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Avera has united all hospital foundations into a single Avera Foundation.

Philanthropy support has been part of Avera’s health ministry for more than 130 years. Now, as a single Foundation, we seek to extend, enhance and enrich the lives of those we serve.

Last year:

  • Donors provided more than $31.8 million in philanthropic support to Avera.
  • Approximately 17,500 benefactors supported Avera programs through their financial donations to meaningful programs and causes.
  • About 7,000 of those supporters are Avera employees who are committed and passionate about being part of advancing the Avera legacy of healing.
  • The Foundation’s Avera Cares Employee Giving Campaign garnered over 30% participation from Avera colleagues.

Individuals, organizations and corporate partners who wish to support Avera will continue to have a wide range of choices, whether that involves supporting a local hospital – for example, a capital campaign for a new building or remodeling project – or a certain area of care, such as hospice, cancer or addiction care. Just as they always have, gifts received will continue to support the initiative directed by each donor.

Gifts to Avera often begin as people experience excellent care during difficult times as well as joyful times in their lives. In the future, we hope that benefactors will feel an even deeper connection to the causes they support.

2020 High Performer

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy High Performer 

The Association for Healthcare Healthcare Philanthropy High Performer distinction represents the top 25% of hospital and health system foundations in fundraising returns. Avera is the region’s only health system to be named to the AHP High Performer list.

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