Dr. C. Christopher Wallace Endowment Funds

 A native of Brooklyn, Dr. C. Christopher Wallace received his medical degree from Georgetown University in 1974 and completed his residency training at U.W. Madison. He came to the Fox Valley in 1977 to begin practicing family medicine with Medical Arts Clinic, which he continued for 15 years. Dr. Wallace was one of the prime movers in the 1989 merger of Medical Arts Clinic and Nicolet Clinic which was then renamed La Salle. He was elected the first chairman of the board of the new corporation and continued in that role until 1993. In 1991, Dr. Wallace shifted his focus to administrative work full-time when he was elected president of La Salle. He was instrumental in the formation of the integrated delivery network, Network Health System, Inc., that evolved into Affinity Health System. During his tenure as president, La Salle Clinic grew from 90 to 150 physicians and psychologists and become one of the largest multi-disciplinary group practices in Wisconsin.

Cancer took Dr. Wallace from his family, friends and colleagues much too early, claiming him in 1994 at the age of 46.  Dr. Wallace's legacy in the community lives on through the many organzations and individuals he touched.

In his honor, the Dr. C. Christopher Wallace Physician Fund was established in 1995 through a generous gift from Network Health System Inc. The fund supports costs associated with Affinity Health System  physicians, Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) traveling to third-world countries on medical missions or to attend retreats which enable the physician to reflect upon their feelings on why they chose to go into the medical healing field.

The Dr. C. Christopher Wallace Memorial Fund was established in 1995 through a generous bequest from the estate of Dr. C. Christopher Wallace. The fund supports costs associated with Affinity Health System employees traveling to third-world countries on medical missions.

Grant applications need to be postmarked or received by November 1 of each year. Dr. C. Christopher Wallace Endowment Fund Criteria and Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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