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Ways to Give

Thank you for choosing Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center for your care! Your contributions further our mission and play a vital role in making Avera McKennan a valuable community hospital.

Planned Giving

In addition to a variety of reasons to give, there are many different ways to give. While many people make charitable gifts in the form of cash or checks, more and more people are making donations through the following methods because they find them practical and affordable.

What You Can Give:

Ways You Can Give:

  • Will or Estate Plans Remember the foundation in your will or estate plans, either identifying a specific amount or a percentage of the residual.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Endowments
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Deferred Gift Annuities


Charitable giving is an important tradition for many people. Making gifts for the benefit of others offers a wonderful way to affirm personal values and priorities. Creating an endowment also ensures security for the future and allows our generous donors to support areas where they are most passionate.

Ways You Can Give:

When you endow a fund, you may name it after yourself, or you may name it to honor and pay tribute to mentors or loved ones.

You may establish an endowed fund in several ways:

Giving Clubs

We invite you to be part of our family of care through your financial gifts, volunteering your time, or lifting us up in prayer. With your generous help, we can continue to meet the needs of those we serve.


Founders create a lasting legacy through planned gifts such as bequests, charitable annuities, life insurance, trusts, real estate, stocks, or bonds.

Stewardship Society

Donors of cumulative gifts of $10,000 or more are recognized as members of our Stewardship Society.

Hospitality Council

Membership in the Hospitality Council is extended to those who make a commitment of $10,000 or more, payable over 10 years and demonstrate through their own lives the virtues and healing benefits of hospitality.

Circle of Compassion

Membership in the Circle of Compassion is extended to those who pledge $2,500 or more, payable up to 5 years.

Donate Online

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.

Make a Gift Today

Avera McKennan Foundation

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

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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