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Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways you can make a gift to LWDHF. By supporting LWDHF through financial donations, planned giving, event sponsorship, hosting an event, or volunteering, you are helping provide quality medical care to your family, your friends and your community.

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In Memory Donations

A memorial gift to LWDHF is a meaningful way to remember your loved ones.

Family and friends have an opportunity to donate towards a tribute set up as a memorial fund. Memorial gifts are recognized on our Donor Board when accumulated donations for the fund reach $1,000.

You can choose to designate your gift to the area of greatest need, or to  a specific department of care at LWDH.

All memorial gifts generate a tribute acknowledgement card which we send to the family or next of kin. Acknowledgement cards are processed according to the donor’s request.

Become a Monthly Donor

Choose to make a difference today by becoming a Monthly Donor!

Many supporters of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation have joined our Monthly Giving Program to help us help your hospital.  For as little as $5 per month, you too can have a significant impact on ensuring quality medcial care remains available at your hospital!

Imagine the possibilities if 1000 donors gave $25 per month-that’s an extra $300,000 per year for your hospital! There is strength in numbers!

  • It is very easy and convenient for you to contribute monthly!  Your monthly gift is made automatically either by a credit card or directly from your bank account.
  • You can choose where to direct your funds.  You can direct your monthly gifts to the Area of Greatest Need, or to a specific department of care at LWDH.
  • Your gifts are tax deductible!  In January of each year, you will receive your tax receipt for your previous year’s contributions.

LWDHF appreciates your commitment to your hospital and are happy to work with you in creating a payment schedule that works for you.

Make a Pledge or a Bequest

Pledges allow us to more accurately prepare our budget for medical equipment by knowing your commitment of future donations.  You can pledge any amount, and set up a payment schedule that works for you.  While the majority of Pledge commitments go to our greatest needs, some donors choose to purchase an entire piece of equipment through their Pledge. Please see LWDH Wish List for current equipment needs; or, contact us directly to discuss your intent.

Your pledge payments can be over any specified period of time (weeks, months, years) and consist of 2 or more payments until your Pledge is fulfilled.

Please contact us to make your Pledge commitment today.

Planned Giving (Bequests)

Including LWDHF in your will ensures your support for a cause you care about will continue even after you’re gone. Unrestricted planned giving gifts allow 50% to be used for immediate needs.  The remaining 50% will be placed in our Endowment Fund where it will continue to give back to LWDHF for generations.  You can also take comfort in knowing that your gift to LWDHF will lesson the tax burden on your loved ones when transferring your estate.

Here are some planned giving alternatives that can make a difference for your hospital:

  • Making a bequest in your will
  • Donating Stocks
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Donating RSP’s or RIF’s
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

Like all strategies that affect your estate, charitable gift planning involves many choices and requires much thought. When contemplating a planned gift to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, please discuss your matters with your family and your tax adviser or investment professional.