The Foundation provides opportunity for charitable giving that will be used to enhance patient care through expanded services, upgraded equipment, professional health care education, and community health.
The foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation and a part of the Redwood Area Communities Foundation.
Foundation Giving Tree
The Redwood Area Hospital Foundation Tree is located in the hospital’s main lobby. The trees many gold colored “leaves” can be purchased through an accumulated donation of $5,000 or more. “Stones” are placed under the tree for accumulated donations of $10,000 or more.
Gifts of all sizes and types are important to help the Foundation achieve our goals. Whether you are a happy patient or making financial plans for your future, we thank you for remembering Redwood Area Hospital Foundation.
Gifts may be given to the Foundation in memory of, or to honor a family member or friend. Grateful patients may also choose to give a gift honoring the healthcare team that cared for them during their stay.
Gifts of Cash
An easy way to make a gift is through cash, check or credit card. Your gift may be “undesignated” or “designated for a specific department or project,” and is tax deductible.
Donations can be made by credit card through GiveMN.org. Click HERE to be redirected to the foundation’s GiveMN page.
Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift when you make a charitable donation. You may be able to double your gift to the Foundation.
Long Term Securities
While cash is the most popular form of charitable gift, gifts of stocks or bonds can be attractive because of the tax benefits they may bring.
If you own securities that have appreciated in value over time, you may owe a substantial capital gains tax if you sell them. But, if you use such assets to fund a charitable gift, you may completely avoid the capital gains tax while enjoying a federal income tax deduction for the full value of the securities. You also may be able to make larger gifts than you thought possible.
A charitable planned gift is an easy way to leave a legacy of caring for generations to come. It allows you to reduce or eliminate gift, estate, capital gains and income taxes on the funds you give for the charitable purposes. You may give a gift through your will, life income plans, beneficiary designation, insurance, property and/or trusts.
Through the gift of an endowment, you may make a gift and restrict the use to earnings of the initial principal, allowing your gift to continue to grow and give into the future.
Gifts of every size are very important to us and much appreciated. Please contact Karen Melges, foundation director, for more information at 507-637-4668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By making a donation with this online form, your gift will be dispersed to us through GiveMN–Powered by Razoo.
Board of Directors (all volunteers)
- President: Blair Anderson
- Vice President: Robert “Bob” Plaetz
- Treasurer: Bryan Lydick
- Secretary: Deb Schramm
- Karen Fox
- Pat Hansen
- Carol Jacoby
- Chico Jensen
- Maydra Maas
- Leon Plaetz
- Marilyn Scott
- Ted Suss
- Sue Tauer
- Wayne Weber
The Foundation board values the education of our young people and the impact it can have on our community. The board wants to ensure that graduates are given financial support to pursue their dreams and goals of working in a healthcare career.
Each year, one graduating senior from Redwood Valley High School, and one graduating senior from Wabasso, Cedar Mountain or Red Rock Central High Schools is awarded a $500 scholarship by the Redwood Area Hospital Foundation.
To be considered for the scholarship the applicant must be a graduating high school senior pursuing a health care career; have a GPA of 3.0 or better; display leadership in the school and community; and include an essay explaining why they are pursuing a health care career. Applications are available at the participating high school offices.
