Fundraising GOAL: $650,000 Total raised to date: $474,881.00
To make a donation please send a check, made out to MVMHF to: Pat Schlegel, MVMH, 621 South Fourth Street, Le Sueur, MN 56058.
Beyond “The Build” Campaign
The Foundation’s goal is to raise $650,000 to complement Minnesota Valley Health Center’s (MVHC) major construction project, known as “The Build.”
“We are proud to know the Minnesota Valley Health Center is financially strong enough to have embarked on a $6.6 million building project,” said Paul Borchert, chair of the MVMH Foundation Board of Directors. “The Foundation is privileged to raise funds to put some final touches on the build project. This will add tremendous value to the nursing home, hospital and the services they provide.”
Funds raised to date have been used to completely renovate and rebuild the hospital wing. All patient rooms are now private rooms, improving patient safety and creating a home-like setting.
Trish Townsdin, former CEO and President of the Minnesota Valley Health Center, expressed gratitude for all of the foundation’s work and explained the health center’s Master Plan.
“In 2009, the MVHC Board of Directors and staff completed a Master Plan to set the direction of our capital build improvements over the next ten years,” Townsdin said. “The first page of the plan reads that the plan is dedicated ‘…to all of the corporation, board, auxiliary, and staff members throughout our 50 year history and to the community of Le Sueur for the privilege of serving you …..With your vision always with us, we continue your journey into the future.’
Our current build project and the foundation’s planned interior projects are the best tribute I can think of to honor those who came before us. My deepest gratitude goes out to the Foundation and the community."
Contributions can be made by sending a check, made out to MVMH Foundation, to the attention of:
Pat Schlegel, MVHC, 621 S. Fourth Street, Le Sueur, MN 56058
A History of Giving
The Foundation began in the 1980s when two long-standing Le Sueur business leaders, Art Anderson and Dick Pederson, decided to create an Endowment for the Health Center. They created a non-profit organization which is now known as the Minnesota Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation. Art and Dick funded the organization by making the first donations. Since that date, more than $2.265 million has been generated by the Foundation. Through the years, we have raised money for specific purposes, such as the helicopter pad, new beds in the nursing home, a digital CT scanner, digital mammography equipment and the 2000 Prairie Wing of the Nursing Home.
In addition, our Foundation has accumulated more than $840,000 in an Endowment Fund that is managed by the Minnesota Foundation. This fund generates annual distributions to the Minnesota Valley Health Center.
To make a donation: Send a check, made out to the MVMH Foundation to: MVMH, Attention: Pat Schlegel, 621 S. Fourth Street, Le Sueur, MN 56058.