Your gifts to the Lakewood Health System Foundation will help fulfill healthcare needs in our hospital and in the communities we serve -- enriching lives every day.
The Lakewood Health System Foundation was established by the Lakewood Health System Board of Directors in 1994. The Foundation is in the hands of the Endowment Board which consists of eight volunteer community representatives, two Lakewood physicians, the president of the governing board, and the president of Lakewood Health System.
The well-being of our communities is our focus. With your support, Lakewood Health System is able to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors - providing the best possible care today, and into the future. Through our hospital, clinics, senior housing, and Care Center along with our programs such as Home Care, Hospice, Palliative Care, support groups, and educational opportunities, Lakewood Health System Foundation is able to impact thousands of lives. We work closely with volunteers, physicians, staff, community members, and neighbors to keep our products and services current and cost-effective, and our communities happy and healthy.
With your help, we pledge to continue to make a difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and loved ones. Thank you for your support!
DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION ONLINE
The Foundation holds a number of events throughout the year to encourage charitable gifts in support of community health-related projects. Events include:
The Dinner Auction is an annual event to raise needed funds for the foundation and the great projects it supports. Each year, the Foundation grants dollars for health related projects/programs to businesses, schools, and organizations and our hospital needs.
The annual Foundation Golf Classic is held at the Vintage Golf Course in Staples every August. Teams play 18 holes, with an afternoon tee time. All funds raised go towards healthcare needs in our hospital and our communities we serve.
Seasons of Lights
Presented by the Lakewood Health System Foundation and Hospice Program, the lighting ceremony is a meaningful way for families and friends to pay tribute to the memory of a special loved one or honor someone living by purchasing a light for the memorial tree. Contributions benefit our Hospice Program. This event is held the first week in December each year. It is held in two separate locations because our Hospice Program reaches out to such a wide service area.
Lakewood Health System is an integral part of our community and economic development, and the Lakewood Foundation exists to ensure that our communities continue to thrive and grow. Gifts from supporters like you enable us to provide vital services far beyond what we are reimbursed for, and help us fulfill our mission of improving the health of all members of our communities we serve.
Thank you for your generosity!
EASY ONLINE GIVING
With a credit card and a few simple clicks, you can make a secure and convenient donation right now. You can designate your online gift to the area or program of your choice:
Aging Gracefully/Hospice: Hospice, Palliative Care, Care Center & Support Groups
Cancer Care: Chemotherapy, support and care
Children and Youth: Helmets Worth Wearing, Reach Out and Read & 5210 Healthy Eating
Education: Patient Notebooks, Nursing Scholarships & Trainings
Health: Choose Health Food Shelf, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity & Mental Health
Serenity Garden: Honoring loved ones
Women's Health: Infertility program, Health Screenings for Women & Support programs
Mission: Grateful giving in honor of Nurse, Doctor or Staff member
Capital campaign and/or equipment: Expansion and/or improvement to LHS
OTHER GIVING OPTIONS
We provide a variety of other options to fit your specific giving needs or situation:
Planned Giving - When planning a future gift, it’s sometimes difficult to determine what size donation will make sense. Including a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate’s value fluctuates over the years.
Living Will - It's pretty simple to add a few sentences to your will or trust . The specific bequest language for Lakewood Foundation is: “I (name), of (city, state, zip), give, devise and bequeath to Lakewood Health System Foundation (written amount or % of estate or description of property) for its unrestricted use and purpose”
Stock, Real Estate or Personal Property - You can give to the Foundation by transferring stocks, assets or investments, or by donating personal property and /or real estate.
Honor & Remember Loved Ones - Honor your family and friends on special occasions, wish for a speedy recovery, or express your condolences. All donations are acknowledged to the individual or family you are honoring.
24th ANNUAL LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION DINNER AUCTION - APRIL 7, 2017
The theme of the Lakewood Health System Foundation’s 24th Annual Dinner Auction is “Suite Fiesta.” This year’s dinner auction will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017, and proceeds raised will help fund the renovation of two respite/hospice rooms at Lakewood Pines senior assisted living facility. The Foundation has set a goal to raise $40,000 for this project.
These “Suite Time Away” rooms will provide care for loved ones, which will offer a safe, comfortable place for the loved ones of caregivers in our community. This will in turn give those caregivers an opportunity to rest and take a break without worry.
If you would like additional information, please contact Becki Lonnquist at 218-894-8508, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hear from patients and their families every day about the exceptional, compassionate care they’ve received from providers and nurses, nutrition and housekeeping staff, and various other staff members at Lakewood Health System.
Our Grateful Patient program provides a way for patients to publicly thank those who’ve given them care, and, if they so choose, financially support the programs and services at Lakewood with a monetary donation.
By filling out the form, you can share with us the great care and service you've experienced.
And if you’d like to show your appreciation to those who gave you care, a donation in their honor is a great way to say ‘thank you’. To donate, click on the link at the bottom of the page. (Please click the 'Grateful Patient' bubble under the 'Designation' header on the form.)
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