North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation, Inc.
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”
America has long provided for retired and disabled veterans in recognition for the special sacrifices they have given to our country. Have you ever stopped to think about all the freedoms we enjoy in American society today? Have you considered how those freedoms were achieved? They were achieved by the sacrifices of America’s veterans – those men and women who gave time out of their lives to preserve the freedoms granted by the Constitution. The American people have not forgotten the debt they owe to these veterans, and have responded generously. No other nation can boast the high quality medical care and benefit programs American veterans enjoy today. For more than half a century, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has provided veterans with health care of exemplary quality. However, the task is becoming more difficult as there is considerable pressure to reduce federal expenditures to help lower the nation’s deficit. This is occurring at the same time as the age of the veterans population is rising and there is a substantial increase in the number of severely wounded younger veterans from recent conflicts. This special facility concentrates on the unique needs of veterans and their spouses.
There is a Need for Additional Resources
Federal deficits have resulted in pressure to reduce government spending. The pressure to reduce budgets for federal agencies, while the veteran population is aging rapidly and presenting different health care needs, has resulted in significant challenges for federal and state governments. As a result, veterans will continue to need more – not fewer -- resources at a time when the resources to support those needs are becoming more scarce.
Goals of the Foundation
The North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1987. The goal of the Foundation is to build a permanent endowment from which investment income will be used for activities, programs, and equipment to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the North Dakota Veterans Home. The Foundation is a charitable organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (C) (3). This designation provides for tax benefits for donors.
Important information on your donation
Your donation will continue to support the residents at the North Dakota Veterans Home for many years to come. How? Your donation will be added to the endowment of the North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation and will start to earn interest. Your donation will continue to earn interest year after year after year. The interest will be used to benefit the residents at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon.
The Foundation Board
The Foundation’s Board of Directors is composed of volunteer leaders from throughout the state. These civic minded leaders have demonstrated a commitment to veterans and a deep concern for their well-being. The Board provides guidance and leadership for three activities necessary to accomplish the foundation’s objectives:
- Promote giving
- Management and investment of funds
- Allocation of income from investments
The Board uses the services of investment professionals to assist in managing the investment portfolio. The Board consults with the staff of the Veterans Home, the Veterans Home Governing Board, and the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs to determine the most effective use of interest income. The Board is also responsible for long-range planning and establishing goals and objectives.
If you want to talk to someone from the Foundation you need to call the Veterans Home and they will refer you to a person that will be able to help you with any questions concerning the Foundation.
Now It Is Our Turn
The State of North Dakota has made significant efforts to support the North Dakota Veterans Home, but it will be the support of the North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation, Inc. that will make the difference in being able to enhance the services provided. To donate, contact the ND Veterans Home and ask for a referral to the President, Vice President or Treasurer of then Foundation.
Donation plans are as follows:
- One Time Giving
- Estate Giving
- Periodic Giving
Foundation Donations to NDVH