What we do
The Foundation is proud to promote excellence in perinatal health care for women, babies, and families through its funding priorities. They include:
Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Scholarship
The Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Award was established as a tribute to the wife of Thomas A. Leonard, MD, after her death in 1987. The award is comprised of three annual scholarships totaling $10,000, which help fund childcare expenses for deserving students at Madison College, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Recipients of the scholarships are enrolled in health-related fields and are selected through an application process at each institution.
Since 1994, more than 45 students and their children have benefited from the financial support provided by the Myrtle Bahm Leonard Award and the legacy of her generous and caring spirit.
Donate to the Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thomas A. Leonard, MD, Memorial Lecture
The Perinatal Foundation sponsors the Thomas A. Leonard, MD, Memorial Lecture as part of the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Conference. A generous honorarium from the Foundation makes it possible to bring in a nationally recognized speaker on a topic of interest to the 300 perinatal professionals in attendance.
View list of recent Thomas A. Leonard, MD, Memorial lecturers
Donate to the Thomas A. Leonard, MD, Memorial Lecture Fund
- Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC)
The Perinatal Foundation identifies opportunities to support better perinatal health outcomes. Since 1985, the Foundation has funded a number of innovative projects and initiatives, including:
Baby Steps/Pasitos de Bebé
Fetal Monitoring Education Program
Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy
Perinatal Mood Disorders
Regional Forum Series
Annual Reports: The Perinatal Foundation issues Annual Reports, which include its accomplishments and its financial status. To access archived reports, click on a link to view the desired reports:
- Foundation 2015 Annual Report
- Foundation 2014 Annual Report
- Foundation 2013 Annual Report
- Foundation 2012 Annual Report
- Foundation 2011 Annual Report
- Foundation 2010 Annual Report
- Foundation 2009 Annual Report
- Foundation 2008 Annual Report
- Foundation 2007 Annual Report
- Foundation 2006 Annual Report
Twice a year the Foundation publishes a newsletter to update donors about its activities and news.
To access newsletter archives, click on the desired newsletter.
- Winter 2016
- Summer 2015
- Winter 2015
- Summer 2014
- Winter 2014
- Summer 2013
- Winter 2013
- Summer 2012
- Winter 2012
- Summer 2011
- Winter 2011
- Summer 2010
- Summer 2009
Did you know?
Over 45 students and their children have benefited from the financial support provided by the Myrtle Bahm Leonard Memorial Scholarship.