Community Garden Fundraiser

Luke Preussler, Director of Mission at CHI St. Francis Health, is raising awareness and funds to support the community garden on the campus of St. Francis Health in Breckenridge. On October 1 and 2, 2020 Luke will run 100 miles between Brainerd, MN and Bemidji, MN along the Paul Bunyan Trail. He is joined on the trail by his friend and running companion, Pastor Justin Domogalla of Park Rapids, MN. The two men are passionate about building health equity and advocacy for those experiencing poverty.

The garden at St. Francis, a partnership with Cargill and other community partners, will provide much needed food security for our community—especially as demand for food assistance is on the rise in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please support this effort by considering a sponsorship level.

Sponsor levels:

10% of the run at $10

25% at $25

50% at $50

or 100% at $100


Donations to the St. Francis Health Foundation will be used to purchase equipment, supplies, irrigation, inputs, and other needs for the development of the garden in the 2021 growing season.

Luke says, “This is an excellent opportunity to elevate a need we have in our communities. Food security is foundational to health: physical, mental, and spiritual. With many of our neighbors struggling to access healthy foods, the garden at St. Francis will be one more resource for fresh, local food, education, and building community. I can’t wait to see what it will become.”

About the CHI St. Francis Health Foundation

CHI St. Francis Health Foundation makes it possible to support what's close to your heart. We are a 501 c(3) nonprofit that supports the local hospital, nursing home, clinics, and assists Hospice with its donation processing.

We work hard to keep health care close to home and are able to offer an outstanding rural health care experience because people like you value and support it. The money our Foundation receives is reinvested directly into the community.

We Support Community

The Foundation gives back to our community through direct hospital and nursing home improvements, education and outreach, scholarships, and various area grant opportunities and partnerships. We are always looking to support our community!

We Need You

In many ways, we are still the same hospital that the Franciscan Sisters founded here in 1899. Over 32,000 babies have been born in our walls and 255,000 patients admitted into our care since then. We serve thousands of people in a large rural service area covering five counties.

We work hard to keep these services available for everyone. Donations and gifts are a significant part of this. Our achievements would not be possible without the investment and generosity of people like you.

We Appreciate You

Your generosity and contributions are acknowledged in many ways. The Donor Wall of Honor in the hospital recognizes you and the different levels of giving. Your name or business is recognized and advertised if sponsoring an item, event, or donation.

A Special Thanks to our Partners!

Mission Partners

Interested in Partnering with Us?

For more information about our Partnership Program click here

or call us at : 218-643-0410

The giving opportunities are endless

CHI St. Francis Health Foundation supports our local health services in numerous areas. We work hard as good stewards to place your gifts right where you want them.

It's YOUR choice where funding goes. You can decide what works best for you!

  • Building the Future Endowment Fund
  • Clinic Fund
  • Landscaping and Beautification Fund
  • Resident Activities Fund
  • Scholarship and Workforce Enhancement Fund
  • St. Francis Nursing Home Fund
  • Vital Equipment and Technology
  • And more!

Contact us with any giving ideas. The opportunities are endless!

Foundation Director:

Phone: 218-643-0410