357 donations come in during 24-hour period

    The RiverView Foundation was able to raise more than $165,000 during the 2017 Giving Hearts Day event held on Thursday, Feb. 9.

     Three-hundred and fifty seven donations came in during the 24-hour, online, give-a-thon for non-profits. This year’s success brings the Foundation’s ten-year total to $790,825 for the annual event.

     Overall, this year’s Dakota Medical Foundation-sponsored fundraiser combined 360 charitable causes, and brought in a total of $10.6 million in donations.

     This was a record-breaking year for the RiverView Foundation and RiverView community, Foundation Director Kent Bruun reports. Not only did donors break previous giving records, but 2017 is now the year to beat for the most contributions during the 24-hour marathon, he said, a reflection of the growing desire of donors to give back to our hospital.

    “Our goal was to make a significant difference in our community and the lives of our patients in one day,” Bruun said. “As a result of this strong donor support we can complete the priority projects that will provide increased benefits to our patients.

     “The Foundation would like to thank the generous donors for being a part of this important program, and for their continued support of the RiverView Foundation,” he added

    The RiverView Foundation works with the constant goal of obtaining financial security for projects and programs that assure RiverView Health has the equipment and expertise to follow its mission of delivering a healthcare experience that consistently exceeds patients’ expectations.

     If you are interested in learning more about the RiverView Foundation and the programs it sponsors, contact Bruun at 281-9249 or kbruun@riverviewhealth.org.