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Avera Marshall Foundation

Avera Marshall is committed to providing the highest quality, compassionate, cost-effective health care possible. To continue to provide this level of care to the region, we need the help and support of the community we serve. The Avera Marshall Foundation was created to provide an additional source of financial support for the hospital and long term care facility

Every contribution is important to us as we continue to serve the health needs of those you know and love. A gift to the Foundation is a simple, effective way to express your support for the medical center and help insure that the health care you have enjoyed and appreciated during your lifetime will be there for generations to come.

All gifts to the Foundation are used to enhance the scope of services, educational programs and expansion of existing facilities. You as a donor can decide where you would like your dollars to be used.

Ways to Support the Foundation

There are many ways to support Avera Marshall. As you make financial plans for your future, please remember the Avera Marshall Foundation.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are a special way to recognize a family member, co-worker or other person who has touched your life. It is an expression of your love and appreciation for the life you shared together, or a way to celebrate the difference this special person made in your life.

Honor Gifts

Honor gifts are a way to recognize a special event or special person in your life. It may be the birth of a child or grandchild... the birthday of your father who has everything... a special anniversary... or any other occasion for which you are thankful.

Grateful Patient

In recognition of the excellent care from our health care team, many patients want to give something back in honor of those who cared for them.

When you make a gift contribution, notification will be sent to the person or family you designate, without mentioning the amount of your gift. You will also receive acknowledgement of your gift.

Cash Gift

Make an outright gift for any amount in cash, check or credit card. Designate where you would like your gift to be used.

Gifts by Will or Living Trust

A bequest is the most traditional way to provide important help for worthwhile causes. With a gift through your will or living trust, you retain full use of your gift property during your lifetime.

Life Insurance

You can name Avera Marshall Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance. You can do so by contacting your insurance company.


You can magnify your support by giving stocks or other assets that have (a) gone up in value, and (b) been owned by you for more than 12 months.

Real Estate

Congress has created special incentives to encourage giving gifts of real estate.

  • Reduced income, estate and property taxes
  • Lower insurance and upkeep costs
  • Avoidance of capital-gains taxes
  • Financial security for loved ones
  • Increased lifetime income
  • Continued use of the contributed property during your life

Where to Designate your Gifts

You may designate your gift to any of the following areas:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cancer Care
  • Caring for Life (Area of Greatest Need)
  • eICU / Critical Care
  • Employee Crisis
  • Endowment Fund
  • Mission
  • Morningside Heights Care Center
  • N. Ben Weiner Scholarship
  • Women's Health

Pillar of Hope

The Avera Marshall Foundation Pillar of Hope is the donor recognition area located across from the chapel. It is a tribute to the generosity of our donors and recognizes contributions of $1,000 or more.

Levels of Giving
  • $1,000,000 or more: Visionary
  • $500,000: Advocate
  • $250,000: Champion
  • $100,000: Humanitarian
  • $50,000: Philanthropist
  • $25,000: Benefactor
  • $10,000: Fellow
  • $5,000: Leader
  • $1,000: Patron

Board of Directors

Avera Marshall Foundation is a 501 (c)3, governed by a dedicated committee who assist in fundraising activities with a responsibility toward development of philanthropic support for the mission, vision and goals of Avera Marshall. Members include:

  • Christopher Foley
  • Jim Fuhrmann
  • Kris Gruhot, Vice Chair
  • Sandy Nuytten
  • Randy Serreyn
  • Jeff Stenerson
  • Janet Vandendriessche
  • Fred Weiner
  • Bonna Fischer
  • George Jorgensen

Home for Hope

Support Home for Hope

Home for Hope is a home-away-from-home that provides hope and the ability to make the most of every moment together.

Please, give today.

Make a Donation

For more information on ways you can support the Foundation's efforts, call us at 507-537-9145 or online.

Donate Online

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