Every Gift Matters

You can make THE difference at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. By donating to the JRMC Foundation you can impact the future of the medical center. The Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit. Each year we are grateful and humbled by individuals and businesses who respond to our region’s healthcare needs. Thank you.

personalized choices

Many donors to JRMC Foundation choose to make their gifts to support activities that are meaningful to them for personal reasons – grateful patients often make a gift in gratitude for the good care they have received while other donors make gifts in memory of loved ones. Staff members or physicians often choose to make a gift in tribute to a former mentor or in appreciation for their work environment.

Explore the options at the left, or learn more about our funding priorities.

even for your business

Estate Planning

JRMC Foundation is partnering with Thompson & Associates to offer guided estate planning. The partnership is a unique opportunity for supporters and for JRMC. For 30 years, Thompson & Associates has helped individuals and families plan to pass their estate assets to their families and organizations they support in a manner consistent with their values and objectives.

The legacy you choose to leave is deeply personal. The method of creating a planned gift is unique to your situation. JRMC Foundation is excited to know that with an expert charitable estated planning information and guidance, your vison will become a reality.


About Doug Olson, CFRE, FCEP

Doug joined Thompson & Associates in 2006. He began his career in resource development in 1990, and has worked with organizations in a range of fields including the arts, social services, higher education and healthcare. Before joining Thompson & Associates, he served as Interim Chief Development Officer and Director of Capital Appeals/Planned Giving for Alegent Health in Omaha and prior to that as Vice President for Advancement at Augustana College and Vice President for Gift Planning at Nebraska Methodist Hospital Foundation. His favorite Chinese proverb is, “When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life… educate people.”

Doug first earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 1997. He has been a mentor to many and a speaker on philanthropy and planned giving at local, regional and international conferences. Doug is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and served as President of the Nebraska Chapter – leading the chapter to its first-ever recognition as a Ten Star Award Chapter at the international level. He is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the Nebraska Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Doug is a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning from the Institute of Charitable Estate Planning.

A native of Iowa, Doug is a magna cum laude graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was president of the college’s alumni association. He earned his M.Div. degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and served as a pastor in both rural and urban congregations from 1984 to 1990.

Doug has been an active Rotarian and a board member for the Wesley House Leadership Academy. He has two adult children and two amazing grandchildren.


An appointment with Doug consists of expertise:

  • from an unbiased third party
  • at no charge to you
  • with complete confidentiality
  • that is personalized
  • on your schedule
  • that provides a completed suggested course of action to share with your local personal advisor.

What is an estate plan review?

The estate planning process assists you in completing an estate plan that facilitates the tax-wise transition of your assets to the people and organizations you care about after you pass away. The JRMC Foundation offers a free estate planning process that focuses on clarifying family values and objectives — resulting in legacy fulfillment.

The process provides recommendations that match your goals and objectives, and shows you how to:

  • Direct assets in the most appropriate way to your heirs.
  • Reduce or eliminate estate and other transfer taxes.

Give a gift to your charities of choice, as desired.

What are the benefits?

The estate planning services are offered free and without obligation to give anything to charity. The planning representative does not sell products or draft documents. All information is kept strictly confidential and nothing is disclosed without your permission.

Reviewing your existing estate plan helps you understand what you have in place and anything that may need updating. With proper planning, taxes on hard-earned estates can be significantly reduced or even eliminated. You will learn how to use your assets in a way that will provide lasting happiness for yourself, your family and your community.


What is the process?

  1. Discover and articulate values. Identify and clarify your values and objectives surrounding the legacy you hope to leave.
  2. Create your statement of values and objectives. You will be provided a statement of values and objectives that helps in creating a plan that will distribute assets efficiently and effectively.
  3. Review your net worth statement. After your objectives are clarified, the planning representative reviews your assets and structures a detailed plan.
  4. Explain each planning tool. The technical aspects of the plan will be explained as well as why each tool is recommended and the options you have to fulfill your desires.
  5. Refine the plan. The plan is refined based on your observations and input as well as that of your professional advisors.
  6. Implement the plan. Work with your professional advisors to coordinate and complete the plan.


Who will I meet with?

JRMC Foundation partners with Thompson & Associates to provide our benefactors and friends with a free estate planning service as a “thank you” for their loyal support. Thompson & Associates is a nationally-recognized charitable estate planning firm.


How will this process complement the work done with an estate planning attorney, accountant or advisor?

