Avera Gettysburg Foundation hoping to raise $1 million in next two weeks

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (DRG News) – The Avera Gettysburg Foundation is hoping to raise $1 million in the next two weeks to reach the goal to build the new Avera Missouri River Health Center to serve north-central South Dakota.

Avera Gettysburg Hospital administrator Robert Sheckler (SHECK-ler) says despite a difficult spring, area residents raised more than $2 million in 90 days. He says pledges can be fulfilled over the next five years so checks don’t need to be written immediately.

Avera Health announced plans to raise funds for a new 21,800 square-foot medical center in February, committing $9 million to the $12 million project. The Foundation launched a capital campaign with the goal to have $3 million committed in pledges and cash gifts by June 1 in order to make the project a reality and begin construction this fall.

Find pledge options and contact information at www.drgnews.com.

To make your commitment or discuss your pledge, contact the Avera Gettysburg Foundation at 605-280-9593.

Please consult with your financial advisor to find a personal best approach for your philanthropic gifts.

  • Bonds
  • Cash
  • IR tax-free donations
  • Gift Annuities
  • Gifts by wills or trusts
  • Gifts of grain or commodities
  • Life estates
  • Life insurance
  • Stocks

The Avera Missouri River Health Center will include an inpatient unit, a modern emergency services facility, radiology and imaging services, IV infusion suites, a new physical therapy gym and a welcoming clinic – all fully integrated and connected to Avera’s strong and robust telemedicine program, Avera eCARE®.