About Us

A healthy hospital is vital to a healthy community.

We’re all about health. Yours and our hospital’s. We help advance the efforts of JRMC by raising the financial resources to help keep our campus and building beautiful, provide innovation and equipment for care and to fund programs for thousands of patients each year.

Thank you for your support.

Our mission is to secure philanthropic gifts that will advance the mission and strategic objectives of Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

JRMC Foundation envisions an engaged, committed, and grateful region for whom the advancement of legendary healthcare through JRMC is their philanthropic priority.

The start of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center journey began with people who dedicated themselves to, and made sacrifices for, the health and vitality of this community.

On March 7, 1927, a Reverend Walter William August (W.W.A.) Keller, a Lutheran Pastor, and the first board of directors organized the Lutheran Charities Association and sold bonds to campaign for a new hospital.

They were determined to provide Jamestown and the surrounding area with state of the art care and a “vision of the future.”

Although the community placed the hospital cornerstone in 1928, the stock market crash of 1929 sidelined the completion of the project for six years.

At times, funds were so scarce; Keller would go door to door; farm to farm collecting anything from 10 to 25 cents to purchase groceries and coal. The community hosted an annual Harvest Festival and collected pillowcases, pickles and flour. Adversity would be common, but the community always supported its hospital. They were philanthropists at their core.

The current JRMC Foundation was officially established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1988. Its focus is cultivating private philanthropy in support of JRMC.

Our Tax-Id number is 36-3348763

We help JRMC meet the unique challenges of serving—with excellence and proficiency—a regional population of more than 55,000.

Today, we continue to fund cancer care and humanitarian needs, capital facilities, endowment, human capital, innovation and technology, and equipment while providing a healing environment.

Joe Neis
Chair
Edgeley
David Smette
Vice Chair
Jamestown
Terry Nieland
Secretary
Jamestown
Kara Falk
Treasurer
Jamestown
Duane Dunn
Jamestown
Duane Enzminger
Jamestown
Larue Odenbach
Jamestown
Joanne Ottmar
Jamestown
Russ Sunderland
Jamestown

Lisa Jackson
Foundation Director
Lisa Jackson joined the JRMC Foundation in April 2013. She graduated from NDSU and has worked in marketing with Newell Rubbermaid, annual giving and events for Jamestown College and major gift and gift planning for Kansas University Endowment. Jackson was a co-founder of GivingPoint, a fundraising consulting firm and Today’s Giving, a philanthropy magazine. Prior to joining JRMC Foundation, she was an independent fundraising and communication consultant to area non-profits. She and her husband, Dustin have three children.
Penny Holland
Foundation Coordinator
Penny Holland began her employment at JRMC in January 2010 as the event coordinator for the Foundation. She has since filled the position of Foundation Office Coordinator. Prior to serving at JRMC, Holland was a REALTOR® in the state of Utah for 17 years.
Regina Olson
Volunteer & Community Development Coordinator
Regina Olson joined the JRMC Foundation team as the Volunteer & Community Development Coordinator in December 2019. In addition to her role with JRMC Foundation, Olson is involved with the North Dakota Chapter of The TEARS Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists bereaved families after all child loss.

Jamestown Hospital Administrator, Miss Gina Hanson, invited the presidents of local church aides to meet and organize the first women’s Auxiliary. In 1937, 47 members signed the charter and dues of 50 cents were paid. They would sew, make scrapbooks, fundraise and make sick calls.

Auxiliary’s first officers (L to R) Mrs. E. A. Moline, Mrs. E.W. Fenno, Mrs. Joseph Johnson, Mrs. E. Michel, Mrs. C. Fluetsch

A second auxiliary formed in 1952 until 1967. The present day auxiliary started in 1973. Early on, with the direction of administrator Emil Weiland, they launched a Telecare program to call patients at home and created the gift shoppe.

Today, they have raised more than $400,000 for hospital programs and services.

Major Contributions:

  • 2019 — Current Campaign for Fetal Monitoring System
  • 2018 — Launched Driven to Care Program
  • 2014-2018 — JRMC Cancer Center Infusion Room & Campaign
  • 2016 — 3D Digital Mammography & Infant Warmer
  • 2014    — JRMC Auxiliary Endowment Fund
  • 2014 — Digital Mammography
  • 2014 — Essential Life-Saving Equipment
  • 2009-2013 — New Hospital Campaign
  • 2006-2009 — Endowment Campaign
  • 2001-2005 — Home Health & Equipment
  • 1999-2004 — Building Project

Areas of Service:

  • Fundraising and events
  • Front Desk
  • Gift Shoppe
  • Surgery Center
  • Stitchers
  • Telecare

Annually:

  • Tea for All Seasons
  • Spring & Holiday Bazaar
  • Salad Luncheon

Members receive:

  • Monthly dessert and education
  • Free flu shots and blood screening for TB
  • An invitation to the annual JRMC Volunteer Appreciation event.

To learn more contact:
JRMC Volunteers Services & Community Development at (701) 952-4809

Over 100 women and men volunteer their time and talents to Jamestown Regional Medical Center and its Foundation every year. They are the difference in achieving our vision of becoming the best rural hospital in the country for patients to receive care, employees to work and providers to practice.