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Promoting Excellence in Perinatal Health Care

Our vision: To promote excellence in perinatal health care

About the Perinatal Foundation

Established in 1985, the Perinatal Foundation funds priorities to advance excellence in perinatal health care. We’re proud to support the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, and share the desire to improve the health of moms and birthing people, infants, and families in Wisconsin. We’re committed to supporting our dedicated perinatal professionals throughout their career. 


From Elizabeth, mama to Miriam and Hannah

“Without a doubt, the scholarship allowed me to continue my degree and finish – hands down!”

From Jessica, mama to Lincoln and Sawyer

“I would like to express my gratitude for your support of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Nursing Program, and for awarding a nursing student the Myrtle Bahm Leonard Scholarship. Deciding to continue my education and taking on the financial stress of obtaining my Doctorate in Nursing were huge decisions. I cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided me in lightening the financial obligations through your generous scholarship to assist with daycare expenses…I am finally on my way to fulfilling my career goal that I had started over ten years ago; what an amazing feeling. Thank you again for the generous scholarship. Thank you for believing in nurses, and an upcoming nurse practitioner. My family and I are so very thankful.”

From Sara, mama to Melissa and Jessica:

“Without this scholarship, I would have missed my girls more and they would have missed me.”

Support for WAPC

The Perinatal Foundation is proud to support programs, events, and speakers that help further our mission to improve outcomes for birthing people and families.

Thomas A. Leonard Memorial Lecture

Thomas A. Leonard was the driving force behind the formation of the Perinatal Foundation and was a highly respected obstetrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to bringing awareness to innovative topics in perinatal healthcare, this lecture helps realize the Perinatal Foundation’s original mission of bringing education to more professionals and providers.