Ways to Give


Gifts to the Miller-Dwan Foundation help support direct healthcare services throughout our region. From innovative new programs and projects to support of critical healthcare efforts, we welcome a variety of giving options.



Gifts of Cash

A gift of cash is a simple and effective way to support the Miller-Dwan Foundation. Cash gifts in any amount are fully tax-deductible.
You can also find us on Venmo: @Miller-DwanFoundation.


Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts are an easy way to make a big impact that works for your budget and schedule. Set up your gift one time and it will automatically deduct from your credit card according to your preferences, including: Frequency, Amount and Duration. Learn more here.



Gifts of stocks or bonds make excellent gifts. Transferring appreciated stocks or bonds to the Foundation may allow you to avoid capital gains tax while enjoying an income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities. This can allow you the opportunity to make larger gifts than you ever thought possible, particularly when gifting highly appreciated securities with a very low-cost basis.


Legacy Giving

A gift through your will or living trust may qualify your estate for a federal estate tax charitable deduction. Your gift becomes part of the Foundation at the time your will is probated. Gifts can be in the form of cash, stock, property, real estate, or a gift of the residue and remainder of your estate once other bequests have been fulfilled.


Real Estate

Gifts of real estate owned for more than one year can be gifted and may allow you to deduct the fair market value as a charitable contribution while avoiding capital gains tax. Arrangements can be made so you and your spouse can remain in your home until your passing.


Charitable Trusts & Annuities

These versatile gift options meet many individual circumstances and needs. They often provide an increased income stream for you and others and have beneficial tax advantages. There are several types of charitable trust arrangements that can be used both during life and at death depending on your personal, financial and charitable goals.


Life Insurance

Life insurance policies can be gifted in many different ways. You may designate the Foundation as a beneficiary or owner of the policy. Special tax advantages may exist when gifting insurance policies.


Payroll Deduction

If you are an Essentia employee you have the ability to give to the Foundation through your payroll. Fill out the Employee and Physician Payroll Deduction Form to help sustain vital existing programs and help nourish brave new efforts.


We would love to talk with you about your intended gift. Please contact us any time at (218) 786-5829 or at giving@mdfoundation.org if you have questions, ideas or if you need additional information.