Your support is essential to meeting our vision of Reinventing Lives. Your gift can make a meaningful difference for our patients and their families and your partnership is essential.
If you are interested in making a gift, you may consider one of the following options:
- Undesignated gift - to benefit where the need is greatest
- Memorial gift or tribute gift - to honor friends or family, living or deceased, in support of a specific project, service or program
- Designated gift - to benefit a program or service that has touched your life
- Endowment gift - to provide long term support of a specific project or service
- Planned gift - to leave a legacy in your family's name that will carry on the mission of Bethesda into the future through a bequest, charitable trust, life insurance and more
- Matching gift - many employers have matching gift programs through which your generosity to us can be multiplied. Bethesda is eligible for many matching-gift programs from corporations, foundations and other organizations.
To make a donation
Bethesda is supported by the HealthEast Foundation, a 501(c)(3), in its philanthropic efforts. If you would like to make a donation to Bethesda, you can choose to:
- Make a donation online.
- Send a check payable to Bethesda Hospital, designating the area of choice for your gift. If no specific area is selected your donation will automatically be placed in Bethesda's Greatest Need Fund.
c/o HealthEast Foundation
1690 University Avenue W, Suite 250
St. Paul, MN 55104
For questions on any of our programs or more information regarding supporting Bethesda with your gift, please contact John Niedfeldt-Thomas, Director of Development, at 651-326-2032.
How your gifts make a difference
Bethesda offers many opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of our patients, families, staff, volunteers and community. Below are just a few examples of how your gifts can help us to achieve our mission.
The ADVOCATE Program (Adaptive Devices for Voicing Communication and Technical Equipment) serves a wide range of patients who are ventilator dependent and/or have neurological impairments.
Using the most current technology, we find ways for patients to communicate, answer the phone, turn on lights, work independently and perform many other daily functional activities. The ADVOCATE Program at Bethesda has improved the quality of life for patients with communication and mobility impairments.
Bethesda Healing Arts Program
Bethesda Hospital has long been known for its extensive art collection. The Reverend Richard Hillstrom, chaplain at the hospital for many years, had a vision to acquire art for the hospital. Our current art directors, Barbara Piotrowski and Nancy Apfelbacher, have continued this program and have started "Artie the Art Cart" which delivers art to the patient rooms and allows them to select the print that appeals to them. Patients also have the opportunity to change the art if they would like a new view during their stay at Bethesda.