Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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Sponsorship is a vital part of any fundraising event and the Foundation couldn’t be more appreciative or proud to work these partners in philanthropy:

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  • Beyond Concrete
  • GCC Ready Mix
  • ProImage Partners
  • CenBank
  • Anthony J. Hilleren, DDS
  • Rausch Granite
  • Minnwest Bank
  • Ortonville Hardware Hank
  • Stattelman Lumber
  • Hartman’s SuperValu Foods
  • Valley Office Products
  • Fluegel, Anderson, McLaughlin & Brutlag, Chtd.
  • Border States Cooperative
  • Johnson & Roggenbuck, P.A.
  • Pheasants Forever-Big Stone County
  • Rentz Travel/Midwest Benefits
  • Strong, Inc.
  • Conroy Eye Care

If you would like to join our growing list of sponsors, contact the Foundation office or click here to sign up on line!

Why Become a Sponsor?

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Making the decision to sponsor an event speaks volumes about your company and has many benefits:

  • Increasing brand loyaltysponsor
  • Changing/strengthening brand image
  • Creating company or product awareness and visibility
  • Driving retail traffic or sales
  • Highlighting community responsibility
  • Building new and deeper community networks
  • The opportunity to have the public sample a new product or provide demonstration of a product or service

Sponsorships are also tax-deductible, which is another benefit.  The best benefit of all, however is investing in the future of health care in our community. You can find more information on current event sponsorships here.

If you would like to talk about future sponsorships, call Sally at 320-839-4135, email Sally.Rakow@oahs.us or stop by our office–we’re located on the main level of the Dialysis Building.

22nd Annual Gala Affair

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2015GalaInviteThe 22nd Annual Gala Affair–“Swinging London” is set for April 25, 2015.  The sights and sounds of London of the 60s will come alive at Sioux Historic Pavilion in Ortonville, MN.  Social Hour begins at 5:30 with complimentary lagers, ciders, wines, pub grub and a D.I.Y. Photo Booth.  Special thanks to Ortonville Hardware Hank and ProImage Partners for helping us bring you there!

The buffet meal will begin at 7:00 and will feature Prime Rib served with Au Jus and a Horseradish Sauce, Stuffed Pork Loin with Ale Sauce, Herbed Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Baby Dilled Carrots, Green Beans Almandine.  Dessert will be fabulous as well–each table will have it’s own Red Velvet Union Jack Cake baked by idreamCakes  of Madison.

Raffle tickets will be on sale for a $2,500 Vacation Getaway which will be drawn for that evening.  Tickets will be $10 each and will be on sale soon.

During the evening’s program, a short video produced by Lee & Jeanie Kanten will be presented–a true testimonial to how the Big Stone Health Care Foundation has had an impact on the people of the Ortonville area.

Artists' Rendering of "The Britins"
Artists’ Rendering of “The Britins”

The big ‘shoe’ (Ed Sullivan–kids, look him up!) of the evening is the group who started the British Invasion here in the states–the Beatles–as performed by The BriTins!  The Britins were formed in 1977 – making them one of the first Beatles tribute bands in the United States. Based in the Milwaukee, WI area, the group’s popularity had them touring in over 250+ shows per year throughout North America. The group has shared the stage with many performers, including Hermans Hermits, Turtles, Grass Roots, Buckinghams, Tommy James, and Frankie Valli. The Britins perform the top Beatles hits and album cuts from every ‘Beatles’ album. Their respect for authenticity to the Fab Four is their top priority and it shows through their unique replications of costumes and suits originally worn by The Beatles.

Invitations will be in the mail next week, but reservations can be made now by calling Sally at 320-839-4135; Megan at 320-839-4194 or emailing Sally.Rakow@oahs.us or Megan.Grabow@oahs.us.  On-line registration will be offered soon, but on-line payment is available now.   Cost is $50 per reservation which includes Social Hour, buffet, entertainment, tax and gratuity.  All proceeds benefit the Big Stone Health Care Foundation in its mission to secure funds for the maintenance and expansion of health care for the people of the Ortonville area.

The Gala Committee consists of Barb Ash, Michelle Botker, Megan Grabow, Kristi Delage, Marilyn Hanson, Patty Haukos, Cheryl Hausauer, Hillary Henrich, Patti Holtquist, Kristi Ninneman, Lisa Ross, Mary Ross, April Staehling, Jayne Stecker, Heather Tietjen, Sarah Tollackson, Cindy VanDover and Barb Voecks.

New Online Processor

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e Foundation has recently switched to a different program that will make things easier for giving online donations. FirstGiving partners with nonprofit organizations to help them plan, execute, and measure succesful fundraising campaigns. FirstGiving has over 13 million online donors, over 8,000 nonprofit organizations, and over $1 billion raised.  The switch to FirstGiving will make donating online much more simple. If you havent done so yet, check out this new system and make a donation today!

 

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Planned Giving Myths

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plannedgivingpicHave you heard about Planned Giving but thought it was something you would not financially be able to do?  You might be surprised to hear that you can!  Here’s some of the top myths about Planned Giving:

MYTH: Planned giving only applies to donors of a certain age.
FACT: Planned giving is available and encouraged for donors of any age.

MYTH: Only wealthy donors can leave a legacy gift.
FACT: Using various assets, anyone can make a planned giving donation.

MYTH: The donor must have a will in order to donate.
FACT: There are various ways to donate using your retirement plan, life insurance or estate.

MYTH: Planned giving is too complex and time consuming.
FACT: A simple meeting with your lawyer, life insurance representative or retirement plan administrator is all you need to leave your legacy.

MYTH: I want to continue making my annual donations and cannot afford to do both.
FACT: We encourage you to use your various assets as platforms to make affordable planned gifts and continue your annual donations.

MYTH: The donor must have an estate in order to donate.
FACT: There are various ways to donate using your will, retirement plan or life insurance.

So, as you can see, there are multiple ways to make a Planned Gift!  As always, visit with your financial advisor or tax professional as the first step to making your gift.  If you have any questions about making a Planned Gift or about making any gift to the Foundation, call Sally at 320-839-4135 or email:  Sally.Rakow@oahs.us