Park Nicollet Foundation: FAQ

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Location Information

Park Nicollet Foundation
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Frequently asked questions

Can I make my donation online?

Yes, use your credit card to give online through Park Nicollet Foundation’s secure online donation website.

Is my information secure?

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Where do I send my donation? How do I make out the check?

To make a donation by mail using a check:

Park Nicollet Foundation
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Checks can be made out to: Park Nicollet Foundation

Can I designate my gift to support a program or area?

Yes, you can designate your gift to support a program or area by making a gift online or calling 952-993-5023.

How do I make my gift in honor or memory of someone?

Memorials and tributes recognize someone special, commemorate important occasions, or express sympathy and remembrance at the loss of a loved one. You can make a tribute gift online or by calling 952-993-5023. When you make a tribute gift, we will send a beautiful card in honor or memory of the person you name.

Can I make a donation in honor of a physician, nurse, volunteer or other care provider?

Yes, you can make donations in honor of a physician, nurse, volunteer or other care provider online or by calling 952-993-5023. We will then send a notification to them.

Can I speak with someone about making a gift?

To make a gift by credit card or to speak to someone at Park Nicollet Foundation, call 952-993-5023.

Can I include Park Nicollet Foundation in my long-term estate or financial plans?

When it comes to providing the best health care to our community, Park Nicollet depends on gifts from friends and former patients. Through a planned gift, you can support our mission and ensure that we can serve generations to come. There are many ways to give, please visit our Gift Planning page to explore your options. If you have any questions, call 952-993-5023.

What information do I need to include in my will?

A gift in your will or living trust is one of the simplest and most popular ways to help Park Nicollet Foundation. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift can be made as a percentage of your estate or a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, Park Nicollet Foundation receives the gift.

Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official legal bequest language for Park Nicollet Foundation is:

“I [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Park Nicollet Foundation of St. Louis Park, Minnesota { _____% of the rest and residue, or $ ____ dollars or the following property ________ } to support the charitable purposes of Park Nicollet Foundation.”

Tax exempt under IRS code: 501 (c)(3)

For more information, contact Elizabeth Warner at 952-993-5171.

How do I make a stock gift?

Contact Park Nicollet Foundation at 952-993-5023 or complete a Gift of Stock form.

Can I direct my IRA distribution directly to Park Nicollet Foundation?

The IRA rollover was first enacted in 2006 as a part of the Pension Protection Act. The provision allows individuals aged 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to charities without having to count the distributions as taxable income.

A charitable IRA rollover is a great way to support the Park Nicollet programs and services that are most meaningful to you. Interested? Contact Elizabeth Warner at 952-993-5171.

Can I include information on memorial gifts to Park Nicollet Foundation in an obituary?

If you wish to designate memorial gifts for your loved one to Park Nicollet Foundation or designated to a special program within Park Nicollet, let us know your wishes. We can provide envelopes for memorial services and help ensure the designated program is accurately reflected in the obituary.

Some of the most frequently named programs are:

  • Frauenshuh Cancer Center
  • Hospice Program
  • International Diabetes Center
  • Jane Brattain Breast Center
  • Struthers Parkinson’s Center

If you have questions or don’t know the name of the program you wish to designate, contact us at 952-993-5023. General language that can be modified to meet your needs:

Memorials preferred to (name of designated program)
c/o Park Nicollet Foundation
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Can my employer match my gift to Park Nicollet Foundation?

Your generosity to Park Nicollet Foundation can be multiplied through a matching gift program. Park Nicollet Foundation is eligible for many matching gift programs of corporations, foundations and other organizations. Check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Park Nicollet Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To confirm that Park Nicollet Foundation has received your gift and for tax purposes, you will receive a letter documenting the gift amount.

What is Park Nicollet Foundation’s cost to raise a dollar?

All administrative costs are covered by Park Nicollet, so 100 percent of your gift will go directly to the program area you designate.

I would like to host a fundraiser to benefit Park Nicollet Foundation. Whom should I contact?

For fundraising information and guidelines, contact Park Nicollet Foundation at 952-993-5023.