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Funding Priorities

Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center

When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, the questions, concerns and side effects of treatment don’t stop after hours or on the weekends. Neither should your cancer care. To ensure this vital resource remain available to you and your loved ones free of charge, the Avera McKennan Foundation relies on philanthropic support to sustain services. Learn more about the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center and make a gift online.

Walsh Family Village

Thanks to support from the community, the Walsh Family Village opened in 2008 as part of an on-campus lodging project. Your gifts provide a shoulder to cry on, a caring soul to share their pain, a homemade meal and a quiet room to call their home. The Walsh Family Village is available to its guests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Generosity from partners like you secure the financial support needed to continue providing this community service. Learn more about the Walsh Family Village and make a gift online.

Avera Addiction Care Center

The new Avera Addiction Care Center provides a safe, confidential and comfortable environment where healthy recovery is the focus for all patients. Learn more about the state-of-the-art facility and make a gift online.

Caring for Community: Campaign for Dougherty Hospice House Endowment

The comforts of hospice care provided at the Dougherty Hospice House give peace of mind to families with loved ones facing life's end. Located on the Avera Prince of Peace campus, the Dougherty Hospice House provides comforting, familiar surroundings for patients and loved ones. To ensure the future needs and financial stability for years to come, an endowment campaign was launched to provide the budgetary support needed. Learn more and see your gifts in action.

Transforming Cancer Care through Precision Oncology

Time is critical when treating cancer. Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, the researchers at the Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology are working to provide answers as quickly as possible. With your help, the Avera Cancer Institute hopes to provide every patient with the personalized cancer treatment needed for the best outcome. Learn more about the Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology. 

Little Footprints, Big Hearts

In light of advancing technology and care practices, as well as the growth of programs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the foundation launched the Little Footprints, Big Hearts: Campaign for Avera NICU to construct an updated facility within Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. Learn about the NICU at Avera Children's Hospital.

Employee Giving Campaign

The Employee Giving Campaign is an opportunity for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center employees to make a financial contribution to the hospital community. All funds go towards furthering the mission of Avera and supporting its patients and staff. Learn more about this year's campaign and make a pledge today.

Focus on Faith

Through the Caring for Community: Focus on Faith chapel campaign, our goal is to offer an exceptional retirement living experience with direct access to faith, care and quality features. Learn about the chapel at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community

Avera Family Wellness Program

Unique in the nation, Avera Family Wellness Program has the potential to change many lives-by limiting the suffering caused by behavioral disorders. The program combines genetic and environmental principles with an aim toward health and wellness in children, families and communities. Learn about the Avera Family Wellness Program and make an online gift.

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Every gift to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center furthers our mission to provide the best quality care to patients and their families while remaining dedicated to serving our local community by providing care to all, regardless of ability to pay. You can be part of our healing ministry through your gift.

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Avera McKennan Foundation

P.O. Box 5045
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045
Phone: 605-322-8900
Fax: 605-322-8905

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