Otto Bremer Foundation Awards $75,000 Challenge Grant to Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice of the Red River Valley has been awarded a $75,000 challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The funds will be used to advance the mission of hospice care in our region.

The challenge grant will provide matching funds for each of three unique types of donations to Hospice of the Red River Valley made in 2012:

• $5,000 or more match for each new charitable gift annuity.

• $5,000, or a match, for each new Legacy Society member planned gift. Legacy Society members are those who have made plans to include Hospice of the Red River Valley in their estate plans or wills, or name Hospice as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

• A dollar for dollar match for each Individual Retirement Account (IRA) roll-over.

To learn more about making a deliberate gift to Hospice, and the opportunity to have your investment doubled, visit our website or call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak with a development officer.

About Hospice of the Red River Valley Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving all or portions of 29 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs. For more information, call toll free 800-237-4629, e-mail or visit

About the Otto Bremer Foundation Created in 1944, the Otto Bremer Foundation assists people in achieving full economic, civic, and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. The Foundation’s work to help build and maintain vibrant communities is based on the vision and legacy of Otto Bremer, whose commitment to the Bremer Bank communities and to those working to make their lives better continues to guide the Foundation. The Otto Bremer Foundation owns a majority share of Bremer Bank, and a portion of the bank’s profits comes to the Foundation as dividends, enabling the Foundation to invest back in the bank communities in the form of grants and program-related investments. In 2009, the Foundation provided approximately $23.5 million in grants and program-related investments. Visit for more information about the Foundation and its programs.