This is a planning process that is driven by your values. Once you have decided on a plan that meets your needs, your professional advisors (attorney, accountant, investment advisor and life insurance agent) draft and update your legal documents, provide investment advice and manage your assets. The planning representative seeks to work in partnership with your advisors on your behalf.

What to give

Retirement Plan Assets

Do you have money saved in an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity? Each of these retirement plan assets contains income that has yet to be taxed. Your beneficiaries will owe the income tax at your death, totaling up to 35 percent, which may be reason enough to consider giving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to charity instead.

Savings Bonds

There’s more than one way to turn your savings bonds into a generous donation while reducing the tax liability generated by these secure investments.

Life Insurance

Most of us think of life insurance as protection, especially for our loved ones. But it is also a powerful tool you can use to champion our work far into the future. Here’s what you need to know.

Life Insurance Death Benefits

Your need for life insurance changes as time passes, making way for a new opportunity for its use. If you no longer need the coverage to protect your loved ones, consider changing your policy’s beneficiary to support our work.

Cash: How to Give It Anytime

Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, your contribution is no fuss, no bother. Find out how JRMC Foundation can put your contribution to work without delay.

Cash: How to Give It After Your Lifetime

Making a donation of cash is as simple as updating your will. From your standpoint, your bequest is no fuss, no bother. Find out how JRMC Foundation can put your contribution to work without delay.

Securities: How to Give Them Anytime

Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for more than one year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

Securities: What You Can Give After Your Lifetime

Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for more than one year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

Real Estate: What You Can Give Now

Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhomes to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You’ll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits and potentially setting up a lifetime stream of income.

Real Estate: What You Can Give After Your Lifetime

Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. From townhomes to farmland, many types of real estate assets can be donated to qualified charitable organizations like ours. You’ll be helping a good cause, enjoying tax benefits and potentially saving money for your heirs.

Closely Held Stock: How to Give Anytime

A donation of your closely held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.

Closely Held Stock: Give After Your Lifetime

A donation of your closely held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while possibly avoiding capital gains taxes.

Tangible Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.


Gift strategies


Learn how to help others and JRMC by using one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a gift.

Beneficiary Designations

Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Read more about how to make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life. More

Charitable IRA Rollover

Under the extended charitable IRA legislation for 2012 and 2013, if you’re 70½ or older, you can make charitable gifts now to JRMC Foundation using funds from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without undesirable tax effects.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

In the right circumstances, this plan can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by JRMC Foundation, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person.

Endowed Gifts

Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.

Give Your Home, But Live There for Life
Find out how you can make a gift to JRMC Foundation of a remainder interest in your home, receive sizable tax benefits now and continue living in your home for the rest of your life.

Donor Advised Funds

Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.


Grateful Patient

an extra special thank you

Patients who receive excellent care often ask if there is anything they can do to thank their caregiver or help the medical center – something extra special.

The Grateful Patient Program offers an opportunity to honor staff, an area of care or a department as a way of saying thank you, and support financially the programs and services at JRMC.

Your caregivers come to work for one reason: to care for you in the best possible way…to be THE difference in your life and your care.

Those recognized for outstanding care will receive “THE Difference” leaf and be nominated for the JRMC Legend award. The award is given to one nominee monthly, who shows a deep commitment to JRMC’s mission, vision and values. The purpose for recognition is to inspire, motivate and capture those moments that define who we are.

By making a gift to the grateful patient program you will not only recognize your caregiver but contribute to their continued work. It is a great way to say, “Thank you.”

Please include your patient story with your gift or anytime!

Gifts of Grain

Grain Donation Program

To help raise funds for patient-centered care at JRMC, we are offering farmers the opportunity to donate grain at our local elevators.

The process is simple:

  1. Deliver grain to your local elevator.
  2. Request that a portion of the grain be transferred to JRMC Foundation.
  3. The elevator will notify JRMC Foundation about the donation.
  4. JRMC will recommend the grain to be sold, and the elevator will then issue a check for the sale of the grain to JRMC Foundation.
  5. We will send you a receipt noting the amount received from the grain sale. We will also send you a form to fill out about how you want to be acknowledged on our donor walking path or donor wall of honor.

Farmers, we ask that you consider donating a portion of this year’s harvest for patient care in your community. It’s a convenient way to  make a gift that benefits our entire community.

