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The Fillmore County Hospital Foundation kicked off a large Capital Campaign in November 2021, called “Completing the Campus”.  We have a goal to raise $1.5 million for the current building project. Fillmore County Hospital relocated from a downtown landlocked location to the edge of town adjacent to the US Highway 81 in March of 2012.  Since the move, we have experienced tremendous organizational growth.  We have grown in the number of employees, service lines, and volumes of current service lines.  The experienced growth, along with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, led us to the decision to pursue our large hospital additional and renovation project.

President, Jim Donovan
Vice President, Penni Bruning
Shaun Farmer
Jay Lynch

Richard Walter
Ryan Kness
Megan Nunns
Judy Lichti
Kristi Briske
Jack Galusha
Mitchell Schlegelmilch
Jenny Hoarty

FCH Support Team:
Executive Director,
Dayle Harlow
Hospital CEO,
Chris Nichols
Asst. Treasurer,
Stephanie Jacobsen

Ways to Give to Fillmore County Hospital Foundation

You can make a charitable gift by designating a percentage or a specific dollar amount of your estate. This type of gift qualifies for the charitable estate tax deduction.

Many financial accounts, CDs, mutual funds, annuities and life insurance policies allow you to make a charitable gift using beneficiary designations.

Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property qualify for a charitable income tax deduction, avoid capital gains taxes and reduce potential estate taxes.

You can make a charitable gift using the beneficiary designation of your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plans. This type of gift avoids estate and income taxation on the assets accumulated tax-free during your lifetime.

Life insurance offers flexible ways to make a charitable gift of an existing or new policy.

You can make a gift now, get immediate tax benefits, ensure that you or a loved one receives income payments for life and make a future charitable gift.

How to Support the Fillmore County Hospital Foundation

Become a Legacy donor by making a planned gift of any size in your estate plan to the FCHF. There are many options and specific avenues of giving that can be addressed with your legal or tax professional.

The FCHF has individuals who are making lifetime gifts to the Hospital Foundation. Our donors have a firm belief in the future of Fillmore County and our local hospital and we are grateful for their continued support. The levels of giving are as follows:

ACHIEVER – Up to 3,000
BELIEVER – 3,000 – 15,000
DREAMER – 15,000 – 30,000
VISIONARY – 30,000 – 50,000
LEGENDARY – 50,000 +

Information on Planning a Charitable Gift

If you are interested in creating your legacy through the Fillmore County Hospital Foundation contact any one of the endowment committee members or Jim Gustafson from the Nebraska Community Foundation for more information:

Dayle Harlow – (402) 759-3167 ext. 208 or

Todd Mekelburg
Director of Gift Planning
Nebraska Community Foundation
PO Box 83107
Lincoln, NE 68501-3107
(402) 323-73431

The Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) helps concerned individuals mobilize charitable giving in support of the betterment of Nebraska communities and organizations.

NCF serves affiliated community and organization funds throughout Nebraska providing a range of supportive charitable gift planning services. These services include helping our friends determine the use of their charitable gift options that are available, and assistance to our friends and their professional advisors in implementing their gift plans.

Your gift through the NCF will help build a promising future for Nebraska.

All donations to this project are tax deductible. Please contact the Fillmore County Hospital Foundation for details and more information.

About Us

The Fillmore County Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public foundation which was established in February 2008. The mission of the FCH Foundation is the development, management and distribution of gifts and other support to enable Fillmore County Hospital to achieve the objectives stated in its mission statement. To that end, Fillmore County Hospital Foundation works to encourage, develop, support and accept funds and endowments for the construction, staffing and other functions of Fillmore County Hospital.

Mission Statement

The mission of Fillmore County Hospital Foundation is the development, management and distribution of gifts to assist Fillmore County Hospital in providing excellence in health care for Fillmore County and the surrounding area.

Vision Statement

The Foundation believes much of the strength of rural life lies in having excellent health care close to home, with neighbors caring for neighbors. We will continue to evolve into an active and dedicated fund development entity that supports a first-class community hospital. We will work together with the hospital to serve as one set of eyes and ears to identify community health and wellness needs.

Value Statement

The Foundation for Fillmore County Hospital commits to support the spirit, goals, and mission of the hospital through the work and involvement in Foundation activities. We commit to those associated with the Foundation to define their core values, what they believe in and stand for. Our guiding principles are: Stewardship, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Community Centered.

Foundation Donations

Lab Equipment – $60,000
Walking Trail (First 1/4) – $26,000
Walking Trail Architect – $2,200
Patient Room Lockers – $6,300
Patient Room Safes – $1,000
Colonoscope – $11,000
Behavioral Health Furnishings – $5,000
Balance Machine – $84,000
Behavioral Health Addition – $250,000
Rise Display Boards – $25,000
Fracture Table – $66,000
Aqua Therapy Pool Expansion – $175,000
Bariatric Bed – $23,000
Aqua Therapy Pool Expansion – $375,000
Nurse Call System – $86,000