Giving to Lakeview Health Foundation

However you’d like to get involved, we appreciate your support of better health and well-being here in the St. Croix Valley.

Donors like you empower us to achieve our mission and realize our vision. The work we do and the lives we touch are made possible only through your partnership. Thank you.

From making a donation after lifesaving care to volunteering your time or helping to cover prescription costs for people in need, there are many ways to give to the Lakeview Health Foundation and our community.

Why we gave

People who donate to the Lakeview Health Foundation have been moved by many different life experiences. These patients, families and providers all see the value in giving back to their community.

Dave’s story: giving back after a cancer diagnosis

In 2018, Dave Curley was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and received cancer treatment at Lakeview. He and his wife Sue were so moved by the care they received at Lakeview that they decided to make a donation to the Foundation.

At our Annual Lakeview Health Foundation Gala, they found themselves with many things to celebrate – including another birthday and another year of marriage. “Not every cancer patient gets that privilege,” Dave said. Dave and Sue donated to the Foundation as a birthday and anniversary gift to each other.

Dave and Sue’s gift supports the Lakeview Oncology & Infusion Center, helping to provide equipment and facilities that enhance our patients’ journeys with a healing and comfortable environment.

Jean’s story: a heroic life, a lasting legacy

In 2019, Stillwater lost a legend – 100-year-old Jean DesCurtins. A veteran of World War II, Jean was a U.S. Army private first class with the heavy-weapons Company D, serving in six battles and 14 engagements in North Africa and Italy. He was a member of the A&D Last Man’s Club, a group of 180 Stillwater area infantrymen who were deployed just months before the start of the war.

Jean was a lifelong Stillwater resident and enthusiastic community supporter. His legacy will live on through the countless stories he was famous for sharing, as well as through his philanthropy.

Before Jean passed away, he arranged for a significant estate gift to benefit Lakeview Health Foundation. With this gift, he has been inducted into the foundation’s Cedar Bend Society, which honors donors who include the foundation in their estate.

Nichole’s story: a nurse who sees the benefit to her community

As a nurse manager of Critical Care Services, Nichole Lunde has seen firsthand how patients who desperately need medications sometimes cannot afford them, and how services like music therapy, massage and aromatherapy can have positive effects on patients’ lives.

Nichole gains peace of mind in knowing that her donation through our Employee Giving campaign goes directly to help patients. By giving locally, she has the opportunity to see just how much giving back can help the care team at Lakeview go the extra mile for patients – caring for the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

Bill and Tina’s story: giving back for COVID-19 relief

Bill and Tina Emison always found ways to give back to their community. When the community faced a global pandemic, the couple donated $275,000 to hospitals across the St. Croix Valley, with $123,000 directed toward Lakeview Hospital. The money was used to purchase ventilators and other life-sustaining equipment.

More ways to support Lakeview Health Foundation Healing Through Gratitude

Are you looking for a way to thank a staff member who made your experience better? Whether you’re thankful for a successful lifesaving procedure or an extraordinary moment of kindness, our Healing Through Gratitude program provides you with an opportunity to say thank you to a staff member by supporting Lakeview Health Foundation.

Your gift helps our teams at Lakeview Hospital and HealthPartners Clinic in Stillwater and Somerset provide the best care to everyone who comes through our doors. Here are some ways you can say thanks:

  • Advocate: Share your story with other individuals and families.
  • Contribute: Make a financial contribution in honor of a special doctor or nurse. Designate a gift today.
  • Volunteer: Put your skills to use helping others and becoming a volunteer. Call us at 651-430-8522 to learn more and get started.
Personalize a paver in the healing garden

The Lakeview Healing Garden is a place for reflection, peace and solitude. A dedicated space on the Lakeview Hospital campus, it promotes health and well-being for our patients, staff and community. The stress relieving, peaceful qualities of nature have a positive impact on healing.

Mail a gift

If you’d like to donate by mail, please send a check to:

Lakeview Health Foundation
927 Churchill Street West
Stillwater, MN 55082

Please enclose a note with your contribution if there are any specific programs you’d like to designate your gift toward. If your gift is in honor or memory of someone, please include their name and the contact information of anyone you’d like us to notify of your generosity (your gift amount will remain confidential).

Checks should be made out to Lakeview Health Foundation.

Set up a monthly gift

Monthly gifts are a great way to provide recurring support for Lakeview Health Foundation. Donations are made every month through preauthorized payments from your checking account or credit card. You can change your gift amount or cancel anytime.

To set up a monthly gift, call our office at 651-430-8731 or email foundation@lakeview.org.

Donate items (in-kind gifts)

Gifts-in-kind – like craft supplies, books, blankets, silent auction items or personal protective equipment (PPE) – help support various Lakeview Health Foundation programs and events. You’ll be eligible for a tax deduction, too.

Please note that we cannot accept used toys due to health code reasons. We can, however, accept donations of new toys.

Donate securities or stock

A gift of stock or mutual fund shares can yield great benefits for Lakeview Health Foundation. You’ll also receive a charitable tax deduction.

For more information on making a transfer, call our office at 651-430-8731 or email foundation@lakeview.org.

Double your impact with a matching gift

Matching gifts offered by many employers can multiply your generosity, making your gift go further. We’re eligible for many matching gift programs sponsored by corporations, foundations and other organizations. Check with your employer to see if they’ll match your gift.

Attend an event

We have several events taking place throughout the year. Whether you’d like to donate, help organize, volunteer or sponsor, there are many ways to get involved.

Volunteer

Volunteering is another wonderful way you can make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Lakeview Hospital and HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater. A variety of roles and opportunities are available.

Lakeview Legacy Society

Lakeview Health Foundation is profoundly grateful to donors who have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic leadership with gifts of $100,000 or more throughout Lakeview Health's history. These Lakeview Legacy Society members have helped forge our reputation and character. We are indebted to them for their generosity.

Cedar Bend Society

The Cedar Bend Society honors donors who have demonstrated a commitment to the future of the St. Croix Valley by including Lakeview Health Foundation in their will or estate plans. The name Cedar Bend comes from a cedar tree-lined curve along the St. Croix River – this curve was a significant marker for early settlers of the valley.

Donor lists

Donors who support Lakeview Health Foundation's annual giving campaign provide valuable support for our health and well-being programs as well as our community initiatives. All donations are recognized on public display at both Lakeview Hospital and HealthPartners Clinic Stillwater.

To find information about an older gift, please contact us at 651-430-8731 or email foundation@lakeview.org.

Additional information

The taxpayer identification number of Lakeview Health Foundation is 41-1386635.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.