Gifts of Securities


Stock market indexes are at record highs. The S&P has risen almost 10% to a value of $23.9 trillion as of late August. The Down Jones Industrial average has experienced a similar growth rate. From January 2 to present, the Dow has risen about 4 percent and is trading about the 17,000 level.

  • avoid paying capital gains tax
  • receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • enjoy possible increased income
  • further our mission and be the difference in a patient’s life today

Turn your gains into gifts

Appreciated assets, such as stock, are a great way to fulfill campaign pledges, fund a planned gift or make your year-end gift. Please consider “giving out of the market” to JRMC Foundation.


So instead of selling the stock, give it to the charity and let it sell the shares.

Giving Assistant

shop & give


Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation Inc.
Help your community while shopping at Hobby Lobby, Aliexpress, and Old Navy! Sign up for Giving Assistant and donate your cash back to Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation Inc.!

Memorial & Tribute Giving

a special way to show how much you care

A tribute gift is a donation in the name of the person or organization of your choice to benefit JRMC.
Should you choose this type of gift, please indicate that the gift is in honor or memory of [name].

These gifts may be made:

  • as a gesture of sympathy or in memory of a loved one, friend or associate
  • to honor special occasions, such as birthdays, promotions, anniversaries or births
  • to wish a speedy recovery to someone who is ill
  • as an expression of appreciation for a job well done

the Acknowledgment

An acknowledgment of each tribute gift is sent to the person or family of the person in whose name the gift is made. No amount is mentioned unless the donor requests it. They also receive a special gift.

Donors receive a separate acknowledgment stating the amount of the gift.

You may give as often as you wish. You may also designate your gift for a specific use or allow the Foundation to use it in the area of greatest need. Regardless of the amount or the designation, you can be sure that quality healthcare for central North Dakota is the ultimate beneficiary of your generosity.

Mentioning JRMC Foundation in an Obituary

We suggest text similar to this:

The family requests that memorial gifts be made in support of JRMC Foundation for  [department/fund/greatest need].

North Dakota Tax Credit


Do you ever wish your money could do more…go further? You are in luck! With a gift to JRMC Foundation’s ND Tax Credit Endowment Fund, you can significantly lower the net cost of your contribution. This is possible because of Senate Bill 2160.

It benefits you or your business through a 40% North Dakota state income tax credit. It funds medical equipment, facility improvements and quality care at JRMC to help people today.

Your gift does triple duty. Qualifying gifts over $5,000 benefit you through a 40 percent North Dakota state income tax credit. It funds services to help people today. Plus, it will provide a guaranteed source of income we can rely on to meet future needs.

ND tax credit example

Individuals Can:

  • make an outright gift to a qualifying JRMC Foundation endowment fund. Your gifts can be in the form of cash, securities or real estate
  • make a planned gift, such as a charitable gift annuity; certain forms of charitable trusts and paid-up life insurance may qualify

Businesses Can: make an outright gift to a qualifying JRMC Foundation endowment fund


Links coming soon:

JRMC Foundation ND Tax Credit Endowment Gift Form
State Tax Credit Form
North Dakota Tax Credit Letter – Handout

If you could use this credit, please contact your tax adviser or JRMC Foundation today!

  • the credit is available to both individuals and businesses
  • the minimum qualifying gift is $5,000 (lump sum or aggregated over the tax year)
  • both outright and planned gifts can qualify
  • the maximum credit for a single tax year is $10,000 for an individual, $20,000 for a married couple and $10,000 for business entities
  • there are provisions for the credit to carryover if you can’t use it all in one year
  • this is a North Dakota tax credit, not a deduction
  • gifts under $5,000 do not qualify for this credit, but are still tax-deductible
  • the contribution can still be deducted from your federal income taxes

Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars

choice dollars

Learn more by visiting Thrivent’s site.

Matched Gifts

company match search


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Thank you for using AmazonSmile! Your eligible purchases will benefit patient care at JRMC.

On your first visit to the site you will be asked to select a charity to support. To support JRMC Foundation, please choose Lutheran Charity Association, which is JRMC Foundation’s legal 501(c3) designation, in the drop down menu. This selection ensures JRMC Foundation will benefit from your participation. Your selection will be remembered in your account and every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to us.

For purchases to be eligible, you must begin your shopping at AmazonSmile.  You may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return to the page. You can use your existing Amazon account. Your shopping cart, wish list, registries and other setting are the same.

Simply start at AmazonSmile and sign in with your current account login and password.

Happy shopping!

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