Remember Underdog, the blue-caped humble and lovable superhero cartoon dog of the 1960’s? If you missed that era, here’s a brief rundown: By day, Underdog lived the life of the bespectacled Shoeshine Boy complete with a big black nose and long floppy ears. But when villains threatened, Shoeshine Boy ducked into a telephone booth where he transformed into the caped and costumed hero where his superpowers were activated. Underdog could not only move planets, he could bestow superhuman strength on normal humans. “There’s no need to fear––Underdog is here!” We could all use a little Underdog this year, but we think there’s a little Underdog in all of us.
2020 has shown us our worst, but it’s also shown us our best. From long food lines and mobile morgues to superhero nurses and a warp speed vaccine, healthcare will without a doubt, continue to be our guiding influence. And so now, at the end of this year, I cannot think of a more humble yet heroic use of discretionary dollars than healthcare. It’s not too late to make a difference.
When you give to the Miller-Dwan Foundation you have a world of ways to make a difference. You can support mental health care, end-of-life care, physical rehabilitation, burn trauma services, animal assisted therapy or cancer care. You can also support our region’s greatest need. You can give a one-time gift, or you can make easy automated monthly gifts. You can make a gift through your will or estate plan or donor designated fund. You can make us your insurance policy beneficiary or donate stock. But one thing is certain, your dollars stay right here in our region.
We might just give you more healthcare options than anyone else in our region. That’s because we want you to give in a way that works best for you and feels best for you. We want you to bestow healing powers on those who need it most, and we want you to feel like a superhero no matter the size of your gift.
You can be OUR hero by donning your cape and going to mdfoundation.org and hitting the Make a Gift button. Or you can leave a message with the Miller-Dwan Foundation at (218) 786-5829. We will return your call.
P.S Depending on your gift, you may realize incredible superhuman tax benefits. Contact your accountant or financial manager today.