Give the Gift of Good Health

We care about the health of our entire community, so the North Memorial Health Foundation dedicates itself to raising money to support it. When you give to the foundation, you help close the gap between the services we provide and the compensation we receive from customer payments, insurance and the government. Your gift improves customer service, programs and services, and community partnerships. That all adds up to better healthcare for everyone.

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Make A Gift

Support better technology, more highly trained medical and support staff, and access to the best possible care—whenever, wherever, for all.

Donate Now

For more than 25 years, we have made improving care, treatment, outcomes and experiences at North Memorial Health our mission. When you give to the North Memorial Health Foundation, all of your funds are dedicated to improving our healthcare system—not the foundation itself.

We rely on donations to help close the gap between what we receive through customer payments, health insurance and government funding. Your entire gift supports improvements that would likely not otherwise be possible, making us a strong, responsive and accessible community resource.

When you donate, you help:

  • Improve customer experience.
  • Modernize facilities.
  • Broaden programs and services.
  • Support community partnerships.
  • Cover families who cannot afford to pay for care.
  • Provide access to specialized medical equipment and new technologies.
  • Expand access to health education and prevention activities in our communities.
  • Increase training for medical staff.

Our nonprofit status means we provide care for all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. This means everyone who walks through our doors will receive the best healthcare we can provide.

Download our 2016 Annual Report to read all about the dollars at work in 2016.

About the Foundation

Ways to Give

Your gift makes a huge difference, no matter when or how much you give. We appreciate your consideration and generosity and make it easy for you to give in a variety of ways.

  • One-time donations or recurring donations (cash, check, credit card).
  • Memorials or tribute gifts.
  • Donor-advised funds.
  • Planned giving (will, annuity, trusts, insurance, real estate, etc.).
  • Securities, such as stocks.
  • Sponsoring or attending our events.
  • In-kind donations of goods or services.
  • Matching gifts from employers.

You can make a gift with our simple online form or complete a donation form and mail a check or money order (please, no cash):

North Memorial Health Foundation
3300 Oakdale Ave. N.
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Programs We Support

Donations from people like you make it possible to create innovative programs and support customers physically and emotionally.

Cancer Care
We support services provided by the North Memorial Health Cancer Center and the North Memorial Health Breast Center.

Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection
The North Memorial Health Foundation supports the important work of the SafeJourney domestic abuse program.

Heart and Stroke Care
The North Memorial Health Foundation provides ongoing support to customers and family members including prevention screenings, diagnosis, treatment, education and more. Check out the award-winning North Memorial Health Heart & Vascular Center.

Home, Residential and Inpatient Hospice
Many services for hospice customers and their families are not reimbursed by insurance. Your support allows us to provide hospice services to those needs.

North Lodge Guest House
The North Memorial Health Foundation supports the operating expenses for the North Lodge Guest House, which provides free on-campus housing for families arriving from out of town.

Nursing Development
The North Memorial Health Foundation supports evidence-based training in order to provide the best in customer care.

Pastoral Care Program and Chapel
Our spiritual care team helps customers face the fears, worries, doubts and questions that may arise in times of illness or trauma.

Trauma Care
We provide support for safety planning and community outreach, including initiatives for bike-helmet safety, water safety, child-seat safety and the North West Metro SafeKids Coalition. Learn More

Leadership & Contact

North Memorial Health Foundation staff:

Kent Spaulding
Vice President, Development

Megan Banick-Oliveros
Manager, Grant Administration

Joseph Lofgren
Specialist, Development

Mollie Knowles
Manager, Events & Annual Giving

Sharon Nygard
Executive Assistant

Foundation Board Members

  • Bruce Quam, President
    DJ Kranz Co., Inc.
    Board Chair
  • Mike Steinhauser, President
    Corner Home Medical
  • Karen Bird, VP, Information Technology
    Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Jim Byrne, CFO
    Grazzini Brothers
  • J. Kevin Croston, MD, CEO
    North Memorial Health
  • Pamela Doorenbos, MD, Medical Director
    Maple Grove Hospital
  • Scott Hemenway, CEO
    Visiting Angels
  • Mike Holtz, Retired/Former Mayor
    City of Robbinsdale
  • Deepak Kademani, DMD, MD
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Cheng Lor, President & CEO
    Aero Service Group, Inc.
  • Tanya Korpi, President & CEO
    Macleod & Co.
  • Mark Niblick, Vice Chairman
    Midcontinent Media Inc.
  • Jandeen Boone, Senior Attorney
  • Diane Nilson
    Eagle Venture Management LLC

Get Involved

Help us build a better healthcare system, from the Foundation on up.

Attend an Event

Mark your calendar to help North Memorial Health Foundation raise money and awareness—and have fun!

July 17, 2017
North Memorial Health Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, Rush Creek Golf

See Event Details


September 16, 2017 
North Memorial Health Foundation’s Making Compassion Count Gala, Radisson Blu – Mall of America

See Event Details


Sponsor an Event

Be an integral part of helping our events happen. Talk with us to find out how you may sponsor a portion of them. Get an opportunity to integrate your brand, and most importantly, raise money for a meaningful cause.

Learn More about Sponsor an Event

Consider Planned Giving

When you give to North Memorial Health Foundation, you make a difference. We will work with you to find the best way to create a charitable plan.

Learn More about Consider Planned Giving

Become a Foundation Volunteer

We always need volunteers for events, and also take on volunteer interns.

Call development specialist Joe Lofgren at 763-581-4813 for more information.

Become a Hospital Volunteer

Enable customers to make the best decisions for their care and provide support—this is a fantastic way to see your generosity at work in real time.

Learn More about Become a Hospital Volunteer

North Memorial Health Foundation Success Stories [See More]

Kelsey’s Story

This is the true tale of how one man’s fight with cancer—and his granddaughter’s allowance—kicked off a half-million dollar fundraiser for the North Memorial Health Cancer Care Pharmacy.

[Read more] about Kelsey’s Story

Steve and Lisa’s Story

A cancer diagnosis, a new baby, and a second home at the North Memorial Health Cancer Center: How a growing family helps grow the Foundation.

[Read more] about Steve and Lisa’s Story

Diane’s Story

From the operating room to the boardroom: Diane seized the opportunity to do good after she healed from her cancer operation, to ensure everyone gets the same quality of healthcare…

[Read more] about Diane’s Story

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