Mr. Nix Lauridsen donates $1 Million Dollars to the Campaign.
Eventide Lutheran Home, the area’s only non-profit continuum care community, announced a $3 million capital campaign to replace the existing nursing facility. Now during the boldest move yet, Eventide’s vision is to build a $15 million replacement Skilled Nursing Facility in phase one, and incorporate the household model of resident-directed care. The proposed nursing facility will serve nearly 80 residents daily and provide services for seniors needing short-term rehabilitation, long term care, memory support or hospice care. Construction will take place on the land adjacent to the Eventide Campus, formerly owned by Crawford County Memorial Hospital. Of the $15 million in phase one, Eventide sought out to raise $3 million in support for the seniors and local healthcare community.
Phase two will be to add to the continuum of care by building a $3 million Memory Support Assisted Living. When the timing is appropriate for phase two, the memory assisted living will be constructed to adjoin Silveridge Assisted Living, and will serve an additional 16 tenants.
Eventide Lutheran Home has served the Crawford County area for over 55 years. This announcement ensures that the area seniors will have the necessary health care available in the Crawford County community for generations to come. “In response to the ever-changing needs of seniors and their expectations as they age, we want to ensure the Eventide Campus has the best environments to take care of the people we serve. We believe the time is now for a substantial investment in facilities,” said Eventide Campus CEO, Mindi Baker, “With the pledge of $1 million from the Eventide Foundation, we were able to begin seeking additional community support.”
Mr. Nix Lauridsen of Ankeny, was on the leading edge of the campaign with a legacy gift of $1 million, honoring his parents, Frances & Wally Lauridsen, of which the building will be named after. The Lauridsen family has roots in the Denison area and are current business owners. “We appreciate the good work of Eventide in the Denison community and we are proud to help support them as a leader and resource in the region for comprehensive aging services,” said Mr. Nix Lauridsen, “Thank you to the dedicated employees of Eventide for helping the Denison community.”
“We would not be where we are today without the support of Mr. Nix Lauridsen, and his generous gift. We are thankful for those who have made our organization what it is today – a strong, local non-profit serving our elders,” expressed Christine Kragel, Community Relations Director, “With the help of the Lauridsen legacy gift and the Eventide Foundation gift, we ask the community for support in raising an additional $1 million. We have been humbled by the support thus far, and look forward to continue sharing the Eventide story.” Eventide hopes to raise the additional funds by the end of 2019 for a ground breaking of phase one in early 2020.
To learn more about the Grow Bold With Us campaign, feel free to contact any of the following campaign committee members; Scott Brus, Tonya Eller, Rick Franck, Mark Gray, Jan Henningsen, Jill Kierscht, ANRP, MSN, Pastor David Loeschen, Kris Rowedder, Pam Soseman, or Eventide Campus employees, Deb Aldag, Mindi Baker, Christine Kragel, Kara Monson, Robin Schiltz and Amy Schultz. This team has been on the frontlines of campaign communication and fundraising. More information can be found on www.eventidehome.com.
Eventide Senior Living Community encourages community support and participation in this campaign. Conversations are welcomed to discuss project questions and donation opportunities throughout the remainder of the year. Eventide invites you to Grow Bold With Us, as they aim to develop a continuum of care that will be sustainable and viable for generations to come.