Ways to Give

A true measure of the quality of a community is how its people care for others who need their help.  We’re fortunate to live in an area where giving, generosity and assisting others are deeply held values.  Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation provides a way for you to support advances in treatment and technology across a spectrum of health care services at Community Memorial Hospital, CMH Raiter Clinic and Sunnyside Health Care Center. Some donors find comfort, others find joy in connecting to the community by giving a gift of hope and healing.

Listed below are the many gift-giving options that you may find meaningful. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Please click on the orange “Donate now” button on top of page to contribute.


Your generosity is heartwarming.

Outright Gifts

Often the easiest to arrange, many donors support us through gifts of cash, checks, credit cards (Visa/MasterCard), securities or stocks, real estate and in-kind gifts.

Life-Income Gifts

One of the following trust options may be the best fit for you:

  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust – A trust that pays a set income annually.

  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust – A trust that pays a fixed percentage of the trust’s assets.

  • Charitable Lead Trust – A trust that pays a fixed or variable income to the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation for a set term, and then passes to heirs.

Bequests in Wills

Please tell us if you have named the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in your will. We would love the opportunity to share our appreciation. If you are considering this option, an example of bequest language for the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation is: “I, (name) give, devise and bequeath to the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) for its unrestricted (without conditions attached) use and purpose.” Should you like to restrict your bequest, please consult with Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation when you make your will to be certain your intent can be accomplished.

Life Insurance

You may name Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital as the beneficiary for income tax deductions.

Retirement Plan

By naming Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital as the beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime, you can avoid leaving heavily taxed gifts to heirs.


Community Memorial Hospital and Sunnyside Health Care Center enjoys a proud legacy of employee philanthropy and we are honored that so many of our caregivers and their families choose to make Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital one of their annual giving priorities. Through a tax-deductible gift to the CCMH Foundation, CMH’s employees help to ensure that the same quality care they deliver every day will be available to their friends, family and neighbors in their time of need.

Making a Gift

Making a gift to the CCMH Foundation’s Employee Giving Campaign is easy and convenient! Simply select one of the methods below:

  1. To enroll in our simple payroll deduction program, print out the Employee Gold Star Giving Form available here.The form is also available in the Foundation office, and on the CMH SharePoint intranet site.
  2. Submit the signed form to the Foundation office or drop it off at the switchboard of the hospital to be put in the Foundation’s interoffice mail.
  3. To make a one-time employee contribution with your credit card, please use the “Donate Now” button above. You can also make a one-time gift on the Employee Gold Star Giving Form.


If you have questions about our employee giving program, please contact the Foundation office located on the third floor of the hospital or call 878-7652


“Simply because I am committed to the overall health and wellbeing of our employees, families and the community as a whole!” ~Nikki Wilmes, Director of Lab

“Because it is for the betterment of our organization, which means it is for the betterment of everyone in our community.” ~ Nancy Taggart, Director of Marketing

“To keep services local for our community.  Our Foundation creates an opportunity to purchase new or improve our current equipment or to help start new services.  It’s a great way to support our community hospital!” ~ Trina Storck, Director of Radiology

“Because I trust that our Foundation, together with CMH will use my gift in a meaningful way that matters.  CMH has supported my family for years and it feels good to give back.”  ~ Laurie Korby, Foundation Executive Director

“Because my family has worked here since the year it opened.  I was born here, my children were born here, my father passed on here.  CMH is part of our family’s legacy, and will be for years to come.” ~ Jen Ninneman, Registered Nurse

“Every day that I am here, I see the advantages that the Foundation has provided to patients, and residents.  Staff who donate also now get the chance to help decide where the money should be used, which is awesome!” ~Janine Meister, Speech Pathologist


For more information on how you can donate to and support the mission of the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, please contact Laurie Korby at 218.878.7652 or [email protected]. We will be honored to work with you to ensure your wishes are carried out in the manner that you request.

This information is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such counsel, please contact an attorney, tax or investment professional.