Donations made from December 18, 2015 – January 29, 2016
|In Memory of||Donors|
|Florence Anderson||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Lewis Bernardy||Bernadine Pistulka|
|Charles Bethke||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Charles Bethke||Richard & Vianne Engwall|
|Charles Bethke||Elva Bethke|
|Charles Bethke||Audrey Wells|
|Roger Blumhoeffer||Joyce McKay|
|James Dallenbach||Arthur & Alice Maas|
|James Dallenbach||Kelly Rohlik|
|James Dallenbach||Bryon & Linda Berndt|
|LaDonna Domeier||Dale & Jean Domeier|
|Lee Dreier||Lee & Ruth Dreier|
|George Dresow||Joyce McKay|
|Adelia Ellig||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Allen Engstrom||Gary & Shannon Marotzke|
|Delores Friton||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Kevin Gegner||Leon & Mary Peterson|
|Miles Gladitsch||Daniel & Jolene Henriksen|
|Miles Gladitsch||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Miles Gladitsch||Shirley Gladitsch|
|Miles Gladitsch||Douglas & Ione Parsons|
|Orland Grannes||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Orland Grannes||Betty Miller|
|Orland Grannes||Tom & Delores Johnson|
|Casper Green||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Casper Green||Ronald & Sandra Mannz|
|Bernard Hagert||Mary Ann Gray|
|Bernard Hagert||Donald & Veronica Frank|
|Bernard Hagert||Lisa Jensen|
|Bernard Hagert||Ramona Warner|
|Jack Helmer||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|David Hock||Maynard & Joyce Nolting|
|Glen Hoffman||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Glen Hoffman||James & Ellen Nester|
|Glen Hoffman||Nancy Kissner|
|Glen Hoffman||Susan Nelson|
|Kevin Hoffman||Rodney & Joy Hoffman|
|Carol Hutchinson||Family Cancer Ride Hutchinson|
|June Hutchinson||Family Cancer Ride Hutchinson|
|Bernice Johnson||Gregory Johnson|
|David Johnson||Gregory Johnson|
|Angela Kinney||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Phyllis Larson||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Milton Marquardt||Douglas & Ione Parsons|
|Milton Marquardt||Floyd & Joyce Hoffbeck|
|Milton Marquardt||Virginia Landkammer|
|Milton Marquardt||Dorothy Marquardt|
|Scott Martin||Tami & Jordane Martin|
|Stan Moritz||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Gladys Morley||Harry & Cheryl Davis|
|Lillian Kenneth Ose||David & Marlene Kosel|
|Lee Potter||James & Martha Schewe|
|Lee Potter||Lee & Natalie Potter|
|Leslie Prescott||Brenda Prescott|
|Shirley Radel||Richard & Jan Ellingworth|
|Shirley Radel||Clete Grossman|
|Shirley Radel||Scott & Tina Hanna|
|Shirley Radel||Dave & Susan Homan|
|Shirley Radel||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Shirley Radel||James & Bernadine Senst|
|Shirley Radel||Stan & Wendy Rohlik|
|Shirley Radel||Tom & Cindy Piche|
|Shirley Radel||Roger & Sandra Swartz|
|Shirley Radel||Maxine Knudson|
|Shirley Radel||Kim & Marlo Sander|
|Shirley Radel||Russell & Phyllis Manthei|
|Shirley Radel||Shirley Family Radel|
|Shirley Radel||Susan Nelson|
|Shirley Radel||Bernadine Pistulka|
|Shirley Radel||Janice Potter|
|Shirley Radel||Kelly Rohlik|
|Laura Schnobrich||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Bernard Schultz||Jeanette Lothert-Cornell|
|Bernard Schultz||Richard & Lois Rebstock,|
|Bernard Schultz||Ken & Faith Johnson|
|Bernard Schultz||Lyle & Karen Greenslit|
|Bernard Schultz||Bernard Family & Schultz|
|Michael Straumann||Russell & Phyllis Manthei|
|Loree Swigart||Loran & Deb Kaardal|
|Cyrilla Turbes||Jean Frank|
|James Turbes||Jean Frank|
|Kay Walberg||Russell & Phyllis Manthei|
|Kay Walberg||Alicia Christenson|
|Richard Wesely||Robert Wesely|
|Richard Whelan||LouAnn Gunderson|
|Esther Willhite||Michael & Jolene Panitzke|
|Esther Willhite||Marvin & Judy Penske|
|Esther Willhite||Mary Rue|
Karen Melges, Foundation Director
Jodi Bunting, Administrative Assistant