Giving

Donate OnlineWinneshiek Medical Center has been caring for you, your family and neighbors for more than 100 years. And we will continue to do so.

But when it comes to financing special projects to improve technology and to increase the variety of services offered locally, we need your help. The rapid changes in rural health care require medical centers to seek private funds for capital growth and replacement of equipment, educational opportunities for staff, the purchase of new technology and more.

Donate Online to the WMC Foundation

Annual Fund

Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation offers an opportunity to give unrestricted gifts through the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund supports patient education initiatives, technology updates, and efforts to recruit and retain knowledgeable and caring staff.

This year’s goal is to raise over $100,000 to support the growth and outreach of Winneshiek Medical Center’s Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department. Monetary gifts will allow for WMC to expand therapy space, update the cardiac rehab monitoring system and purchasing new equipment.  Learn more.

Endowment

The Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation has two endowment funds with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. These permanent funds support the ongoing needs of the work at the Winneshiek Medical Center.  Contributions to our endowment funds are eligible for a 25% state tax credit in addition to the federal tax deductions.

Planned Giving

Read our Planned Giving brochure.

The most common forms of giving are annual gifts of cash or securities. Planned gifts provide donors with a way to make larger gifts than they thought possible.

Many gift-giving tools help fulfill charitable wishes while enhancing the donor’s or their loved ones’ financial security. Types of planned gifts include bequests, life income gifts (such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts), retirement plans and life insurance.

Will or Trust Bequest
A bequest through a person’s will or trust is a simple, yet effective, way of providing a gift to the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation after a person’s death.  The bequest may be a fixed dollar amount, a bequest of specific property, a bequest of a specific percentage of a person’s estate, or a bequest of the residue of a person’s estate.

Gifting through Retirement Plans
If individuals find themselves with large retirement plan assets and large IRAs, there are various charitable gifting opportunities.  If the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation is named as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or IRA, the assets will come to the Foundation after the retiree or retiree spouse’s death with minimal estate and income tax reductions.

Gifts of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance can provide a significant charitable deduction.  You could purchase a new policy or donate a policy that you currently own, and designate us as a beneficiary of the life insurance policy.  Check with your insurance agent for details.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust is a special trust that pays income to family members.  After all the income payments are made, the remainder is distributed to qualified charities such as the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation.

Matching Gifts
Many employers have matching gift programs through which a gift to the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation can be multiplied.  This is an excellent way of increasing your support.

You can also email foundation@winmedical.org to receive more information about estate planning, bequests, retirement assets and much more. Consult your personal financial planner or estate advisor for independent advice.

Foundation Board

The Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation Board is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time, knowledge, compassion and resources toward our commitment to serving the health care needs of our patients.

Foundation Board Members:

Chris Redenius, President
Dan Ryan, Vice President
Joetta Redlin, Sec./Treasurer
Keri Bodensteiner
Jim Burns
Kerbie Dahlen
Marcia Gullickson
Mike Huinker
Heidi Miller-Olinger
Elise Mullen
Brad Orvis, M.D.
Richard Gaard

Lora Friest, Board of Trustees Representative
Steve Slessor, WMC Chief Administrative Officer (Ex officio)
Holly Kanengieter, WMC Foundation Coordinator

Contact the WMC Foundation

We would be happy to meet with you to discuss opportunities to support the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation. Contact the Foundation office at 563-387-3129 to arrange a time convenient for you.

Send us an email: foundation@winmedical.org

Read the latest newsletters from the Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation.

Fall 2021 Community Heartbeat

Spring 2021 Foundation Donor List – Online Copy

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