home in 1882, you have come to expect advanced care for your family. Our commitment to you has not changed; we are committed to be your destination for excellence.

From the very beginning, McLaren Port Huron was built by the generosity of philanthropists and we continue to rely on the generosity of community members like you to provide the best care possible, right here at home. Your gifts are vital in accomplishing this mission.

Still Local. Still Yours.

As an entity of McLaren Health Care, McLaren Port Huron is able to remain the nonprofit hospital that you and your family have grown to trust. While McLaren invests in the hospital, there continues to be important projects that need funding from our local community. You can be assured that your contributions will be used for local health services and programs. Your contributions continue to benefit your family and neighbors and are always directed to the purpose you identify. Donations do not leave the community.

We invite you to join the McLaren Port Huron Foundation family to make a life-saving difference in the lives of your loved ones, your friends and your neighbors.

For additional information on McLaren Port Huron Foundation, please browse the links on your left or contact us at (810) 989-3776 or email us at

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Our Leadership

Board Officers

  • Sara Tait, Director
    McLaren Port Huron Foundation
  • Mark VanderHeuvel, Chair
    Consumers Energy
  • Robert Wilkinson, Treasurer
    Edward Jones
  • Riley Alley, Secretary
    St. Clair County RESA
  • Kyle Vining, Assistant Sec./Treasurer
    McLaren Port Huron
  • Directors

  • Eric Cecava, President & CEO
    McLaren Port Huron
  • Brian S. Duda
    Duda Financial Services
  • Andrea May
  • Ellen Hoover
    McLaren Port Huron
  • Janal Mossett
    Kelly Law Firm
  • Hillary Reynolds
    St. Clair County Friend of the Court
  • Nicole Winston 
    Rowling, Partipilo & Winston, P.C.
  • Meet the Staff

    Sara Tait, Director

    In partnership with the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Sara is responsible for the overall vision, leadership and growth of the organization. Sara is also the chief development & donor relations officer for the Foundation. She works with donors that wish to give back to the hospital in a significant way though current or planned gifts. In this role, she oversees the Beacon Society, Heritage Circle and several other high-level committees. Additionally, she manages third-party fundraising events spearheaded by individuals and businesses throughout the region that wish to give back the McLaren Port Huron.

    Amy Smith, Donor Services

    Amy serves as the Foundation’s database administrator and donor services coordinator. In her role, Amy handles over 1,000 gifts annually and oversees registration, revenue management, reporting and control systems for all Foundation events. Additionally, Amy manages the ever-growing Guardian Angel program, which connects grateful patients with the caregivers that made a difference during their stay at the hospital.