The RiverView Foundation Board of Directors invites everyone to make a commitment to heal and save lives by donating to the Foundation on Giving Hearts Day, Feb. 8th.

    Giving Hearts Day is an annual 24-hour, on-line give-a-thon for RiverView and other non-profits through partnership with the Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), Impact Foundation and Alex Stern Family Foundation. It is the biggest fundraising day for the Foundation thanks to donors like you. With your help, the Foundation has raised $790,825 in the ten years of the program’s existence – more specifically the ten, 24 hour days.  

    This year marks the 11th annual Giving Hearts Day match program.  DMF, Impact Foundation, the Alex Stern Family Foundation and other generous donors will match, dollar for dollar, online contributions to the RiverView Foundation of $10 or more up to $35,000. The match funding through the Giving Hearts Day program is only available on Thursday, Feb. 8th (12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.).  Donations must be made online at Links will also be provided on the RiverView homepage at and the KROX website at

    Many projects have been made possible at RiverView Health through the years thanks to the generosity of those donating on Giving Hearts Day. Last year we committed to raising $325,000 for the comprehensive nurse call system focused on patient communication for the Inpatient Unit, Same Day Surgical Department, Emergency Department and Care Center. Donors responded to our commitment by increasing Giving Hearts Day donations 54 percent over the greatest amount previously raised in any of the prior nine years of Giving Hearts Days.

    This year our Board has committed undesignated Giving Hearts Day donations to RiverView’s most current need, an upgrade of the Inpatient Unit as it is time to retire the well-used space. An improved Inpatient Unit will enhance care and better accommodate the needs of our patients, their families and our clinical care team.

    Each one of our Board members recently committed to making a personal Giving Hearts Day charitable donation to this project because we recognize the importance of this investment in our community. Please join us in making this project a reality.

    Our promise as the Board of Trustees is to invest your dollars where they are needed most and will enhance patient care. If you have questions about priority projects or critical needs of the organization or would like assistance with your online donation, we invite you to visit with Foundation Director Kent Bruun at 218-281-9249, or stop by his office located near the RiverView Cafeteria.

    Giving Hearts Day is a powerful movement of caring people coming together to help others by making an online donation to support projects that will provide the greatest benefits to the highest number of patients. You can help by making a personal donation and encouraging others to do the same. We thank you for being a part of this important program, and for your continued support of the RiverView Foundation.