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Allina Health Hospice Foundation

The mission of the Allina Health Hospice Foundation is to support programs that touch patients and families in end-of-life situations and, in doing so, bring peace, dignity and comfort 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Allina Health Hospice is the largest not-for-profit hospice in Minnesota, serving over 4,000 patients and family members a year in the Twin Cities and 28 surrounding counties. We provide over 48,000 visits a year.

With the help of donations we can fulfill our mission to provide quality, compassionate care regardless of individual's insurance coverage or ability to pay for services. Your tax deductible gift, at any level, will be gratefully appreciated by the many people served.

Now open: J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice

The J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice opened its doors to the community and began caring for residents in February 2012.

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Hospice care stories

Shared Journeys Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Margaret shares her thanks with hospice volunteers for the care of her father.
  • Remembering Michael Bartz.
  • Venetia's bequest to the hospice foundation.

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J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice

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The Allina Health dream of providing a home away from home for patients at the end of life has come true with the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice. However, it's a dream that will be out of reach for some.

Hospice care is covered by most insurers, including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance, but the cost of room and board at the Wedum Hospice is generally not. Some members of our community will not have access to a residential hospice because of this room and board expense.


The Allina Health goal is to provide end-of-life care regardless of a patient's financial situation. The Wedum Hospice Compassion Fund has been established to help patients who need a residential hospice, but can't afford it.

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Why we need support

Allina Health Hospice:

  • provides many services to patients and families that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other private insurers
  • serves over 4,000 patients every year in the Twin Cities and 28 surrounding counties throughout Minnesota
  • provides more than 150 grants every year to patients and families experiencing financial hardship
  • serves uninsured or underinsured patients and families
  • has over 447 trained volunteers actively supporting patient and their families
  • relies on charitable contributions from families and friends to continue to serve those in need.
A night worth celebrating, Allina Health Hospice Foundation eighth annual benefit.

The eleventh annual Allina Health Hospice Benefit took place on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the McNamara Alumni Center. All proceeds raised benefit the Honoring Veterans Fund and the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice.

Weren't able to attend? You can still make a gift to Allina Health Hospice here.

For more information, please contact Leslie Johnson by email or phone at 651-241-8032.

2014 Hospice Benefit

A special thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

Presenting sponsor

Gold sponsor

Silver sponsors

Patron sponsors

Venetia and Robert Kudrle

Bronze sponsors

Gilbert Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Health Dimensions Group

McGough Construction Company

McKesson Medical-Surgical

Medline Industries, Inc.

Minnesota Oncology


Walgreens HomeCare

Care Connection Thrift Store

All of the items sold are donated, resulting in 100 percent profit toward home care and hospice programs in the Hutchinson and Glencoe area.

Thrift store location, hours and information.

Ways to give

Outright gifts
Personal property
Real estate
POD accounts

Income producing gifts
Charitable gift annuity
Charitable remainder annuity trust
Charitable remainder unitrust

Estate gifts
Bequests from wills or living trusts
Retirement plan assets
Life insurance

Other planned giving opportunities
Charitable lead trust
Gift of home or farm (retaining life use)

Allina Health Hospice Foundation welcomes outright gifts as well as deferred gifts. As you review the different ways to give, remember that your tax-deductible donation can be designated to a particular area of interest or left unrestricted for use where need is greatest.

Payment methods

Give online now

Make a gift to the Allina Health Hospice Foundation online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club or Discover.


Call Allina Health Hospice Foundation at 651-241-5419. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.


Make your personal or company check out to Allina Hospice Foundation and mail with a completed donation form to:

Allina Health Hospice Foundation
c/o Office of Philanthropy - MR 10103
P.O. Box 43
Minneapolis, MN 55440


Many donations are graciously given by individuals in memory of loved ones who have died or in honor of a living person.

If you are sending a memorial or honor gift, please include on the note that the gift is in memory/honor of, along with the name and address of loved one of deceased or address of the one honored so that we can send them a letter telling them of your donation. All donations are confirmed by mail with a thank you letter acting as your receipt for tax purposes.

All memorial/honor tributes are acknowledged to the family or individual. Contribution amounts are not disclosed to the family or individual.

Adobe Reader required to view formOur mail in donation form includes space to designate a gift in the memory or honor of someone special.

Matching gifts

Double or triple your gift! One of the smartest ways to increase your giving is through a matching gift program, where a company or corporate foundation will match donations which you make to us. The following information will help you make the most of your charitable contributions:

  1. Ask your employer if they participate in a matching gift program.
  2. Obtain a matching gift form and donation guidelines from your employer's human resources or payroll department.
  3. Complete the donor section of the form and submit it along with your check to:
    Allina Health Hospice Foundation
    c/o Office of Philanthropy - MR 10103
    P.O. Box 43
    Minneapolis, MN 55440
  4. The form is processed by us and returned to your employer.
  5. If approved, the company matching gift checks are sent to us to match your gift.

Gift annuity

A gift annuity is a simple contract between a donor and Allina Health. In exchange for the donor's contribution, Allina Health promises to make fixed payments for life to one or two individuals. Payments are not affected by the ups and downs of the economy. There are many financial benefits to gift annuities. To learn more, please contact Allina Health Hospice Foundation director, Ron Bagnall at 651-241-5419 or

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Will and estate gifts

Remembering the Allina Health Hospice Foundation in your will or estate plans is a lasting tribute to ensure that others may have access to the very best end-of-life care. Your gift will provide peace, dignity and comfort to patients at a time when it matters most.

Share this sample language with your attorney: I give to the Allina Health Hospice Foundation, an operating division of the Allina Associated Foundation, a Minnesota non-profit corporation located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, __ percent of my residuary estate (or the sum of $___) to be used as the Board of Trustees of the Allina Health Hospice Foundation shall determine.

For more information, call the Allina Health Hospice Foundation at 651-241-5419.

IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status number: 27-4116873

Board and staff

Allina Health Hospice Foundation staff

Ron Bagnall - foundation director

Leslie Johnson - development associate

Candy Fischer - development assistant

Allina Health Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees

LeAnne Andersen
Ron Bagnall
Jason Bradshaw
Mike Dickson
Matthew Drawz - chair
Krista Hensel - vice chair
Nick Kozel
Venetia Kudrle
Britta Orr - secretary
Dennis RaDue - treasurer
Rickie Ressler
Brian Senger