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GRHS Foundation

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

Purpose and History

Our Foundation is grateful for the support of those who pass through the doors of Glacial Ridge Hospital and the entire health system. Their philanthropy has strengthened the ability of the Foundation to assist the Hospital in meeting the growing needs of our communities.

The Foundation advances the mission of Glacial Ridge Hospital: to provide high quality services which enhance the quality of life and promote healthy lifestyles for our patients, clients, employees, organization and communities. The purpose of the Glacial Ridge Hospital Foundation is to secure private support and manage financial resources gained through voluntary giving for special projects of the Glacial Ridge Hospital.

The Glacial Ridge Hospital Foundation was established in April 1986 by five of the Hospital Board of Directors. Our Directors are dedicated individuals who voluntarily give their time and resources.

They share a common interest in quality health care for our communities and independent living for seniors. In addition to securing private, financial resources, the Foundation manages the Ridgewood Villa, a 29 unit, independent senior living apartment building across from the hospital. An expansion of the Ridgewood Villa is underway and in the fall of 2016, 30 additional rental units will be available for adults 55 and better. Many new services are being added as well.

How can I donate?

Private giving is the catalyst that helps make it possible for the Hospital to transform lives and sustain its mission. There are many ways to give that not only help support the mission of the hospital, but also contribute to your own personal and financial goals. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. Your gift is tax-deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes under the existing laws of the IRS. We thank those who honor the philanthropic spirit and the health of our communities through their gifts to the Glacial Ridge Hospital Foundation.

For more information please contact Kirk Stensrud, Chief Executive Officer, at 320.634.4521 or kirk.stensrud@glacialridge.org.

Click here to make a gift to the Foundation (PDF).

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