Veterans and their families founded the Magnus Veterans Foundation, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization’s founders have 125 years of combined military service, most of which within Special Operations Forces.
Our dedicated team understands the profound impact that war and military service has on veterans and their families. They include physicians, licensed professionals, veteran families, community leaders, and military service advocates.
We pledged to devote our professions and leadership to the Magnus Mission.
Heal and honor our veterans and their families through community fellowship and a comprehensive approach to restoring the body, heart, mind, and spirit.
Fully restore the Warrior Spirit by bridging the gap between those who serve and those whom they serve.
Shawn Alderman, M.D.
MVF Founder and President
U.S. Army Special Forces Lt. Col. (retired) and Family Physician, Group Surgeon for 5th Special Forces Group – 31 years of service time. As our highest-ranking executive, Alderman’s dynamic personality, powerful vision and exuberant drive lead the foundation. He serves as a Physician to our Magnus Members; he speaks publicly to enlist audiences of veterans, corporations, government entities, and organizations to our mission; he manages the foundation’s resources and sets long and short-term strategies for Magnus’ success.
Isaac Engholm, D.O.
MVWC Medical Director
USAF 2008-2019, T-38 Fighter Jet Pilot, Family Physician, Chief of Aerospace Medicine. Engholm is responsible for the MVWC leadership and daily operations of the healthcare clinic, including laws and regulations. He recruits and engages with professionals to staff our Magnus Five Performance Pillar team, and he serves as a Physician to our Magnus Members. His reserved persona demonstrates strength in calm step-by-step problem-solving which our members and staff respect.
Chief Operations Officer
Bridget brings management experience with goal driven focus of our strategic vision to oversee the daily operations of the Magnus Veterans Wellness Campus. Her smile and energy are often the first to engage with the visiting community, donors, contractors, and volunteers. Through campus interaction with our veteran’s and their family’s needs she magnifies the Magnus Mission and keeps the hum of the campus running and looking stellar.
Our Future Together
The Magnus Veterans Foundation will research, organize, and develop facilities and resources that specialize in veteran health and optimize veteran performance. Our facilities and partnerships will go well beyond traditional primary care services by focusing on the whole person (physical, spiritual, psychological, and social) to achieve individualized performance goals. We will close the gap between those who go to war and those who send them by creating unique veteran-community collaborative engagement opportunities.
Our First Order of Business
The Magnus Veterans Wellness Campus (MVWC), the most comprehensive approach to Veteran and Veteran Family health and wellness to date, as the first order of business, opened its doors on June 1, 2021. The campus property and staff serve veterans and immediate family individuals who are interested in optimizing their own personal health and performance. The MVWC is on the grounds of a serene and beautiful estate in Dayton, MN. The campus includes a medical and psychological health clinic, a gym with Life Fitness equipment, mindfulness and artistic spaces. On-going fundraising community engagement venues are designed to support MVWC memberships and bring members and the surrounding communties together. Our professional staff provide our Five Performance Pillar programming while volunteers are the building blocks to fully connect the community with the people who have served our country. Magnus not only provides exemplary life-saving care for the members who need it, we also get to know all of our members to create an atmosphere of inclusion with a sense of belonging to celebrate all those who have honorably served our country, Vet and family. We are uniquely – Magnus.