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Donation to Rural Healthcare Facilities

For Immediate Release
Nora Nolden, Communications Consultant
[email protected] or (651) 245-6804

Compeer Financial to Donate $25K to Rural Healthcare Facilities
Effort aimed at easing challenges related to COVID-19

Sun Prairie, Wis., (March 23, 2020)  – Compeer Financial, in partnership with the Fund for Rural America, is donating $25,000 to 19 rural hospitals and nursing homes across the Upper Midwest. The donation is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, a step that brings some much-needed funding to the rural healthcare community.

“When challenges arise, rural communities come together to help their neighbors,” said John Monson, chief mission and marketing executive and also chair of the Fund, which is Compeer’s corporate giving program.“This situation is no exception. We’re making this donation to help our rural healthcare facilities continue to offer essential services especially in these unprecedented times.”

Many healthcare institutions are facing challenges with equipment, staffing, cleaning supplies, disinfectant and more. Donations will be sent to healthcare facilities that partner with Compeer Financial to contribute toward their most immediate needs.

“Healthcare workers are on the frontlines in an unprecedented situation, often caring for their own friends and neighbors. The pressure they and their facilities are facing as they combat this pandemic is unimaginable,” said Monson. “There was no question Compeer and the Fund for Rural America should extend our support to help rural communities in this time of need.”

Compeer Financial will provide financial support to the following facilities:

  • Augusta Area Home – Augusta, Wis.
  • Baldwin Care Center – Baldwin, Wis.
  • Bethany Lutheran Home – Brandon, S.D.
  • Colfax Health and Rehab – Colfax, Wis.
  • Community Memorial Hospital – Cloquet, Minn.
  • Dickinson St. Luke’s Home – Dickinson, N.D.
  • Glenhave – Glenwood City, Wis.
  • Hutchinson Senior Care – Hutchinson, Minn.
  • Lutheran Charity Association – Jamestown, N.D.
  • Madison Community Hospital – Madison, S.D.
  • Park View Home – Woodville, Wis.
  • Pinckneyville Community Hospital – Pinckneyville, Ill.
  • Prairie Ridge Hospital – Elbow Lake, Minn.
  • Schmitt Woodland Hills – Richland Center, Wis.
  • Cook County Hospital – Grand Marais, Minn.
  • Midwest Medical Foundation – Galena, Ill.
  • Minnewaska Lutheran Home – Starbuck, Minn.
  • Morrison Community Hospital – Morrison, Ill.

About the Fund for Rural America
The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of education, youth engagement, rural development and community enrichment, agricultural advocacy and development, and cooperative initiatives. The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of team members from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and members of the Compeer Financial Board of Directors. More information about opportunities available through the Fund can be found at
About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $22.2 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.
Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial.


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